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Female or Juvenile Belted Kingfisher - First!

 
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Aug 27, 2012 12:44 |  #1

This is one from my wish list. Earlier this morning I visited the State Park boat launch with the hopes of making a photograph or two of a Green Heron. More on that later, but these are special to me as I've so wanted to photograph a Kingfisher. This juvenile or female Belted Kingfisher gave me that opportunity. The first is from quite a distance away and therefore is a huge crop. The second, made with the short chance granted to me to be a bit closer, is not as bad.

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Aug 27, 2012 12:50 |  #2

Let me be the first to congratulate you, Lillian; I know how tough it is to get close to one. The second shot particularly is quite nice.
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Aug 27, 2012 12:51 as a reply to  @ CDMOOSE's post |  #3

WTG Lil! I have yet to get one to stay still!


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Aug 27, 2012 13:07 as a reply to  @ Flo's post |  #4

Awesome shots just finally got one myself the other day.


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Aug 27, 2012 19:01 |  #5

WOW great shot. The 2nd one is my favorite!


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Aug 27, 2012 19:41 |  #6

great capture - I have been hunting them this past month in Montana - that is a Female- the male does not have the bronze belt




  
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Aug 27, 2012 19:50 |  #7

That second shot is Great!! It reminds me of a Kookaburra. I can almost hear it rattling.




  
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Aug 27, 2012 21:27 |  #8

CDMOOSE wrote in post #14913235 (external link)
Let me be the first to congratulate you, Lillian; I know how tough it is to get close to one. The second shot particularly is quite nice.
Al

Al, thank you so very much. I was thrilled to be able to get as close as I did for the second shot.

Flo wrote in post #14913242 (external link)
WTG Lil! I have yet to get one to stay still!

Gail, I wish many on you!!! Thank you kindly.

Modigity wrote in post #14913328 (external link)
Awesome shots just finally got one myself the other day.

Excellent Morgan! Good for you. Thank you very much.

butterfly2937 wrote in post #14914858 (external link)
WOW great shot. The 2nd one is my favorite!

Thank you kindly Carol. It is my favorite as well.

Marcy wrote in post #14915010 (external link)
great capture - I have been hunting them this past month in Montana - that is a Female- the male does not have the bronze belt

Marcy, thanks for looking in, for your kind words and for your thoughts on the sex. I was hesitant to make the call because of both the incompleteness of the second band and the abundance of brown in the first. Both are characteristics of juveniles.

kpflynn wrote in post #14915056 (external link)
That second shot is Great!! It reminds me of a Kookaburra. I can almost hear it rattling.

Thanks you kindly. I just looked up Kookaburra and see exactly what you mean.


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Aug 27, 2012 21:52 |  #9

second shot is fantastic!


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Aug 27, 2012 21:59 |  #10

2nd shot is awesome. Belted King Fishers have been a big adversary for me so far. They don't like to let me get close at all.


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Aug 27, 2012 22:37 |  #11

Drum roll please.... Tada! Congrats Lil, its one thing to get a picture of a bird that has been on a wishlist, but to get it with such image quality is more than satisfying. Superb job!


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Aug 27, 2012 22:54 as a reply to  @ jodelak's post |  #12

both of your shots are better than I have managed after 4 or so attempts.

your 2nd shot is pretty darn good.
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Aug 28, 2012 00:00 |  #13

I too know how difficult it is to close in on these guys. Good job on #2.




  
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Aug 28, 2012 11:56 |  #14

wow! second shot is awesome!

grats on the Belted Kingfisher!
been trying to get one but sadly, my local pond has been drained for dredging...


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Aug 28, 2012 13:03 |  #15

Very nice shots! Well done! These are still a bucket list bird for me. Some day... :)


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