Often mistaken for the Azure Kingfisher who shares same blue head and wing colour however they have a yellow spot infront of their eyes and yellow breast feathers.
I have lived in Rockhampton for a tad over 3 years. For at least 2 and 1/2 I have been trying to capture this little kingfisher with the lens. They are very quick and appear quite shy unlike their cousin the Kookaburra. I wasn't very close and couldn't get any closer as this tree stands in water. Swamp areas are often where they are found. He also changed trees everytime I moved. Finally I have a shot that isn't just a blurr of colour as he flies off. Now I just have to get a bigger lens for the ultimate close-up.
|camera||Canon EOS 7D|
|exposure mode||full manual|