Sunday, April 20, 2008

Collared Kingfisher

I heard the cackling call of this bird before I saw it. It was the closest I ever got to seeing this bird as it chose to land on the branch of a plumeria tree that was about ten meters from me. It looked expectant, waiting as if training its eyes on a prospective prey. I fumbled with the manual settings of the Canon SLR and made a quick decision to switch to full-auto mode.
"Ah huh, looks like my lunch over there."

"The grub is fatter on the other side."

"Too late, someone's got there first."
"Should have been mine."
"Mine, I saw it first!"Whatever its thoughts, I am glad this kingfisher stayed long enough for me to the this shot.

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