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Azure Kingfisher

An Australian Azure Kingfisher. Photographed using a portable hide which I set up on the side of lake.

The key to getting photos like this is knowing the species and predicting their behaviour. This takes a bit of scouting and preparation to ensure your hide is set up before the bird arrives.

Canon-1D X Mark II
500mm · f/5.6 · 1/250s · ISO 1600
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Beautiful shot.

Thank you. You have to be patient with these little guys. Fortunately they look good from any angle.