Friday, 4 December 2009

Kingfisher

I have many attempted photos of kingfishers. Most are just a blur of blue or orange; some are of nothing more than the bush or tree where the kingfisher had been just seconds before. But on Wednesday on the Shroppie, a kingfisher surprised us by staying put as we went past. By the time we'd scrabbled around for the camera we were a little way past, but Adrian still managed to get this shot (which I've heavily cropped). It's by far the best kingfisher shot we've managed so far.

2 comments:

Nb Caxton said...

Wonderful and if I'm not mistaken, a new masthead as well! Well done Adrian

Nickname said...

That's brilliant - they're tricky to photograph even when you stake out their perches and wait.
I've forked out for a pro grade camera, and my telephoto was ok but didn't do the camera justice - so I've replaced that too. However taking wildlife shots with two black Lab's running round is proving very challenging.
You'll have to let me know if there are any particularly sluggish creatures when you're up round Christmas.
Cheers, Ian.