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Kingfisher In The Wind
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Posted By: Scorpio71GR, 07-24-2016, 06:25 AM

I was out checking some of birding spots last week, most of which are totally empty this year. While driving I noticed this little Kingfisher sitting on a branch blowing in the wind. I decided it we be best to get some shots from the driver's seat first. Not too easy since I had to shoot over my mirror with the Bigma. I still had my towing mirrors on from a camping trip the week before. I tried to get out and get closer but as soon as I opened the door he was gone.



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I haven't see one of these around here in many years! What a lovely photo!
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I haven't see one of these around here in many years! What a lovely photo!
Thank you Carol, I am pretty sure this one was there last year too. I do see them but rarely get to photograph them.
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Great shot. I love kingfishers, we have one that comes by the cabin regularly. They don't sit still for long and are hard to photograph, especially in flight.

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Nice shot. This is a crop of one I took this last Thursday. It was about 90 yards away. I have closer shots of them from past shooting also. The Kingfisher is such a beautifully colored bird.

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I like the pose in the first shot!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Scorpio71GR Quote
I was out checking some of birding spots last week, most of which are totally empty this year. While driving I noticed this little Kingfisher sitting on a branch blowing in the wind. I decided it we be best to get some shots from the driver's seat first. Not too easy since I had to shoot over my mirror with the Bigma. I still had my towing mirrors on from a camping trip the week before. I tried to get out and get closer but as soon as I opened the door he was gone.



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