Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wild Bird Wednesday: Collared Kingfisher

A few weeks ago, Michael & I had the pleasure of meeting a fellow birder up at Beachmere, near Bribie Island. There were plenty of birds to see in the wetlands BUT, my favorite part was photographing some of the birds out on the tidal flats.

We came across this Collared Kingfisher (a lifer for me) which was relatively happy to pose as we edged closer and closer. Testing out my new 70-200mm L IS even more, and also familiarising myself with shooting with my monopod.




Oops...




I think he dropped something!

Linking up with Stewart's meme:

10 comments:

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Some great "action" shots there Liz! I imagine you had a great day exploring and experimenting.

Margaret Adamson said...

Brilliant bird shots. Looks like a great place to go birding.

Carole M. said...

lovely opportunity for you Liz, as you say, to use your new equipment and to capture the Collared Kingfisher!! I used to love Bribie Island. How are you liking the monopod??

eileeninmd said...

Liz, I love the Kingfishers. Great shots, ours a kind of sky around people.. Have a happy day!

cobie en bas van Es said...

je hebt hem heel mooi in beeld en er een geweldig mooie serie van weten te maken.

Lisa Gordon said...

That looks like one very big beak on one very small bird. Just adorable, Liz!!!

Brian King said...

Congratulations on a lifer! Love the bill on this guy! Great shots!

TexWisGirl said...

such a huge bill!

Ross said...

Great shots Liz! Thanks for the comments on my site. We do have great supportive families don't we! It's been a really rough go as of late and without my family being as encouraging as they are it would be so much harder to get through all of this. Last night I received some bad news in that my neurosurgeon who has been looking after me the last few years passed away suddenly. It makes me sad that the only doctor who's done anything to help me has now passed on! Anyway I'm now in the care as of today of a new surgeon who will hopefully give me the same level of care. The link to the National Geographic site is http://members.nationalgeographic.com click on join and it will lead you through to sign up. Let me know if you join and I can link to your work. Anyway I have to run so take care!

Stewart M said...

Great looking bird - always happen to see kingfishers.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

PS: I dropped you an email about your visit.

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