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Hi all, here's a male kingfisher protecting his territory .

Taken last Saturday from a hide.

Cheers for your C/Cs on my last upload.

Keith

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D7000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:500.0 mm f/4.5
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:29 Jun 2013 - 7:37 AM
Focal Length:500mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.4
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Kingfisher
Username:KBan KBan
Uploaded:1 Jul 2013 - 6:02 PM
Tags:Kingfisher, Wildlife / nature
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Votes:96
Voters:Glostopcat · ColleenA · User_Removed · ali63 · bricurtis · mjparmy · Herge88 · Trevrox · malleader · lawbert · Silverzone · Pixelliott · dave1967 · bumbleb3 · christinecilia · Philip_P · Ade_Osman · barbarahirst · cabbie · CarolG · MalcolmM · zapar40 · TilG88 · taggart · Alda · GeorgePlatis · 213hardy · Shane136 · lonely_oryx · Lillian · JuBarney · Brian_Scott · raymondgargaro · M_squared · NigelKiteley · tomcat · DicksPics · ABPhotosUK · Steve_S · Brian65 · Trev_B · phillG · LeeFisher · Norfolkboy · danbrann · mikesmith · Greyheron · phil99 · Snapitt · Arty · Bzox · chalkhillblue · CaroleA · zoomsinclean · simons · Holmewood · Eastlands · MattB1987 · DannoM · EMJAYCEE · CharlieW7 · Maiwand · Alan_Baseley · gmorley · DaveBartlett · bunbeam · annettep38 · KarenFB · Danial · AnnChown · mex · boov · adriansart · PhilSingleton · FeatherFriend · MD2009 · pronabk · dven · Mike_Smith · franken · Mike_S · jaktis · PeterWoodham · Big_Beavis · Pete · bluetitblue · brian17302 · Valerie1 · flowerted · TimMunsey · pamelajean · tonyng · pollisher · chris-p · Myathebirdwatcher999 · gwynn56 ·
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Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9250 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2013 - 6:04 PM

What a fantastic pose Keith, you've timed this one to perfection. I like the fact that this image is very different from the usual kingfisher images uploaded on here

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ColleenA
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1 Jul 2013 - 6:05 PM

Beautifully captured, love the wingspan, good timing

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ali63
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1 Jul 2013 - 6:06 PM

Excellent capture,

Ali

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User_Removed
1 Jul 2013 - 6:07 PM

This is a stunning capture, outstanding.

Lucien.

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bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 91975 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2013 - 6:08 PM

Fabulous image Keith - never seen that pose before - it's a winner for me.Smile
Brian.

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Trevrox
Trevrox  8 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2013 - 6:14 PM

One of if not the best I have seen on here. Simply stunning.

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lawbert
lawbert  81810 forum posts England15 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2013 - 6:17 PM

That works for me!!
Top Quality Work

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Pixelliott
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1 Jul 2013 - 6:18 PM

Yes, It's away from the usual Kingfisher images. You will be proud of this one (I certainly would be). Bill Smile

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dave1967
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1 Jul 2013 - 6:18 PM

Superb shot
Dave

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bumbleb3
bumbleb3  9358 forum posts United Kingdom
1 Jul 2013 - 6:28 PM

Brilliant pose
sandy

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christinecilia
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1 Jul 2013 - 6:30 PM

beautiful well timed . christineGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Philip_P
Philip_P  1071 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2013 - 6:34 PM

Fantastic capture Keith
Philip

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman Plus Member 124521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2013 - 6:35 PM

Now that's just showing off!.......Not you Keith, the Kingfisher Wink Good timing mate...

Ade

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2013 - 6:48 PM

Superb, Keith. Carol

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Andrea16
Andrea16  2 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2013 - 7:04 PM

That's a stunning shot!!SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

Andrea

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GeorgePlatis
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1 Jul 2013 - 7:08 PM

Beautiful capture !

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lonely_oryx
1 Jul 2013 - 7:29 PM

Great pose

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Lillian
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1 Jul 2013 - 7:34 PM

Brilliant Keith,
one of your best of the Kingfishers
Lillian

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Brian_Scott
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1 Jul 2013 - 7:43 PM

Very nice Keith Smile

Brian

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NigelKiteley
1 Jul 2013 - 7:54 PM

Stunning Keith!

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tomcat
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1 Jul 2013 - 7:57 PM

Timed to perfection Keith


Adrian

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DicksPics
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1 Jul 2013 - 8:05 PM

Brilliant, Keith!

Richard

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ABPhotosUK
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1 Jul 2013 - 8:07 PM

I agree with Glostopcat, different to the usual Kingfisher pose!! Fantastic and deserves a UA from me but I've already given mine for today, sorry. Andy

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1 Jul 2013 - 8:09 PM

Just perfect Keith.
Brian

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Trev_B
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1 Jul 2013 - 8:18 PM

Superb pose and pin sharp Keith.

Trev

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Norfolkboy
1 Jul 2013 - 8:34 PM

Superb.
Colin

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mikesmith
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1 Jul 2013 - 8:43 PM

Awesome capture Keith, have another award
Mike

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phil99
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1 Jul 2013 - 8:47 PM

Brilliant .Will be awarding this. But just given my award to Mike Smith for his image of Goyte Stock Falls ....Phil

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1 Jul 2013 - 8:52 PM

Brilliant shot Keith. Excellent detail and beautiful colours.

Jane

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1 Jul 2013 - 9:14 PM

Timed to perfection, brilliant.
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CaroleA
CaroleA  9 England3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jul 2013 - 9:16 PM

Superb capture.

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JuBarney
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1 Jul 2013 - 9:28 PM

A super capture in that perfect pose
Ju

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Holmewood
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1 Jul 2013 - 9:29 PM

Fantastic shot

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DannoM
DannoM  658 forum posts England
1 Jul 2013 - 9:53 PM

Nice one keith, a real cracker!
Dan

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EMJAYCEE
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1 Jul 2013 - 10:00 PM

Love the spread of the wings - beautiful capture.
Joan.

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Maiwand
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1 Jul 2013 - 10:15 PM

Stunning capture Keith.GrinGrin
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bunbeam
bunbeam  9 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2013 - 11:42 PM

wow, awesome capture
bun Smile

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annettep38
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1 Jul 2013 - 11:51 PM

perfection...

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boov
boov  2 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2013 - 10:11 AM

Class....

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adriansart
adriansart Plus Member 2adriansart vcard United Kingdom
2 Jul 2013 - 10:59 AM

What a fantastic Kingfisher photo not a hope and shoot one but from someone who knows what he is doing but most of all your passion for wildlife and nature really comes through Keith.

I don't think that I would have tried anything to improve this or indeed waited for a better moment perfections springs to mind and with nature you have to take that moment, love the out stretched wings love those colours and of course the detail and the camera skills are superb the diffused light is for the a must for any form of nature photography such as this, even the diagonal composition of that twig the bird is perched on is right for the subject and that plain muted background greens are a perfect foil for the Kingfisher to pop out from, if this were mine I would be knocking on the RSPB door and try to sell this to them is of course if you have not done so already!

A first class piece of nature photography at its best.

Adrian.

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PhilSingleton
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2 Jul 2013 - 11:17 AM

Truely superb Keith - wonderful pose showing feather detail and all the gorgeous colours - EXCELLENT !! SmileSmile

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2 Jul 2013 - 11:28 AM

Possibly your best shot ever Keith,
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2 Jul 2013 - 5:20 PM

Quality photography

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franken
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2 Jul 2013 - 7:25 PM

Truly stunning!

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jaktis
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2 Jul 2013 - 8:56 PM

Simply perfect

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3 Jul 2013 - 6:25 PM

A stunning image spot on timing great capture one to frame up onto the wall.Smile

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brian17302
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5 Jul 2013 - 4:05 PM

Wonderful detailed capure well timed
Regards Brian

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Valerie1
Valerie1  768 forum posts Northern Ireland
6 Jul 2013 - 11:59 AM

It has all been said already. Excellent.

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flowerted
flowerted Plus Member 10105 forum postsflowerted vcard United Kingdom
7 Jul 2013 - 4:06 PM

hi keith an image to die for well taken gets my vote and award
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10 Jul 2013 - 4:18 PM

An absolute WOW!

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Mike_S
Mike_S  3 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2013 - 9:13 PM

Magnificent image.Top drawer.

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