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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:128
Voters:Sandgrouse · CarolG · pdunstan_Greymoon · barbarahirst · andylea · chase · Alda · senn · answersonapostcard · mjparmy · Greyheron · KarenFB · RonnieAG · mikesmith · jeanie · Metro6R4 · cabbie · JohnoP · Derek_Fearn · Quoise · Brian_Scott · GeorgePlatis · Trev_B · Toger · kathrynlouise · martin.w · Brian65 · justin c · BRabbitts · baxster · Shane136 · andykay1967 · chalkhillblue · NaturesHaven · chris-p · MalcolmM · MattB1987 · graceland · Ade_Osman · franken · soulofharmony · Caziwinkles · JuBarney · Andrea16 · Holmewood · Eastlands · philmclean · Niknut · Petr · Paintman · Fotomanic1 · Jenny-D · KDC · MandyD · johnke · DonMc · johnjo58 · PattiW · KBan · Mike_Smith · RRT · teocali · sdb · Bzox · elainecookstown · Terry L · Maiwand · fazzer · Silverzone · M_squared · TonyDy · Dave_Henderson · Paul Morgan · cptdaniel · nobby1 · Big_Beavis · Daisymaye · mossy · terry_cavner · abeeror2 · sherlob · Alan_Baseley · rich45 · DeSilver · annettep38 · Arty · wolfy · Take-a-View · phil_j · DaveBartlett · boov · Fefe · John_Wannop · georgiepoolie · tonyng · tezquirk · BIGRY1 · LeeFisher · nanpantanman · dathersmith · michaelo · bricurtis · tamarisk · stevenb · Irishkate · Buffalo_Tom · Sezz · soniavr · Pete · ABPhotosUK · ZanetaFrenn · LesF · PEGASUSdutt · ColleenA · CathyI · Glostopcat · robtaylor · CharlieW7 · colin63 · eitwid · Ella1 · peterthowe · Sheddy · Steve_S · Maddie · cocobean · Dingus · ktin ·
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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8167 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 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 Plus Member 3pdunstan_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  637 forum posts 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  246 forum posts United Kingdom27 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 6:31 PM

Hee hee, excellent! GrinGrinGrin

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senn
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24 Apr 2013 - 6:32 PM

"no fishing" ? .. who cares Tongue

that's juste fantastic Dean ..

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KarenFB
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24 Apr 2013 - 6:38 PM

Absolutely stunning - I'm jealous! Smile

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5145 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 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 Plus Member 2419 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
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24 Apr 2013 - 6:51 PM

Stunning capture and fabulous composition !
George

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Trev_B
Trev_B Plus Member 8137 forum postsTrev_B vcard England68 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
Toger  2 Germany
24 Apr 2013 - 6:52 PM

Brilliant shot!

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kathrynlouise
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24 Apr 2013 - 6:56 PM

Stunning Dean and so made me smile Grin
Love it.

Kathryn

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife Plus Member 5WindowonWildlife 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 Plus Member 5WindowonWildlife 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  9 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 - 7:02 PM

Fantastic photograph

Brian

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Shane136
Shane136  1163 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
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24 Apr 2013 - 7:39 PM

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

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JuBarney
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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
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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
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24 Apr 2013 - 8:45 PM

A1 captureSmile

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KDC
KDC  2 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 8:48 PM

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

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DonMc
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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
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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 Plus Member 5WindowonWildlife 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
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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  2 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2013 - 12:31 PM

Great take....

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25 Apr 2013 - 1:53 PM

Congrats, well deserved awardsGrinGrin
Diane

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tonyng
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25 Apr 2013 - 5:09 PM

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

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BIGRY1
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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
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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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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
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26 Apr 2013 - 5:09 PM

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

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Glostopcat
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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  2 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
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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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