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Kingfisher action

By peterjones  
Kingfishers are delightful to photograph, most of my images are Kingfishers on sticks so it is really gratifying when I manage to catch one in action; this was taken at a local nature reserve and I just focused on the spot where the Kingfisher dived and shot many consecutive pictures starting just before the bird emerged; after a very high wastage I had just one pleasing photograph.

Tip: if you want to find out where your local kingfishers are ask a bird enthusiast; they are much freer with information than photographers; even better join your local bird club and/or nature reserve.

Another tip: they hate any kind of movement; many photographers come complete with 0000's of the latest whizz bang gear and never see a Kingfisher because they can't stop fidgeting.

Tags: Birds Action Kingfisher Bird Kingfishers Natural history Kingfisher female Wildlife and nature

Voters: georgehopkins, bobpaige1, ken j. and 22 more


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georgehopkins 13 113 England
8 Mar 2016 9:00AM
Nice action shot, well seen and captured.
NDODS 10 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2016 9:13AM
So very well timed and captured.

Thanks for sharing Peter

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
Ted447 Plus
8 216 1 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2016 10:46AM
Well captured. Ted. GrinGrin
8 Mar 2016 1:40PM
Superb capture
JuBarney Plus
10 34 5 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2016 7:01PM
A really lovely action shot
Ju
senn 10 5 1 Belgium
11 Mar 2016 5:54PM
impressive "action"

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