Taken 4-Jun-17
Visitors 9

11 of 14 photos
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Keywords:Australia, Red-backed Kingfisher, Todiramphus pyrrhopygius, Wildlife
Photo Info

Dimensions2046 x 2046
Original file size640 KB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken4-Jun-17 08:33
Date modified6-Jun-17 01:37
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 7D Mark II
Focal length600 mm
Max lens aperturef/6.2
Exposure1/2000 at f/10
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias+1/3 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 800
Metering modePattern
Todiramphus pyrrhopygius

Todiramphus pyrrhopygius

Todiramphus pyrrhopygius (Red-backed Kingfisher)

IUCN Status: Least Concern

I got up early and walked around Lake Francis near Camooweal on the QLD/NT boarder. It was an utterly amazing morning. I didn’t actually count the number species on display but I’ve simply never seen such an abundance and variety of bird life. Further, the light (a core concern for photographers) was beautiful also.

We were supposed to be leaving early to get some of the drive to Katherine in the NT behind us, but every time I tried to head back to camp, a new opportunity to photograph something wonderful rendered my disciple useless.

I’ve desired kingfisher photos for a long time. They’re not common, small and skittish, making them a real challenge, and hence greatly rewarding.