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Jan 20, 2023 06:37:03   #
billnikon Loc: Pennsylvania/Ohio/Florida/Maui/Oregon/Vermont
 
Female Belted Kingfisher, Wakodahatchee Wetlands.
The female has a rust band on her chest and the male does not. In this species the female is more colorful.
Sony a1, Sony 200-600 @ 600mm, f6.3 (wide open) iso 160, 1/1000 sec. manual exposure



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Jan 20, 2023 06:59:02   #
sergiohm
 
Excellent!

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Jan 20, 2023 07:21:48   #
tcthome Loc: Keansburg , NJ
 

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Jan 20, 2023 08:08:49   #
jaymatt Loc: Alexandria, Indiana
 
Nice shot.

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Jan 20, 2023 08:14:23   #
Toment Loc: FL, IL
 
πŸ‘

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Jan 20, 2023 08:45:35   #
imagemeister Loc: mid east Florida
 
Quite NICE - well posed and not under exposed ! ........thanks for sharing

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Jan 20, 2023 10:41:57   #
kpmac Loc: Ragley, La
 
Nice image of a really hard to capture bird.

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Jan 20, 2023 12:02:52   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
Tack sharp, as usual, Bill!

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Jan 20, 2023 15:54:58   #
joecichjr Loc: Chicago S. Suburbs, Illinois, USA
 
billnikon wrote:
Female Belted Kingfisher, Wakodahatchee Wetlands.
The female has a rust band on her chest and the male does not. In this species the female is more colorful.
Sony a1, Sony 200-600 @ 600mm, f6.3 (wide open) iso 160, 1/1000 sec. manual exposure


Beautiful capture 🀎🀍🟠🀍🀎

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Jan 21, 2023 05:36:15   #
srsincary Loc: Cary, NC
 
billnikon wrote:
Female Belted Kingfisher, Wakodahatchee Wetlands.
The female has a rust band on her chest and the male does not. In this species the female is more colorful.
Sony a1, Sony 200-600 @ 600mm, f6.3 (wide open) iso 160, 1/1000 sec. manual exposure



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Jan 21, 2023 11:55:17   #
Hereford Loc: Palm Coast, FL
 
Beautiful shot of a beautiful bird. One of my favorites.

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Jan 21, 2023 15:30:38   #
Traveller_Jeff
 
billnikon wrote:
Female Belted Kingfisher, Wakodahatchee Wetlands.
The female has a rust band on her chest and the male does not. In this species the female is more colorful.
Sony a1, Sony 200-600 @ 600mm, f6.3 (wide open) iso 160, 1/1000 sec. manual exposure


Such an expressive image. Just curious - you didn't add a touch of flash exposure, did you? Not that there's anything negative about that - there isn't. Only asking.

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Jan 21, 2023 20:50:11   #
billnikon Loc: Pennsylvania/Ohio/Florida/Maui/Oregon/Vermont
 
Traveller_Jeff wrote:
Such an expressive image. Just curious - you didn't add a touch of flash exposure, did you? Not that there's anything negative about that - there isn't. Only asking.


No flash was used. I am one of a team of photographers in Florida who do not and will not use flash on birds. There are various opinions on using flash on birds. Some naturalists say no damage can be done but their is also naturalists and state wildlife officials who caution photographers not to use flash on birds.
I like to shoot with the sun coming over my shoulder and front lighting my subjects thereby eliminating the need for flash.
The controversy will continue I guess, but it is my choice to keep my flash in my camera bag. I prefer front lighting for most of my wildlife photography.



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Jan 21, 2023 21:20:35   #
Bubalola Loc: Big Apple, NY
 
billnikon wrote:
Female Belted Kingfisher, Wakodahatchee Wetlands.
The female has a rust band on her chest and the male does not. In this species the female is more colorful.
Sony a1, Sony 200-600 @ 600mm, f6.3 (wide open) iso 160, 1/1000 sec. manual exposure


That’s a superb shot, Bill!

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Jan 22, 2023 07:00:52   #
J-SPEIGHT Loc: Akron, Ohio
 
billnikon wrote:
Female Belted Kingfisher, Wakodahatchee Wetlands.
The female has a rust band on her chest and the male does not. In this species the female is more colorful.
Sony a1, Sony 200-600 @ 600mm, f6.3 (wide open) iso 160, 1/1000 sec. manual exposure

Nice shot Bill.

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