Moments to treasure
Good capture, Joyce; the sky balances the kingfisher’s colours nicely.
Thanks Mike. The background is actually water as I was looking down from a hide, but it still provides the colour balance.
It certainly does, Joyce.
Great capture the focus is spot on. Must be L lens magic 🙂 Oh and you so very lucky haven’t ever seen one in my life except of course here and tv 🙂
Thanks Bruce. It was an L lens but not the 400mm, that is away for repair to the manual focus ring. I used a 70-200mm plus a 2x extender and I was really disappointed because this was the best view I had ever had of a kingfisher and the combination gave a soft image compared to the quality I get with the 400mm.
What a beautiful portrait. I just love these birds.
Thanks Sue. This is the closest I have ever been to a kingfisher. I was so overcome. It was taken from a hide in our local wetlands reserve.
Gorgeous! Yours are so much more colorful than ours. I wonder how they sound. Ours sometime sound like a Cat’s slipping fan belt. Alarmingly so.
Thanks. The kingfisher doesn’t have much of a song/call but birders know immediately when it is close by. If you can view this link you can hear the sound from about 1:27 into the video.
Gorgeous photo Joyce xx
Thank you Sue.
Beautiful photo. I just checked my “source” ( I go to Cornell Lab of Ornithology) to identify the birds I see, couldn’t find anything on the kingfisher other then the Belted Kingfisher. What is this one?
Hi Judy, thanks for your comment. I live in the UK and this is our kingfisher. It is also common in other parts of the world http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/speciesfactsheet.php?id=1066
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