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 Photo-a-Day      (Wednesday, 27th August, 2014) Views: 2,772 
Kingfisher
 Kingfisher   by Dave (Oy)  (Nikon D800 with Nikon 300mm F/4 AF-S)
Kingfisher at Pennington Flash - Sunday 25th August 2014

Comment by Ellen on 27th August 2014 at 00:24
Only one word; Lovely!


Comment by Thomas(Tom)Walsh. on 27th August 2014 at 00:29
Well done Dave, Kingfishers are very elusive,and difficult to photograph .


Comment by Derek Platt on 27th August 2014 at 01:12
this is probably the start of Bird theme month. He looks like he leaned up against a white paling fence


Comment by Hornet on 27th August 2014 at 01:34
only one word for this FANTASTIC


Comment by Robin Leigh on 27th August 2014 at 03:42
Nice! And to fend off the What's-it-got-to-do-with-Wigan? folks, for me it's a lot. Last time I saw one was on the rowing club basin bridge at Haigh. The kingfishers across the pond here are just three shades of grey. Thank you, Dave.


Comment by peterp on 27th August 2014 at 05:13
Nice shot. The bird looks short of tail feathers in proportion to its body?


Comment by Maureen on 27th August 2014 at 07:28
Dave,that's absolutely beautiful..nothing more to add..just beautiful.


Comment by Ron D on 27th August 2014 at 08:12
It's a cracker.


Comment by Harry C. on 27th August 2014 at 08:17
Another stunning bird photo!


Comment by Aubrey on 27th August 2014 at 08:22
Great photo.


Comment by Helen on 27th August 2014 at 08:23
Beautiful bird, you are so lucky to have seen one Dave.

As for the kingfisher being a bit short in the tail feathers, its a bird, it moults !


Comment by Fred Mason on 27th August 2014 at 08:37
Cracking shot.

Well done, Dave.


Comment by Mick on 27th August 2014 at 09:15
I see the twitchers are all up nice a early.
Reason it might be short on tail feathers could be because it a juvenile thats not grow a tail yet.

There a video here of one of these elusive birds.

http://youtu.be/wF7Y7W1x7fk

tsee tsee tsu hu hu hu hu


Comment by Anne on 27th August 2014 at 09:25
Again no need for words, just look. Aren't kingfishers short tailed naturally.


Comment by maggie on 27th August 2014 at 10:03
Thank you so much for this lovely photo, and all the others. They are of a very high standard & you should all be proud of them.


Comment by Christine roberts on 27th August 2014 at 11:54
Dave,Absolutely gorgeous Great photo!


Comment by Dave (Oy) on 27th August 2014 at 12:59
Thanks folks. The reason it has short tail feathers is......

Kingfishers have short tail feathers :)


Comment by Christine roberts on 27th August 2014 at 13:18
Dave,Absolutely gorgeous great photo!


Comment by Fred C on 27th August 2014 at 16:43
Beautiful bird,excellent photo.Last time I saw a kingfisher in the UK was in 1980 behind the Red Lion at the Dover Lock at Abram.I get pied and brown hooded king fishers in the garden here!


Comment by david on 27th August 2014 at 17:20
Great photograph - good bokeh.


Comment by dot on 27th August 2014 at 20:14
I know as soon as I see your name, it will be a super shot. Wish i could see one as close.


Comment by Lizziedownunder on 27th August 2014 at 22:07
Awesome pic Dave...cheers!!!


Comment by Garry on 28th August 2014 at 19:05
Dot you can, buy a camera.


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