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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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05-31-2008, 02:15 PM   #2
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Bravo!

A magnificent series of images!
your dedication and persistance paid off, thanks for sharing.
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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?
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Those are stunning shots Walter. It looks like all of your effort paid off for you. Thank you for sharing.

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I am without without words, for the beauty of your shots...
thanks for sharing.

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Wow those are amazingly clear, I want a tele-zoom now
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Rare and beautiful shots! Special thanks for the story on how you did it!
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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.

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Beautiful shots!
05-31-2008, 06:28 PM   #10
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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.
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05-31-2008, 06:32 PM   #11
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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.

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05-31-2008, 06:40 PM   #12
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Walter these are sooo good. Pro calibre work
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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
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Beautiful shots, they are one of my favorite birds, I used to draw them when I was in grade school.

Cheers,

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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!
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