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Jul 20, 2021 20:38:12   #
Nalu Loc: Southern Arizona
 
Its been a long time coming but I finally got some shots of a (more than one) belted kingfisher. They were far away hence a 2X on my 600mm with my Sony A1. And the light was poor so I was having to push the ISO to keep my shutter speeds where I prefer, but (unfortunately) I decided to drop my shutter speed (lowering the ISO as well) in order to get a little better quality of a perched female. Then, to my delight, and disappointment, this male decides to come in and kicked the female off the perch. So, with the action, 1/1000 was not fast enough (imo) to freeze the bird to my liking. But, it was fast enough to save the image with some post. Anyway, I am stoked to have some kingfishers cooperate and thought I would share one of my favorites. Hope you enjoy and constructive reviews are always appreciated.


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Jul 20, 2021 20:50:24   #
kpmac Loc: Ragley, La
 
I think it turned out great. I have been trying for a good Kingfisher image for a long time. Don't have one yet.

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Jul 20, 2021 21:01:39   #
Nalu Loc: Southern Arizona
 
Thx. My wife always laughed at me saying they were just chiding me as they crackled and flew by. At least I can now say I have some shots to work with. Again, thx for looking.

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Jul 20, 2021 21:03:57   #
ShelbyDave Loc: Lone Rock, WI
 
Wish I had a Kingfisher photo half that good.

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Jul 20, 2021 21:08:42   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
Beautiful work, Frank!

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Jul 20, 2021 21:26:35   #
Reconvic Loc: clermont Fl
 
Gorgeous composition, Frank!

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Jul 20, 2021 22:03:31   #
Nalu Loc: Southern Arizona
 
ShelbyDave wrote:
Wish I had a Kingfisher photo half that good.


Prior to today, I did not have any Kingfisher shots. Keep going out and you might get lucky.

Thanks for looking!

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Jul 20, 2021 22:21:14   #
mundy-F2 Loc: Chicago suburban area
 
Nalu wrote:
Its been a long time coming but I finally got some shots of a (more than one) belted kingfisher. They were far away hence a 2X on my 600mm with my Sony A1. And the light was poor so I was having to push the ISO to keep my shutter speeds where I prefer, but (unfortunately) I decided to drop my shutter speed (lowering the ISO as well) in order to get a little better quality of a perched female. Then, to my delight, and disappointment, this male decides to come in and kicked the female off the perch. So, with the action, 1/1000 was not fast enough (imo) to freeze the bird to my liking. But, it was fast enough to save the image with some post. Anyway, I am stoked to have some kingfishers cooperate and thought I would share one of my favorites. Hope you enjoy and constructive reviews are always appreciated.
Its been a long time coming but I finally got some... (show quote)


Very nice picture.
Mundy

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Jul 20, 2021 22:32:03   #
JRiepe Loc: Southern Illinois
 
A very, very nice shot

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Jul 20, 2021 22:41:31   #
NMGal Loc: NE NM
 
Great capture.

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Jul 20, 2021 22:56:41   #
Hereford Loc: Palm Coast, FL
 
I think that is a great photo. Getting a good Kingfisher shot is a very challenging thing. They almost never let you get even remotely close to them. They spook very easily, and they are fast fliers. I was able to get a few decent shots from a hide recently, but for they most part they elude me.

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Jul 20, 2021 23:38:01   #
arperry Loc: Miami/Florida
 
Outstanding photo

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Jul 21, 2021 00:14:57   #
Retired CPO Loc: Travel full time in an RV
 
Nice photo but the bird with the rust band is the Female. Congrats on the fine shot!

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Jul 21, 2021 00:41:25   #
Nalu Loc: Southern Arizona
 
Retired CPO wrote:
Nice photo but the bird with the rust band is the Female. Congrats on the fine shot!


Thank you for the clarification. I was not too sure about the sexes. Guess she is the bully,

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Jul 21, 2021 05:17:31   #
J-SPEIGHT Loc: Akron, Ohio
 
Nalu wrote:
Its been a long time coming but I finally got some shots of a (more than one) belted kingfisher. They were far away hence a 2X on my 600mm with my Sony A1. And the light was poor so I was having to push the ISO to keep my shutter speeds where I prefer, but (unfortunately) I decided to drop my shutter speed (lowering the ISO as well) in order to get a little better quality of a perched female. Then, to my delight, and disappointment, this male decides to come in and kicked the female off the perch. So, with the action, 1/1000 was not fast enough (imo) to freeze the bird to my liking. But, it was fast enough to save the image with some post. Anyway, I am stoked to have some kingfishers cooperate and thought I would share one of my favorites. Hope you enjoy and constructive reviews are always appreciated.
Its been a long time coming but I finally got some... (show quote)

Nice shot of a difficulty subject

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