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Photo-a-Day Archive
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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 27th August, 2014)

Kingfisher


Kingfisher
Kingfisher at Pennington Flash - Sunday 25th August 2014

Photo: Dave (Oy)  (Nikon D800 with Nikon 300mm F/4 AF-S)
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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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