Belted Kingfisher

Not selected for Google Earth or Google Maps [?]

Comments (13)

林傑安(Enson) on September 25, 2010

Lively shot!

He's so handsome!

Like 1 + YS 1!

Sincere greetings from Taiwan to Canada.

Karl Hartwig on September 26, 2010

Dear Carl, the Kingfisher ( in Germany he's blue and orange) is my favourite bird. He's very shy. You made me happy with that wonderful shot! Thank you very much. L and YS. Greetings, Karl. PS: My actual gallery is out of order, I don't know why. So I managed to activate my old one.

seabow on September 26, 2010

Thank you so much for the L & YS, Enson and Karl! Yes, the blue and orange kingfisher is the Eurasian or common kingfisher, which is a very handsome bird indeed. Unfortunately we don't have them here. Your other gallery's working fine for me, Karl.

C. Johnston on September 28, 2010

Hi Carl. I have been trying and trying to get a shot of a Kingfisher and I have yet to get it. I hope that when I finally do, it turns out half as good as this shot of yours. Like

Your friend, Cathy

seabow on September 28, 2010

Thank you very much Cathy! I was just resting on a log with the camera in my lap when he landed on a nearby log, so I was pretty lucky. I watched him catch a fish too, but I wasn't quick enough.

Maja Weidemueller on October 3, 2010

What size is this cute chap Carl? Lovely capture ~ cheers, Maja

seabow on October 3, 2010

Hi Maja. They're normally about the size of a pigeon, but I don't think this juvenile's quite that big yet. All the best ~Carl

Nawitka on October 4, 2010

That's a wonderful shot to be proud of. I have only a few but not as good as this. They seem to positively hate to be photographed!

seabow on October 5, 2010

Thanks Nawitka! Actually I was just sitting on a beach log, camera in my lap, hoping some otters might show up (they didn't on that occasion), when this fellow landed on an adjacent log. Gift-wrapped for me :)

charbran on October 27, 2010

Very well captured - we have kingfishers here in southern sweden too.. little blue birds.. I have never seen one myself though... one day I will be as lucky as you - I hope..

liked naturally..

... greetings from sweden ...

Patty Arsenault on November 21, 2010

Another excellent shot, Seabow. Wonderful capture! The kingfishers around here barely land long enough for me to see them - I certainly haven't had an opportunity to get a shot. Very nicely composed! YS Cheers from Ontario, Patty

Maja Weidemueller on January 5, 2011

Hello dear Carl, I'll send this lovely little chap to you with my very best wishes for this new 2011 ~ may it find you in good health and grow full of new challenges and rewards ~ love and blessings dear friend.


seabow on January 5, 2011

Hello Maja. Thank you so much for your kind thoughts and of course I wish that you and yours also have a happy new year! Hugs, ~Carl

Sign up to comment. Sign in if you already did it.

Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 22, 2010
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by seabow
    • Taken on 2010/09/21 17:11:01
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1600)
    • Focal Length: 300.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash