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22/52 Caught

By sherlob    
With the easing of the lockdown I decided to take a days leave on Friday and booked a day in a local Kingfisher hide. Time alone with nature, the camera, and no mobile signal was welcome - even if it was hot! The kingfishers visited approximately once every 30 to 90mins for a couple of minutes each time. I don't tire of watching these fabulous birds. This was the best of the bunch of action shots I took - I still have unfinished business - my diving shots were all slightly out of focus due to too shallow a depth of field.

The hide I used is a live bait hide with a diving set up. I know many wildlife photographers disagree with the ethics of using live bait set ups for kingfishers, but as I see it the set up I use provides an essential additional source of food to the kingfisher population that has over the years enabled the kingfishers in the area to thrive. I won't enter into a debate regarding the ethics of this here (I have been lambasted on other social media platforms in the past).

Have a great weekend.

Tags: Fishing Birds Action Fish Kingfishers Female kingfisher Wildlife and nature Sports and action 1 of 52 project 1 out of 52 project Live bait

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faulknerstv 16 421 United Kingdom
31 May 2020 10:24AM
Just stunning
Chrism8 14 965 27 England
31 May 2020 10:31AM
Superb Smile
31 May 2020 10:45AM
Excellent capture!
31 May 2020 10:49AM
Stunning capture, love those drops.
31 May 2020 10:53AM
Brilliant capture.
Niknut Plus
10 2.8k 82 United Kingdom
31 May 2020 11:50AM
Amazing shot ! the intense action in this crisp beauty....impressive stuff !.Smile
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
31 May 2020 11:51AM
Smashing capture
dark_lord Plus
16 2.7k 734 England
31 May 2020 12:01PM
A cracking capture Adam.
31 May 2020 12:55PM
An excellent capture all round !
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 18 Canada
31 May 2020 2:03PM
Very beautiful. Love the bokeh and water splash. And the kingfisher of course.
31 May 2020 2:04PM
Excellent capture
manicam 16 44 1 Canada
31 May 2020 2:15PM
Fabulous shot

Sherman GrinGrin
viscostatic 14 48 9 United Kingdom
31 May 2020 2:25PM
A beautiful image. Great light, colours and movement.

31 May 2020 2:54PM
Goodness me Adam. That ranks as one of the best kingfisher shots I have ever seen. David
milky Plus
17 5 Wales
31 May 2020 3:45PM
Execllent capture Adam well done ,Gary milky
Minty805 Plus
4 40 9 United Kingdom
31 May 2020 3:55PM
A really amazing picture; captured at the precise moment and raised to another level by the shower of water droplets.
31 May 2020 4:44PM
Well captured.
chase Plus
15 2.0k 514 England
31 May 2020 5:11PM
Love that bokeh Adam.
The live bait hides do no harm to the birds and they probably know there is a supply of easily fished food for them.
31 May 2020 9:22PM
Whaouh ! Stunning capture.
31 May 2020 11:38PM
great timing, stunning image, well done

4 Jun 2020 1:07PM
Brilliant timing, love the water droplets
Outlander 11 94
13 Jun 2020 8:28AM
Cracker of a shot Adam,i`ve done a few of these little beauties, but none as good as this.

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