Red Deer Rut - North Yorkshire
A wide angle shot of a male Kingfisher - more details on how this image and others were taken below
I noticed a perch overlooking a calm pool in the river which the pair of kingfishers seemed to use regularly. While I only saw them sat on it a couple of times, the amount of white splats of poo told me it was one of their favourite spots!
So I left a trail camera tucked into some foliage watching the perch for a week. I now have hundreds of short clips of these kingfishers on this perch, from just sitting there to preening and even spraying the leaves with poo (fortunately missing the camera!).
My next challenge was how to get a setup working for wide angle images (something I'm a big fan of in wildlife photography where possible) of the kingfishers...
Alastair Marsh, Alastair Marsh
Click play to watch this little clip of a male kingfisher on a favourite perch...
The photo below shows me leaving a camera (Canon 5D MkIII) trained on the kingfishers favourite perch... Using a PIR sensor (similar to that of security lights) the camera would be triggered should anything move in its field of vision, in this case ...