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18/04/07 Peter Ericsson

Brown-winged Kingfisher

Krabi, mangrove forest

Here is a front view of the same bird I posted yesterday. It is quite remarkable really that I got these shots. It was about 4 pm and generally very quiet in the mangroves. I was feeling a bit low for a number of reasons and also a bit philosophical, thinking how everything in one's life really is a gift of God, no matter how small or big. Thinking how little I myself can do to control circumstances not only in daily living but in practical matters like bird photography.

Than, all of a sudden, seemingly out of nowhere, this wonderful bird flew in to perch on a branch only 7-8 meters in front of me. I even had to back step to get better angle to my shots. After a number of front poses it abruptly turned around and gave me side vies before it flew off to not appear again.

I felt very encouraged and saw it as a little sign that someone does loves me and does care and knows how to bring about the little personal things that my heart is in need of. All I can say is: Thank you, Jesus!

400mm F5.6

other sizes: small medium original auto
Milan Vogrin01-Jun-2009 15:00
Very nice catch!V!
Guest 28-Feb-2008 13:59
What a nice shot!!!
Guest 05-Jan-2008 14:22
Funny guy! gmv
Don Hettinga26-Jul-2007 18:18
Thanks for your picture and your comment. What a gift!
Guest 26-Jul-2007 15:08
Stunning - My first pic of one outside a guidebook, Great bill, and good to acknolwge the Creator! V
Peter Stahl27-Jun-2007 04:52
Awesome shot and capture Peter. Where was he when we were looking for him. LOL.
Guest 29-May-2007 05:09
beautiful shot!
yoram shpirer18-May-2007 12:07
Beautiful shot V
Guest 08-May-2007 07:55
Priceless shot. Sometime good thing just came in without plan.
Guest 02-May-2007 17:52
Superb and great story, too. :)
Lloyd & Sandy Spitalnik20-Apr-2007 21:39
Amazing bird! Quite and impressive bill, and nice matching legs and feet. Super shot. L&S
Ghislaine et Réal Boulet20-Apr-2007 12:21
Very amazing bird and beautiful picture.
lou_rozensteins20-Apr-2007 09:03
Another beautiful shot of this weirdo!! You would think he couldn't hold his head up. Marvellous colour and great detail too. Voted.
Dan Ng20-Apr-2007 04:58
There are so many beautiful birds in Asia as you have shown us in your wonderful photography. V.
Guest 20-Apr-2007 01:38
That is about the funniest looking bird I have ever seen and so beautiful. Must not have that of King Fisher in my neck of the woods. See, my friend, there is a reason for everything! Just be thankful, even when bad things happen. Say thank you. It helps me and I am a much, much happier person.
Jess. ( Lady.D.)20-Apr-2007 00:07
Well taken interesting bird, very colourful....................Jess
Liz Bickel19-Apr-2007 17:29
Beautiful shot!
Tom Munson19-Apr-2007 15:35
What a cool bird Peter. For a Kingfisher he seems very calm.
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