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Azure Kingfisher

Azure Kingfisher (Image ID 43516)
Photographed byMichael Todd on Thu 9th Jan, 2020 and uploaded on Mon 23rd Nov, 2020 .
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ID43516
CommentTwo kingfishers hunting near each other on a mangrove lined stream that flows into Lake Macquarie. The light was poor so I needed to go high ISO and low shutter speed. I was able to lean on the beam of a bridge to help steady the lens. The kingfishers assisted by staying very still. I wanted to get both birds sharp so I needed f8 aperture. I like the background as much as the birds and I wish I had more time to try some wider perspectives. I went back to same spot the next day but the kingfishers were absent.
EquipmentNikon D810, Nikon 200-500 f/5.6 at 500mm. 1/100 sec, ISO 1600, f8
LocationDora Creek, New South Wales
Keywordsadult
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