As I am sure a lot of people here know, shooting kingfishers can be extremely difficult. They are the most flighty animal I have ever tried to get close to. Getting a photo of this one required me arriving at her perch one hour before sunrise in full camo, with fake grass covering the camera gear. I’d been scouting this kingfisher for years and knew her schedule. Even so, she’d busted me dozens of times before. The bird photo gods finally smiled down upon me that morning.
In post, I cropped a bit for comp., toned down the white feathers on the left side of her neck, burned the perch a bit, resized, sharpened the bird, and reduced noise on the BG. All C&C welcome.
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