Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Wildlife Photos: The Kingfisher and Ten Quick Shots

Today I'm in a bit of a rush; people to see, places go and things to do so, I'm just throwing up these ten quick shots I took of a Kingfisher while walking my dogs at the beach one day in Okinawa, Japan.
Kingfishers can be pretty hard to shoot when you're not prepared and that's the way I was that day.

The best way to catch them would be have a tripod set up and stake out an area where you know they'll show.  Then wait.

This guy saw me coming and played hide and seek while watching me out of the corner of his eye as I tried to maneuver into a position where I could catch him in the right light.

And when he got tired of me sneaking around zooming in on him with a 500mm lens I guess he decided he had people to see, places to go and things to do, too.  So, he left and ended the photo shoot.

The next time I show you ten quick shots of a Kingfisher they'll be different.  I'll be ready.

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