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Thanks a lot for your kind comments and votes regarding the valentine's dragonflies.

here is my first ever kingfisher, a white collared one.
All others were most uncooperative, see other versions. They sit on wires.. in the dark or start splashing... PLEASE don't consider the other versions to be serious contributions, they are there for a laugh.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3x Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikkor 600mm F5.6 MF Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:15 Feb 2013 - 3:30 PM
Focal Length:600mm + 1.4 converter
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.6
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1600
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Kingfisher for beginners...
Username:annettep38 annettep38
Uploaded:14 Feb 2013 - 5:17 PM
Tags:Kingfisher, Malaysia, Mamgrove, White collared kingfisher, Wildlife / nature
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gajewski
gajewski Plus Member 10gajewski vcard United States9 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 5:25 PM

A great tutorial. V2 is particularly instructive. Smile

Looks like you are having fun.
-=\Walter

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lonely_oryx
14 Feb 2013 - 5:25 PM

I like the pose. I know the feeling with the other versions. Grin

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Niknut
Niknut Plus Member 5937 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 5:26 PM

Ooooo..V1's a beauty !!!.....& what a handsome bird it is !!!!!!!!

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 5:27 PM

V.1 is superb, Annette, and I also like V.4, a very well timed capture. My only niggle with V.1 is that I would have removed the stray branch in the top left hand corner. Carol

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fificat100
14 Feb 2013 - 5:30 PM

Yes, V1 is darned lovely, Annette. Very well captured.

Lavina

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Meheecho
Meheecho  2275 forum posts United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 - 5:30 PM

V 1 is a stunner --well done indeed
Steve

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 5:31 PM

brilliant colour annette wonderful detail and comp v1 is a cracker but love v4 too nice ones Wink
andy

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AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 5:33 PM

Well done in v1 Annette! What a beauty.
Ann

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Fefe
Fefe Plus Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom31 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 5:42 PM

Oh he is lovelyGrin.......
V3 is a funny looking fellaTongueGrin
You and me both have first's todayGrin
Diane

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leontari
leontari Plus Member 2leontari vcard Greece
14 Feb 2013 - 5:43 PM

Vi is a great one
Effrossini

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JuBarney
JuBarney Plus Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 5:54 PM

Well done on your first attempt as V1 is a fine capture; the others remind me of my woodpecker captures!
Ju

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
14 Feb 2013 - 5:59 PM

I think V1 is more advanced than Kingfisher 01 Annette !! Smile The other versions are where I am splashing around in trying my best a get a reasonable bird shot Smile Well done !!

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England70 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 6:10 PM

Beautiful Annette.
Ron

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howdog
howdog  625 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 6:51 PM

Well taken set of shots.

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brian17302
brian17302 Plus Member 3brian17302 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 7:00 PM

V1 is a good photo of the Kingfisher,
shame the lighting was not helping you

Regards Brian

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EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 7:07 PM

Like that over the shoulder look of enquiry in V1! Would agree removing that branch top LH corner would be even better. V2 made me laugh out loud, the rascal, hiding like that! V4 has really delicate tones and is very pleasing too. I'm very jealous as I have never seen even 1 Kingfisher, never mind taken photos of them!

Ann

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tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96322 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 7:15 PM

We didn'tGrin

Only joking galWink
All the way to SEA to nail a KingyTongue

Adrian

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Jefflor
Jefflor  2 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 - 7:31 PM

Lovely shot.

Jeff

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51261 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England142 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 7:33 PM

If at first..... Grin

v1 worth it, Annette.

Dave

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom79 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 8:50 PM

A lovely kingfisher - still to bag one of those beautiful creatures.
Guess a crop would do if you're too busy for cloning out branches!
KateGrinGrinGrin

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HELANA
HELANA Plus Member 5HELANA vcard United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 - 9:52 PM

First time I see a blue kingfisher Annette, well capture.
Elena

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Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 11:11 PM

But the important thing is...you got it Annette
never seen one like this either
so very well done
Lillian

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taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2013 - 1:31 AM

He has a huge beak--- a great set and Id say another try will bring more wonderful images!

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gallero
gallero  3 Venezuela
15 Feb 2013 - 2:49 AM

Otro buen trabajo..

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Deep_Bhatia
15 Feb 2013 - 3:13 AM

V1 is a clear winner.

Deep

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sparrowhawk
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15 Feb 2013 - 8:24 AM

brilliant v1 but v4 is also great

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hasslebladuk Plus Member 5hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2013 - 9:47 AM

Excellent shot lovely images
mike

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Joline
Joline Plus Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
15 Feb 2013 - 12:24 PM

Bravo.....v1 is exceptional.
I also find v4 very pleasing, it has a natural beauty about it.

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Brian65
Brian65 Plus Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
15 Feb 2013 - 4:22 PM

Well captured Annette, got to get some back home nowWinkWinkTongue
Brian

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canonfan Plus Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
15 Feb 2013 - 9:02 PM

Amazing colour in this beautiful bird
Jim

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tonyng
tonyng Plus Member 5tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Feb 2013 - 7:52 PM

Like v1 & 4 Annette.

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
17 Feb 2013 - 4:37 PM

Getting plenty of photo's Annette, keep it going love it regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Ayoob
Ayoob Plus Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
18 Feb 2013 - 7:48 AM

Great set of images , Annette.........Grin

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