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Insubordinate Kingfisher

Firstly many thanks to SUE118, Phil_j and Soulofharmony for their personal and greatly appreciated UA's on the previous Blue Tit image Smile
Thanks to everyone for your votes, comments and clicks.....which are welcomed and also appreciated.

This is an image taken some time ago, never been a personal favourite due to where the subject is sat in the frame. However to date this is my biggest seller so thought what the heck.....Stick it on EPZ Wink

All the best

Dean

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3s Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 300mm f2.8 + 1.4 Nikon TC
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Insubordinate Kingfisher
Username:WindowonWildlife WindowonWildlife
Uploaded:24 Apr 2013 - 6:21 PM
Tags:Alcedo atthis, Bird, Dean Mason, Fish, Fishing, Kingfisher, River, Sign, Wildlife / nature, WindowOnWildlife
Votes:127

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 6:23 PM

I think he should have his catch taken away from him, Dean, for disobeying the rules Wink. A superb capture. Carol

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pdunstan_Greymoon
pdunstan_Greymoon e2 Member 2pdunstan_Greymoon vcard United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 - 6:24 PM

Awesome, the location of the bird and sign is just so apt. Great shot!

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andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 6:27 PM

cracking comp dean brilliant detail a real stunner pal top shot Wink
andy

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Alda
Alda  146 forum posts United Kingdom27 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 6:31 PM

Hee hee, excellent! GrinGrinGrin

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senn
senn e2 Member 3senn vcard Belgium1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 6:32 PM

"no fishing" ? .. who cares Tongue

that's juste fantastic Dean ..

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84245 forum postsKarenFB vcard England161 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 6:38 PM

Absolutely stunning - I'm jealous! Smile

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4137 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 6:44 PM

What can I say? what a cracking composition and shot, and a title that made me chuckle. They don't come much better than this, Dean, IMHO.
I note your reservations about the positioning of the kingfisher within the frame, and under other circumstances I'd agree, but here the perch with the mandatory warning makes a difference.......it's as if the bird is trying to distance itself from command or even to pretend it has just noticed it and feels guilty.
So for me the positioning of the elements within the frame is perfect.
Please accept my UA.
Ronnie.

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Quoise
Quoise e2 Member 1211 forum postsQuoise vcard United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 - 6:47 PM

Another rule breaker caught on camera, excellent capture Grin

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 6:51 PM

Stunning capture and fabulous composition !
George

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Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7101 forum postsTrev_B vcard England61 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 6:51 PM

I can certainly see why it's sold well even though it's breaking the rules.... just shows it's good to be a rebelWink

Well done Dean,

Trev

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Toger
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24 Apr 2013 - 6:52 PM

Brilliant shot!

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kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 2364 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 6:56 PM

Stunning Dean and so made me smile Grin
Love it.

Kathryn

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 4WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 6:58 PM


Quote: What can I say? what a cracking composition and shot, and a title that made me chuckle. They don't come much better than this, Dean, IMHO.
I note your reservations about the positioning of the kingfisher within the frame, and under other circumstances I'd agree, but here the perch with the mandatory warning makes a difference.......it's as if the bird is trying to distance itself from command or even to pretend it has just noticed it and feels guilty.
So for me the positioning of the elements within the frame is perfect.
Please accept my UA.
Ronnie.

Thanks so much for your comment Ronnie and especially your UA, highly valued and thank you again Smile

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 4WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 6:59 PM

Thank You KarenFB and KathrynLouise for your highly valued UA's Smile Really appreciated.

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BRabbitts
BRabbitts  8 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 - 7:02 PM

Fantastic photograph

Brian

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Shane136
Shane136  1062 forum posts United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 - 7:07 PM

Top kf shot, best I have seen for ages

Shane

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chris-p
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24 Apr 2013 - 7:17 PM

Brill ...

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman  114484 forum posts England36 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 7:39 PM

Couldn't have been anyone else's.........Fabulous Dean!

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 7:52 PM

A superb image
Ju

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philmclean
24 Apr 2013 - 7:56 PM

Can't imagine how it can be so popular!WinkSmileGrin

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Niknut
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24 Apr 2013 - 7:57 PM

GrinGrinGrinGrin !!!....great shot !!

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Fotomanic1
24 Apr 2013 - 8:14 PM

The lighting gives this image wonderful texture and clarity. Stunning!!Smile

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Jenny-D
Jenny-D e2 Member 4Jenny-D vcard United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 - 8:20 PM

WOW.... Dean, how could this not be one of your favourites!!!!! It's absolutely stunning!! Love everything about it SmileWink

Jenny Smile

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anglingandyq
24 Apr 2013 - 8:45 PM

A1 captureSmile

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KDC
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24 Apr 2013 - 8:48 PM

Absolutely awesome!
Fingfisher's can't read though. GrinGrin

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DonMc
DonMc e2 Member 5DonMc vcard United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 - 9:04 PM

Top Class in every way Dean! SmileSmileSmile
Don

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johnjo58
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24 Apr 2013 - 9:08 PM

I like the composition a lot Dean, rules are ethereal to be broken when it works and this works
David

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6212 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 9:41 PM

Superb capture Dean, with a brilliant title. In this instance I like the way the bird is facing, almost defiantly ignoring the No Fishing instruction! Congrats on the GEA and awards.
Sylvia

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fazzer
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24 Apr 2013 - 10:38 PM

Brilliant

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Maiwand
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24 Apr 2013 - 10:40 PM

Great shot Dean. Congrats for all well deserved awards.Grin
Ron

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TonyDy
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24 Apr 2013 - 11:11 PM

Great shot, Dean.
Tony

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 4WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 11:13 PM

Thank You BRabbitts, chris-p, Jenny-D and kban for the UA's and also kban for the GEA Smile Looks like I got this one wrong Tongue Blush

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Daisymaye
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25 Apr 2013 - 5:15 AM

A superb capture Dean. Congrats on all the deserved awards.......Sandy

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
25 Apr 2013 - 9:06 AM

Yes, you had it before methinks but what the heck. It is absolutely gorgeous.
And us mere mortals who have to be glad to see a kingfisher on holiday can only say WOW!!!

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boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2013 - 12:31 PM

Great take....

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Fefe
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25 Apr 2013 - 1:53 PM

Congrats, well deserved awardsGrinGrin
Diane

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tonyng
tonyng e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Apr 2013 - 5:09 PM

Picture perfect Dean. Well deserve all those accolade you have received. Bravo.

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BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
25 Apr 2013 - 6:18 PM

Very selfish of the KF to be looking the wrong way!Sad This was always going to get you loads of awards though and deservedly so tooWinkGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan

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dathersmith
25 Apr 2013 - 7:16 PM

WOW!

Darren.

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91885 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
25 Apr 2013 - 8:25 PM

Looks like a winner Dean. Congratulations.
Brian.

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Sezz
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26 Apr 2013 - 7:26 AM

Love it Dean! Congrat's Smile

Sarah *

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ABPhotosUK e2 Member 1ABPhotosUK vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2013 - 11:05 AM

The clarity and definition of this shot is just stunning Dean, very well deserved praised despite the positioning in the frame still makes for a wonderful image

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2155 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2013 - 5:09 PM

Wow wow wow....stunning, made even more special with the no fishing signGrinGrin

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2013 - 11:55 AM

An outstanding image of this brazen little fellow blatantly flouting the no fishing laws, I hope you reported him to a river baliff and sent them the photographic evidence!Grin

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terryxc
terryxc  1 England
30 Apr 2013 - 8:17 PM

AWESOME SHOT.. Who cares about rules, when you can get a result like this...UA on its way...

Terry.

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Dingus
Dingus e2 Member 129 forum postsDingus vcard Scotland
5 Mar 2014 - 8:27 PM

"never been a personal favourite".

As John McEnroe once said, "You cannot be serious"

I wonder how good your favourite ones are like !!!!

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