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Belted Kingfisher (female)
Megaceryle alcyon
Copyright David Seibel, 2006 (#1002) | Send Comment

Camera: Canon EOS 20D
Exposure: 1/1600 sec, f/6.3, ISO 200
Lens: Canon 500mm f/4L IS + 1.4x II TC
Date: January 21, 2006
Location: Melvern Reservoir, Osage County, Kansas, USA

Description: I never realized, until freezing the motion with my camera, that kingfishers dive from their perch with wings completely folded. I've captured woodpeckers doing the same thing.