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Kingfisher at Willington

Couldn't get him diving but he did pose nicely.



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Re: Kingfisher at Willington

You did well to get these; whenever I've seen one it has gone in a (blue) flash.
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Re: Kingfisher at Willington

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You did well to get these; whenever I've seen one it has gone in a (blue) flash.
You're lucky, I've never seen one
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Re: Kingfisher at Willington

Our favourite bird - nicely presented.

Thanks for showing.

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Re: Kingfisher at Willington

[IMG]arguing kingfishers by Walter Warburton, on Flickr[/IMG]mk2 p/l 100/400lens. sometimes you can get lucky with kingy,s.persistence pays off,the dive is difficult unless set up.your shots are very good.
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Re: Kingfisher at Willington

Lovely captures, Phil.
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Re: Kingfisher at Willington

Great shots Phil.

I too have never seen one.
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Re: Kingfisher at Willington

Thanks guys. Like John up to now I'd only ever seen blue flashes as the birds flew past before. However, this must have been my lucky day as I'd only been there about 10 minutes and he appeared. The guy next to me had been there since 10:30 and it was about half past 3 when I took my shots. It was later the same day we saw the Starling murmeration too so I think I should have bought a lottery ticket .
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Re: Kingfisher at Willington

Good. morning Phil, what beautiful colours and I like the way you captured the light. Is there a good time for taking bird photos?
Yesterday at about 1:30pm, I walked in the forest and could hear the birds, but I could not see them.

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Re: Kingfisher at Willington

I'm no birder really Phil but would certainly like to do a bit more. I took these shots late afternoon when the sun was still quite strong so I could keep the shutter speed as high as possible. It also gives that nice warm golden feel to the images I like too. Other than that I think the birds tend to dictate what time to go shooting
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Re: Kingfisher at Willington

Sorry I missed three of your posts earlier, Phill. These are fabulous shots of your Kingfisher, similar but different to ours. If anything, your bird is more brightly coloured. You did well to capture it in an uncluttered setting. I'm giving it 10/10 - not bad for a guy who says he's not really a birder …
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Re: Kingfisher at Willington

No problem mate, I seem to miss some posts too. I often come across one I think how did I miss this when it was first posted . Mind you I also find some I think how did I miss them and when I scroll back a day or so I'd already posted a comment

No not really a birder just enthusiastic at times I went back there yesterday and got some with fish in beak! hopefully they will look as good on the pc when I've loaded them as they did on the LCD.
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Re: Kingfisher at Willington

I look forward to seeing them, Phill.
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Re: Kingfisher at Willington

Hi Phil,

Well done have you stated which lens or have I missed it.

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Re: Kingfisher at Willington

Hi Ian, actually I don't think I did say in this thread. It was my 40-150 f2.8 with the 1.4TC on it so most shots were at the full range of 210mm. When I was there there was another photographer using an old 4/3s 70-300 lens that got me thinking, I've got one of them somewhere! So I went back a few days later to try it out and was very pleasantly surprised. There is a Kingfisher image in another thread on here I started about old glass if you want to see the comparison.
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