One of my elusive favorites and you've taken some good shots! We have them here, and I have never, ever gotten a chance to take a picture--glimpses are all I ever get!
I have the same issues with bird captures around here, although you seem to have much better luck with yours. And i lack the patience to go sit very still out near their favorite perches and eventually get that shot. I think that's what it probably takes.
Amazing . . . . I think I will name you the "Bird Whisperer".
Fantastic that you got such clear shots at all! What a great looking bird it is too.I wish I had kingfishers in my pond.
Mały, ale śliczny ptaszek. Świetnie, że udało Ci go "złapać" aparatem. Pozdrawiam
Sassy little dude, isn't he?
He's a beautiful bird: I've never seen one of those! Isn't it frustrating to not be able to get a clear shot? I feel that way when the deer are in our yard: if I open a door, they run.
Good shots, he appears to be a bit of a squawker, lol! Beautiful bird!
What can I say, you are good girl! You are always getting shots of birds I rarely ever see!
Gorgeous! Love his red mouth screaming at you. hehe
You get the most amazing birds....our yard is sooooo boring compared to yours!
These are beautiful. He has so much personality. Looks like he's yelling at you in a few shots. ;)
What a gorgeous bird! And yes, I believe he is taunting you!
I think these guys are so cute...and ...I've only seen a few before.
Nothing wrong with these pictures.You even got him with his bill open.Is he yelling at the photographer to get lost? LOL
Nice pictures and a cute little bird!:)Have a great weekend!
i am surprised i have never seen one here. they are so darn cute i smile when I see these photos. love the hair doooo
These little guys tickle me. Their heads seem to look to big for their bodies and the topnotch just adds to the effect!
OH I LOVE those little birds!!and he sure looks like he has a lot to say about that picture taking!!i think your pic's came out GREAT!!!!
I think you've done quite well. Is that added layer of glass up to Nikon specs? That might help ;-) (there's a smart ass in every crowd)My only thoughts would be to go with a faster shutter speed, perhaps boosting the ISO to get it. I have it drilled in my head to used the lowest ISO possible. I broke that rule with that shot of Alex which was taken with ISO 2000!
Look at him telling you off!
I understand that frustration Theresa.I have the same problem with our Common Kingfisher here lol
I think these are great shots. You even got him mid-chirp! :)
Hey! He stuck his tongue out at you in that third shot, that cheeky guy. Margie
Great shots! It looks as if he is laughing at you or making fun of you!We have some cheeky little birds over here that are just far too difficult to capture.
Dear Santa, Please bring TexWisGirl at the Run*A*Round Ranch a portable duck blind for Christmas. Then she will no longer have to take pictures through windows. She has been a very good girl. Really she has.Thank you.
I know what you mean - I managed a few shots of one of these a few months ago at a local "dam". They're very elusive indeed.
You did well to get any kind of shot of these birds very well done. Have a great Xmas and All the best for 2012
He looks like he's laughing in the 3rd pic and kinda mad in the 5th:@)
He's such a beautiful bird and your photos are fabulous!!
They are very cool. I have only ever seen them on the river. when I used to go canoeing.
Another gorgeous bird and such terrific captures -- and I know they aren't easy! Yep, I do think we should name you the "Bird Whisperer"! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!Sylvia
Gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by the other day!
Very cool! He appears to be telling you how he wants his portrait taken and giving you all the side shots. Very nice. :)
...shooting? Aren't Kingfishers on the no shoot list?
looks like he is giving you a good talking too...
He's such a great looking bird. I wish he lived around here. Nice shooting.
I forgot about your kingfishers. They always looks like such punk rock stars.
It's a lovely little kingfisher to see and your images are wonderful to see.
LOL ... oh, how I can relate! I just consider my windows a filter anyway! Why are these guys so hard to get a good pic???
Hi Texwisgirl, I enjoy seeing (rarely seen here) the Belted Kingfishers. They are so perky, saucy, and bold. They remind me of Blue Jays with attitude! Ha! Have a super great day today!
Hi Teresa...mouthy guy isn't he...but you got a good shot of him!
Well, at least you got the shot off.
I do say you've done a very fine job of besting the little tease!
The Kingfisher is one of my favorite bird. Have a great weekend to you.
Beautiful bird. I've never seen one in person. Love the pictures!
Now that's a great shot! I am envious. I have tried to get a shot of a belted kingfisher and the results have been poor to none.
I know exactly how that is with those elusive beauties. As soon as you lift the camera, they're off.. with a mocking call. Beautiful little stinkers.
One of my favorite birds. I was so thrilled when I saw we had them here.
It's a little treasure:)
You got some great shots this time!
I like how he laughs at your attempts to catch him. :-D
First thought was how beautiful he is, but then I saw the third picture and laughed out loud! He's messing with you.
We don't them over here, we get the Kingfisher but, not the Belted. Nice for us to see them.
Such great shots ! Love them. (o:
Such a pretty bird.
What a stunning little beauty that is.
You did a good job of capturing this little bird. He does look as if he is shouting at you in one of the shots though :)
So funny! He looks like he's telling you off there a couple of times--LOL! What a character! And spiffy looking, too. ;)
We appreciate the glimpse of him - perfect or not.
You're not alone. I can't tell you how many blurred shots of Belted Kingfishers I have taken over the years. I would be thrilled to capture any one of these photographs featured on your wonderful blog.
You did a pretty darn good job this time. Nice shots of this beautiful bird.
What a cool little bird!
they're so beautiful aren't they; petite too!
Wow, that's amazing.What did he say to you? ;-) Please, still make a picture from me, I'm wating?GreetingsAngela
I think these are great photos! I like the ones where he has his beak wide open...funny! Neat looking bird.
At least you got to see this wonderful bird and also photograph him. Hope he comes again! I have heard that you can see them here, in early summer...I really hope I do next year!
Pretty awesome shots of him. Though the ones of him squacking, he's really saying....crazy lady in the window, awk, crazy lady in the window... ;0
Nice shots! I see these little suckers at the lake, but can never get a good photo of them. They don't perch for long, either. I like to watch them hover.
Looks like he's sassing you! ;-)
I love them but can never get a good shot...looks like he was swaking at you...
You have some of the neatest birds! I'm not sure if we have neat birds, or if I never slow down long enough to see them:) If you get a chance, head over to D3's blog and enter her horse photo contest. Blogville is rather quiet when it comes to horse pictures, I guess. www. whinnyandwhimsy.blogspot.com
Beautiful... Victoria Daily Photo displayed one of a 'Belted Kingfisher' today too... have you seen it?
Oh, how beautiful they are. I've never seen one of them in my life, far less photograph one. Are they really as small as they look in these photos? So lovely :)
Love the kingfisher! Especially when his beak is open! Great pictures!
I do believe he was ticked off with you LOL!
I have never seen one...they are beautiful!...:)JP
Gorgeous shots!What a beautiful bird!Thanks for sharing.
it looks like he may have had a thing or two to say.....i don't see them here, i adore his little (big) mohawk!!!
Looks like he is yelling at you1
Handsome little guy.
Wonderful Capturing. After long time, I presents.
Aren't you a pretty little bird! Great shots!
Wow. This little guy is cute,colorful & sensational especially in the green background.
These are amazing shots for shooting through the window. I think he might be scolding you. Perhaps he intends on suing for using his likeness. I hope you got a release. ;)
Great shots of Fast Flitter :)
He is a very cute little bird. I have such a hard time getting photos of the pretty ones. But we keep trying, don't we?
You did very good. I don't know what it is about this bird. They seem to know when they are about to be Photographed and love to taunt the photographer. I have had them fly just out of range, and when I move closer they move farther like playing a game. LOL
Love these little birds. Very cool looking...all of them! Just like woodpecks, I don't think there is one out there that isn't colorful
pretty good shots. all of mine have to be through the window too
Yessss...I don't know how you do it...because they are so fast getting away! Ok, inside your kitchen window...even so...I admire you! VERY NICE PICTURES!!!!BShell
these are beautiful.what a cute little bird!
Birds are hard to capture. Once when I was really young, I think we physically caught a beautiful blue king fisher. Can't remember how we did it. He died shortly. Mum said, we told you. Then I heard her talk to Dad, the bird was a sick old bird.My husband is on an 1 and 1/2 month overseas assignment, he would kill me if my son drowned esp when the weather has been so bad. The next one is wind surfing, it is just 5 mins walk from us.
oh but those shots are still wonderful!!!
I am glad you told you got these through your window...there is one/some out at the strip pits but I can never get to take a photo of them. The minute we pause, they take flight.
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