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Old Nov 16, 2007, 3:07 PM   #1
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and I'll leave you folks along!:-)

I caught her feeding again this morning and wanted to share this group with you guys. Thanks for looking.

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Old Nov 16, 2007, 3:35 PM   #2
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Wow great series!

I think you've captured the eating process very well! Lovely bokeh.

This kingfisher's eyes aren't "beady black"... is that to do with sunlight reflecting on it, or maybe it has a cataract problem?

I take it these were all shot on "continuous fire" mode...!?

I particularly like the first 3 photos... all are v good though. Often I find it looks a bit disconcerting how birds "swallow" their food whole...

Thanks for sharing!

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Old Nov 16, 2007, 3:36 PM   #3
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Killer shots, man!


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Old Nov 16, 2007, 5:19 PM   #4
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Very clear...great pictures...what equipment did you use ?
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Old Nov 16, 2007, 5:39 PM   #5
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This kingfisher's eyes aren't "beady black"... is that to do with sunlight reflecting on it, or maybe it has a cataract problem
Birds have a semitransparent "third eyelid" (the nictitating mambrane) which can be drawn over the eye to protect it. It covers the eye when diving, and perhaps here to protect it from beingstruckby the fins ofthe thrashing fish. It can be seen being withdrawn in the last photo as the fish is being swallowed.

Great pictures again, Ron - thanks for posting this sequence.
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Old Nov 16, 2007, 7:54 PM   #6
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Both series of photos are outstanding..I neglected to reply in your other topic but I hope you will post more photos as you capture the Kingfisher.



What equipment are you using if you don't mind me asking?
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Old Nov 16, 2007, 9:28 PM   #7
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Ron, fantastic series! I can see that first one in a magazine somewhere.
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Old Nov 16, 2007, 9:41 PM   #8
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WOW!! I don't think anyone could get tired of shots like this!

Simply amazing.

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Old Nov 16, 2007, 10:23 PM   #9
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Those are really great, I really like the first one.

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Old Nov 16, 2007, 11:27 PM   #10
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Beautiful series, Ron!! Very well done in all aspects.

How close are you gettingto her and are you using your blind?
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