Friday, 12 December 2008

My Best Kingfisher Snaps Yet.

 

The last time I went after a Kingfisher I had a hard time stalking it and I barely managed to get decent pictures. Nonetheless, I was thrilled. Last week while at Slimbridge, snapping all those exotic birds, my wife and I spotted an excited crowd with cameras clicking away. We looked where they were looking and spotted this Kingfisher. It seemed more than content to sit in the spotlight, completely unmindful of all the attention being showered on it. As a result, I went crazy with the camera and got hundreds of pictures. I apologise for being completely helpless to narrow down my selection of images to a lesser number, but for those of you who can appreciate birds, I guess they are a treat for the eyes….what a fabulous bird! Enjoy.

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8 comments:

  1. Oh wow..what a beautiful series of photos. It is much more colorful than our belted kingfisher. Happy SW

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  2. Really excellent captures of the kingfisher. I've never seen one in person.

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  3. I Very much enjoyed your beautiful photos. I have never seen a kingfisher my self. I am in Mid Missouri.
    Have a great sky watch week.
    Grammy

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  4. I would have had a hard time narrowing down to just a few shots too. A wonderful capture of this beautiful bird!

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  5. Congrats on finally getting the Kingfisher shots you were seeking. Our belted kingfishers were giving me the same kind of problem in my trying to get close to them for some good shots. It felt really good to accomplish the goal of seeing them so closely through the lens and in focus.

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  6. What a wonderful series of photos! I can never narrow down my pictures either and they aren't anywhere near this good.

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  7. Some prize shots here with all his little spots showing. Great catch!

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  8. I'm deeply jealous - despite having a pair of kingfishers in the park ten mins walk from me I've never got a camera to one. If you want help narrowing down - I'd pick the three shots with the orange background where you can see his eye. Nice work!

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