Sunday, May 10, 2015

Checkout this Iridescent Bird: Common Kingfisher Striking Poses

They Brighten Up a Dreary Day




The bird was drying feathers, preening and, watching the stream below. 

It had made a few dives but, came back without any fish after each attempt.

Perched on a dead tree that had fallen over the waterway, it didn't notice me, sneaking closer.

The camera was equipped with the Sigma 50-500mm but, I wanted some close up images.

bird, kingfisher, GIF

A Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) isn't much larger than a sparrow.

They are probably the most colorful bird on this island.

Whenever the opportunity comes along, it's a good idea to shoot some gigabytes of them.

A series of 8 photos were used in compiling this animated GIF.

Now, it's time for me to go celebrate with a cold beer.

Learn more about the Kingfisher at ARKive

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