2,5 Million views on my Flickr stream today!!! Gosh...... Who would have guessed that when I started here on Flickr. I certainly didn't!!
So dear Flickr friends, thank you 2,5 Mln times! One for every time you clicked on my photostream. I'm humbled and grateful to you all.
And now I'm going to celebrate, admittedly with a lame finger from hitting the 'refresh stats' key about 50 times :-)
Oh yes, the picture was taken in Mala Mala when I was trying to capture herons in the fast flowing Sand River and all of a sudden this Pied Kingfisher hovered some 5 meters in front of the car! I'm pretty sure I adjusted the settings of the camera in record time!! It took the lens about half a second to adjust the focus on the now all of a sudden closeby subject; just enough to shoot a couple of pictures before it flew off again. Pfuw! I didn't even know for sure if I had captured it until I saw it back on the display of the camera. Full frame, 500mm.
For those of you who would like to read more about my recent adventures in South Africa - I'm still processing pictures - you are welcome to visit the Wildlife Diary.