Kingfishers

I used to say Kingfishers are easy birds to photograph, but for the last few years I have struggled to get one coming in front of my hide regulary. This bird requires a lot of waiting time, but at least appears daily. I really want diving shots into the water, but it is not worth setting up until the bird comes more frequently. Hopefully using the Pro-capture feathure of the Olympus it will now be easy to do. The two flight pictures below were taken using pro-capture.

Two of the shots were taken with the Panosonic 100-400mm lens. The first time I have used it. Optically it is fine, but why would they make a lens mount that only turns 90 degrees. It makes it very difficult to get level horizons. I have to adjust the tripod legs instead of being able to swivel the lens.

 

I Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis, single bird on branch

Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis, single bird on branch in the rain.

Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis, single bird on branch. Pro capture. 1600 iso. 1/6400th at f4.

Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis, single bird on branch. My first pictures with the Panosonic 100-400mm lens.

Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis, single bird on branch. My first pictures with the Panosonic 100-400mm lens. 

Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis, single bird on branch. Pro capture. 1600 iso. 1/8000th at f4

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About mikelane81

Wildlife Photographer

Posted on July 28, 2019, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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