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Old Jun 9, 2008, 6:49 PM   #1
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I was coasting along one of the canals on Lake Okeechobee, Florida, and I managed to get sort of close enough to capture this Kingfisher just sitting there on a dead branch overlooking the water. I'd never seen one this close and immobile before.

Here's one of two.
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Here's the second. Same bird, same tree, different view. Thanks and cheers. Dan
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Good catch, Dan! They are tough most of the time. That place should be full of them.
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Old Jun 9, 2008, 9:21 PM   #4
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Beautiful photos.
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Thank you both. Yes, they are plentiful there, unlike back home. Cheers, Dan
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Great capture, Dan! These birds are soooo elusive up in my neck of the woods! I need to outthink the lil' buggers!
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Great shots Dan. I envy you cause I can't seemed to get that close.

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Old Jun 13, 2008, 3:20 AM   #8
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Very nice, Dan. Definitely a hard one to get close to.

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Old Jun 13, 2008, 7:29 AM   #9
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Thanks guys. The canals of Lake Okeechobee offer a lot of opportunities - I was very happy to getreasonably close (500mm zoom helped a lot) and that it stood still. On my lake up here in Ontario they aren't as numerous andthey are extremely nervous about being approached. Cheers, Dan
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Excellent shots Dan! I've been trying for 4 years to catch a close up of one of these...too skitty the ones I find....cheers...Don
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