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I've been struggling lately to get more images of the kingfisher diving in and erupting out of the water.

So I've decided to call it a day on my Kingfisher project, I've spent near on 2 months working on them and need a change and something new to post.. Smile

Not the best shot in the world as the focus point is on fish, but it's one of the best near full frame images I managed to capture.

Thanks for looking.

Camera:Canon EOS-1DNMKII
Lens:70/200L 1.4XTC
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Erupting 2
Username:albi albi
Uploaded:27 Jun 2007 - 6:35 PM
Tags:Birds, Erupting, Fish, Kingfisher, Water, Wildlife / nature
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Barrierfoto
27 Jun 2007 - 6:35 PM

Beautifull shot on the right moment
I like it

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tredz
tredz  7
27 Jun 2007 - 6:35 PM

great shot ,long wait .mart

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AlanBW
AlanBW  8 England
27 Jun 2007 - 6:38 PM

Wonderful capture, terrific timing

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shutter speed
27 Jun 2007 - 6:39 PM


Quote: Not the best shot in the world

Blimey your hard to please.
Looks great well done.
Ian.

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robbiebreadner
27 Jun 2007 - 6:39 PM

Great shot!

Robbie

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jasonS
jasonS  8 England
27 Jun 2007 - 6:42 PM

Fantastic what more can I say Smile

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
27 Jun 2007 - 6:44 PM

No not the best shot in the world, but that title is available for only one shot and this is stunning so I would say that is good enough for most viewers

Peter

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England241 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2007 - 6:45 PM

You are sooo picky Wink
Wish this were one of mine!
Superb timing Tony.
Janet

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bzbee
bzbee  10102 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2007 - 6:47 PM

oh my goodness - this is just amazing!!! The light, action, composition - all are perfect!!! RESPECT!!!

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2007 - 6:48 PM

absolutely brilliant

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Magpiemick
27 Jun 2007 - 6:52 PM

This is brilliant.....good luck with the new project...until the next kingfisher fix !!

Mick..

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newy17
newy17  8273 forum posts United Kingdom
27 Jun 2007 - 6:54 PM

wow stunning well captured.
ian.

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Melanie_M
Melanie_M e2 Member 9168 forum postsMelanie_M vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2007 - 6:58 PM

Stunning catch.
Might just want to clone out some of the brighter drops for presentation here.

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ZenTog
ZenTog  127875 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2007 - 7:04 PM

AS GOOD AS ANYTHING andy rouse has produced, stunning shot , the very best and worthy of a EC

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27 Jun 2007 - 7:16 PM

Superb,
Fred.

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HUMIE
HUMIE  7 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2007 - 7:17 PM

SUPERB wildlife capture...worthy of all the trouble it undoubtedly took.
~Mike~

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Julian
Julian  1076 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2007 - 7:19 PM

Another great shot.
Julian

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Hop-A-Long
27 Jun 2007 - 7:34 PM

This is a stunning shot. 20/10 for that one.
Andy

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mattberry
mattberry e2 Member 10259 forum postsmattberry vcard England14 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2007 - 7:35 PM

Absolute rubbish!

Only kidding of course, one from the top drawer of a very tall chest of drawers!

Well done!

Matt

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Phil_Morgan
27 Jun 2007 - 7:38 PM

Awe inpiring!! Gotta be another EC surely Smile

Phil.

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Darren9330
27 Jun 2007 - 7:38 PM

Awesome capture, well done.

Regards

Darren

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jaspernina
27 Jun 2007 - 7:39 PM

Stunning image & timing.
Thanks
Stephen

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Maddie
Maddie  92714 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2007 - 7:42 PM

super capture

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NevP
NevP  9853 forum posts Canada13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2007 - 7:44 PM

Outstanding for me, and the focus on the fish looks good to me - the fish is the focus of the birds attention after all. Outstanding.

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BillN
BillN  7
27 Jun 2007 - 7:51 PM

absoloutly brilliant pic deserves hundreds af clicks
bill

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KBan
KBan  9457 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2007 - 7:54 PM

stunning capture
keith

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albi
albi  1068 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2007 - 8:01 PM

Thanks all for the kind comments..

Quote: You are sooo picky


Yes I know Janet.. Wink


Quote: the fish is the focus of the birds attention after all.

Thanks Nev, I never looked at it like that.



Quote: Might just want to clone out some of the brighter drops for presentation here.

Thanks Melanie, I did look at that and thought about removing some of the brighter droplets but I kind of liked them for some reason.

Thanks all, much appreciate the input.

Tony

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Nettles
Nettles  7 England
27 Jun 2007 - 8:04 PM

Fabulous capture with superb timing. Really great shot. Nettles

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rontear
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27 Jun 2007 - 8:15 PM

It baffles me why this has not got the e/c and everything else, simply Superb! A lot of hard work has paid off, this surpasses the bird on a branch. How difficult this is only you know Tony. I take my hat off to you. Ron.

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digitall
digitall  7238 forum posts Wales6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2007 - 8:33 PM

Wicked shot.

Allan

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Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2007 - 8:35 PM

Absolutely out of this world --brilliant. The timing on this is supreme. i am green with envy.
Ron

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phillj  8 England
27 Jun 2007 - 8:43 PM

All the above. Sensational shot.

Phill

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chris-p
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27 Jun 2007 - 9:04 PM

Terrific image,,

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bfgstew
bfgstew  8668 forum posts England105 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2007 - 9:05 PM

The speed these things fly and dive about at, and you have captured this and countless others with such clarity and composure, you do yourself an injustice. Puff that chest out and have a big smug grin on your face, this is worth it, superb.
Stew

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BlueRoom e2 Member 873 forum postsBlueRoom vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2007 - 9:53 PM

Superb. Absolutely splendid.

Eric

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Newtman
Newtman  85 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2007 - 10:07 PM

It's not the best shot in the world? Maybe, but there are hundreds of EPZ members out here, like me, who would give their eye teeth for a shot as good as this.
David

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glazzaro e2 Member 970 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2007 - 10:08 PM

This is a dynamite shot! Sure to be a crowd pleaser, tell you what, I will trade you one Blue Bunting for one of your King Fishers! Wink Excellent Camera work Tony! Spot on! Click!!!

Greg

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Chriscj
Chriscj  896 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2007 - 10:10 PM

Wonderful stuff.


Chris

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wasper
wasper e2 Member 8532 forum postswasper vcard Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2007 - 2:51 AM

This shot will pay for the 2 months spent on the wait. Well done.

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Marian
Marian  962 forum posts England
28 Jun 2007 - 7:55 AM

WOW, you may not think it's the best shot in the world, but to me, it's wonderful.
Marian

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LesF
LesF e2 Member 7176 forum postsLesF vcard 8 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2007 - 8:38 AM

Only one word to describe this - superb.
Thanks for sharing this image with us, deserve at EC this one.

Les F

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snappersdelight

Wow, fantastic.
This is brilliant.
Darren

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England241 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2007 - 9:41 AM

An HC too..well done Tony.
Janet

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Nic_WA
Nic_WA  9179 forum posts Australia2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2007 - 12:15 PM

Unbelievably well taken - I admire your patience too Smile Congratulations on the HC.

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dalecath
dalecath  860 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2007 - 4:33 PM

cracking shot .spend the time you get the rssults




Dale

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skydivemike
28 Jun 2007 - 7:39 PM

1st class mate. Deserves POW imho.


Mike

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Rob_Taylor  10659 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2007 - 7:53 PM

Superb image!

Rob

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glazzaro e2 Member 970 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2007 - 8:04 PM

Congrats on the HC!

Greg

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2007 - 9:25 PM

Well you've already said in your comment that the focus is on the fish, but just imagine how good this one would have been with the focus on the eye.

A pic most of us can only dream about taking.

So we'll let you off this time.

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albi
albi  1068 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jun 2007 - 9:40 PM

Thanks for the kind comments everyone.. Smile

Thanks for the HC Pete..

Thanks Cheryl, I was gutted when I checked this image out for sharpness, soooo close, and it was the only time the Kingfisher fished from my perch that day... :-(

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pennyspike  112068 forum posts United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2007 - 1:12 PM

Still looks stunning to me.
Penny

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nolongeramember

faints.. !! oh my


Nikki

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justin c  104528 forum posts England36 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jun 2007 - 12:48 PM

Hi Tony,

You're certainly setting the standard with your wildlife images.Without a doubt some of the finest on the forum.
Always a pleasure to view.

Justin.

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Philip_P e2 Member 971 forum postsPhilip_P vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jun 2007 - 6:55 PM

Fab shot, congrats on HC
Phil

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NickEade
NickEade  9 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2007 - 9:02 PM

Real top-notch picture, they just keep coming, nice one.

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MikeRC e2 Member 93501 forum postsMikeRC vcard United Kingdom
3 Jul 2007 - 7:34 AM

Terrific shot....Mike

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glenalva e2 Member 8324 forum postsglenalva vcard Scotland
3 Jul 2007 - 11:51 AM

Perfectly timed and taken.......a beautiful capture. Congrats on your HC.

Ali

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angelamary
4 Jul 2007 - 12:02 PM

As someone who doesn't get a chance to even look for these gorgeous birds, never mind find one... never mind try and shoot one... this is gorgeous! Very well caught!

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RogBrown  73006 forum posts England10 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2007 - 10:04 PM

Hey, come on Albi, this shot is as near perfect as you're going to get. The fish & the bird's head are in focus & the rest is near enough. The composition is spot-on. I'd just clone out that white blob top right. This shot would grace any wild-life magazine. Just tell us how you did it & how long you had to wait.
Rog

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riprap007  101568 forum posts England37 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2007 - 10:11 PM

any more of the KF in focus would spoil the dynamics of the image

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StevenPrice
6 Jul 2007 - 1:32 PM

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! nuff said lol.

Steve

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95919 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
13 Jul 2007 - 10:53 AM

Only just seen this Tony...been away for a while

What a project it must have been
A top notch shot

Adrian

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leeg  11165 forum posts
17 Jul 2007 - 8:21 PM

Some of these spots have to go as well LOL.

Agree with Justin C. Usual high standard. Great work Tony

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chrisharagan
19 Jul 2007 - 9:30 PM

I love this just as it is & agree with riprap007s comment

ChrisH

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Leary  7 New Zealand1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2007 - 2:41 PM

farr this is just ridiculous. a fan-f*cking-tastic shot here pal

Leary

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piccy  8 Wales
21 Jul 2007 - 2:47 PM

Wow, wish it was in my pf, focus or not.
Freda

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fossilized
fossilized  1079 forum posts United Kingdom
21 Jul 2007 - 2:49 PM

Wow! It's all been said.

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mandarinkay
29 Jul 2007 - 10:28 PM

Stunning ..... and I am gutted that you haven't posted anything else! Hope that you will
be posting again soon, whatever your next subject may be! Click*
Karen

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phototime  8 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2007 - 10:31 PM

Wow! What a fantastic shot,wonderful timing.



Mo.

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Ian_Llewellyn

Fantastic shot....Excellent timing and technical ability...


Ian

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RodStrachan
15 Sep 2007 - 9:42 PM

Cracker of a shot and well done on the dedication that you've put into this!

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