Buff-breasted Paradise Kingfisher

Posted by gregc on Thu Jan 26, 2023 4:38 am

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Male Buff-breasted Paradise Kingfisher (Tanysiptera sylvia) delivering food to the nest, from the wing I'd guess a cicada. The nest is in a termite mound in which the birds have made an opening. After nesting the termites will reclaim their nest and fill in the opening. He only pokes his head in for a rapid food transfer, then pushes off and flies to a nearby perch. Trying to get this in the rainforest darkness leads to some interesting techs, but DXO raw conversion is quite good.

ISO 32,000, 400mm, f4.5, 1/2000, on R5.

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by david fletcher on Thu Jan 26, 2023 6:03 am
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Brilliant capture in all regards Greg. Stunning details for 32,000.
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by peter makuch on Thu Jan 26, 2023 8:08 am
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well timed on your part and excellent on getting all the details as-well, well done GREG.

by Carol Clarke on Thu Jan 26, 2023 4:28 pm
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Superb capture of the food delivery behaviour of this gorgeous species, Greg! Amazing shot!

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by paul fletcher on Thu Jan 26, 2023 8:21 pm
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A very unique image, Greg, and as in previous postings, an interesting text to accompany the photograph.

by Axel Hildebrandt on Fri Jan 27, 2023 7:48 am
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Cool moment and great that it is possible to get this image quality with such a high ISO.
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by Karl Egressy on Fri Jan 27, 2023 9:09 am
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Nice action shot. The bird has beautiful colors.

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