Saturday, March 13, 2010

The Kingfisher and the Moon

 

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When we go to the lighthouse, we usually see belted kingfishers. Kingfishers are expert teasers. They perch until you get your camera up and then they fly off, laughing.

Recently, I was fortunate enough to capture this kingfisher while it was apparently mesmerized by the full moon rising.

Here is the shot with no zoom lens or cropping. The kingfisher was on the branch to the left and the moon was behind it in the smoky clouds. I guess some distance may have helped me photograph my first kingfisher that was not a blur as it flew off (laughing at me, of course).

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3 comments:

Floridacracker said...

They are absolutely the toughest bird to photograph well.

Good job!

Caroline said...

You absolutely aren't kidding, they are disappearers of the first degree!

Katie said...

Great shot!