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A fairly common kingfisher in southern Sri Lanka — hangs out on the telephone lines especially in the rice paddy areas and other wet boggy places.
Stunning capture Dave, such a beautiful colour
thanks Clive – they really are quite a sight – dave
– David Clark
Oh my you are having fun and so are we!!! Now.. want…. more..tee hee..xox
thanks Lina — will try not to post too many — some photos are for specific groups — like lizards — cheers – dave
This is a wonderful photo. What an interesting looking kingfisher with rich and beautiful colors.
Hi Jane and thanks — these are real characters — noisy and gregarious — but hard to get a good shot as they are usually overhead – dave
Now I’m the one to be jealous David. I have been trying to get a kingfisher shot for 3 years. Of course, our kingfisher’s are not nearly as exotic looking as this one you got . . . Great Shot!
Hey John – -there are some very exotic looking Kingfishers in Asia — I onlygot photos of two this trip. Used to have lots of belted kingfishers in the west — sometimes they would let me get close enough for photos – dave
phenomenal kingfisher catch!!
thanks Maggie — dave
thank you and thanks for the bubblemail also — dave
Brilliant – that beak almost looks bigger than he does!!!!!
thanks Lorilee – there is another kingfisher which I saw but did not get a photograph – called the stork-billed — which is very large – gold and blue and has a huge red bill — quite the bird — dave
Superb capture, what an amazing colour on this beautiful bird
thanks Lyn — I really like kingfishers and there were lots in Sri Lanka — just not always very cooperative — dave
stunning image Dave .
thanks friend — I still have not gotten a good photo of the white throated kingfisher in Kalba — maybe 2009 — Happy New year — dave
This is the most beautiful kingfisher I have ever seen. Colors are just amazing!
thanks Akiko — there are some kingfishers in Sri Lanka that make this one look almost drab. — dave