Kingfisher in a splash of red

White Throated Kingfisher

My best photograph of a Kingfisher yet, I managed to capture this beauty when it was perched on the red ‘do not venture into the beach’ flag at Fisherman’s Cove in Chennai. I love the bright colours in the photograph- the red of the flag contrasting with the bright blue plumage of the bird but matching its beak and head. I think I died and went to Kingfisher heaven.

Photographed at Fisherman’s Cove on the 24th of March, Chennai, India.

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18 Comments Add yours

  1. This is really your best shot yet… what colours… and what contrast!!! Love it!

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Thank you- yes! I believe this is one of the best

  2. Eve Redwater says:

    What a fine Kingfisher! The colours are so vibrant and compliment each other so well. 🙂

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Thank you Eve. It is indeed a fine bird, well worth the wait and the effort!

  3. Lav says:

    i’m absolutely floored! the colours, the details. Awesome. I’m in kingfisher heaven too!!! 🙂

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Yay! Its my fav birdie now!

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Thanks!

  4. Rajeev Kumar says:

    u got lucky. its lovely

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Thanks Rajeev, I did have to do a lot of hard work in tailing the bird for a very long time before snapping this!

  5. Nirmala says:

    Wow!!! Indeed a great Photo. Love this!

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Thank you so much!

  6. Priya Varadarajan says:

    Lovely picture and caption!

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Thanks for visiting my blog Priya!

  7. sanetes says:

    Great photo!

    This guy has a big beak! I haven’t seen a bird like it, although smaller relatives of your friend live in my neighbourhood, too.

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Oh wow! I’m not sure of the distribution of this bird but it sure is a beauty and because this bird had a habit of pulling out crabs from the beach sand he even had specks of sand on his beak!

  8. doliphoto says:

    wow… really nice shoot

    1. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

      Thank you!

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