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  1. Adult male Belted kingfisher

    Adult male Belted kingfisher

    (This is a repost from November 12, 2021. I reworked the photo and wanted it updated.) A male belted kingfisher watching the marsh.
  2. Ringed Kingfisher

    Ringed Kingfisher

    A female kingfisher watching your food from a bridge
  3. The Dark Diamond

    The Dark Diamond

    One of my favourite birds is for me the kingfisher. Here you see a really young female one. I` ve found a good place nearby for shooting and observing this beautifull species. This picture is from august, from the third "spawn" there. Greetings from Germany
  4. African Pygmy Kingfisher, Ispidina picta

    African Pygmy Kingfisher, Ispidina picta

    This is one of the more sought after Kingfisher species in South Africa. Its diminutive size means it often goes unnoticed, but fortunately with a colourful appearance like this one does have a better chance in locating it. I have had good fortune seeing this species in the last year, but trying...
  5. With fish caught

    With fish caught

    A Pied Kingfisher takes off after catching a fish.
  6. Common Kingfisher - female

    Common Kingfisher - female

    Oh I love these lil 'uns!
  7. Once again- the Queen!

    Once again- the Queen!

    A Common Kingfisher female. Not the best of shots but still looking tolerably nice, to me at least...
  8. Common Kingfisher

    Common Kingfisher

    Once again, the blue jewel.
  9. Common Kingfisher

    Common Kingfisher

    The smallest of Kingies I come across, and the best looking of 'em.
  10. Ruling her realm

    Ruling her realm

    A Common Kingfisher in habitat
  11. Queen of Hearts

    Queen of Hearts

    Don't I love these jewels!!!!!
  12. Distance makes the heart grow fonder...

    Distance makes the heart grow fonder...

    A Common Kingfisher... far away...
  13. Flight of Fancy

    Flight of Fancy

    Seeing others shoot and post birds in flight, I took that over ambitious step without realizing, wishes are not horses.
  14. Scratch...

    Scratch...

    An itchy King... in my neighborhood. This was my Sigma 70-300mm DG macro. To be fair, it was a cloudy muggy morning. Nevertheless, any given day, the dinky Pentax DA L has far better IQ.
  15. Colours

    Colours

    A Common Kingfisher with stunning colors complimented nicely by monsoon greens.
  16. ...I'd rather feel the earth beneath my feet...

    ...I'd rather feel the earth beneath my feet...

    A Common king, possibly a she (Mali this is for you) with some food for the young uns...
  17. Divorced?

    Divorced?

    A Royal couple- but no longer on talking terms...
  18. Romance of the Royals

    Romance of the Royals

    the King and his consort - romance in the woods.
  19. I'll be watching you...

    I'll be watching you...

    A Common Kingfisher, carrying food for the babies.
  20. A Bed of Nails

    A Bed of Nails

    "Sleight of hand and twist of faith/ On a bed of nails she makes me wait.."
  21. Behind a Veil- Common Kingfisher

    Behind a Veil- Common Kingfisher

    A Common Kingfisher, behind a Zizyphus bush.
  22. "Tell me what you eat, and I'll tell you what you are!"

    "Tell me what you eat, and I'll tell you what you are!"

    The Common Kingfisher is a bird with an attitude. A pocket sized rocket- is a description that fits it to a 'T'. Here is one individual, proudly diplaying its catch - which by every means is -TOO BIG!
  23. Ringed Kingfisher

    Ringed Kingfisher

    I keep seeing these on the wires and now I have my new Tamron I can get close enough without frightening them off. A dull morning turned brighter with this chap.
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