Mervyn Hurwitz  

Pied Kingfisher with Fish by Mervyn Hurwitz

November 2023 - Pied Kingfisher with Fish

About the Image(s)

Taken on our recent trip to Kenya. This Kingfisher had its nest in the water just off the bridge, which we passed several times. They were flying back and forth whenever we passed, and this time I got lucky to see the bird with its fish. Although he fish is almost as big as the bird, he had no problem swallowing it.
Sony A7 600mm. ISO 5000 f8 1/5000secs Manual mode with auto ISO.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
7 comments posted

Dean Ginther   Dean Ginther
You caught an interesting moment which adds a story and greater interest to what otherwise would have been a more ordinary image of a bird on a pile of soil.   Posted: 11/08/2023 19:55:43

Pierre Williot   Pierre Williot
Nice! What a shot. This shows that returning multiple times to a specific interesting spot can produce wonderful results.
  Posted: 11/09/2023 08:50:28

Jacob Wat   Jacob Wat
This is a nice photo.The subject is very expressive and the colors are nice. I think that it is very well done.   Posted: 11/13/2023 13:46:10

Cindy Smith   Cindy Smith
I like this capture and I especially like the color of the fish.   Posted: 11/13/2023 16:20:17

Dr Isaac Vaisman   Dr Isaac Vaisman
(Groups 4 & 15 & 58 & 59 & 72)
Mervyn, you captured a nice example of a male Pied King Fisher which is common in Africa and Asia. As you described, they pretty much return to the same spot again and again. The same is true for the bee catchers. The image is sharp, with a nice non distracting background.   Posted: 11/14/2023 06:21:43

Jaswant Madhavan   Jaswant Madhavan
Mervyn, I like the capture and I especially love the 3/4 on pose. The image is sharp and the brown in the surroundings actually accentuate the bird. Nice job.
  Posted: 11/18/2023 14:29:41
Mervyn Hurwitz   Mervyn Hurwitz
Thank you Jas   Posted: 11/18/2023 14:47:30