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Aug 11, 2023 20:15:23   #
Umnak Loc: Mount Vernon, Wa.
 
The cabin we rented in Sooke B.C. was a kingfisher paradise!
What a treat to find these guys in numbers, in our back yard for four nights!!

This is likely 1 of a few posts of just these birds. (disclaimer )

Rob

1. Triple Kings 1/2500th f/11 at 300mm
1. Triple Kings  1/2500th f/11 at 300mm...
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2. Momentum is everything!
2. Momentum is everything!...
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3. Another 3 bird shot (f/11 still wasn't deep enough to keep them all in focus)
3. Another 3 bird shot (f/11 still wasn't deep eno...
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4. The chase continues.....
4. The chase continues........
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Aug 11, 2023 20:59:28   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
Magnificent action shots, Rob!

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Aug 11, 2023 22:15:03   #
NMGal Loc: NE NM
 
WOW! Great captures.

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Aug 11, 2023 23:42:24   #
Umnak Loc: Mount Vernon, Wa.
 
UTMike wrote:
Magnificent action shots, Rob!


Thank you so much, Mike!! I was thrilled with the many opportunities these kings provided! Admittedly, I shot many images at shutter speed too slow for these little "harriers". I didn't manage to capture it but I saw one hover over it's target!!! I thought that was the stuff of hummingbirds alone. Now I know better.

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Aug 11, 2023 23:43:03   #
Umnak Loc: Mount Vernon, Wa.
 
NMGal wrote:
WOW! Great captures.


Thanks so much Barbara! I was thrilled to get these opportunities of an elusive subject.
Rob

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Aug 12, 2023 00:35:57   #
Curmudgeon Loc: SE Arizona
 
Fun action shots

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Aug 12, 2023 10:34:04   #
kpmac Loc: Ragley, La
 
Nice set.

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Aug 12, 2023 12:08:55   #
bcheary Loc: Jacksonville, FL
 
Umnak wrote:
The cabin we rented in Sooke B.C. was a kingfisher paradise!
What a treat to find these guys in numbers, in our back yard for four nights!!

This is likely 1 of a few posts of just these birds. (disclaimer )

Rob


Good set Rob.

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Aug 12, 2023 17:22:42   #
joecichjr Loc: Chicago S. Suburbs, Illinois, USA
 
Umnak wrote:
The cabin we rented in Sooke B.C. was a kingfisher paradise!
What a treat to find these guys in numbers, in our back yard for four nights!!

This is likely 1 of a few posts of just these birds. (disclaimer )

Rob


Gorgeous captures ⭐⭐😁⭐⭐

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Aug 12, 2023 20:07:45   #
Umnak Loc: Mount Vernon, Wa.
 
Curmudgeon wrote:
Fun action shots


Thanks Jack! I'm still sifting through the many shots of these guys but I'll have a full action dive sequence when time allows. Darn jobs, anyway

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Aug 12, 2023 20:08:38   #
Umnak Loc: Mount Vernon, Wa.
 
kpmac wrote:
Nice set.


Thanks Ken! They put on a show for me most every day and I had a bit of a learning curve with shutter speeds and such......
Rob

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Aug 12, 2023 20:08:56   #
Umnak Loc: Mount Vernon, Wa.
 
bcheary wrote:
Good set Rob.


Thanks so much!
Rob

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Aug 12, 2023 20:09:14   #
Umnak Loc: Mount Vernon, Wa.
 
joecichjr wrote:
Gorgeous captures ⭐⭐😁⭐⭐


Thank you so much, Joe!!

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Aug 13, 2023 19:55:04   #
Bubalola Loc: Big Apple, NY
 
Umnak wrote:
The cabin we rented in Sooke B.C. was a kingfisher paradise!
What a treat to find these guys in numbers, in our back yard for four nights!!

This is likely 1 of a few posts of just these birds. (disclaimer )

Rob


That’s any bird photographer’s Bonanza, Rob! Well done!

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Aug 13, 2023 21:23:10   #
Umnak Loc: Mount Vernon, Wa.
 
Bubalola wrote:
That’s any bird photographer’s Bonanza, Rob! Well done!


Thanks Eugene! I admit that a learning curve was involved. Day 1 and 2 had much more direct sunlight and especially at night. Sadly, I didn't adjust my shutter speed as I had I underestimated the windspeeds/movement of these guys and missed on sharpness because of my settings a lot, for the first two days at this wonderful cabin. Live and learn, I suppose.... On the bright side, I don't live all that far from Sooke, where these guys called home. We will go back and I'll be better prepared for these little speedsters.
Rob

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