I am cleaning up and going through my external hard drives and came upon this image of a Belted Kingfisher trying to catch a meal, photographed years ago. This is an image as it hit the water. It is interesting to see the large water splash from the impact of the small Kingfisher! Unfortunately it is a severe crop because it was on the other side of a small lake, but I still thought it was interesting to see. So please excuse the “roughness” of the image!
Love the kersplash. Not every image has to be tack sharp to deliver a pleasing view. It’s a great capture of the action even if it might not pass a pixel peeper’s review. Their opinions are over-rated. 😀
Thanks Steve! I was amazed such a small bird made such a large splash! This small lake had a lot of Kingfisher activity but this one took the prize for the splash!
Indeed it did. Maybe it was a bit expanded by all the fish in its belly.
These birds are so quick! Nicely done, Reed!
Thanks Belinda! They are fun to watch as they are fishing!
Wow, splendid shot– great timing, Reed!
Thanks Eliza! It helps if they are fishing in a somewhat small lake!
I love this shot, Reed, and marvel at the size of the splash–maybe it was the equivalent of a belly flop. Kingfishers seem to dive at a steep angle and in my experience are really hard to photograph, because of their size and speed.
Thanks Mike! Yes, usually they are diving at a steep angle. This one went in at a lower angle. Just wish it was a little closer instead across the small lake!
That really is a huge splash! Makes me want to check next time I see kingfishers diving to see if they also make such a splash.
Usually the splash is not that big! This one came in fast and at a very low angle. Usually they dive from a higher angle!
Ah, Interesting! Thanks.