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.


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!

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  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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