Belted Kingfisher - Click To Enlarge

Belted Kingfisher

Southern Kingfishers are just more laid back than their northern cousins. The photo below was taken almost too close. I almost lost the tip of his tail.

Belted Kingfisher - Click To Enlarge
Belted Kingfisher – Click To Enlarge

It took me a year to get a northern Kingfisher photograph in focus. In the south we catch them in flight and fishing.

Belted Kingfisher - Click To Enlarge
Belted Kingfisher – Click To Enlarge
Belted Kingfisher - Click To Enlarge
Belted Kingfisher – Click To Enlarge

I guess things may really be done a little slower in the south.

6 thoughts on “Belted Kingfisher”

    1. My ‘white whale’. Last year I was thrilled to get an acceptable photo at 500mm full out. An old bridge, now just some ruins and a fishing pier, in South Carolina has many Kingfishers. Low tide in the marsh is more important than me hanging over an old railing. My large lens has proven to be overkill at times. Wonderful place.

    2. Sounds fantastic! We have some here…well one that hangs out in a tree and dive bombs the pond but it’s across a golf course and too far for my 300mm lens. I don’t dare try to cross with those balls flying around. I probably wouldn’t make it!

    1. I have tried to capture them for years, frustrated most of the time since they are so shy. Finally a location outside Charleston, SC has a group more interested in fishing the marsh tides than running from ‘that big eye’ camera.

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