Kingfisher in Flight

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Kim, May 3, 2007.

  1. Kim

    Kim

    307
    Jun 16, 2005
    Tennessee
    I took a day off work and went to Land Between the Lakes in KY the other day. I watched this kingfisher fly from one tree, dive into the lake, then land in another tree. He did it quite a few times, and I was able to catch him in flight. He was really fun to watch. He did catch some fish, but my pictures of that came out rather blurry. Thanks for looking.

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  2. Schnauzermom

    Schnauzermom

    Apr 13, 2007
    Michigan
    Wow...he really pops out at you! :)
     
  3. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    He looks 3D even though he is small

    TheDevil bird:>))))
     
  4. Baxter

    Baxter

    Jan 8, 2007
    Clemson, SC
    Good work catching that devil bird in flight!
     
  5. Kim

    Kim

    307
    Jun 16, 2005
    Tennessee
    Thanks, guys! It sure was interesting watching him that day. BTW, why is he referred to as a "devil bird"? I've not heard of that.
     
  6. Baxter

    Baxter

    Jan 8, 2007
    Clemson, SC
    Because otherwise we'd have to cuss when we talk about it. We call it that because it has tormented the souls of so many poor photographers. They're hard to shoot sitting on a branch, let alone zipping through the air.
     
  7. Geej

    Geej

    561
    Aug 11, 2005
    Northern Colorado
    Very nice capture!
     
  8. Amazing I love when people share their captures. This is great. I've tried and never had any luck.
     
  9. Kim

    Kim

    307
    Jun 16, 2005
    Tennessee
    Ohhh, thanks Hunter for the explanation! That does make sense.

    Thanks, also, to Gloria and jryoung1947 for your nice comments.

    take care,
    kim
     
  10. Jeff Lee

    Jeff Lee

    May 16, 2006
    Oregon
    Are they quick or what:)
     
  11. Glacier

    Glacier

    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    I'm a huge fan of bird images where the subject is small in the frame when they are presented as well as this one! I love it!
     
  12. Kim

    Kim

    307
    Jun 16, 2005
    Tennessee
    Jeff, you are right. These little buggers are very quick! That's probably why in most of my pictures of him, he is just a little blur!

    Andy, thanks so much for your comment. I do appreciate it!
     
  13. Jeff Lee

    Jeff Lee

    May 16, 2006
    Oregon
    One day when I must have been very good, I was lucky and got this:

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    Remains my only decent shot of one in flight (or at least I think its decent :smile: ).
     
  14. Kim

    Kim

    307
    Jun 16, 2005
    Tennessee
    No, that is better then decent! That's great! BTW, we're headed to Oregon this June for the first time. Going to stay at Heceta Lighthouse.
     
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