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Kingfisher – master of the river February 5, 2008

Posted by asianpixmen in Fauna/Animals, Nature, Places.




I have been trying to “shoot” this elusive feathered friend for some time now. Occasionally, when it feels like it, it will perch on my backyard fence and survey his territory. Not that I am staying near a river or anything like that. The Kingfisher is a beautiful bird. This one is no exception. The day he showed up unexpectedly, there were magpipes chirping away as if the Garden of Eden had appeared. I guess this “King” was fascinated by the melodies coming from the other birds. How he must have envied them. Kingfishers, as you know, can’t sing to save its own life. But its feathers are magnificently coloured, and it knows it. While I was trying to capture a few good shots, it was turning here and there, as if it knew that it was being photographed. If only birds could talk ….


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