Happy St Valentine day everyone! 🙂 🙂
Yes, I was back at my kingfisher hide his Sunday. I had another cracking time with the blue arrow…..This female is quite reliable. I decided to name her Lucie !
Lucie made some cracking move, in water and outside water…
Lucie landing on one of my perch
It was like watching a small blue duck in water … 🙂
Flying away with the prize
A wide angle view of the river…..
I am completely mesmerize by kingfisher…. 🙂 🙂 🙂
I think that I am going to build a permanent hide. Like that I will be able to photograph them in any weather….(I am using a canvas hide at the moment)
The Fruits season has started
A bit of fishing too
I love the colours on this picture….
Flying away with the prize….
Yep, I have change the setup. This morning, I had three hours spare so I went to my hide and had a go at it. It the only way to find out what is wrong with the setup. They are a few things that I have to change.
For a first go, I was quite pleased with the results.
This bird has got a bullhead in his bill.
A few action shot
And to end, a bit of Arty farty… 🙂 🙂
Third round on my kingfisher setup…
Few dives shot
This time , I have try to take some under water picture. It is not easy…I need to try something different.
The speed is always incredible. my eyes cannot clock what happening. Only the camera can tell me what`s happening under water. Amazing
The Kingfisher is probably one of the most charismatic bird in Britain. Incredible colours and bad tampered! 🙂
I wanted to photograph kingfisher fishing. So I setup my own hide . Yes, I could have dished out £ 150.00 and go in one of those paying hide thing..
But I wasn`t interested. I wanted to do my own thing. I like to setup my hide , go on recce etc…
It just take some time. But the reward are extraordinaire, if it works of course.
Boy did it work! At the moment, I have four different birds. They are chasing each other, fishing, fighting, calling etc.. . It`s amazing to watch ….
These pictures were taken in two photographic session. This is a work in progress of course …will see what happened next…
I got a kingfisher on a perch and I was very happy
The next challenge was to get the bird in flight…not easy…
I was over the moon with those pictures but I wanted more…
This male is going down like a rocket. the speed is amazing
Coming out of the water with his prize.
Just before eating his prize