Friday, March 25, 2011

FLYday - Belted Kingfisher


Belted Kingfisher, female in flight, March 5, 2011
An homage to what our feathered friends so best, fly.



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49 comments:

  1. The kingfisher is a tough bird to get close to, to photograph when perched, then to get it in flight! - also, I was very interested in your crossbill at the feeder - I've heard a few reports of this bird at feeders. You provide solid evidence!

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  2. Mike and Chris, thank you. I have tried and tried to get this bird in flight and so was DELIGHTED to get these shots. As Chris says, Kingfishers are hard to approach.

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  3. what a perfect shot. Great job Robin!

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  4. Another coup for RRR.Beautiful bird,I didn't know they had rust or red under their wing.We have not seen the crossbill since our first glimpse while you were away.Maybe he'll come back.

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  5. Harry Tyler commented on your link.
    Harry wrote: "Keeping my open for the first Kingfisher flying up the Kennebec"

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  6. bmc and Harry, thank you. There have been three kingfishers here in Phippsburg all winter that I can account for.

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  7. beautiful photos, Robin. Thanks,

    Craig

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  8. Beautiful shots Robin!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  9. Nice shots! Congrats, Robin! Although I have tried, I have never gotten one in flight, only when hovering and ready to plunge.

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  10. Beautiful flight shot! Looks like you were right under him.

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  11. Robin, how delightful!! I've been out of internet range the last week and have so much catching up to do. I love your new header. ~karen

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  12. Really great shots of the Belted Kingfisher! I have a new e-mail address Robin. haleyofhallowell@roadrunner.com

    Hope you have a great weekend! Hope to see you soon at a meeting. Busy, busy! Bill Haley

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  13. Fantastic!!Saw a lovely bright garter snake today. He was very cold.your friendJo

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  14. MaineBirder, Karen, Debbie and Hilke, thanks so much for the positive regard for the shots. I'm pretty tickled with them myself! It feels soooo good when it goes my way once in awhile. YA!

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  15. Awesome pix !!!
    Thanks Robin !!!

    Mike

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  16. youare quick
    Denno
    Miss you guys

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  17. I had no idea they have brown under their wings either and I have been trying to look at them most of my life. Sometime I'll take you up the river in my boat and see if we can get some more. I think these pictures probably repersent far more patience than I have.

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  18. Beautiful shots Robin! I love Belted Kingfishers and this female in flight is gorgeous!

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  19. Great Kingfisher photos Robin. Thanks for sharing.

    Jackie Twomey

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  20. Great pics...thank you! Saw many birds in flight at Hermit Island a fewdays ago at dusk...lots of song in the air as well. They tend to hangaround the thicket on the left towards Joe's Head...very swampy! Dawnelle

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  21. Larry, thank you for the Id fine tuning. I was just about to look that up and put it on the photos, too. You saved me a wander through my birding guides. And thank you for the compliment, too.

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  22. Thanks Jackie and Dawnelle. And, Dawnelle, I know that spot well over on Hermit Island. I find that the birds do like that swampy thicket stuff no matter where it is. The sparrows are chortling away here which is delightful to hear since it's only 19 degrees this morning.

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  23. Lovely; and I can feel your hands freezing just looking at the picture.

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  24. Jim Walker commented on your link.
    Jim wrote: "Great shot Robin, That is one on the hardest birds to capture in flight."

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  25. Woo-hoo! Great shots, Robin! Your perseverance certainly paid off!

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  26. Thanks, Paul. Not bad for a woman who struggles with ADHD every day. Now, if only I can get my laundry done........

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  27. Jim, thank you. Indeed a VERY challenging bird to capture in flight or even perched for long enough and close enough for good shots. Thanks for the look and comment.

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  28. GREAT JOB, ROBIN.

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  29. Glorious images! Soaring beauty! I've never been able to get a good photograph of a Belted Kingfisher, even when stationary. Fabulous in flight captures!

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  30. Julie, Thank you very much. Next, I'm hoping to get shots of a Belted kingfisher flying through a hoop of flames. After all, where does one go after getting images like these flight shots? Cirque de Soleil!

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  31. Beautiful flight shots of a lovely bird Robin. Many thanks for sharing.

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  32. Excellent!! Ive tried for soooo long to get a decent photo of one of these guys..SO Far NO LUCK!!

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  33. stunning shots of the kingfisher in flight. I visited Costa Rica a month ago and saw this bird. But of course I had too little time to get godo shots or it. :)

    NF Fåglar/Birds
    Birds in Costa Rica

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  34. Great captures. I have found them difficult to photo. Great work.

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  35. Awesome! One of my dream shots is to catch a Belted kingfisher in flight. Congratulations on a fabulous capture!

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  36. Wonderful capture of the Kingfisher in flight!

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  37. Bill, Springman, Pat and Fotokarusellen, thanks so much for the thumbs ups on this one. That you all look and comment keeps me moving to get better, more interesting, more SOMETHING images.

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  38. You captured the perfect "Kodak" moment!
    HG

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  39. Incredible and I'm seriously jealous ;>) have tried for years and in several different states to get a picture of a Kingfisher. Never any luck. They are such a unique looking bird and I love to watch them. Thanks for sharing yours.

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  40. Sallie, Thanks so much fore that. Jealousy is a great motivator. Keep trying!

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  41. eileeninmd, thank you. You guys all keep me working to get better shots, no matter how good an image is.

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  42. FABULOUS in flight images. Well done.

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