Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Kingfisher close up

Kingfisher close up
17 October 2012

My apologies for a break in the sequence of posts, I have been insanely busy of late and am very behind with my trip reports, and yet another trip to Istanbul wont make things any better.

We have just returned from a week on the Caldon Canal during which time we saw a number of Kingfishers, usually flashes of blue in the distance but once one of these beautiful birds swooped into a bush beside the canal and remained there whilst we passed.



Helen spotted him and took over steering whilst I tried to get a decent image.

I think this has to be the best Kingfisher photo I am ever likely to get.



11 comments:

Carol Palin said...

That is fantastic!

Naughty-Cal said...

Lovely picture. They always move before I get the camera ready!!

Jill and Graham said...

Beautiful

Anonymous said...

wow! just great, thanks for sharing

candy, nb spitfire

Adam said...

That is a very good shot. I've got loads of blurred pictures of kingfishers!

Ian and Karen said...

Well done Andy, brilliant picture.
We are heading into Brum. Would love to catch up with you, but it does sound as if your rather hectic lifestle won't allow.
Karen

nb Chance said...

An amazing picture Andy, well done! we have seen so many Kingfishers on the South Oxford Canal, but can never get a picture. Hope you are both well. Doug and James

Anonymous said...

WOW!

That a great photo - how obliging it was to pose for you :-)

Sue, nb Indigo Dream

Neil Corbett said...

I've been failing to get one that close despite seeing loads on the S Oxford. Well done you.

Geoff and Mags said...

I think that's the best amateur shot I've seen! Well done! Jealous, me?

Halfie said...

Amazing! (I did comment at the time, but it seems to have been lost in the system somewhere...)