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    Posted: 04 October 2023 at 21:55

Many thanks Ine.
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a-ma-zing! would be an understatement...
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Thanks Johan, Fred and Harm. Interesting about the regurgitation, I'd never seen anything like it before, mind you I can't even remember the last time I saw a kingfisher. It did seem to reflect the cleanliness of the catch though which I suppose makes sense. Maybe the 'clean' catchers just waited until I wasn't around not wanting to upset my delicate sensibilities
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Originally posted by Dena Dena wrote:

Wonderful, thanks for sharing! Yes, that #13 is my fav!

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Great work Peter, both sets!
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Cracker Sacred shots! "Mine" has just returned here for the summer in the last couple of weeks.

And the regurgitation is a common thing amongst Kingfishers and Bee-eaters, it's pellets of whatever they can't digest (scales, shells and so on) that they regurgitate.
 



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And thanks again. It's always interesting to see how peoples favourites vary. In this case I think mine was #3.
Brian, there were some collared about but Joe was correct these are sacred kingfishers. The 'collared' will hopefully be appearing in BIF at some later date...
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Wonderful, thanks for sharing! Yes, that #13 is my fav!
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Were they Collared Kingfishers?
Cheers... Brian


Sacred Kingfishers, I believe.
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Superb work on both sets
Thanks for sharing
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bms44974 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 October 2023 at 11:55
Wonderful images, Peter! You captured their behavior perfectly.

Were they Collared Kingfishers?

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Brandy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 October 2023 at 10:24

Thanks everyone. Maybe I should have said this lens was more versatile than the 100-400mm. I think the IQ with the x2TC is as good but then you have the lens itself which is a great portrait lens and possibly without equal in its range. Well worth the price although Sony does always seem to be on the high side!!
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I am in awe - great photography in both parts!
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Originally posted by Jozioau Jozioau wrote:

Sensational. What a remarkable set, and what remarkable optical design advancement that enables such IQ using a zoom with 2x TC! Unimaginable only a little time back.
I don't think the teleconverter and F2.8 zoom combo was unimagable even earlier, earlier the problem with zooms and teleconverters was that lenses with slower apertures (F5.6+) lost their AF capabilities. Nowadays with mirrorless AF systems that is no longer issue and the AF in general has improved a lot.

But nice set of pictures showing bird behaviour.
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