Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home

Show Printable Version Search this Thread
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
Views: 2,745
05-31-2008, 02:15 PM   #2
Senior Member
Sergei's Avatar

Join Date: May 2008
Location: Sydney AUSTRALIA
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 116

A magnificent series of images!
your dedication and persistance paid off, thanks for sharing.
05-31-2008, 02:49 PM   #3
Veteran Member
borno's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: md-usa
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,580
Those are great Walter! Those kingfishers are really cool, I love your bird shots, but could you post a bad one once in a while so I don't feel so bad?
05-31-2008, 02:54 PM   #4
Inactive Account

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: High Springs, FL
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 571
Those are stunning shots Walter. It looks like all of your effort paid off for you. Thank you for sharing.

05-31-2008, 03:16 PM   #5
Forum Member

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Italy
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 85
I am without without words, for the beauty of your shots...
thanks for sharing.

05-31-2008, 04:03 PM   #6
Inactive Account

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: BC, Canada
Posts: 302
Wow those are amazingly clear, I want a tele-zoom now
05-31-2008, 04:27 PM   #7
Veteran Member
gawan's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Helsinki
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 5,400
Rare and beautiful shots! Special thanks for the story on how you did it!
05-31-2008, 04:48 PM   #8
Veteran Member
Matthew Roberts's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bertram Texas
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 585
What kind of kingfishers are these? I've always wanted to catch some pictures of one of the three species that live in Texas.

Beautiful colors and narrative.

05-31-2008, 05:52 PM   #9
reeftool's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Upstate New York
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 8,926
Beautiful shots!
05-31-2008, 06:28 PM   #10
Damn Brit

Really awesome shots Walter, thanks for sharing. One thing I wanted to comment on, I think if you changed the order they are displayed, so that they tell more of a story, they would have much more impact.
05-31-2008, 06:32 PM   #11

Walter your bird shots NEVER fail to amaze me. These shots here are no exception. Fantastic equipment, superb technique, and an awesome result. Thanks for sharing.

05-31-2008, 06:40 PM   #12
Veteran Member

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Copenhagen
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,844
Walter these are sooo good. Pro calibre work
05-31-2008, 06:44 PM   #13
Site Supporter
Site Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bronx NY
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 5,631
Every time I open one of your threads I know I will not be disappointed. This time I'm simply awe struck! Wonderful job, and worth getting up at 4 am for! Beautiful.

NaCl(I'm glad I'm not a birder, I would be disheartened)H2O
05-31-2008, 07:13 PM   #14
Inactive Account

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Canada
Posts: 292
Beautiful shots, they are one of my favorite birds, I used to draw them when I was in grade school.


05-31-2008, 07:56 PM   #15
Veteran Member
LaRee's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: San Diego
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,226
Excellent as usual Walter. I can only imagine your excitement to have the birds around you like this. I know it doesn't always work out that way, so this day was a reward for all the times that are not so successful. Thank you for sharing these. A real treat for the eyes indeed!

  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
adult, camera, camo, feet, kingfisher, kingfishers, photo, tripod, week
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nature Feeding Time @ 600mm - an opportunity for both of us! Marc Langille Post Your Photos! 12 11-21-2010 10:55 AM
Nature Barn Swallow at feeding time gnodde Post Your Photos! 5 08-20-2010 04:05 PM
Nature Feeding Time Paleo Pete Post Your Photos! 5 06-26-2010 10:17 AM
Feeding time BlueEye Post Your Photos! 1 08-11-2009 11:36 AM
Kingfisher family part 2 ToXiQ Post Your Photos! 7 06-04-2008 06:46 AM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:21 PM. | See also:, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]