Monday, December 14, 2009

It Thought It Could Hide itself

I saw a Kingfisher uttering to itself nearby the dam. Its voice was not sweet but dry and rattling. This might be the sound of lonesome. It murmured, stopped, and continued, and repeated. I kept my silence. It might not see me. It was too focus on its ownself.


It looked high and low, like what I always do. I did not know its purpose, though I know mine. This can't help to answer my question.


I did see some insects flying just in front of this kingfisher, but it was never bothered.


We remained the status quo for a few minutes, until I took time to change my camera setting.


The Kingfisher must have noticed me. It turned its back to me thinking this would help to camouflage itself againt the blue sky, or it was to shy to face me further.


It did not intend to fly away. The murmuring continued. It turned its head back occationally to check out whether I was still around. I should have left, but I never, just tried to find out some unknown secrets.


I was then interpreting that it might be waiting for its mate that failed to turn up. That was not proved even I insisted on staying further.

During my next changing on the setting, it flew away. This left me without any clues, and was just busy for nothing, on a bird's affair.

32 comments:

yen said...

good trick, I was fooled.

wenn said...

interesting..

Benghui said...

Santa surfs internet?

Icy BC said...

Beautiful bird and so blue sky!

Benghui said...

Really?Wow!Tell Santa I want to win

Sharkbytes said...

your kingfishers are a brighter blue than ours, but I love ours too. They are very shy. I have never yet gotten a good pic of one, but maybe with the "new" camera...

VanillaSeven said...

Great composition rainfield :) Beautiful bird too.

George said...

I'm sorry you couldn't discover what the Kingfisher was up to, but I sure do like the pictures you got. The sky is absolutely gorgeous.

Diane AZ said...

Wow Rainfield, these photos are stunning! The kingfisher did blend into the sky color when he turned his back on you.

Ayie said...

Could it be saying you are watching him too much and he wants to be left alone?

roentarre said...

Wow, wonderful capture. Kingfisher!

Ginnymo said...

These pictures are really, really beautiful Rain! The blue sky is awesome and that bird has the colors that blend so nice with it. Great photos!!

Mike said...

Rainfield it seems you have the White-Throated Kingfisher in Penang too.

rainfield61 said...

yen: I didn't know that there is a trick hidden inside, I turned my notebook over and still can't find it. Hehehehe....

wenn: Hope you like it.

Benghui: I wish Santa Claus will visit my blog one day and I'll pass your message to him.

Icy BC: It is a blue blue bird.

Sharkbytes: Yours are as shy as mine. And it turned its back on me.

VanillaSeven: Thanks. The sky continued to be blue last few days.

George: I peeped at the sky yesterday evening, they were as blue as last Sunday.

Diane: They are two in 1. Can you see them in the last photo?

Ayie: Maybe...

roentarre: Is there any Queenfisher?

Ginnymo: Thanks for your visit and comment. Your little zoo is fantastic. Does it house any kingfishers?

SJ said...

once the blue bird saw my cam it quickly flew away

A smile from SJ =)

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

Maybe it wanted to show you its beautiful wings.

Ratty said...

I like the bright shiny colors of your friend the kingfisher. It's long beak is fun to look at too. I'm glad it stayed long enough for you to get these pictures.

rainfield61 said...

Mike: I have paddy fields and creeks as my neighbour, thus these kingfishers have passed by my place very frequently.

SJ: Then you must hide your cam under a banana leaf. It may work.

A smile from rainfield.

Willie: I guess so.

Ratty: Both of us are having different kinds of bird in our neighbourhood. You have your beauties, I have mine.

Tes said...

amazing blue sky. good composition. have not seen a kingfisher... yet :)

Sharodindu said...

Such a beautiful encounter!
the color of the Kingfisher was just exactly matching with the deep blue sky....he had the great advantage to hide himself!
Lovely creation of nature!!

fufu said...

yeah it's always hard to capture the shot of birds or any insect that moves fast... anyway i think you could do better after couple of times...good luck

Poetic Shutterbug said...

The colors rainfield are so vibrant. He was probably stood up on his date and embarrassed so that's why the dry murmuring and turning from you. He was a little sad.

Autumn Belle said...

How I wish I can ask the kingfisher to follow me home.

Pacey said...

It thought that you've had enough photos of him so he hid...great story again rain.

Misalyn said...

I have never seen a kingfisher. Looking forward to see a closer shot of it.

Sky is so blue and again, nice composition rainfield.

Kirigalpoththa said...

We used to see lot of kingfishers in my area. Now it is hard to find one..

Don't know where they are hiding?

Mei Teng said...

Maybe this kingfisher is in some kind of deep thoughts about something other than insects?

Cheryl said...

Very pretty bird against the beautiful blue of the sky.

Glennis said...

The interesting life of a Kingfisher! he is a very pretty coloured one and he sat long enough for you to get some nice pics.
The voice of a Kingfisher is ver shrill and loud.

:: flyingstars :: said...

simply beautifully captured shots...lovely!

Mabel Low said...

Haha. Camouflage fail unless it colours it's red feathers to blue. The bird was probably eye-ing on you instead? :P

The Retired One said...

That bird is sooo colorful...gorgeous!