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Monday, September 25, 2006,4:03 AM
KING FISHER
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I have never been lucky with king fisher, Its easy to spot though, You can never miss a bright blue tail almost flourescent.


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Though it is very small, it is visible from a distance.


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It flies so fast that I never had a chance to take a picture of its flight.


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15 Comments:


  • 7:49 AM, Anonymous Lord Boo

    nice subject Poms; i love Kingfishers; there used to be one who dwelt in the neem tree next to my grandmom's home, and i used to watch it every morning fascinated by its colours. I love brightly-coloured birds, and i have only had the pleasure of seeing peacocks, Kingfishers and Macaws up close. Like its profile on the last pic; looks like he is posing, hehe *hugs*

     
  • 4:31 PM, Blogger Rauf

    oweeee sweet booey! I was in a boat in kumarakom, It few away when I went closer. I was ready to take a picture of its flight, but it was too fast for me.
    ummmmmmmmmmmmmmas and hugs reee booey

     
  • 6:50 AM, Anonymous Ruth

    Thank you for the electric blue of Kingfisher this morning, Rauf. It communicates to my heart and fills it up.

     
  • 8:40 PM, Blogger kathy

    Beautiful Kingfisher Rauf. I'm glad you were able to get a close up shot of him. I know I've said this before and I'll probably say it again...but visiting your blog is a real treat! Thanks Rauf! :)

     
  • 10:41 PM, Blogger Rauf

    Thank you Ruth, I see it everywhere but I am too slow for it. By the time I take the camera out its gone. Most of the time, I manage to take only one picture, I take a step closer, its gone again.

     
  • 10:43 PM, Blogger Rauf

    Thank you Kathy. I want to take a picture of its flight, All I have is what you see up there, just a blur.
    No luck so far.

     
  • 5:56 PM, Blogger sandy

    Blurry or not they are great pics and they are beautiful birds. Our kingfishers are shy. Not nearly as colorful!

     
  • 6:58 PM, Blogger Rauf

    Our Kingfishers are very shy too Sandy, they don't pose, smile and slow down in their flight when some one is taking pictures. Painted storks are my favourites. they pose for me and give me all the time to take pictures. Sweet birds, I'll post their pictures again Sandy.

     
  • 1:23 PM, Anonymous freebird

    nice attempt ! I know its very difficult to 'shoot' the birds ...

    i got one here: http://flickr.com/photos/freemind/124626182/in/set-72057594100967170/

     
  • 7:44 AM, Blogger Sangita

    That is nice..and it really resembles the emblem on kingfisher yeah never seen one except in pics :-( I have no idea how u click these birds..having tried few times I knwo this is realll difficult

     
  • 3:55 AM, Blogger Patty

    Rauf, I don't think I've ever seen a Kingfisher in person before, so you are lucky to have even been in one's presence! And I agree w/Sandy, blurry or not, awesome, powerful and striking images! It gives a feeling of escaping or of freedom. I am listening to Enya now-thanks for reminding me of her music. It is very peaceful and calming.

    You will get some clear shots of the Kingfisher someday-it will happen!

    Wishing you all the best, Rauf!

     
  • 5:02 AM, Blogger Rauf

    Thank you freebird, yes I saw your picture, you were lucky to get good light on the bird, lovely picture

     
  • 5:03 AM, Blogger Rauf

    Kingfishers are very fast Sangita, I never had good light on the bird.

     
  • 5:06 AM, Blogger Rauf

    They are pretty common here Patty, tropical bird very colourful. Small and swift, very thick and long beak. Doesn't really suit them, rest of the body is so beautiful.
    After ' memories of the trees' don't know if Enya has come up with any album.

     
  • 3:12 AM, Blogger iamnasra

    Loved this blog too

     

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