Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Still trying...

...to capture a decent pic of our ultra-shy Kingfishers.  Managed to get this one through the office window one day.  I liked the daisy-chain of weed growth stringing behind her like left-over party decorations.

15 comments:

Judy said...

Beautiful! I wish I could see that outside my office window. I only see walls...no windows :(

Nancy said...

I have never seen a Kingfisher in my "real life," whatever that is...

It looks rather large -- do they ever charge (as in attack, not like send you a bill you for posing) photographers? :)

Nancy said...

Crud -- I did it again. Disregard the second "you" in the last sentence. Doy!

texwisgirl said...

:) Nancy, they're actually quite small but have a BIG attitude! They're stout and top-heavy and their crest makes them even tougher. Like little squatty weight-lifters puffing out their chests.

Just as I was writing this, I stood up to look out at the pond and one just went flying and chittering by (they're also very loud, and stirring up a ruckus!) I love 'em!

texwisgirl said...

And no. They don't attack. They zip back and forth, occasionally landing in a tree or on a stump or just diving head-first into the pond with a big splash to catch a fish. My husband and I always laugh when we see them with their catch, back in a tree, bashing the poor fish into the tree limb to knock it out before eating it!

Out on the prairie said...

I sat on a log in the shallows in the middle of the Niobrara River for 45 minutes cooling down from the NE sun and hoping to get a shot on these allusive birds.They are fun to watch and do let you know when they are nearby.Fantastic shot.

Home In The Hollow said...

What a handsome fellow! I thought the squiggles were reflections on the water!...LOL!...:)JP

IanH said...

Good shot! What are you using for a camera and lens? You are getting very good depth of field if it is a long lens.

Farm Girl said...

I was out walking with the dog this afternoon and all of the birds you get pictures of were flying ahead of me always keeping one tree between me and it and I kept thinking you must have a great lens to get such good pictures because they never let me get close enough to even turn my camera on.
So good for you.

Farmchick said...

Really nice shot with the reflection.

Canyon Girl said...

Beautiful picture!

Verde Farm said...

What a beauty. I’ve never seen one in person--how lucky to see one our your window :)
Amy

Dawn said...

I have never seen one of these either.
You have a wonderful view from your office window!
Glad to see that birds party too;)))

Allison said...

A Kingfisher? It looks like a roadrunner to my ignorant eyes! :D Remember that show? I'll have to google this little guy and learn something about him.

wayside wanderer said...

Very cool! I like the mental image of it bashing fish. Lots going on at your place!

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