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Kingfishers in SA seen through my lens

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:39 pm

Through my lens over the years I captured many Kingfishers images, so join me on a colorful journey of one of South Africa most beautiful and colourful birds. I will share portraits,different type of catches and images in flight....so please bear with me...

Most Kingfishers are water birds but some Kingfishers,however,are not associate with water at all. These catch mainly insects.

All Kingfishers are colourful attractive birds and made the most beautiful photographs.

There are 10 types of Kingfishers in SA. At the moment I have captured 7 of them and the only Kingfishers outstanding are he Greywooded, Mangove and the small Pigmy.....may be one day :hmz:

This is just my journey spending may hours at waterholes and travel may kilometers to get the perfect Kingfisher image....

Comments and views will be most appreciated. :thumbs_up:

To get the ball on the roll .....portraits of the Kingfishers....

Malachite

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Woodland

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Brown-hooded

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Pied

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Halfcollared

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Re: Kingfishers seen through my lens

Unread postby Goronta » Sun Feb 02, 2014 3:45 pm

Nice thread Jan :thumbs_up:
Kingfishers are so beautiful :D
Well captured as usual
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Unread postby Hugh » Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:00 pm

I will be looking forward to the rest of your photos . Thank you
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Unread postby SurfCindy » Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:01 pm

Lovely stunning images. Thanks for sharing :thumbs_up:

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Unread postby Trrp-trrrrrrrr » Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:08 pm

Toooooooo beautiful Jan. :clap: :clap: :clap:

Looking forward to the rest..great thread. :thumbs_up:
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Unread postby jaytea » Mon Feb 03, 2014 6:25 am

Love the KFs they are great models for photos - and yours are fantastic!
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Re: Kingfishers seen through my lens

Unread postby Riaanf31 » Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:07 pm

Wow, I'm going to enjoy this one. Thanks very much for starting this thread Jan. Any chance you would be able to list a few of the places where you've seen some of the 'harder' spots, like the Half Collared? :hmz: :hmz: :hmz:
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Re: Kingfishers seen through my lens

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:27 pm

Thank you all for visiting my new thread and appreciated all the comments.

Hope that the images I will upload over the next months will be enjoyed by every one.

I will upload many portraits as well as many different type of catches.......so please bear with me.

Riaanf31...will list as far as possible all the places where we spot them.

The one I forgot to upload yesterday was the Giant Kingfisher(Sabie bridge)

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To get things going .....one of my best images of a Woodland with a Platana.... :dance: :dance:
(taken at Loskopdam)

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Re: Kingfishers seen through my lens

Unread postby lion queen » Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:41 pm

Not sure how I missed the start of this great topic!!!

Absolutely amazing photos!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

Thank you for spoiling us with your great sightings!! :gflower:
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Re: Kingfishers seen through my lens

Unread postby hilda » Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:17 am

Thank you for this colourful thread Jan! Awesome pictures! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Kingfishers seen through my lens

Unread postby Riaanf31 » Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:46 pm

Love your work Jan. Thanks for adding the places of where you've spotted and taken the pictures of these wonderful birds.

I've never seen the half collared KF so it's on my KNP bucket list. I managed to see my first Pygmy KF during my trip in December last year.

This is now my favourite thread on the entire Forum :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Kingfishers seen through my lens

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:48 pm

Thank you all for the comments...appreciate them all! :D

Riaanf31 ...my pleasure... :D The Pygmy is still on my list to photograph...may be someday... :wink:

Never saw a half collared myself in Kruger but know visitors that saw one at LP. Good luck and hold thumps :thumbs_up:

MK with his catch....

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Pied playing....

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Re: Kingfishers seen through my lens

Unread postby lion queen » Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:51 pm

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Love the playful Pied KF!!
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Re: Kingfishers seen through my lens

Unread postby hilda » Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:31 pm

Great shots Jan! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Kingfishers seen through my lens

Unread postby Jan van Wyk » Wed Feb 05, 2014 4:38 pm

lion queen -Appreciate your comment :D

Landing poses...

Halfcollared...
Loskopdam

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Woodland....
Loskopdam

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