I’ve just uploaded this video using different software and process so I don’t know how it’ll appear yet. However, see if you can spot the kingfisher?
It’s a remarkable bird that I’ve been trying to catch on camera for ages.
- When they’re stationary in trees they’re almost impossible to see.
- When they fly, they are like a flash of blood and electricity across the gloaming.
- When they fly, they are impossible to track with a hand-held camera!
- When they are in the trees they are impossible to see in the viewfinder!
Despite all this, my new Panasonic Lumix TZ7 has videoed the thing quite well! For a few seconds, you actually can see the thing quite clearly – a first for me! Woo-Hoo! (You’ll have to double-click to get it full screen (or at least larger) to then see this on YouTube directly.
At 0:30 you’ll see it centre-frame and at ~1:00, just as I’ve got a true beamer on it – it shoots off down and right and then flew up the canal! It’s what they do – like a woman, they just entice you in and then foom! They’re gone! Ha Ha.
(The TZ7 replaces the TZ5 which I carelessly dropped onto the tiled floor at home)