Sunday, December 21, 2008

A vision in turquoise and russet

Taken by my father at Slimbridge Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust on Wednesday.
No need for tinsel and fairy lights when nature supplies the decorations.

10 comments:

Karen - An Artist's Garden said...

lovely, lovely, lovely, You know I have only ever seen them out of the corner of my eye - they flash past so quickly, and it is always such a joy.
(To glimpse them that is - not that they flash past so quickly)
K

HappyMouffetard said...

Dad was lucky - the kingfisher was hanging around, fishing and sitting for over 2 hours! The problem was that it was so stunning that he kept forgetting to take photos and just watched it instead.

VP said...

Oh I do love kingfishers. I once had one fly in-between myself and a colleague when we were river surveying in Wales. It flew round the corner and didn't have time to evade us - it must have been just a foot away when it flew by. Absolutely magical.

Anna said...

What gorious colours. I wish that I had a winter coat like that. Sadly I have never caught a glimpse of a kingfisher but live in hope.

easygardener said...

They are beautiful and when I first saw one I was surprised how small they were. A very special bird!

Kat Wolfdancer said...

OH ! He is BEAUTIFUL! a feathered jewel!

>^,,^<

Gail said...

Now that is a good looking bird...as you say a vision in turquoise and russet....gail

Titania said...

A beautiful Kingfisher really rivalling all the man made decorations. We have the "Cookaburra" Kingfisher, which is rather a big, splendid bird, not as colourful. I have seen a tiny one, azure blue.

spookydragonfly said...

What a gorgeous capture! Kudos to your father! No wonder he just kept watching this stunner!

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