Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon

The King Can Sing

The King Can Sing

While ‘shooting’ an eagle at the Ridgefield NWR on Jan. 30, 2015, this Belted Kingfisher, vocalizing all the while, landed on a clear perch although at quite a distance. ¬†Wished I’d been 50 feet closer but we take what we can get!

5D Mark III, 1/1250, f5.6, ISO 400, 700mm, 12:03 p.m.

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4 Responses to “The King Can Sing”

  1. Carolyn mcd says:

    Amazing. How do you do that?

    • Dennis says:

      Thank you, Carolyn! I was just past marker #11 looking south toward the big tall tree with an eagle in it, and the Kingfisher landed on that branchy tree/bush, probably 100 feet off the road.where sometimes you’ll see hawks. Too far for this small bird but I was surprised that there was still some detail after a heavy crop. Probably wouldn’t have posted it had the background not been good.

  2. christy says:


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