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Kingfishers Cooling Off
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Jul 19, 2019 15:23:55   #
larryim Loc: Ohio
 
A couple of nights ago, I was at a local pond watching and trying to photograph barn swallows skimming and catching bugs, when this pair of kingfishers flew in and started "playing" in the water. If you look closely in the second one, you can see the head of one just about to come out of the water as the other flies over the splash.


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Jul 19, 2019 17:52:18   #
dancers Loc: melbourne.victoria, australia
 
I think they are looking for lunch! great, thanks

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Jul 19, 2019 18:33:58   #
gtilford Loc: Woodstock, Ontario, Canada
 
Beautiful set of photos

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Jul 19, 2019 18:45:46   #
fbeaston Loc: Vermont
 
They're so fast ... I've struggled trying to capture them in flight ... so I think these are nice captures. Thanks for sharing.

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Jul 19, 2019 19:57:18   #
BigDale Loc: Seymour CT.
 
Amazing captures! Yesterday I observed a king fisher repeatedly splashing on the surface of the pond but it didn't appear to be diving deep enough to be fishing. No pictures, I had my 7 month old granddaughter in my arms and no camera. I was wondering what it was doing.

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Jul 19, 2019 21:28:06   #
kpmac Loc: Ragley, La
 
Nice action set.

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Jul 20, 2019 05:57:07   #
tcthome Loc: Keansburg , NJ
 
Great captures.

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Jul 20, 2019 06:48:10   #
J-SPEIGHT Loc: Akron, Ohio
 
larryim wrote:
A couple of nights ago, I was at a local pond watching and trying to photograph barn swallows skimming and catching bugs, when this pair of kingfishers flew in and started "playing" in the water. If you look closely in the second one, you can see the head of one just about to come out of the water as the other flies over the splash.



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Jul 20, 2019 08:27:01   #
Carolina Wings Loc: Flew from North Carolina to Pennsylvania
 
larryim wrote:
A couple of nights ago, I was at a local pond watching and trying to photograph barn swallows skimming and catching bugs, when this pair of kingfishers flew in and started "playing" in the water. If you look closely in the second one, you can see the head of one just about to come out of the water as the other flies over the splash.


Great Kingfishers in action shots Larry

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Jul 20, 2019 08:38:18   #
larryim Loc: Ohio
 
Thanks to all who have looked and commented.

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Jul 20, 2019 10:05:28   #
merrytexan Loc: georgia
 
larryim wrote:
A couple of nights ago, I was at a local pond watching and trying to photograph barn swallows skimming and catching bugs, when this pair of kingfishers flew in and started "playing" in the water. If you look closely in the second one, you can see the head of one just about to come out of the water as the other flies over the splash.


fun thing to observe and shoot...i love kingfishers!

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Jul 20, 2019 10:06:09   #
bajadreamer Loc: Baja California Sur
 
larryim wrote:
A couple of nights ago, I was at a local pond watching and trying to photograph barn swallows skimming and catching bugs, when this pair of kingfishers flew in and started "playing" in the water. If you look closely in the second one, you can see the head of one just about to come out of the water as the other flies over the splash.


Very nice shots; #1 has it all. Nice detail of the bird, terrific water splash detail, nice reflection. Congrats on your shots.

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Jul 20, 2019 10:21:55   #
phv Loc: Goleta, California
 
Love kingfishers and their chatter! Great shots!

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Jul 20, 2019 10:21:55   #
phv Loc: Goleta, California
 
Love kingfishers and their chatter! Great shots!

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Jul 20, 2019 11:05:09   #
imagemeister Loc: Stuart, Florida
 
Wowzers ! ......NICE work ......thanks for sharing

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