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My progress with the Kingfisher

 
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Dec 17, 2013 17:31 |  #1

At the local bird hide there's a Kingfisher which visits regularly. Great to watch but not so easy to photograph due to the distance involved. In the shots below I'm using a 500mm lens plus 2x TC and still needing to crop. The distance is compounded by the fact that the bird's preferred perch is in a group of bushes, meaning MF is required to get a sharp image. The only solution I can think of is to either find another Kingfisher to photograph or wait patiently for this one to hunt from a nearer perch (see the last pic)
These first three shots were a sequence taken from seeing the bird dive into the water:

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Kingfisher in flight progress 1 (external link) by 2slo7 (external link), on Flickr

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Kingfisher in flight progress 2 (external link) by 2slo7 (external link), on Flickr

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Kingfisher in flight progress 3 (external link) by 2slo7 (external link), on Flickr

After waiting for the Kingfisher to move closer to me in decent light, sure enough, once the light failed that was when he decided to perch closer. At this point I was at ISO 5000. He only landed for a couple of seconds and didn't dive in from here. I took this to be a consolation prize with a suggestion to come back and try again on another day:

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Kingfisher (external link) by 2slo7 (external link), on Flickr



  
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Dec 17, 2013 17:44 |  #2

Really beautiful bird and photos.


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Dec 17, 2013 19:29 |  #3

Wow amazing colors and captures, well done….


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Dec 17, 2013 22:03 |  #4

A tough subject to work with indeed.
Well done!


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Dec 17, 2013 22:33 |  #5

Awesome series.


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Dec 17, 2013 22:43 |  #6

Nothing wrong with those Mark.



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Dec 18, 2013 04:40 |  #7

Brilliant Pictures, where were they taken, it looks a bit like Clara Vale to me, if it is Ive spent many an hour taking Kingfisher pictures there.




  
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Dec 18, 2013 04:47 |  #8

A1original wrote in post #16535324 (external link)
Really beautiful bird and photos.

budcam wrote in post #16535553 (external link)
Wow amazing colors and captures, well done….

grizzerbear wrote in post #16535824 (external link)
A tough subject to work with indeed.
Well done!

Peter2516 wrote in post #16535873 (external link)
Awesome series.

jhayesvw wrote in post #16535889 (external link)
Nothing wrong with those Mark.

Thanks everyone

kestrel55 wrote in post #16536235 (external link)
Brilliant Pictures, where were they taken, it looks a bit like Clara Vale to me, if it is Ive spent many an hour taking Kingfisher pictures there.

Thanks, it is Clara vale, the first three are from the far RHS of the pond as seen from inside the bird hide. The last one is a stick put in the pond nearest the hide.




  
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Dec 18, 2013 04:53 as a reply to  @ 2slo's post |  #9

The colours and clarity, and MF, are just great, Mark. You could place a new stick n the water for him at a place of your choosing!


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Dec 18, 2013 07:39 |  #10

I love Kingfishers - These are great- I'm still trying to get lucky with one in my area


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Dec 18, 2013 08:08 |  #11

They are skiddish buggers. I'd love to see more.


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Dec 18, 2013 09:58 as a reply to  @ Zethar's post |  #12

Love the last image. Sharp, with a nice clean background. We'll done.


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Dec 19, 2013 08:37 |  #13

Wallace River wrote in post #16536252 (external link)
The colours and clarity, and MF, are just great, Mark. You could place a new stick n the water for him at a place of your choosing!

CaptBob wrote in post #16536458 (external link)
I love Kingfishers - These are great- I'm still trying to get lucky with one in my area

Zethar wrote in post #16536534 (external link)
They are skiddish buggers. I'd love to see more.

cerett wrote in post #16536814 (external link)
Love the last image. Sharp, with a nice clean background. We'll done.

Thanks all, got some more today, I'll post them later :)




  
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Dec 19, 2013 09:08 |  #14

Consideration focal length and cropping these are very good quality. What camera did you use?


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Dec 19, 2013 10:21 |  #15

Outstanding set Mark. Top tier.


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