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can someone I.D. this bird please

 
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Dec 24, 2013 05:55 |  #1

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Dec 24, 2013 08:42 |  #2

Female Belted Kingfisher. They're nearly impossible to get close to. I'm jealous!




  
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Dec 24, 2013 08:46 |  #3

thanks ....... and tell me about it I been after this bird for very long time this is the best I can do so far




  
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Dec 24, 2013 09:31 |  #4

+1 Female Belted Kingfisher, your best bet is to have a blind or hide in an area where the birds frequent and near to one of their posts.


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Dec 24, 2013 09:38 |  #5

thanks John




  
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Dec 24, 2013 10:50 |  #6

Where were you and what lens were you using. They are quite common here in central coastal Florida, but I have a hard time getting a good shot. 500mm and 800mm have worked best for me and then only barely. All it takes is for someone to walk up and say what ya shooting there? Bird scoots.


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Dec 24, 2013 12:37 |  #7

Im in miami, Florida. ....i have a pentax K-30 with a tamron 70-300
And yes they are very hard to get




  
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Dec 24, 2013 13:35 |  #8

largaespada69 wrote in post #16551474 (external link)
Im in miami, Florida. ....i have a pentax K-30 with a tamron 70-300
And yes they are very hard to get

These are the only two I've been able to get near enough for a fair shot. The one on a deck rail was at 500mm and the other at 800mm.


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Dec 24, 2013 13:54 as a reply to  @ advaitin's post |  #9

One thing I found was that they seem to announce their arrival. I agree they were fast. I had a chance to see them dive for fish and come out of the water and fly again. Only to be disappointed when I got home and found blurry images (shooter fault not equipment).:o


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Dec 24, 2013 14:44 |  #10

Great shots, I love it when you raise the camera just get them in focus and there they go. And it seems they laugh at you as they do it. I have gotten many tail feather shots. Best shots I have gotten have been from my kayak.


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Dec 24, 2013 14:55 |  #11

those are nice shots i love thos little ones.... and its true as soon as they see that you pull out your camera they go ....




  
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Dec 24, 2013 20:43 |  #12

You found her on a very nice perch and you got her to stay long enough to grab a few shots so you did well. These birds require you to play by their rules and they're very strict. If you like a challenge and are willing to scout for the right location and get yourself under or in a blind you'll find yourself very close to them. Patience and persistence will pay off. Two days ago a female Kingfisher land just 5 feet from me(new personal record) and stayed for about 20 minutes, if I hadn't been draped in camp fabric she would never have landed anywhere in my area.


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Dec 25, 2013 20:42 |  #13

Nighthound is exactly right...camo works and sunglasses seem to help as well. I've never had a KF at 5 feet, but in my experience, I can get a lot closer with camo than without. Nice images. DN




  
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