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Have you ever had a day when just everything went right? I had an unexpected day off and keeping a close eye on the weather arranged with a friend to take me to Midhurst with a sighting of the Kingfisher a sure hit, we got there and after yesterday's rain the riverbank was not even visible and neither the Kingfisher - went to Petworth Park and had a wonderful few hours - came back via Arundel and sure thing - bang my first Kingfisher in flight and by no means the quality of some of the other uploads but boy did I feel like the Cheshire cat! Hope you like it and I justmight stop winging about getting shots of Kingfishers. LOL Ina
Settings: Manual
1/2000
F7.1
ISO 400
@400 focal length

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:F2.8 70-200 + x2 teleconverter
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:In Flight
Username:Gezina Gezina
Uploaded:10 Feb 2009 - 7:28 PM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2009 - 7:29 PM

Wow Ina, fantastic capture, I'd be dancing in the street with acapture like this. Well done
Steve

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alanDwest
alanDwest  1040 forum posts England
10 Feb 2009 - 7:30 PM

I think this is fantastic..Having wandered around Richmond park trying to capture the Kingfishers there I can see how hard it is to get a decent shot. This IS a very good shot..in my book. Any info on the settings would be appreciated.

Last Modified By alanDwest at 10 Feb 2009 - 7:32 PM

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HenB
HenB  6
10 Feb 2009 - 7:30 PM

Fine shot Ina, Seems the travel was well worth it
Harry

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jayjay52
jayjay52  5 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2009 - 7:31 PM

This is a brilliant shot. Amazing!
Jenny

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gwood
gwood  6 England
10 Feb 2009 - 7:32 PM

Superb inflight image with fine detail..
Geoff

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motorsportpictures

WOW, such a very well timed shot, and the detail is spot on.
Scott

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rangerpaul
10 Feb 2009 - 7:32 PM

Definitely worth a look at the large version.
Super shot.
Paul

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GlynnisFrith
GlynnisFrith e2 Member 7GlynnisFrith vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2009 - 7:33 PM

Would love something like this in my PF
lucky you
Glynnis

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blacky
blacky  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2009 - 7:39 PM

superb image ina well done would of made my dave .dave

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bumbleb3
bumbleb3  8356 forum posts United Kingdom
10 Feb 2009 - 7:40 PM

wow and wow again
I would be so proud to have taken this shot.
I would even be pleased to see one
great timing
sandy

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Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2009 - 7:47 PM

A stunning action shot, totally amazing, such fantastic work.
Bob

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shandoor
shandoor  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2009 - 7:49 PM

A very beautiful image wow
Alexa

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  571 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2009 - 7:50 PM

Superbly captured, Ina. Such a difficult shot to get right - focus, detail, b/g & colour all delivered so accurately. Well done.
Terry.

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janty66
janty66  7 England
10 Feb 2009 - 7:52 PM

top shot!!!!

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10 Feb 2009 - 8:02 PM

Superb capture Ina good you resisted the temptation of over cropping , I love the enviro with it.

Dave

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TonyFrith
TonyFrith  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2009 - 8:06 PM

Very nice
Tony

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Tony_B
Tony_B  6 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2009 - 8:12 PM

WOOOOOW, what a wonderful shot, fantastic colour and detail, just stunning
Tony B

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piccy
piccy  8 Wales
10 Feb 2009 - 8:13 PM

Well done you , such a super shot.
Freda

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2009 - 8:25 PM

Brilliant Ina-- just brilliant. I know how hard you have worked at this and I could not be more pleased if it was my shot !!!
Ron

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maryg
maryg e2 Member 666 forum postsmaryg vcard Scotland18 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2009 - 8:40 PM

Wow this is lovelu. Si difficult and yet the bird is so, so perfect. Well done
Mary

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OAKEY
OAKEY  6 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2009 - 8:42 PM

Wow Ina this realy is stunning . Top of the tops with this one!!. Shaun

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2009 - 8:44 PM

Spot on Ina and well done really pleased for you. Like Dave has said, good to see the surrounds as well and overall a great capture
Richard

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chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue e2 Member 5143 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2009 - 9:04 PM

Congratulations, I would have been overjoyed with a capture like this.
David

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User_Removed Junior Member 8 England16 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2009 - 9:16 PM

Wonderful capture with good space for a bird in flight, and lovely colour
Andrew

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2009 - 9:17 PM

fine shot Ina glad you got im at last - well done and what a beauty to

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IanA
IanA  103048 forum posts England12 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2009 - 9:32 PM

Well done! Smile

Ian

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dalecath
dalecath  860 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2009 - 9:42 PM

Well done Ina i bet your made up with this and rightly so. Superb.

Dale

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SoulOfNature
10 Feb 2009 - 9:56 PM

Oh Ina well done you !!! you must be over the moon,this is a stunning shot too,great detail,I have never seen one yet let alone tried to photograph one.Brilliant good on yer !!!

Jean x

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vandalp
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10 Feb 2009 - 10:07 PM

Well done Ina. Great capture.
Vanda

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6235 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2009 - 10:31 PM

Fantastic inflight capture Ina - the detail and colours are absolutely incredible - catchlight in the eye and terrific movement and dof. Well done.
Sylvia

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Wilmot
Wilmot  6338 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2009 - 10:35 PM

Wow wow what an amazing shot!!!!! so well timed.
Steve

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2009 - 10:58 PM

I am so pleased for you Ina, what a wonderful shot of a very elusive bird in flight, is the 2x TC a new presi to yourself, it seems to have made such a difference here Smile
Geoff.

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digitall
digitall  7238 forum posts Wales6 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2009 - 11:30 PM

That is a bleedin good shot with the 2x tc on.
I dont like any of the images from my 70-200 + 2x TC, so I don't use it now.
So you have done very well indeed.

Allan

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Alec1
Alec1  6 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2009 - 11:57 PM

Brilliant shot Ina well captured.
Alec

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iancam  6 England
11 Feb 2009 - 4:23 AM

Wonderful shot Ina, You are so lucky to see one in the wild.
Ian

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2009 - 6:17 AM

Fantastic, Ina! Well captured, they are such beautiful birds. Carol

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2009 - 7:00 AM

Great well timed shot Ina - and well deserved awards as well

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ChrisWallace
11 Feb 2009 - 9:47 AM

This is a nice capture Ina, well done
Chris

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TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2009 - 10:35 AM

Well, I think it's a super capture, Ina...I'd be more than happy to have taken this.
TrevB Smile

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jgmford
jgmford  7 England
11 Feb 2009 - 1:34 PM

Well-done superb shot wish I had taken it. I have only got a far off shot on a dull day.
Have to spend more time practising at Wetlands.

Jeff

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whiteswan01
11 Feb 2009 - 5:19 PM

a huge WOW just superb going in my short list
Dawn

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harrattp  7 England4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2009 - 5:39 PM

Well done and congratulations Ina. A super image and in flight too. Awesome.

Paul

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gillykins
gillykins  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2009 - 6:01 PM

Well done You!
A lovely image to add to your PF.
Gill

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MickyMc
MickyMc  6 United Kingdom
11 Feb 2009 - 6:09 PM

Clever you this is excellent
Mavis

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bryanmw
bryanmw  7 England
13 Feb 2009 - 9:31 PM

stunner

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
14 Feb 2009 - 5:37 PM

I'm so incredibly pleased for you - you've managed a shot you've been after for a long time and lovely it is too - very well done Graham

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KangaGal
KangaGal  664 forum posts Australia
15 Feb 2009 - 12:52 AM

Such a great in-flight action shot. I have the same camera - with all those pixels can you crop closer without losing detail? Super work Ina.
Jenny

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fatmod
fatmod  8 England
16 Feb 2009 - 9:14 PM

stunning shot

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