Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Blue-banded Kingfisher

Feb 1 2011. On last Sunday morning,  I decided to bird at Ulu Paip lowland forest. It was about 4 months that I last visited this place. At about 9.30 am, while we (my brother and me) were shooting landscape at the middle of the stream. I saw a blue color bird flew passed me. It was flying toward downstream. I quickly turned my head and tracked the target. Bingo I saw the bird stopped and perched on a rock few meter away. After a careful checking with my binocular, it is a Male Blue Banded Kingfisher. Apparently the Blue-banded Kingfisher stopped by to hunt for "breakfast". I slowly carried my equipment and approach the target. Here are some selected shots:

Canon EOS 1 D mkIV EF 800mm IS + 1.4 TC
ISO 3200 1/50 F8

Canon EOS 1 D mkIV EF 800mm IS + 1.4 TC
ISO 1/1600 1/30  F8

Canon EOS 1 D mkIV EF 800mm IS + 1.4 TC
ISO 3200 1/40 F8

Canon EOS 1 D mkIV EF 800mm IS + 1.4 TC
ISO 5000 1/50 F8
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7 comments:

Paul Wu said...

Kiah, You have made the ppl from the south gone crazy with this gorgeous BBKF! :)

Hawkeyes a.k.a Kiah said...

Hi Paul,

LOL, come to the north, the fella is waiting.

Ari said...

Marvelous shots of this rare kingfisher!

Wong Tsu Shi said...

Wow! Excellent catch, good start for the year.

John said...

Great shots of a lovely bird !

Ayuwat Jearwattanakanok said...

Wow you're lucky to get the first shot! So close and clear!

Hawkeyes a.k.a Kiah said...

Thanks for your feedbacks.