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Sacred Kingfisher

Sacred Kingfisher

Have only seen 2 of these in 40 years of living here.
This one was sitting high up on a power line in my front garden today :-)
I ran in, grabbed the camera, changed the lens to the 100-400
and managed to get a couple of shots before he flew off.

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Missed Opportunities07-Jan-2013 22:55
I find some of your Australian birds to be so different than those we have here in Virginia - Getting close to a Kingfisher is always a challenge
rocky16-Oct-2008 20:25
Great capture. Nice bokeh the colors contrast nicely. v!
Malcolm Smith28-Jan-2008 19:47
Fabulous capture. Great exposure and composition. v.
supine27-Jan-2008 22:29
How wonderful - after 20+ years on the Norfolk Broads I have only twice managed to see kingfishers sitting still! Brilliant!
Jay Levin26-Jan-2008 21:52
Beautiful capture, perfectly exposed, with great detail on the wing and a lovely pose.
Guest 26-Jan-2008 21:08
Great bokeh, clarity and use of selective colour.
Greg Harp26-Jan-2008 03:48
Outstanding capture, terrific use of selective color.
laine8225-Jan-2008 21:26
Wow...they don't usually spend a lot of time sitting...the only way I've managed shots is after they fly into our glass doors & know themselves silly for a few moments :>) You captured his detail beautifully, Sheila.
Susan Leigh25-Jan-2008 11:23
A lovely image, so clear and detailed...well done, speedy!! ;-)
Zak25-Jan-2008 10:48
Great catch!!
Ann...25-Jan-2008 10:25
What a wonderful shot- I can only guess at the speed you moved at !! lol