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Jan 6, 2016

The Kingfisher by Corné van Oosterhout

The Kingfisher by Corné van Oosterhout

For about 20 years I’m fascinated by kingfishers, with his exotic colored feathers, great behavior but most of all their stunning eating habits. From a perch above the water (which can vary from 0,5 to 5 meters) they dive into the water to grab a fish with a length till about 9-10cm. Last year I spent photographing this spectaculair behavior. It took me a while to get the right setup and catch the movement. When diving from a branch 1 meter above the water surface, the bird is back on his perch with a fish within a second. At last I used 8 flashes on my Nikon D800 to freeze the action.
For more information about these great birds I invite you to visit ijsvogels.nl

Photo credits: Corné van Oosterhout

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