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Jul 19, 2015 12:59 |  #1

I dug up these outtakes of two Belted Kingfishers taken in very different light. Both shot with Canon 1D Mark IV, 500L(f4) + 1.4 TC. The second shot was taken at about half the distance as the first.

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Jul 19, 2015 19:35 |  #2

Wow, great job!


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Jul 20, 2015 07:35 |  #3

Great captures, Steve; what a great species.


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Jul 20, 2015 08:26 |  #4

Beautiful shots, Steve. It's so hard to get close to a kingfisher. Last weekend I followed one for 2 miles around a lake, and only got a couple shots from hundreds of feet away. Sigh!


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Jul 20, 2015 11:48 |  #5

Awesome Steve.


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Jul 20, 2015 20:20 |  #6

super job, like the hi contrast didn't totally blow the whites dark BG Steve


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Jul 21, 2015 12:48 |  #7

Beautiful captures Steve.


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Jul 21, 2015 21:47 |  #8

WOWO !


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Jul 23, 2015 08:53 |  #9

Thanks very much everyone, I really appreciate the kind comments.

Linh, I started out trying to chase them and quickly changed my strategy. Here's an article I wrote back in 2011 that may offer some tips for getting close ups of these skittish birds:
http://www.wildlifesou​th.com …11/Belted_Kingf​isher.html (external link)


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