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Hi All,

Firstly a great many thanks to Joline, ChristineD and Alan_Baseley for their much valued UA's on my Destiny image.

This is a first for me, and as there are so many great Kingfisher images on EPZ I thought twice about posting it, however this was taken around the river running through the college grounds at my workplace, we had been watching them for a couple of years, in fact I had never knowingly seen one before last year. We invested in one of those cheap chair type hides and had a great afternoon, anyway this is one of my efforts.

Matt

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:23 Aug 2014 - 6:31 PM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/13sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:First
Username:Herge88 Herge88
Uploaded:24 Aug 2014 - 1:09 PM
Tags:General, Wildlife / nature
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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2014 - 1:35 PM

A beautiful image, Matt - I wonder how long it posed for you before disappearing!

RichardSmile

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
24 Aug 2014 - 1:39 PM

Excellent capture Matt, nice detail,
Fred.

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digital_boi
24 Aug 2014 - 2:06 PM

special Matt excellent work

Graham

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2014 - 2:08 PM

Good capture Matt.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2014 - 3:06 PM

Excellent and Congratulations!

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8526 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1091 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2014 - 6:18 PM

I'm impressed, because you are not a birder and this is a case of branching out into unfamiliar territory. And it's good. And at 1/13 second you were also lucky - fortune favours the brave.
I'm also jealous, because all I have ever seen is a flash of blue as they streak along the river below our regular Peak District hidey hole. But then I don't have the patience for this.
A chair-type hide sounds my sort, you may as well be comfortable if you have to be patient. I wonder if it would work with people?? Smile
Moira

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2014 - 7:23 PM

A terrific shot
Ju

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
24 Aug 2014 - 8:37 PM

Excellent capture

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 431 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom76 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2014 - 9:45 PM

Excellent image of the bird we'd all like to capture.
So although there may be many - it is yours and we know the thrill of a new capture or genre.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2014 - 10:10 PM

It is a fine shot of your visiting kingfisher, Matt; I have to admit that i have never seen one despite looking in earnest along our local riverbank.
R.

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2014 - 11:06 PM

Super colours Matt.
So have no thoughts about doing a mono version !!
Mick.

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AlanWillis
AlanWillis e2 Member 566 forum postsAlanWillis vcard England
24 Aug 2014 - 11:45 PM

Great shot of a juvenile kingfisher.

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Brilane
Brilane  8 Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2014 - 1:18 AM

Beautiful colour, I am yet to see one.
Brian

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gary_d
gary_d  7575 forum posts Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2014 - 1:22 AM

This is right up there with the best of them Matt. - Gary

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franken
franken e2 Member 123264 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2014 - 9:00 AM

Lovely shot.

Ken

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