This year, I knew for sure that the chicks were still in the nest. So again I positioned the camera in the water, very close to the favorite perch of the male.
It did not take long before he landed exactly where I wanted. The shutterclicks did not bother him at all. Between visits, I could even rearrange the setup for different results. In the end, I liked this one best, with the male perpendicular to the lens and a good sense of the habitat in the background.
It’s all over for this year, hopefully new chances next year. Although I love harsh winters for my own photography, it is literally killing for the kingfisher population. I hope several chicks from this years broods will survive and use the same nesting wall again next spring. ‘Till then, my freshwater gems!
Common Kingfisher; Canon 1D Mark III w. 17-40/4 L; 1/30s at F8 and ISO800; Tripod and remote.