Another Kingfisher (32)
|This one was taken in 'Hhula' in the north of Israel.|
This picture is almost a full frame, I succeeded to approach very near to this lovely little cteature using some branches that were between it and me as a hyding wall.
I am posting the 'story' of approaching to the kingfisher as a workshop.
As you see I used very long 'zoom', that was with a little help from my monopod.
About the Kingfisher or Alcedo atthis
Sized about 16 cm.
Their brilliant blue upperparts, deep red underparts, white face patches and unique shape make Kingfishers impossible to misidentify.
Breeds along rivers, streams and lakes. Winters along lakes, rivers and estuaries; occasionally on rocky shores.
A fairly widespread but localised resident throughout most of England and Wales, although scarce in Scotland. Usually found in freshwater areas, although some move to the coast in winter, when food is more scarce.
Widespread in most of Europe, generally easier to see at reedbeds and marshes than along rivers. Trips by punt through the Danube Delta (Romania) or the Sultan Marshes (Turkey) guarantee lots of views and they are also easy to see around the seashores of Crete.
This was taken from www.birdguides.com