Daily Archives: January 22, 2022

Green Kingfisher

Green Kingfisher: Donde Cope, Gaupiles, Costa Rica — This year Cope has two kingfishers coming to the old talapia pond in his back yard…both a Green and a Pygmy…but they are never there at the same time. When we visited, it was the Green’s turn. (What actually happens is the Green drives the Pygmy away. I would have preferred to see the Pygmy, myself, but I will make do with the Green. The Green Kingfisher is, actually, one of my favorite birds…but I can see it in Texas, so it is not as exciting as a Pygmy :). The light at Cope’s is never what I would want, but with multi-frame noise reduction and some post processing, the results are worth looking at. Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with multi-frame noise reduction. Processed in Pixomator Photo and Apple Photos. Equivalent ISO 6400 @ f4 @ 1/320th.