Kingfisher Man

© Jeroen Stel

Kingfisher Man

Uploaded: October 27, 2007 05:36:43


Hi Guys,

Feel I am slowly starting to turn into..."Kingfisher-Man"....
But I am just hooked on these little beauties and catching up on all the frustration I have had in the past when I never got closer as 50 meters from them.

I am now negotiating with the owners of the nature reserve where these are photographed to see if we can build a "nesting-wall" so they will have a place to nest in spring. Not sure yet if I can persuade them to build one, but I will keep my fingers crossed as I would really love to have the opportunity to photograph these blue rockets all year round!


Jeroen Stel

Canon 1D MarkIII
Shutter speed: 1/60 sec
Aperture: F 9,0
Exposure mode: AV
Exposure compensation: +1 2/3
Flash exposure compensation: -
Metering mode: Evaluative
Drive mode: AI Focus
ISO: 500
Lens: Canon 600mm F4 L+Sigma 1.4x TC
Focal length:1092 mm
AF mode: Auto Focus
On tripod and Wimberley Sidekick from Hide


Jennifer L. Alder October 27, 2007

SUPERB!!! #771902

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict October 27, 2007

Great capture here Jeroen...Dominick #4989766

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic October 27, 2007

Amazing capture Jeroen! These little guys are hard to photograph -- I've only been able to catch ONE! I'll be watching for more! #4989934

Rhonda Burger October 27, 2007

Beautiful Jeroen! So clear. Love the lighting, detail and color here. Nice image. Rhonda #4990630

Michelle Alton October 27, 2007

Fabulous fabulous work! Masterful. #4992197

Daniella Puente October 27, 2007

Agree, Masterful...details on this photo are AWESOME!!! #4992399

Ellen Hodges October 28, 2007

Awesome capture of a fast moving bird! #4996290

cheryl m. phillips October 31, 2007

~cheryl #5012599

Inge Linden November 03, 2007


Kay E. Mahoney level-classic November 26, 2007

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist. Adorable bird. Love the colors. #5128425

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic November 26, 2007

Totally, completely, absolutely gorgeous Jereon! This says "Winner" from top to bottom! #5128476

Joan Kocak November 26, 2007

I agree..WINNER, Congrats Jeroen! #5129138

Barbara Waldoch level-classic November 27, 2007

Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist, Jeroen! #5132955

Anna Diederich November 27, 2007

Congratulations this is beautiful! #5133571

Carol Teal November 29, 2007

Stunning capture! Congrats on your finalist! #5150035

JO ANN CLEVELAND June 06, 2008

This is just adorable! Fantastic capture, absolutely love all your gallery!

jo ann c. #6026266

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