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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 10:25 AM

birds of barton creek

when over to barton creek in austin to see what i could find

first a ladder backed woodpecker

DSC_4207 by rdking647, on Flickr

he was actively searching for a meal

DSC_4186 by rdking647, on Flickr

then a mute swan

DSC_4115 - Version 2 by rdking647, on Flickr

finally (at last) a belted kingfisher. I know they are around but ive never been able to get a good shot of one

DSC_4132 by rdking647, on Flickr

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NV Whino Dec 2012 #1
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SouthernDonkey Dec 2012 #4
rdking647 Dec 2012 #7
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DrewFlorida Dec 2012 #6
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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 10:39 AM

1. Nice collection!

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 11:09 AM

2. Nice! Very nice!

The Kingfisher is wonderful! Glad you got your shot!

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:35 PM

3. neat

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Jealous of the belted kingfisher. I have tons of photos of them but none of them are any good. I love watching these things dive for fish.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 04:20 AM

4. What camera and lens

did you use to take these? If you don't mind me asking. I've been wanting to get a telephoto, but haven't yet. I have a Canon EOS 60D.

Edited to add: Great photos BTW! Durrrr... I meant to say that to begin with.

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Response to SouthernDonkey (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 11:19 AM

7. nikon d600

sigma 150-500 lens. Its a good lens but it is very heavy.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 09:02 AM

5. Wonderful, RDK! As usual.

 

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 10:46 AM

6. The Belted Kingfisher has always been a personal favorite.

I see them all the time while canoeing in South Florida.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Sat Dec 15, 2012, 01:54 PM

8. THAT KINGFISHER IS ARROGANT

I CAN TELL

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 09:54 AM

9. Beautiful creatures

Nice photography.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 05:54 PM

10. I haven't seen a woodpecker at work for years, and the swan and kingfisher pics are great.

Thanks for sharing these, haven't been to that area in scores of years.

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Response to rdking647 (Original post)

Sun Dec 16, 2012, 07:08 PM

11. wonderful shots! wish I could do something like that.

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Sun Dec 16, 2012, 09:29 PM

12. Freakin' Awesome

 

that ladder backed woodpecker is amazing.

I have four woodpeckers in the woods around my place-- three will come to the suet block: the downy, the hairy and the red bellied woodpecker.

the fourth is the pileated woodpecker.. I finally spotted one high on a tree last week-- does not come near the house.

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