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Finally getting that Kingfisher shot!

I have been trying to get a shot of a Kingfisher since I started my wildlife photography journey over two years ago.


Don't get me wrong I have seen many Kingfishers since moving to Norfolk but a shot of one has completely evaded me this whole time.


I literally spent full days in RSPB Lakenheath's Mere Hide back in January and February and only caught a glimpse, then of course before the world was affected by alleged pandemics I took a trip to Lackford Lakes where I was promised "guaranteed shots" and we know how that went (you can watch the video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fv-rFBbE7MY)


The effects of Coronavirus have pretty much spoiled all my photography opportunities this year so I really wasn't hoping for much when I had a free day to visit Lakenheath a couple of weeks ago, but...


Here it is! Finally my first Kingfisher image!

As soon as I arrived at the visitor centre (and had the obligatory CV19 chat) I heard the unmistakable sound of a Kingfisher and decided to concentrate my efforts around the visitors centre. About ten minutes later I was rewarded by this shot. My very first of a Kingfisher and not a bad one at that! I am a big fan of environmental type shots so I was very happy!



The location of my first Kingfisher shot - The visitor centre lake at RSPB Lakenheath Fen

I now look forwards to my next shots to come and hopefully they won't be in two years time!


Let me know in the comments below what subject has been evading you!


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