Azure Kingfisher

Alcedo azurea.

Taronga Zoo,


These guys are somewhat difficult to shoot in the wild, the closest I've gotten to the one near home is about 50m which is nowhere near close enough with this lens.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 27th December 2008, This photo: 12:01pm

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  • Xenedis said:
    This came out nicely.
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah, not bad for through a fence :)
  • Wes Cooper said:
    Gorgeous. Nice soft lighting.
  • David de Groot said:
    'twas indeed - overcast day, good day for the zoo - crap day for "blue hour" harbour shots ;-)
  • AlexandraPhotos said:
    This is a lovely shot. Beautiful amount of detail
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  • Aussie.501 said:
    You have done a beautiful job on the framing of this shot, love your work.
    Keep it up :)
  • NKN Photography said:
    Nice shot Dave.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
    Thanks Nigel - cheated a bit, being in captivity and all that, but still came out alright :)
  • Crazy Bird Lady said:
    Fantastic shot!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)