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Sep 23, 2015 08:02 |  #1

Yesterday started unexpectedly with a decent photo of a belted kingfisher. I had just entered my blind for the first time in weeks, as there was a group of ducks I thought might swim by. I no sooner got in than a belted kingfisher rattled onto my perch out over the water. They don't migrate until very late, but I tend rarely to see them much after the young fledge in July, my best time for photographing them. The light was not great, but I'll take it. Then, yesterday afternoon, I managed to outwit a hermit thrush who flew in to bathe in our pond and then hopped up on a rock to preen, offering me many fine shots in great light.


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Sep 23, 2015 08:14 |  #2

Gorgeous shots Al.


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Sep 23, 2015 09:15 as a reply to  @ 2n10's post |  #3

Superb.




  
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Sep 23, 2015 09:34 |  #4

Really nice shots Al.


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Sep 23, 2015 12:18 |  #5

Beautiful shots. Those kingfishers are amazing.


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Sep 23, 2015 12:23 |  #6

Beautiful shots Al! You always get such amazing clarity on every shot you share!


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Sep 23, 2015 12:30 |  #7

Very nice!



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Sep 23, 2015 14:51 |  #8

2n10 wrote in post #17718618 (external link)
Gorgeous shots Al.


targetman wrote in post #17718703 (external link)
Superb.


daverator wrote in post #17718723 (external link)
Really nice shots Al.


Beekeeper wrote in post #17718948 (external link)
Beautiful shots. Those kingfishers are amazing.


SJC from VT wrote in post #17718956 (external link)
Beautiful shots Al! You always get such amazing clarity on every shot you share!


hornrocker wrote in post #17718966 (external link)
Very nice!

Thank you all very kindly. And, Sandy, thank you especially.


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Sep 24, 2015 02:06 |  #9

Great shots Al and superwow with the KF, The best close up I have seen.
Awesome details on both.


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Sep 24, 2015 02:29 |  #10

Well captured Al.


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Sep 24, 2015 07:37 |  #11

Peter2516 wrote in post #17719834 (external link)
Great shots Al and superwow with the KF, The best close up I have seen.
Awesome details on both.

Thanks, Peter; the kingfisher is virtually full-frame; this one perch I have is actually a bit too close, if you can believe that.

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Well captured Al.

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Sep 24, 2015 18:06 |  #12

Can you explain the "outwit " part?;-)a Couple of super shots, Al.


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Sep 25, 2015 07:55 |  #13

ardeekay wrote in post #17720670 (external link)
Can you explain the "outwit " part?;-)a Couple of super shots, Al.

I saw some movement in a juniper bush and for once it turned out to be this thrush and not a chipmunk. So, I patiently waited until it dropped out of sight into my little pond, before moving to get into position. Then it popped up again onto a rock to preen and I was all set. Stalking birds is like deer hunting, I think; if they see you move, you don't have too much time to take the shot.

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Sep 25, 2015 16:58 |  #14

Sharp as a tack! Nice shots.


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Sep 25, 2015 19:00 |  #15

Wow, very nice!


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