This male Kingfisher was perched on a wooden railing along side a small stream.
This is a fairly regular sight on my parkland walk, but getting close to the bird for a shot is another matter. The only approach worth trying is the other side of a tall hedgerow/tree line. Problem is that the sun is behind you as you move along the hedge and as soon as you come into view the Kingfisher spots you and is gone. Its possible to get so far along the hedge, but you have to shoot through (at this time of year) a lot of dead foliage.
The first shot is uncropped and using an equivalent 840 mm lens. This gives you an idea how far away it is and why the bird isn't flying away.
Below are the results of shooting though the dead foliage. A little post production work was necessary to achieve this.
Eventually it realised I was around and made off.