Today's Kingfisher Shots


Link Posted 20/04/2013 - 20:50
Out early on this beautiful sunny day and sat at my usual spot before 7AM. Camo gear on and packing light with just the K5IIs, DA*300mm + 1.7x AFA..... and a small flask of coffee!
When settling on some of the favoured perches, the 510mm focal length seems just right, so these are uncropped. Poor thing could have used a tissue though! Must have gone after that fish in shallow water.

Must say, I am loving this combo. I never got results that I liked with the DA*300mm + AFA on the K5, but on the K5IIs, the focus seems to be spot on right out the box, so it's now my favourite setup and I am leaving the Bigma at home more and more.

Here are some from this morning.


Link Posted 20/04/2013 - 21:22
Some cracking shots, good to hear you're getting on with the DA*300 + 1.7x combo.

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In LBA hiatus.


Link Posted 20/04/2013 - 22:50
Cracking shots
K10D, K5 plus plenty of clueless enthusiasm.

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Link Posted 20/04/2013 - 23:07
Very very envious.
Too Old To Die Young


Link Posted 21/04/2013 - 10:06
Very nice, and I'm as jealous as Barrie



Link Posted 21/04/2013 - 10:16
Just fantastic..............


Link Posted 21/04/2013 - 11:24
I have two families of Kingfishers in my garden and know exactly where they perch. Unfortunately the background from most angles is awful and pictures never do justice, and the only good angle is diagonally through double glazing !


Link Posted 21/04/2013 - 12:26
Lovely captures, I wish I could find a resident near me to pose like this.
LBA is good for you, a Lens a day helps you work, rest and play.


Link Posted 21/04/2013 - 14:12
fabulous work


Link Posted 21/04/2013 - 16:13
I'm afraid I can't see your photos, just tiny blank squares....anyone else having a problem?
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Last Edited by michaelblue on 21/04/2013 - 16:13


Link Posted 21/04/2013 - 16:16
wow they are truly fab!


Link Posted 21/04/2013 - 20:30
Thanks everyone.

Gamka - Kingfishers at the bottom of the garden? I am soooo jealous!

michaelblue - not sure what the problem would be as everyone else can see them ok. Can you see other shots ok?
Last Edited by eenymac on 21/04/2013 - 20:30


Link Posted 21/04/2013 - 20:54
what some fantastic shots
k1 k5iis
8mm fisheye sigma 15mm sigma 10-20 3,5 hsm
tamron 17-50 2.8 tokina 20-35 af tokina 28-70 atx pro ii tamron sp 90 Pentax A 135 pentax F 35-105 pentax fa 50 1;1;7 pentax A 1;1;4 pentax A200f4 pentax 55-300 sigma 70-200 apo ex 2.8 sigma af 400mm tamron sp 500
pentax 1.7 af adapter and a flash
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