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ToXiQ May 31, 2008 3:57 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 :D.

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

bilybianca May 31, 2008 4:13 PM

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.);)


Dal1970 May 31, 2008 5:09 PM

Truly amazing shots Walter.

Worthy of being in a book!


rhermans May 31, 2008 6:01 PM

wow - just speachless, wish I was there.

NonEntity1 May 31, 2008 6:51 PM

Truly excellent shots, congratulations!


danielchtong May 31, 2008 8:55 PM

ToXiQ wrote:

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


Rodney9 May 31, 2008 10:15 PM

Fantastic awesome shots of simply beautiful birds, so well done.

mtngal May 31, 2008 11:32 PM

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.

beachboy2 May 31, 2008 11:40 PM

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.


jachol Jun 1, 2008 4:19 AM

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

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