36 Amazing Photographs Of Kingfishers

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Kingfishers are just amazing birds.  They are extremely fast and difficult to capture with a camera. If you'd like to get into bird photography, here are three great quick guides from Photzy to get you started. 
Even better, these three guides are by the wonderfully talented bird photographer Tobie Schalkwyk – oh and they are free!
If you don't know Tobie, he is a South African bird and wildlife photographer, who is also regular here on the Light Stalking forums. He can often be found on the forums posting his latest photographs of beautiful birds (including kingfishers!) and helping out fellow photographers. 
If you love photographing birds, take a look at these quick guides from Tobie and, if you have any questions, post them in the forum. 

Quick Guides To Bird Photography

Getting Started In Bird Photography – Here Tobie begins with the absolute basics and walks us through step-by-step on how to become the best bird photographers that we can be.
Starting Bird Photography: Camera Settings – Here you'll learn about camera settings such as active d-lighting, focus tracking with lock-on, and other similar more obscure camera functions that can be super helpful when looking to capture birds.
Bird Photography: Staying Sharp And Focussed – This quick guide is all about getting that bird photograph in-focus, which is a skill in itself. Birds don't sit still for long so developing good camera skills is essential to your success in this exciting genre of photography

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Now For Some Inspiration

Here we've crafted a gallery with the most impressive photographs of kingfishers we could find – btw the first photo is by the talented Tobie himself!

Photo by Tobie Schalkwyk

Photo by Boris Smokrovic

Photo by Giuseppe Martini

Photo by Boris Smokrovic





Photo by Boris Smokrovic

Photo by Vincent van Zalinge

Photo by Boris Smokrovic

Photo by Boris Smokrovic

Photo by Hans Veth

Photo by Florian van Duyn

Photo by Stefan Mächler

Photo by Jan Meeus

Photo by Monique Laats

Photo by Lobus Houska

Photo by Lukas Berri

Photo by Foundry

Photo by Lukas Berri

Photo by Monique Laats

Photo by Fxxu

Photo by Soumadeep Das

Photo by Sivakumar B

Photo by 12019

Photo by Timo Schluter

Photo by Lubos Houska

Photo by Bonsens-Tono

Photo by Lubos Houska

Photo by Bergadder

Photo by Free-Photos

Photo by Ellen Chan

Photo by Free-Photos

Photo by Bergadder

Photo by Nicman

Photo by Lubos Houska

Photo by Kaz

Photo by Lubos Houska

Photo by Takasi Yanagisawa

About the author

Federico Alegria

Federico has a decade of experience in documentary photography, contributes some free images to the community and is a University Professor in photography. You can get to know him better here

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