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I know there are a lot better shots of Kingfishers on the site, but found this guy/girl near to where I live, been having a go at some shots for a couple of weeks, but with my limited skill at this sort of thing & the lens I've got I was well chuffed with this, not that great, so any tips would be helpful.
thanks for your time
cheers
Dave

Camera:Pentax K100D Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:Tamron 70/300 mm Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:King in Flight
Username:Cabit Cabit
Uploaded:28 Feb 2008 - 11:48 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Flying, General, Kingfisher, Wildlife / nature
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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2008 - 11:51 AM

Well timed,love this shot.
Tom.

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mucker
mucker  6
28 Feb 2008 - 11:54 AM

tricky shot, good job. keep going and in time you'll get the "perfect" shot.

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
28 Feb 2008 - 11:58 AM

Excellent capture Dave,
Fred.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2008 - 12:54 PM

Well captured. Carol

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crash39
crash39 e2 Member 8crash39 vcard England
28 Feb 2008 - 12:55 PM

It is so difficult getting shots of birds in flight, I keep trying & fail miserably! To me this is a great shot.

Anne

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2008 - 1:05 PM

Wonderful aerial shot, difficult to capture in flight, just being in the right place at the right time and keep taking shots.
Its a female by the wqy it has as they say lipstick on the lower beak
Richard

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DolphinLady
DolphinLady e2 Member 854 forum postsDolphinLady vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2008 - 2:34 PM

I like this a lot,
I love how the wings are blurred ...it gives that sense of being in the hover mode.
A great capture.
Hilary

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MaryMac
MaryMac  8258 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2008 - 5:10 PM

great shot it shows you dont need all the bells and whistles in equipment just be in the right place at the right time
Well captured

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fishy2
fishy2  6
28 Feb 2008 - 6:00 PM

good shot.
jase.

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dweezil
dweezil  6 England
28 Feb 2008 - 8:34 PM

well captured nice one
Craig

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2008 - 8:43 PM

Pretty darn good for a motion shot....I've been using a high ISO...at least 1000...for my birds and it seems to work.

Last Modified By Joline at 28 Feb 2008 - 8:43 PM

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chinny
chinny  9492 forum posts United Kingdom
28 Feb 2008 - 10:16 PM


Quote: I know there are a lot better shots of Kingfishers on the site, but found this guy/girl near to where I live, been having a go at some shots for a couple of weeks, but with my limited skill at this sort of thing & the lens I've got I was well chuffed with this

Dave,

I had the same experience around 3 yrs ago all I can say is keep going study the bird and reap the rewards, get your self a perch in and get closer to the bird, its a FANTASTIC rush to get one land 7ft away from you, well done !!!

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MandsH
MandsH  7 England
28 Feb 2008 - 11:23 PM

Cracking shot wish it were mine
mandy

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agednovice
29 Feb 2008 - 11:52 AM

Good shot. It's very difficult to snap birds on the wing.

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microchip
microchip  7 United Kingdom
29 Feb 2008 - 3:00 PM

Great action shot wellcaptured,
Alan

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trissie
trissie  8 United Kingdom
29 Feb 2008 - 7:35 PM

A great capture, excellent timing.

Trish

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m3lem
m3lem  8 England
1 Mar 2008 - 9:21 PM

Great capture Dave - I have not been lucky enough to get a kingfisher - maybe one day!!! Well done.
Andrea

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Paul_cats
Paul_cats e2 Member 861 forum postsPaul_cats vcard Scotland22 Constructive Critique Points
1 Mar 2008 - 9:41 PM

Good action shot. Not perfect as you say but a damn sight nearer than I've ever got to catching one of these.
Paul

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sospan
sospan  7 Wales
2 Mar 2008 - 1:55 PM

Wow. Superb timing, very well done.
Andy

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Hop-A-Long
2 Mar 2008 - 9:36 PM

Lovely shot.
Andy

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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
3 Mar 2008 - 10:44 AM

Great capture, I am desperate to try and get a shot of a kingie, so i am very jealous.

Nicky

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GlenD
GlenD  7 United States
4 Mar 2008 - 10:03 PM

Tried and failed myself mate so no tips from me, a cracking attempt though.
Glen

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fwatts
fwatts  6
19 Mar 2008 - 10:59 AM

nice female shot must be good 47 votes well done frank

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