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Apr 17, 2012 09:59 |  #1

Kingfishers are one of my favorite birds, and as you all know, probably one of the most skittish and irritating to photograph. I was amazed he sat still for so long. :)

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Apr 17, 2012 10:44 |  #2

Wow this is an awesome kingfisher, much better than what I have ever captured :)


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Apr 17, 2012 11:30 |  #3

really nice composition




  
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Apr 17, 2012 13:14 |  #4

Great image with excellent depth of field the kingfishers over here in uk are bright blue but your lucky to see one never mind get an image like this congrats


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Apr 17, 2012 13:19 |  #5

Beautiful! And yes, I feel your pain on trying to get one of these things to sit still, long enough and close enough, to GET a decent shot...:D


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Apr 17, 2012 13:25 |  #6

neat capture - particularly handholding that lens




  
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Apr 17, 2012 17:21 |  #7

gabebalazs wrote in post #14280848 (external link)
Wow this is an awesome kingfisher, much better than what I have ever captured :)

Thank you very much

rick_reno wrote in post #14281085 (external link)
really nice composition

Thank you very much

poldodog wrote in post #14281553 (external link)
Great image with excellent depth of field the kingfishers over here in uk are bright blue but your lucky to see one never mind get an image like this congrats

Yours are much prettier for sure! Thank you very much

Snydremark wrote in post #14281586 (external link)
Beautiful! And yes, I feel your pain on trying to get one of these things to sit still, long enough and close enough, to GET a decent shot...:D


Thank you very much

dgraham329 wrote in post #14281611 (external link)
neat capture - particularly handholding that lens


Thank you very much


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Apr 17, 2012 20:01 |  #8

Awesome job Jason they are tough little birds for sure.


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Apr 17, 2012 21:52 |  #9

Very nice, congrats.


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Apr 18, 2012 04:09 |  #10

nicely captured Jason




  
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Apr 18, 2012 04:32 as a reply to  @ kmunroe's post |  #11

Excellent image! I really love these birds, but I have never seen one in an outing before. Lucky you!


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Apr 18, 2012 09:25 |  #12

Kingfishers are near the top of my list, I saw one before near where I live. Your picture is amazing, perch, pose and lighting are perfect. Excellent job.


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Apr 19, 2012 10:52 as a reply to  @ jodelak's post |  #13

He's very pretty Jason and nicely captured in either AM or PM lighting. That kind of adds to the aura I think. It was also very nice of him to pick the high perch for you. I'm sure you thanked him accordingly - :)
I guess I'm glad I only hear these occasionally....I've got enough frustrations in my life at the moment!


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Apr 19, 2012 14:28 |  #14

Great shot Jason. They are so elusive and not comfortable being near us photographers.


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Apr 19, 2012 19:14 |  #15

ranger223 wrote in post #14283543 (external link)
Awesome job Jason they are tough little birds for sure.

Thanks ya

GMHY wrote in post #14284100 (external link)
Very nice, congrats.

Thanks

kmunroe wrote in post #14285325 (external link)
nicely captured Jason

Thanks

mek501st wrote in post #14285368 (external link)
Excellent image! I really love these birds, but I have never seen one in an outing before. Lucky you!

Sometimes here in Florida you will see 3-4 a day, and other days none. Thanks

jodelak wrote in post #14286184 (external link)
Kingfishers are near the top of my list, I saw one before near where I live. Your picture is amazing, perch, pose and lighting are perfect. Excellent job.

Thank you very much

CamFan01 wrote in post #14292672 (external link)
He's very pretty Jason and nicely captured in either AM or PM lighting. That kind of adds to the aura I think. It was also very nice of him to pick the high perch for you. I'm sure you thanked him accordingly - :)
I guess I'm glad I only hear these occasionally....I've got enough frustrations in my life at the moment!

Haha they are frustrating for sure. This was morning light. I was photographing some Spoonbills and turned around and there he was sitting all pretty. Thank you

Don1 wrote in post #14293761 (external link)
Great shot Jason. They are so elusive and not comfortable being near us photographers.

Thanks Don


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