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Collared Kingfisher

By Davesumner    
This wild Collared Kingfisher was photographed at Toronga Western Plains Zoo at Dubbo NSW in a monkey enclosure. The bird was on a branch in darker undergrowth and about 40 mtrs away. Unfortunately, I couldn't get any closer and I didn't take my tripod because it was a hot 42 degree day and the sun was bright and I didn't think I'd need it so I had to use ISO 1600 to capture this shot which has been cropped heavily to isolate the bird. I just could not get a sharp shot and the best shutter speed I could manage without upping the ISO was around 1/30th which at 400mm and 40 mtrs for what is a small subject isn't easy. The bird has its mouth open which I think it is doing to try and keep cool.

Anyway I managed a shot of this quite rare bird and I'm reasonably happy with what I got given the circumstances.

Thanks for looking


Tags: Kingfisher Wildlife and nature Collared Dubbo Zoo

Voters: christinecilia, NaturesHaven, Meheecho and 16 more


annettep38 Plus
8 219 42 Germany
2 Feb 2013 3:59PM
well done under the circumstances!!
hoping to find some of those tomorrow here in Perlis state park..
had one before but the colour of yours is quite different

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richmowil Plus
11 391 2 England
2 Feb 2013 6:32PM
You have done well to get an image!
JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2013 6:53PM
A lovely looking bird, well captured in the circumstances.
Davesumner 13 28 300 Australia
4 Feb 2013 3:26AM

Quote:had one before but the colour of yours is quite different

Not sure how accurate the colours are as I had to use the fill light slider quite extensively just to get any light on the bird at all.


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