Belted Kingfisher from C18 Canal

Jan 16, 2011 | Animals & Wildlife

This is my sharpest Belted Kingfisher shot from the C18 canal on PGA Boulevard. This particular Kingfisher is very skittish so it was rather difficult to get up close for a clean shot. I had a bet with a local shutterbug buddy to see who could get the sharpest image. I spent the last 3 days tying to get a good picture of this bird. What I’ve come to realize is, I need a longer lens. I’m thinking around 800mm, they’re only going for about $10kUSD! So who won the bet? It ended up being a draw since both of us was only able to get the same distance before it flew off.

Software Used for Processing Photo:
Topaz Adjust – Photoshop plugin used to enhance details.
Topaz DeNoise
– Photoshop plugin used to eliminate noise.
Topaz Clean
Photoshop plugin used to smooth pixels.

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Photography Style: Bird Photography
Digital Camera Used: Canon 5D Mark2
Lens Used: Canon 100-400mm f/5.6L USM
Photo Location: Palm Beach Gardens, Florida