Sacred Kingfisher

Todiramphus sanctus.

On Armstrong Beach, Sarina. Bit of a crop as I could only get within maybe 30m before he took off.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 5th July 2009, This photo: 3:23pm

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  • Cass n Dan said:
    Wwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww beautiful bird :D
    Great shot
  • accesser said:
    Ah neat, Different colors than the one I get around home, I'm sure the one at home knows the exact capability of my lens he says just out reach every time.
    Was he finding something to eat on the beach ?
  • David de Groot said:
    Sure are :)
    Yeah looking around for pipi's or something. The ones we get around home tend to be Forest Kingfishers.
  • James Lagden said:
    Looking for crabs I bet, goot shot. You caught it at the right time of day for the light. Most of the Forest Kingfishers that I see on the beach tend to be in the morning before the light is good.
  • David de Groot said:
    Aye, nicely shiny in the afternoon sun :)
  • Ross_M said:
    nailed the colours
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  • ronnietan15 said:
    wow beautiful bird - looks like an aqua kookaburra
  • [ Kane ] said:
    Great colour Dave, looks great... hard to pic on the thumb, but well worth it!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Ross :)
    Well they are both Kingfishers :-)
    Yeah I didn't want to crop it further as it's almost a 100% crop anyway. ;-)
  • fatimka said:
    wow! a bird with soo sweet color! thanks for sharing this!
  • Lynda W1 said:
    Beautiful shot.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
  • SkattyKat said:
    beautiful bird- well captured
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Kath :) I do like kingfishers, such showy little birds.
  • chooks! said:
    Nice! :-) Photographing birds can be annoying when they are really flighty,have you ever had that happen to you?
  • David de Groot said:
    All the time Tim. For every bird shot I have on flickr, there's probably 5 shots I didn't get due to flighty birds ;-)