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Old Nov 7, 2005, 9:57 PM   #1
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On the way home from work yesterday I spotted a GBH insmall water hole beside the roadway so I turned around and slowly pulled over and stopped. And as I was about to start shooting I spotted this little Kingfisher flying in, hitting the water with a splash and right back out. He would perch on the phone line up above, rest a minute or so and back into the water again. I got so captivated by him I gave up on the GBH and started shooting him. I watched him take a couple of fish but no way was I fast enough to capture that. This little bugger was fast. The last two with the fish in his beak aren't too good but I decided to put them in anyhow. So here they are, hope you guys like them.

All taken with 20D, 100-400L and 1.4X TC.



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Wow Houston!, these are great. The kingfisher is a very hard bird to capture. I really like the water shake off and the fish shot. I posted a few pictures of of one a few weeks back but they were quick profile shots as he didn't stick around for me like this one did for you.
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I like them al Houston, even the ones that "didn't come out."

For some reason these little guys are alergic to us....

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I wanted to second KEM's comments. Belted Kingfishers are rather hard to get good shots of. I've got a few, but not many... they really dislike being around people.

I like the second one. Not the best light, but good, and you get to see the lovely breast pattern.

Did you get to hear their call? I love it!

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