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Old May 31, 2008, 3:57 PM   #1
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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 posted
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Old May 31, 2008, 4:13 PM   #2
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This is just too good to be true! What an achievement! But it didn't come without knowledge and efforts. Gold medal to you, Walter.:|

(But I didn't think you could drive for one hour in the Netherlands and still be in the country. If you don't get caught in a congestion, that is.)

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Truly amazing shots Walter.

Worthy of being in a book!


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Old May 31, 2008, 6:01 PM   #4
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wow - just speachless, wish I was there.

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Old May 31, 2008, 6:51 PM   #5
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Truly excellent shots, congratulations!

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Old May 31, 2008, 8:55 PM   #6
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To fit two birds in focus (and interacting for a long lens with thin DoF ) is beyond doubt a great achievement.
They are beautiful and your patience paid off handsomely. Job could not have been done in a better manner

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Fantastic awesome shots of simply beautiful birds, so well done.
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Old May 31, 2008, 11:32 PM   #8
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Incredible shots! You always post awesome pictures, but these really are unbelievable! Thanks for comments on how you did it - it shows just how much work taking these kinds of pictures take.
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Hello Walter

Your photos are an absolute joy to see. Your account of getting the shoot done shows how hard you work at this. Congratulations and thankyou.

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Superb shots Walter, I just wish I could have the chance to see, let alone shoot such subjects. ... Jack.
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