Male Brown Hooded Kingfisher

Unlike the pygmy kingfisher, I didn’t have any success capturing the brown hooded kingfisher in the water.  Next time!  He did however provide me with lots of lovely photo opportunities.  My favourite will probably be a surprise to most, but there is just something about it that makes me smile.

Enjoy!

A beautiful pose to show off his lovely turquoise feathers.  The male brown hooded kingfisher has black shoulder feathers, while the female has brown  (Thanks to my handy Roberts Bird guide app for that information). 1/2500 sec, f7.1, ISO 4000
A beautiful pose to show off his lovely turquoise feathers. The male brown hooded kingfisher has black shoulder feathers, while the female has brown (Thanks to my handy Roberts Bird guide app for that information).
1/2500 sec, f7.1, ISO 4000
A bit of post splash bath preening. 1/2500 sec, f9.0, ISO 2000
A bit of post splash bath preening.
1/2500 sec, f9.0, ISO 2000
The is how a bird deals with an itch on the top of its head. 1/2500 sec, f9.0, ISO 2000
The is how a bird deals with an itch on the top of its head.
1/2500 sec, f9.0, ISO 2000
Take off! 1/2500 sec, f9.0, ISO 2000
Take off!
1/2500 sec, f9.0, ISO 2000
A nice smooth landing. 1/2500 sec, f9.0, ISO 2000
A nice smooth landing.
1/2500 sec, f9.0, ISO 2000
Striking a bit of a model pose, glancing over a raised wing, 1/2500 sec, f9.0, ISO 2000
Striking a bit of a model pose, glancing over a raised wing,
1/2500 sec, f9.0, ISO 2000
Trying out the crested feather looked. 1/2500 sec, f9.0, ISO 2000
Trying out the crested feather look.
1/2500 sec, f9.0, ISO 2000
A little shake from behind. 1/2500 sec, f9.0, ISO 2000
A little shake from behind.
1/2500 sec, f9.0, ISO 2000
Believe it or not, my favourite of all my kingfisher photos.  It just makes me smile :)  And it reminds me of the photos of dogs caught mid shake - they just look so goofy. 1/2500 sec, f9.0, ISO 2000
Believe it or not, my favourite of all my brown hooded kingfisher photos. It just makes me smile 🙂 And it reminds me of the photos of dogs caught mid shake – they just look so goofy.
1/2500 sec, f9.0, ISO 2000

Male Brown Hooded Kingfisher

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