On this very short visit to India, my wife and I spent three days in Bharatpur, Rajasthan at the Keoladeo National Park to photograph wildlife. These three images are of the three species of Kingfisher that can be found in the region this time of year. The Stork-billed and Black-capped are known to be around but I have not been lucky to ever see or photograph them. Of the three, the Common Kingfisher is the most elusive and least common. The White-throated is easy to find and easy to photograph. The Pied kingfisher can be seen at many locations but is very elusive for photography. It hovers with a very rapid wing beat so requires high very shutter speed.
For these three days, I used the Panasonic Lumix G9 with the Leica 100 – 400mm lens and the Leica 200 mm f/2.8 and the 1.4X tele-extender. I can not say enough about how much I enjoyed this kit and its performance truly excels.