Chasing away a Rival

Posted by Charles Gangas on Thu Sep 22, 2022 12:04 pm

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I captured this image on a recent trip to the Pantanal of Brazil during an afternoon river float. There were several birds creating a commotion, chasing one another just above the surface of the water.  Here the dominant Kingfisher was hot in pursuit of a rival.

Ringed Kingfisher, Rio Claro, Pocone, Mato Grosso, Brazil.

Nikon Z9 Nikkor Z 800/6.3 S
1/4000s @ f/6.3 ISO 5600
Handheld from a boat
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by david fletcher on Thu Sep 22, 2022 1:24 pm
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Remarkable capture Chuck. Sweet light and action for the challenging conditions.
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by Karl Egressy on Sat Sep 24, 2022 7:54 am
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Great in-flight action shot.

by Carol Clarke on Sun Sep 25, 2022 11:17 am
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Wonderful action and pose with the wings swept forward - and such dramatic light!

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by Cynthia Crawford on Mon Sep 26, 2022 5:23 am
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Wonderful catch-really tells the story with water drops, fanned tail, and open beak. Nice light too!
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