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Red-backed Kingfisher

Red-backed Kingfisher (Image ID 44847)
Photographed byJim Schultz on Sun 13th Sep, 2009 and uploaded on Thu 18th Feb, 2021 .
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ID44847
CommentOver a number of years, during the Wildflower Season, I came to Ninghan Station near Paynes Find in the arid zone of Western Australia. I stayed at the station for 3 or 4 days, and one year I discovered a termite nest with a hole in it. This proved to be the entrance hole of a breeding pair of Red-backed Kingfishers, and though the birds never allowed me near to them, after many attempts and a lot of patience I did manage a dozen or so captures. Here, one of the birds is hunting from a dead shrub near the nesting site, the only place where it would allow me within reasonable proximity. Still, it is a large crop. I am unaware of the sex of the bird, as both adults share the incubation. Time of capture: 09:39
EquipmentNikon D3 camera body, Nikkor AF-S 500mm f4D IF-ED Camera rig Support: Manfrotto Article 055B tripod, Manfrotto Video Pro Article 136 (modified) tripod head Camera Settings: Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority f6.3. Shutter speed 1/640 sec & ISO-250. Metering Mode: Center-Weighted; Focus Mode: AF-C. AF Area Mode: Single. VR off Nikon ViewNX-i for viewing and selecting files; Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw/CC 2020 for 213% crop, Tif conversion, selective sharpening and general post-processing; Topaz Pro plug-ins Sharpen AI & Studio 2 for additional sharpening and noise control. ‘Australian Bird Guide 2019’ for supplementary data, distribution confirmation and colour checks
LocationNinghan Station near Paynes Find, Western Australia
Keywordsadult
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