Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Black-capped Kingfisher

Black-capped Kingfishers are back to Byram ( a mangrove coastal area at Penang, Malaysia). This species of Kingfisher migrates to this area every October and stay here till March next year. Black-capped Kingfishers are very shy and tend to fly away when she spots you approaching from far away. Thus, it is very difficult to get decent close-up shot.
I was lucky to find this "fella" resting at a tree branch after she has eaten a crab. My body and gears were partially block by mangrove vegetation thus she did not notice I was nearby. I made over one hundred shots of this "fella" with the Canon 5 D mk II and EF 600 mm IS F4 lens. The subject was under the shade so I had to "bump-up" the ISO in order to avoid motion blur.  I shot with ISO 640 to 800 in the aperture priority mode.

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pensionasuka said...

Very nice shoot!!!

Choy Wai Mun said...

Beautiful shots. Well done.

Hawkeyes a.k.a Kiah said...

Hi pensionasuka and Mun,

Thanks for your compliments.

madibirder said...

You've captured the colours beautifully. Well done. This one is still on my wanted list