Wings of a Kingfisher

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This is one of those “too far away” shots that I got at the Ridgefield NWR on Aug. 26, 2015.  When a Kingfisher lands on a reasonably unobstructed perch with a decent background I can’t just not take pictures of the bird because she’s 100+ feet away and I have only the bare 500mm on my camera.  I’m thinking this bird is fairly young and as I was shooting, she just flapped her wings open — how could I resist?  There’s not many pixels on this image due to a heavy crop so I decided against offering a link for a large view.  It looks better as a small image.  Thanks for your understanding and I hope you like the shot!

Canon 5D Mark III, 1/2500, f4, ISO 500, 500mm, 8:32 a.m., 100+ feet

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This is one of those “too far away” shots that I got at the Ridgefield NWR on Aug. 26, 2015.  When a Kingfisher lands on a reasonably unobstructed perch with a decent background I can’t just not take pictures of the bird because she’s 100+ feet away and I have only the bare 500mm on my camera.  I’m thinking this bird is fairly young and as I was shooting, she just flapped her wings open — how could I resist?  There’s not many pixels on this image due to a heavy crop so I decided against offering a link for a large view.  It looks better as a small image.  Thanks for your understanding and I hope you like the shot!

Canon 5D Mark III, 1/2500, f4, ISO 500, 500mm, 8:32 a.m., 100+ feet

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