6/4/14

surprise in the flax

As Hubby and I were resting and enjoying the view at Nowell's Lakes, I noticed something fluttering in the flax quite a distance away. Being the impulsive photographer that I am, I zoomed in on the area and took a shot. Whatever it was jumped around and flitted and I took a few more quick shots--just in case it was something interesting.

Much to my great delight, it was this kingfisher that I had captured. 


He then landed on the picnic tables and posed for me. OK, maybe he's not posing for me, but I had the chance to get some great shots.



19 comments:

mick said...

Great photos of the kingfisher and I love the flax outlined against the water.

Frank said...

How cool was that. Lovely images.

thewovenspoke said...

Just wonderful. Great shots.

Karen said...

Oh I love it when that happens. Always a nice surprise to see what you got when put the pics on the computer.

Karen said...

Wonderful shots, it's great when they come to you.

eileeninmd said...

Great sighting and shots of the Kingfisher. They are usually shy birds..

Carole M. said...

oh, you got lucky, right out there in the open; beautiful!

Rustic Vintage Country said...

How lucky to capture a Kingfisher, let alone have him pose for you. Brilliant!

TexWisGirl said...

he's so cute!

Naquillity said...

what a great surprise for you when you returned home to look at your images. great capture. he's definitely a keeper... have a great day~

Gary Phillips said...

He's a beauty!! Boom, Bobbi and Gary.

Ela said...

Such wonderful photos and so beautiful bird !

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

A very handsome bird!

Ida said...

How neat. He does look as if he's posing for you.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

How neat -- so glad you kept watching until he decided to come out and pose (perfectly) for you.

ladyfi said...

Lucky you! Lovely shots.

marshaleith said...

lovely shots...

Rambling Woods said...

Oh I love them and they are so hard to photograph. Great catch.... Michelle

bailey-road.com said...

What a cooperative little photo subject!