Name: Common kingfisher (male)
Scientific: Alcedo atthis
Malay: Burung Raja Udang / Pekaka Cit-cit Kecil
Today I had the opportunity to photograph the male Common kingfisher for the first time. The bird was shot at 15-20 feet distance around 6:00pm in the evening. Lighting was a little bit dimmed and I had to play around with the ISO, ranging from ISO 400 up to ISO 1600 to get a decent shot. The kingfisher had perched at the same branch for almost 30 minutes with at least 5 times diving into the stream to catch its fish.
All the images were captured with my SONY a7RIV and the SEL200600G lens and SEL14TC teleconverter. I had to use the SONY VPR1 Remote Control with Multi-Terminal Cable to get nice sharp images without the camera shake.
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This is the photography journey of Nur Ismail Photography where all the experiences from this year onwards will be shared with the audience. In collaboration with NiSi Malaysia, Leofoto, SONY Malaysia and Skylum Software. Thanks for viewing!