Thursday, April 15, 2010

Belted Kingfisher...

This is one of those birds that I have wanted to photograph for years with no luck. I have seen them occasionally close the my house but always to far away to get a photo, my son and I tried repeatedly to photograph one along the stream in Benezette one weekend but the moment we would lift the cameras it would fly. Last month I had a few chances in Florida, often they were to far away to get a good sharp image, this one provided me with my best photos to date. Although not as good as I hoped it is a start. It is difficult to tell but the belly is brown on this Belted Kingfisher making it a female.

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5 comments:

Woody said...

Good photos Brad, I enjoy your bird posts.

HANNIBAL said...

Congrats on the Kingfisher! Those birds are tough! Fascinating though, so it keeps our interest as the chase is always on! Great job on your first belted kingfisher!

Coy said...

Great shot Brad, these colorful little guys always laugh at me as they fly away well out of camera range. I keep trying for someday one will stay put!

Well done!

Willard said...

A beautiful portrait. I have never gotten a good photo of this species.

Marci said...

Great capture of this elusive bird!