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    Belted Kingfisher

    Digging through some images from last year and found this interesting shot of a Belted Kingfisher with lunch.
    Shot with 400mm 2.8 Nikon at 1/1600 and f/2.8 handheld from a kayak. I liked this shot because you get full view of the reddish colouring under the wings.

    Belted Kingfisher

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    I'm amazed. Those little dudes are fast... and little. I better get the hawks down first before attempting this! This is a beautiful shot in every way - sharp, good "pose", he's doing something, great colors and separation from the background. Thanks for sharing!

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    Monte, not much to add to Terri's comments above, except that you can, for sure, be proud of this one! This is such a small bird to be caught in a so great detail level. Very well done.

    Regards...

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    Monte,
    A spectacular photo in very difficult conditions.
    Very nice and sharp.
    Congratulations.
    Antonio.

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    Re: Belted Kingfisher

    monte great capture.

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    a testimonoy to your skills.... I will spend all summer not getting a shot that good.

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    Re: Belted Kingfisher

    Simply stunning Monte

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    Re: Belted Kingfisher

    Wonderful capture Monte...

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    That is a creat image of what can be a some what elusive and quick bird. Nice work, Monte.

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    Monte:
    I just shot one of those yesterday. He was sitting on a branch and I was very pleased with myself at capturing one of these elusive little beggars. I can't imagine being able to get one in flight and so sharp they way you did here. Congratulations. Frame this one and hang it on your wall!

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    Re: Belted Kingfisher

    Super - Just great. I'm always thrilled to simply see one - having 400mm ready to go at same time is beyond my wildest fantasy. One thing about these guys, they fly pretty straight (but fast). Maybe a little nervous with that wonderful gear in a kayak?

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