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Old Feb 24, 2010, 6:26 AM   #1
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a while back i posted a photo of a blue wren from the zoo
i still havent got a photo of a wild one
but this guy landed on a twig outside my window
so i grabbed the 300mm snuck outside and grabbed a few shots
i wasnt sure what it was at first but worked out it is a sacred kingfisher
and considering there is no water anywhere near here it was a real surprise
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Old Feb 24, 2010, 7:09 AM   #2
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Great capture of an amazing little bird - face so detailed and sharp, very nice use of OOF background too.
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Oi, there "down under" in Perth! Nice photograph! What a cute bird!!! Ned
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Good capture John!
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Old Feb 24, 2010, 11:22 PM   #5
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thanks for the comments
i doubt i will ever see another one in my garden
i am glad it turned out as good as it did
sometimes the gods are on your side
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It's really impressive to me, and a pretty bird. I gather your kingfishers are as quick as ours? I've never seen one properly actually, but from what people who have say about them, they are very hard to photograph.
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John, that is a stunning Kingfisher photo. We have one here called a Belted Kingfisher that has the same general shape but a different paint job.

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Well done, nice capture.
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Old Feb 27, 2010, 6:12 AM   #9
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mtngal i surprised myself it came out as good as it did,first of all kingfishers shouldnt be in my garden, the kingfisher sat there for a while, so i had the chance of a few shots, the shadows moved just at the right time
it was quite breezy and it was in and out of the shadows, plus the twig at the front was moving up and down. it just happened everything came together for one shot
and i am glad the camera was set right (for a change lol)
this is only the second wild kingfisher i have seen

thanks Lou, looking forward to seeing a photo of one
we have another more common one the kookaburra

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