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Mar 10, 2014 10:42 |  #1

Been watching this Kingfisher now for the best part of a year. It has been so long now to get these pics purely because I've been doing the field work on my lunch break from work. I've fallen in the river a couple of times up to my knees putting perches in and tried to avoid using a hide. I eventually caved in and got a hide with these results.

All shot using the Canon 1D MKIII and 400 5.6L

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It's been a great photographic journey which has taught me a lot. I'd urge anyone to pursue it if they find one. It's very addictive and I don't think I'll ever stop photographing them.


Cheers for looking.

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Mar 10, 2014 12:23 |  #2

great capture and what a beautiful bird.


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Mar 10, 2014 12:39 |  #3

Very nice.


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Mar 10, 2014 13:16 |  #4

Wow! These are stunning.




  
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Mar 10, 2014 13:21 |  #5

Nice shots of a beautiful bird! Old world kingfishers definitely have a leg up on our species in the looks department!


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Mar 10, 2014 13:45 |  #6

Oh, these are wonderful! Your efforts sure paid off, Paul.
Also enjoyed the story.
What hide did you get by the way?


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Mar 10, 2014 13:48 |  #7

Great shots!!!

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Mar 10, 2014 13:53 |  #8

Well done Paul, it seems hides are about the only way to go with Kingfishers.


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Mar 10, 2014 14:07 |  #9

Wonderful captures Paul.


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Mar 10, 2014 14:18 |  #10

AMAZING! Nice work!


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Mar 10, 2014 15:13 |  #11

Excellent work Paul! And no more wet knees! :)


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Mar 10, 2014 15:20 |  #12

Thanks folks Really appreciate it. I use the chair hide you get on Ebay. You can sit in it for hours comfortable with your tripod and rucksack at your feet. It comes with tent pins to stab into the ground too.




  
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Mar 10, 2014 15:41 |  #13

Awesome series.


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Mar 10, 2014 15:43 |  #14

Paulstw wrote in post #16748649 (external link)
Thanks folks Really appreciate it. I use the chair hide you get on Ebay. You can sit in it for hours comfortable with your tripod and rucksack at your feet. It comes with tent pins to stab into the ground too.

Ah, right. I know which one you mean. Thanks!


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Mar 10, 2014 15:59 |  #15

Great shots of a bird that is hard to get good shots of.
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