Belted Kingfisher at Jericho Park

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Belted Kingfisher (male) | Martin-pêcheur d’Amérique | Megaceryle alcyon: I’m glad I was able to capture this kingfisher on one of its favourite perches, but I wish he had chosen to stay a few more minutes, so that he could have turned his head my way slightly more. Hopefully, I can get him or his mate there another time!

Both photos taken yesterday (May 7, 2016) at the pond at Jericho Park in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, with a handheld Nikon D5200 and AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR. Not baited, called in or set up.

  • Top: ISO 400 | 500mm | f/5.6 | 1/1000, cropped for composition
  • Bottom: ISO 400 | 500mm | f/5.6 | 1/1250, cropped

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Female Belted Kingfisher in Jericho Park

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Belted Kingfisher (female) | Martin-pêcheur d’Amérique | Megaceryle alcyon: Perched at the pond in Jericho Park in Vancouver, BC, Canada on October 4, 2015. (Note to self: Maybe I could Photoshop out the branch above?) Taken with a handheld Nikon D5200 and AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED. Not baited, called in or set up.

  • Top: ISO 1250 | 300mm | f/5.6 | 1/500, cropped for composition
  • Bottom: ISO 1400 | 300mm | f/5.6 | 1/500, cropped for composition

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