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Jul 04, 2009 14:05 |  #1

I found 2 kingfishers in my back pond, they are not very co-operative :)

this first pic is taken with the 500L + 3 x 1.4TC's and about a 50% crop


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2) this one was just the 500L + canon 1.4TC about 80% crop

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hopefully they loosen up a little so I can get within a mile of them :D lol

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Jul 04, 2009 14:43 |  #2

That first shot is amazing for 3 stacked TC's :)


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Jul 04, 2009 16:38 |  #3

Nice shots of the elusive one. Can you set up closer in a blind of some sort? I know it can be tough around ponds.


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Jul 04, 2009 17:19 |  #4

Nighthound wrote in post #8223906 (external link)
Nice shots of the elusive one. Can you set up closer in a blind of some sort? I know it can be tough around ponds.

the pond is heavily wooded and a major pain to get to an opening, even then its swamp and your upto your knee's in mud, I went out there today and got stuck in one spot almost upto my waist, luckily I was using waders :) lol

I have a qwik blind but because its so small and I will be standing in water I dont think it will work well so I am going to pickup one of those big sheets and see if I can come up with something

these birds seem to be quite smart


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Jul 04, 2009 19:00 |  #5

A small boat draped with camo in that situation might work best. You can move into position and plan your light and backgrounds better that way. Just a thought. Good luck and using waders in the mud shows great determination but sounds a bit risky By all means be careful. I got a feeling you'll get those close ups.


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