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My best side?

By Stevetheroofer
I took this photo from about 6m away from her perch. I had seen her flying about earlier so made myself comfy between two Laurel bushes.She arrived at the perch after about 40 minutes waiting.She remained at the perch for about ten minutes. I have my lens wrapped up in an old camoflaged jacket sleeve and my camera is covered by the cut off hood off the jacket and mounted on a tripod. Not only is this set up waterproof, it is cheap and muffles the sound of the camera. I dont shoot my camera like a machine gun like most people seem to do in the bird hides, but one shot at a time so as not to scare the kingfishers. This picture was shot at quite high iso of about 1100.

Tags: Blue Kingfisher Bird Orange Stick Beak Wildlife and nature

Voters: Paintman, Adamzy, Philip_H and 27 more

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Adamzy 4
7 Oct 2013 9:12PM
Lovely shot

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Norfolkboy 10 1 4 England
7 Oct 2013 9:40PM
This is an outstanding image, Steve.
7 Oct 2013 9:57PM
Brilliant clarity and detail
terryxc 4 7 England
7 Oct 2013 10:06PM
Beautiful, well worth waiting for...

termite53 3 8 United Kingdom
7 Oct 2013 10:34PM
A beauty........perfect
Ayoob 5 Australia
8 Oct 2013 5:12AM
Gorgeous shot .........GrinGrinGrin
8 Oct 2013 6:13AM
A stunning kingfisher image Grin


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