Kingfishers in SA seen through my lens

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Kingfishers in SA seen through my lens

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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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Halfcollared

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Re: Kingfishers seen through my lens

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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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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

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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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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 ....

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lion queen -Appreciate your comment :D

Landing poses...

Halfcollared...
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Woodland....

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Thank you all for the comments...appreciate them all :thumbs_up:

Pieds in action...
(Lowe Sabie Bridge)

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Thank you Hilda and lion queen :D

Giant in the open

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Brown-hooded...love the comp and focusing on the eye...

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Thank you Trrp-trrrrrrrr,Stampajane and lion queen for your comments :D :D

Woodland with Dragonfly catch..

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Halfcollared with a catch...

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Appreciate the comments...Hilda,jaytea and Trrp-trrrrrrrr :dance:

MK with a perfect comp....love how the perch lead into the image :dance:
(Birdhide on a mine)

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Pied landing pose
(Loskop dam)

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Thank Hilda...appreciate the comment :D

Woodland take off....

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Brown-hooded landing...

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Thank you SurfCindy,Kaapsedraai and lion queen for the comments :dance: :dance:

Halfcollared portrait...love the spider wed effect...
(Loskop dam)

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Giant portrait
(Loskop dam)

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MK portrait
(Loskop dam)

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Thank you Kaapsedraai,lion queen and Riaanf31 for your positive comments :thumbs_up:

Feeding time for the Pieds...
(Lower Sabie bridge)

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Thank you all for viewing and the comments...appreciate them all :thumbs_up:

The Woodland pose....love the beautiful colours :D

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The MK pose....

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Thank you lion queen and Hilda for taking time to view my Kingfishers and commenting :thumbs_up:

Halfcollared display .....

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Appreciate the comments... :thumbs_up:

MK Portrait.......

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MK landing

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