133/365 Kingfisher Part V


Here’s another image I’ve finished processing from a session last week.  This individual was watching a buzzard soaring overhead.  When you have watched Kingfishers for several hours you find out what makes them tick and start to predict what they are going to do next.  Hearing a Buzzard calling I knew this Kingfisher would instantly look up at the sky when it flew over.  They do this ‘sky pointing’ behaviour quite a lot and to most things… gulls, helicopters, herons…so I had plenty of opportunities to get this image.  I kept this bird fairly small in the frame as well.  I could have easily placed the 1.4x converter on and achieved a bigger image in portrait orientation but felt this was a better composition.

European Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis, May, 2012.
Canon 1D mkIV with Canon 500mm f/4 L IS lens.

 

132/365 Kingfisher part IV


I really like the side lit Kingfisher images so here is another one from a session this morning that l’ve just finished processing.

European Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis, May, 2012.
Canon 1D mkIV with Canon 500mm f/4 L IS lens.

131/365 Kingfisher part III


Heres another image from my session with the Kingfisher.  This is taken in overcast conditions late morning.

European Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis, May, 2012.
Canon 1D mkIV with Canon 500mm f/4 L IS lens

130/365 Kingfisher Part II


I had another session this morning with the Kingfisher.  A 4.45 start allowed me to get into place in time and wait for the sun to pop its head over the bank, lighting just the bird and plunging everything else into darkness. Although I’m extremely pleased with this image a photographer is never happy as it wasn’t the image I was after but tomorrow is another day.

European Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis, May, 2012.
Canon 1D mkIV with Canon 500mm f/4 L IS lens.

129/365 European Kingfisher Alcedo atthis


It’s been an absolute manic few weeks and as such my blog has had to take a bit of a back burner.  To kick start it off again is the next image of the 365, number 129 is of a European Kingfisher I photographed last week.  I shall be visiting this site again so fingers crossed it will perform as well as it did on this occasion.

European Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis.
Canon 1D mkIV with Canon 500mm f/4 L IS lens.