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Sacred Kingfisher

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The first two shots were taken in Healsville sanctuary but it is pleasing to be able to add shots taken in the wild, albeit at a much greater distance
Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Halcyonidae
Genus: Todiramphus
Species: sanctus



Technical details
Konica_Minolta Dynax 5D
Lens Sigma F4-6.3 50-500mm
Focal length : 500mm
Apeture : F6.3
Shutter speed : 1/180
ISO : 200
Date : Jan 2007



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Technical details
Konica_Minolta Dynax 5D
Lens Sigma F4-6.3 50-500mm
Focal length : 500mm
Apeture : F6.3
Shutter speed : 1/80
ISO : 200
Date : Jan 2007



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This shot of a bird in the wild was taken in Braeside Park.


Technical details
Konica_Minolta Dynax 5D
Lens Sigma F4-6.3 50-500mm
Focal length : 500mm
Apeture : F8.0
Shutter speed : 1/640
ISO : 800
Date : Sep 2007



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Last sighted in Braeside Park in September 2007, it is pleasing to see the Sacred Kingfisher in a similar area of the park in 2008. It gives some hope that they may be nesting here.


Technical details
Sony A700
Lens Sigma F4-6.3 50-500mm
Focal length : 500mm
Apeture : F8.0
Shutter speed : 1/160
ISO : 200
Date : Oct 2008