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Kingfisher In Flight
26-NOV-2012 Vern Rogers (fotabug fotos)

Kingfisher In Flight

I was startled while on a walk in Alton Baker park when something made a very loud splash.
I thought it might be a limb falling from a tree. All of a sudden, from beneath the water this Kingfisher came up and flew off. I was so taken back I got a total of three shots off, none of them good. But I had to post something to show the bird that startled me.
I didn't see anything in its beak, so guess it didn't catch anything. Still, it was a great experience. They are quite small and very fast.

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Barry Ailetcher27-Nov-2012 19:25
good catch
Jean D26-Nov-2012 02:46
Lovely capture of a normally very skittish bird.. You did very well with this shot, Vern.
Jack Hoying25-Nov-2012 22:14
That's a very nice shot of it, especially considering your circumstances!
Ann25-Nov-2012 17:40
Great catch Vern. They look bigger than our kingfishers.
John Ewing25-Nov-2012 07:41
That's a fantastic shot, Vern - I can practically feel the muscles thrusting those wings down.
Hank Vander Velde25-Nov-2012 02:00
You did well Vern. These birds are difficult to shoot in flight.
Helen Betts25-Nov-2012 01:05
Great in-flight capture. The color of the bird is quite striking against the water.
sandy barbour25-Nov-2012 00:16
Greatr catch Vern, beautiful display of the wings!
Michele Rodgers24-Nov-2012 23:45
Lovely catch!
Char24-Nov-2012 22:33
How amazing! This is a terrific capture, Vern! \/
Bob Moeller24-Nov-2012 19:22
Under the circumstances an excellent shot.
Gigs Rowland24-Nov-2012 18:23
Super shot . . . Gigs
Ted Aanensen24-Nov-2012 17:55
Great shot, even flying away a beautiful and colorful bird. V
exzim24-Nov-2012 17:52
Ita a great shot, you see very few pics of them at all.
Laura Milholland24-Nov-2012 16:57
Very exciting, Vern! You reacted quickly and got a very nice shot.
cheryl 24-Nov-2012 16:09
nice capture
Jeannie24-Nov-2012 15:56
Good catch. I have never gotten one.
Walter O. Koenig24-Nov-2012 15:44
A nice in-flight shot. They are beautiful birds.
Steve Thuman24-Nov-2012 15:36
When you described it in the Nikon group as not very good I was expecting a LOT worse than this. It's actually pretty good. Just getting a Kingfisher in flight is a good feat. They fly so fast.
veraferia24-Nov-2012 15:16
It is not easy to capture a bird flying but the picture is worth.V
Martin Lamoon24-Nov-2012 15:04
A brilliant photograph. Like this view of its great wings. v
Hernan E. Enriquez24-Nov-2012 14:56
Great image! I know how fast they get away!
Stephanie24-Nov-2012 14:43
Great capture of this lovely kingfisher in flight! :)
Ruth Voorhis24-Nov-2012 14:04
Very well caught, Vern! Love that beautiful blue.
Jim Coffman24-Nov-2012 14:04
A very nice action shot!
Ken Duckert24-Nov-2012 13:55
A most elusive bird, but you got a terrific shot of its flight here Vern. Outstanding!
waterfalls man24-Nov-2012 11:35
Great Capture V!!
Roger Bailey24-Nov-2012 09:51
Great catch, ours are small, all you see is flash of blue.
joseantonio24-Nov-2012 08:45
A nice experiece indeed. Grteat capture..V.
Bea.24-Nov-2012 08:00
Always exciting to see such a happening, and you managed a good shot of part of the action.
Chris Cochems 24-Nov-2012 07:57
Not an easy bird to catch. Good job, Vern.
JSB PHOTOGRAPHS24-Nov-2012 07:53
That looks really good, the kingfisher sure is a pretty blue bird.
Paolo Peggi (aka Bracciodiferro)24-Nov-2012 07:26
Very nice work with lovely light and colors.Vote
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