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Feb 21, 2017 14:44 |  #1

I was whining that I hadn't seen any Crested Caracaras yet down here in Florida, so Capt. Bob took me right to this guy. A very tolerant bird, it loved being photographed. Thanks as always Bob.
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2. And this Kingfisher was the absolute most approachable I've ever seen. He didn't even flinch when we pulled up beside him. I'm sure most of you will relate to that.

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Feb 21, 2017 15:14 |  #2

Good for you and Bob, Ian. I reckon that kingfisher rivals any shots you've gotten from your blind back home; the light is excellent. Well done.


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Feb 21, 2017 17:22 |  #3

Very nice Ian. Two keepers.


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Feb 21, 2017 19:50 |  #4

OK, what does our Captain have going down there?:rolleyes: Captain Bob, the bird whisperer? Hey you guys, keep shooting and sharing-we're all enjoying!


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Feb 21, 2017 19:54 |  #5

Very nice! My next trip to FL I am calling Bob too! He has trained those birds well.

Wonderful photos!




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Feb 21, 2017 20:06 |  #6

CDMOOSE wrote in post #18280745 (external link)
Good for you and Bob, Ian. I reckon that kingfisher rivals any shots you've gotten from your blind back home; the light is excellent. Well done.

Thanks Al, yea this Kingfisher was a bit less than the 14 foot minimum for my lens on the long setting, I had to set it to the short focus setting. Whew!

Stephen Stephen wrote in post #18280875 (external link)
Very nice Ian. Two keepers.

Thanks much Stephen.

ardeekay wrote in post #18281006 (external link)
OK, what does our Captain have going down there?:rolleyes: Captain Bob, the bird whisperer? Hey you guys, keep shooting and sharing-we're all enjoying!

Thanks Rog, Capt. Bob has the corner on bird guiding down there. I hope I haven't said something he'll regret :oops:

joeparkersailer wrote in post #18281009 (external link)
Very nice! My next trip to FL I am calling Bob too! He has trained those birds well.
Wonderful photos!

Thanks very much Joe. Yea u know Bob runs both fishing charters and birding charters in the two legs of his business :)


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Feb 21, 2017 20:23 |  #7

Great shots, almost unbelievable on the Kingfisher because unlike CaptBob I would have got you just under a quarter mile from one in maybe 5 days. Needless to say, I have no photos of one so enjoying yours,:-)


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Feb 21, 2017 20:26 |  #8

Great shots, Ian! I can almost see you in the kingfisher's eye! :)


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Feb 21, 2017 20:55 |  #9

Hi Ian,
Great shots, There have been quite a few post of cara-caras from the celery field in Sarasota.

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Feb 22, 2017 07:44 |  #10

great shots as always Ian- too bad the chicks were gone. that kingfisher was unbelievable


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Feb 23, 2017 19:15 |  #11

Grizz1 wrote in post #18281040 (external link)
Great shots, almost unbelievable on the Kingfisher because unlike CaptBob I would have got you just under a quarter mile from one in maybe 5 days. Needless to say, I have no photos of one so enjoying yours,:-)

Thanks. I've had some luck with kingfishers before but nothing like this guy. I wonder if he's still sitting there!


Scrumhalf wrote in post #18281043 (external link)
Great shots, Ian! I can almost see you in the kingfisher's eye! :)

Ha, i think you're right! Actually i think i see Bob's car!


kayak274 wrote in post #18281076 (external link)
Hi Ian,
Great shots, There have been quite a few post of cara-caras from the celery field in Sarasota. Ron

Thanks Ron. I did hear there is a fair bit if activity at the Celery Fields but I didn't get up there this trip.

CaptBob wrote in post #18281412 (external link)
great shots as always Ian- too bad the chicks were gone. that kingfisher was unbelievable

I had a good guide :)


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Feb 23, 2017 20:09 |  #12

Nicely done-the kingfisher wins. Close, good focus and not a wire(their favorite perch in my area) in sight!




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Mar 10, 2017 09:46 |  #13

Shackleton wrote in post #18283239 (external link)
Nicely done-the kingfisher wins. Close, good focus and not a wire(their favorite perch in my area) in sight!

Many thanks, and apologies for the delay in replying. This Kingfisher just sat there and sat there in this bush right beside a canal. I shot from the car window and felt like I was going to touch him with my long lens. Bob got out of the car and shot across the hood and still he just sat there. It was nice for a change :) .


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Mar 10, 2017 09:56 |  #14

Love that Kingfisher! Catch light is great!


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Mar 15, 2017 06:51 |  #15

bbqkid8 wrote in post #18297215 (external link)
Love that Kingfisher! Catch light is great!

Thanks!


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