10 August 2010

On this day (August 10th....................

Ruddy Kingfisher

August 10th 2006.

A fearless young Ruddy Kingfisher at Onuma, it has fledged only a couple of weeks earlier. I was very lucky to get this shot, most of the regular gaggle of photographers with huge lenses missed the opportunity. This was in the forest and I was mercilessly bitten by the mosquitoes which were unbelievably thirsty.

Digiscoped images are usually best if a) the bird is close and b) it doesn't move. This individual ticked both boxes.

Another 'I wish I'd had a decent camera with me' moments, I've never been as near to one since.

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12 comments:

  1. Looking through my old digiscoped photos, I have lots of 'I wish I'd had a decent camera with me' moments as well... Congrats on this shot by the way, I've still yet to see this beautiful kingfisher both in Japan and Thailand.

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  2. Hehehe how I wish I can have these shot too for the resident Ruddy Kingfisher in my place which is shy !

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  3. Its always good to get any shots of shy kingfishers, but it looks like you made a few people envious of your photo Stu.

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  4. Good one. Oh yes, I've had many 'I wish I'd had a decent camera with me' moments.

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  5. Pretty cool photo. Would love to see one of these.

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  6. hey uncle ^-^ its conor here :DD is beckii cruell big over there ?? ^-^

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  7. Conor, I've looked at that sentence for a couple of minutes and I really wish I knew who or what you were talking about.

    I'll try and answer your question by saying.......................er, no I don't think so. Probably not. But maybe.

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  8. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgP0l47HFpI ? (:

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  9. I'm so glad you were lucky enough; I got to see this beautiful photograph of the pretty bird :)

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  10. Hi again Conor, yes actually that Becky thing is quite popular among the young folk over here...............the weirdos............

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  11. Wow what a nice photo of a beautiful and funny bird... he's gorgeous!

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