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  • Kingfisher Study

    We were out for a wander again today and this handsome chap lead us up and down the beach, every time we got just close enough off he went!! So we paused at a watering hole to have a hot chocolate and then continued up and down the beach! Persistence paid off and I was rewarded with a few decentish shots.


    Kingfisher by Minicooperd, on Flickr


    Kingfisher by Minicooperd, on Flickr


    Kingfisher by Minicooperd, on Flickr


    Kingfisher by Minicooperd, on Flickr

    This is the only species of Kingfisher found in New Zealand. As usual many thanks for taking the time to look.
    Canon 7D, 500D, 18-55 & 55-250 , 70-300L , 100-400L, Canon SX10 IS, Sigma 24-70, Sigma 10-20
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  • #2
    Wow! Great work Paul. Aren't they beautiful creatures? The colours captured perfectly. TFS
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    • #3
      Well done Paul, very nice set & great capture of the him/her coming into deeper breeding colours. #4 is my favourite, I like the POV.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Keenlearner View Post
        Wow! Great work Paul. Aren't they beautiful creatures? The colours captured perfectly. TFS
        Thanks Pauline, beautiful yes, patient no!! He sure made me work for the pictures.

        Originally posted by FlyingKiwiGirl View Post
        Well done Paul, very nice set & great capture of the him/her coming into deeper breeding colours. #4 is my favourite, I like the POV.
        Thanks Shellie, I never realised that they changed so much. I have not seen many Kingfishers this close up, most have been on telephone wires!!
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        • #5
          Wonderful captures. TFS.
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          • #6
            Certainly much handsomer than our Belted species. Nice captures!
            Belted Kingfisher - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
            Phil Bunker
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            • #7
              Great set,Paul! #3 & #4 are my favorites. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing.
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              • #8
                Wow....fantastic set, TFS
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Heaterguy View Post
                  Wonderful captures. TFS.
                  Thanks Heaterguy

                  Originally posted by BPhil8835 View Post
                  Certainly much handsomer than our Belted species. Nice captures!
                  Belted Kingfisher - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
                  Thanks BPhil8835, yours is a pretty good looking bird too!

                  Originally posted by ibwwolf View Post
                  Great set,Paul! #3 & #4 are my favorites. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing.
                  ~Whitewolf
                  Thanks ibwwolf, I was also surprised at how great the colours were.

                  Originally posted by LynnDA View Post
                  Wow....fantastic set, TFS
                  Thanks LynnDA
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                  • #10
                    Great shots Paul, not even going to try to pick a favourite
                    We don't see them very much down here and then only fleetingly, lucky you finally catching this guy.
                    LISA
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                    • #11
                      Lovely series. It looks a bit different here in India..
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by NgaiHill View Post
                        Great shots Paul, not even going to try to pick a favourite
                        We don't see them very much down here and then only fleetingly, lucky you finally catching this guy.
                        Thanks Lisa, he did make me work for it!

                        Originally posted by anupartha View Post
                        Lovely series. It looks a bit different here in India..
                        Thanks anupartha, I've not seen what those in India look like so it's off to google!
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                        • #13
                          And here i was thinking that Kingfisher was an airline....must be the F1 sponsoring of Force India that sticks in my head as a picture. Not after this though, nice shots, beautiful bird. Number 3 & 4 if you ask me TFS
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Unionscum View Post
                            And here i was thinking that Kingfisher was an airline....must be the F1 sponsoring of Force India that sticks in my head as a picture. Not after this though, nice shots, beautiful bird. Number 3 & 4 if you ask me TFS
                            It is and there are a great number of birds as well! Thanks for your kind words.
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