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Green Kingfisher

Image # 1D2_05091

Tarcoles River


Canon 600L/f4 IS, with 1.4x II Teleconverter

ISO 500, f/5.6, 1/2000 second

Manual Exposure

Gitzo 1329/ArcaSwiss B1/Wimberley Sidekick


We saw quite a few Kingfishers of various species, and typically they take off when you start thinking about getting closer to them. This one was an exception, however. I started off with the 600 and 1.4x teleconverter, to get some shots before it took off, but was amazed that we kept getting closer and closer, and he didnt budge! Eventually we got so close that I could no longer keep it in focus, or have the whole bird in the frame!