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Mon Apr 23, 2018, 10:02 PM

Fascinating...how did they get this shot..?


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Reply Fascinating...how did they get this shot..? (Original post)
pbmus Apr 2018 OP
brewens Apr 2018 #1
msongs Apr 2018 #2
csziggy Apr 2018 #10
flamin lib Apr 2018 #3
pbmus Apr 2018 #6
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Apr 2018 #7
Laffy Kat Apr 2018 #8
Snackshack Apr 2018 #4
Leghorn21 Apr 2018 #5
csziggy Apr 2018 #9

Response to pbmus (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 10:05 PM

1. Nice. We have them here in Idaho. I floated around a bend in the Snake River one day

out bass fishing. This kingfisher must have been nesting near there or something. It was hovering and giving me hell the whole time I was there trying to fish that hole.

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 10:20 PM

2. what shot?

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Response to msongs (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 24, 2018, 04:07 PM

10. See my post below nt

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 10:21 PM

3. It takes time, a deep knowledge of the bird's behavior, a tethered fish and an infrared sensor to

Start a burst sequence of exposures or video segment.

See, it's easy if you just know how it was done (and spend $10k on equipment and 5 years studying bird behavior).

F8 and be there, right?

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Response to flamin lib (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 11:18 PM

6. Thanks , you answered my question...

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Response to flamin lib (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 24, 2018, 01:10 AM

7. Or it takes a depressed fish who has given up on life

and has chosen "suicide by bird."

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Response to LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 24, 2018, 01:24 AM

8. Remind me of a cartoon I saw once:

Two fishermen sitting in a boat with their poles over the water. One has his line tied into a noose. The other guy says, "Sure, anybody can catch a suicide fish."

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 10:23 PM

4. It is amazing.

How nature photographers get some of the shots I have seen in various shows amazes me...the amount of patience they have is far beyond my ability.

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2018, 10:24 PM

5. Poor fish, awww...hes just pretty much sitting there motionless, eh? I wonder if the photographer

gave him some whiskey and dispensed some meds to him!!?

...awwww - I have a bird-fanatic friend, will send this along to her! Thanks, p!

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Response to pbmus (Original post)

Tue Apr 24, 2018, 04:06 PM

9. YouTube video of the same clip - but with more




For more on the kingfisher, a BBC clip:

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