Sunday, May 10, 2015
Checkout this Iridescent Bird: Common Kingfisher Striking Poses
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.
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
Related Post: Territorial Bird -- Common Kingfisher