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Kingfisher Family feeding time
Posted By: ToXiQ, 05-31-2008, 01:50 PM

hello ALl,

Last week I checked a place where the kingfisher is breeding. I expected that this week the young birdwould fly out. So yesterday I searched for some branches where I was hoping the kingfishers would sit on.

Today I set my alarm at 4 o'clock and I drived one hour. Did some little walking to get to the right place with my equipment.

Backpak, camera with Sigma lens + some extra (7 kilo)
Tripod (2 kilo)
Camo birdhide (7 kilo).

When I reached almost the correct place I saw 1 Kingfisher sitting at a branch. So I setup the tent and placed the braches (2 pieces) where I want them.

Then back into the camo birdhide and placing the tripod and started to build up the eqiupment. When I looked up I saw that there where 2 kingfishers already sitting at one of the newly placed brances WOW this feels good .

But this wil not stop with 2 kingfishers.... In totall I say 5 young and 2 adult Kingfishers.

I never saw this before or saw a photo from such event

First picture is from the adults. On next photo's you see the young kingfisher having grey feet and adult ones have orange feet.

I was there 5 hours and there where only 10 minits I did not see kingfishers

enjoy it....

regards Walter

follow up will be soon
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06-01-2008, 08:58 AM   #16
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Walter, you definately out did yourself this time.. WOW..

Having these in the portfolio definately makes it worth while getting up at o'dark 30 for sure..

They are all excellant... Nice and sharp.. Just wonderful.. Thanks for sharin.. Kim

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Great Show

Hi Walter,
Your pictures show the amount of patience and focus you displayed while snapping these lovely birds. I know this was surely not an easy job, as feeding time is always very frantic and the birds would never be still.
Great capture.
Thanks, Kris
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Nice series!
Do you have a coffe table book out or anything?
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QuoteOriginally posted by dbh Quote
Nice series!
Do you have a coffe table book out or anything?
Sorry to say but Walter has left the forum and probably will not reply.

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As always Walter, magnificient phpotography. Thanks for posting them and do take care,
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Walter, Walter, Walter............

I'm just flabergasted 2nd and 3rd shots are simple supercalaawsome. People can wait their whole life to take shots like these.
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Fantastic series! These are definitely pro quality, I'm in awe.


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