Kingfishers

22 Oct 2015 14:16 - 22 Oct 2015 15:31 #3195 by NN
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These are really beautiful birds and a challenge to photograph.






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22 Oct 2015 16:10 - 22 Oct 2015 16:11 #3197 by bootly66
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Nice pics my friend... I have a little local lane close to my home where i regularly see Common and White-throated KFs .. On lucky days I have seen Black-capped and Storkbilled KFs too................. nonthaburibirding.blogspot.com/2013/10/kingfisher-lane.html

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26 Nov 2015 19:48 #3240 by Geoff Potter
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Here's another one from Mae Wong National Park..... Crested Kingfisher


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26 Nov 2015 20:03 #3243 by bootly66
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good job geoff excellent pic... when did you shoot this??

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26 Nov 2015 20:22 #3244 by Paul TW
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Great picture Geoff!

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29 Nov 2015 20:21 #3249 by Anonymous
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Mae Wong National Park. This is in the river about 500 Meters up from the headquarters, bird arrives punctually at 6.00AM so you have to be there really early in order to get your hide etc set up before it comes downstream. Alternatively you can set you hide up the night before but check it before you get in!

I was there again last week but now there is no sign of the bird but I did get this picture of a Rufous Throated Partridge

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29 Nov 2015 20:37 #3250 by Geoff Potter
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Shot this one in October.... 500M after the Headquarters. Bird arrives very early, 6 AM, and only passes once. You need to get there well before the bird as it will not stop if is senses anything wrong. Other people have seen it later.

I was there last week however, there was no sign of it.

Heres another one I got, Rufous Throated Partridge


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29 Nov 2015 20:59 #3252 by rushenb
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Great shots! Soo sharp! :)
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22 Jun 2016 16:39 #3874 by Paul TW
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With help from Geoff I managed to get a few photos of the Oriental dwarf kingfishers (Ceyx erishaca) in Kaeng Krachan.

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22 Jun 2016 16:53 #3875 by bootly66
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Beautiful....... I will be there this weekend.. hoping for some good shots..

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22 Jun 2016 17:26 #3877 by onflipflops
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Nice shot!
I love these little birds. But I guess to get some good shots I need to sit in a bird blind.
The closest I have got to it was a couple months ago on a night walk, when I found it sleeping. But to get good shots while hiking, is hard. It seems to love streams in dark valleys...

What ISO did you shoot at? Is this with your new D5?
I like the color rendition. Colorful, yet not oversaturated.

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22 Jun 2016 18:39 - 22 Jun 2016 18:56 #3880 by Paul TW
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Its ISO 2200, 600 mm plus 1.4x, flash at -3ev. I will post a picture below of a different one I took without the flash - the weather was so bad on Saturday morning that I had no option but to get the flash out as I sat in the drizzle.

The D5 is excellent at ISO 1600 in shadows with no flash - fully trustable, at 3200 things are starting to get a bit messy to my eye - without reducing the file size to cover up the issues. The pic is not cropped, that is the frame the camera took.

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22 Jun 2016 18:50 - 22 Jun 2016 18:54 #3881 by Paul TW
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Here we go, same morning no flash, ISO 6400 and 1/20th ....

Heres one from Friday when there was more light - without flash at ISO 1600 BUT 1/20th, its very hit and miss at that shutter speed for me ......

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16 Jul 2016 08:41 - 16 Jul 2016 11:40 #3903 by tjmstroud
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Catching up on Wildlife Thailand.
That photo of the Oriental Dwarf is really something - brilliant.
Here's the best I can do on Common kingfishers that often pass through our garden in Petchabun - one taken in the morning, one at dusk.
This one was a regular on our main pond fishing for freshwater shrimps.and he'll stay in my memory for sitting right next to me, about a metre away. Needless to say I didn't have the camera right then.

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