It’s been overcast and windy lately, not the best conditions for photographing, especially macro photography. That said, the weather doesn’t stop me from venturing outside in search of subjects for the camera. Lately, the Green Kingfisher has been one of my main targets. These beautiful little kingfishers aren’t nearly as obvious as the much more common and larger Belted but they eventually show up if you are willing to wait.
I had to wait at least two hours for the bird pictured above to come into range. It didn’t stay long either because a female was chasing him around. Maybe she liked how he looked because after all, he was the most colorful Green Kingfisher I have ever seen. Fortunately, it perched on a branch long enough for me to click off a few pictures. While I was waiting, a Solitary Sandpiper also showed up.
I finished the day off at the Sabal Palm Sanctuary in the new butterfly garden. This place is going to be fantastic for butterfly photography on sunny days! Although there weren’t many butterflies around when I was there, I was able to get in some macro lens practice with ladybugs.