Daily Archives: August 19, 2022

Blue-breasted Kingfisher

Pic for today: Blue-breasted Kingfisher
Blue-breasted Kingfisher: The Royal Mile, Uganda, August 2022 — I added the Royal Mile south of Murchinson Falls National Park to this year’s Uganda trip specifically for the Chocolate Backed Kingfisher, which we heard calling but did not see. Gives me something to come back for.  I did get 3 life Kingfishers on the Mile though, including this Ble- breasted Kingfisher. Good enough! Sony RX10IV at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom bird and wildlife modifications and multi-frame noise reduction. Processed in Pixelmator Photo and Apple Photos. Nominal exposure: ISO 6400 @ f4 @ 1/500th. Plus .3ev.

Olive-bellied Sunbird!

Olive-bellied Sunbird: Chimpanzee Forest Lodge, Kabale, Uganda, August 2022 — Sunbirds are the hummingbirds of Africa…bright, quick, with long bills for sipping nectar and catching tiny bugs from the flowers. The Olive-bellied Sunbird is among the most colorful, even with its dull name. 🙂 The garden at our lodge is full of them…and full of sunbirds…with at least a half dozen species. Sony Rx10iv at 509mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Pixelmator Photo and Apple Photos. ISO 1000 @ f4 @ 1/500th.