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Kotare is distinguished by its habit of perching in a prominent place and waiting for its prey to appear. Image taken in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Canon 20D, 75-300mm Lens

Featured in: "Closeups in Nature
Featured in: “Quality Unlimited”
Featured in: “The Most Wonderful Birds”


kingfisher, new zealand, kotare, bird


  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppalmost 2 years ago

    Nice capture Robyn

  • Thank you :)

    – Robyn Carter

  • CBoyle
    CBoylealmost 2 years ago

    Such a cracking shot Robyn!

  • Thanks :)

    – Robyn Carter

  • Maria  Moro
    Maria Moroalmost 2 years ago

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 2 years ago

  • Thanks Ray – very much appreciated :)

    – Robyn Carter

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 2 years ago

    24 Oct – 1 per 24hrs
    Excellenty capture!

  • Thanks :)

    – Robyn Carter

  • Macky
    Mackyalmost 2 years ago

    You have a winner here Robyn, beautiful pose, detail and exposure!!

  • thank you Macky :) – Thanks for helping with the exposure ;)

    – Robyn Carter

  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksalmost 2 years ago

    Just beautiful Robyn – I’ve been trying for ages to catch a Kotare. Our local one loves to wait until i’m just putting the camera up before buzzing off !

  • Yes they have a habit of disappearing fast just as you get the camera ready. You might like to keep the camera somewhere handy so you can catch it ;)

    – Robyn Carter

  • NikonMan
    NikonManalmost 2 years ago

    Lovely Capture Robyn,nice lighting and detail.

  • Thank you :)

    – Robyn Carter

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignalmost 2 years ago

    Thank you for adding your work to The Best of RedBubble!

  • :)

    – Robyn Carter

  • Maxwell Campbell
    Maxwell Campbellalmost 2 years ago

    Beautiful light, stunning capture Robyn

  • Thanks – very much appreciated :)

    – Robyn Carter

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