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Male Kingfisher just missed lunch

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this is the same male as previous but this time it missed ,Something i have noticed is that after the kingfisher has missed the fish underwater ,it gets a beak full of water ,in this picture you see the water being expelled out of his beak,on checking closeups of this bird it has a channel running down the inside of its beak so when the beak is closed it can push water out off the aperture at the end of its beak .

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3 Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:23 May 2013 - 1:59 PM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/2500sec
Exposure Comp:+4/3
ISO:1250
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Male Kingfisher just missed lunch
Username:nikonworld nikonworld
Uploaded:21 Jun 2013 - 2:54 PM
Tags:Bird, Bird in flight, Diving, Feeding, Halcyon, Kingfisher (male), Wildlife / nature
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Bravdo
Bravdo  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2013 - 2:59 PM

Great in flight capture and super fast shutter speed needed, havent managed to find these yet. but hoperfuly they will come out as good as this has.. Great work.

Barry

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johnlw
johnlw e2 Member 7johnlw vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2013 - 3:08 PM

That's an exceptional capture.
Regards John.

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S_Psharma
S_Psharma  2 India1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2013 - 3:15 PM

Excellent capture.

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georgiepoolie
21 Jun 2013 - 3:25 PM

Great capture.

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brian17302
brian17302 e2 Member 2brian17302 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2013 - 3:26 PM

Stunning in flight capture
Regards Brian

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christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 2christinecilia vcard England
21 Jun 2013 - 3:44 PM

beautiful photo. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin

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tedtoop
tedtoop e2 Member 3tedtoop vcard United Kingdom
21 Jun 2013 - 4:08 PM

Brilliant in flight capture.Love the colours.

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Kenibg
Kenibg  1 Serbia and Montenegro
21 Jun 2013 - 4:40 PM

Fantastic !

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2013 - 5:13 PM

A superb detailed capture with wonderful colours
Ju

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chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue e2 Member 5143 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2013 - 6:30 PM

Great image, excellent photography.
David

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2013 - 6:43 PM

Nice image!! I like it a lot!!

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DonMc
DonMc e2 Member 5DonMc vcard United Kingdom
21 Jun 2013 - 7:08 PM

Well! this one is different and gets my award!SmileSmileSmile
Don

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boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2013 - 7:24 PM

Super image

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dave1967
dave1967 e2 Member 2dave1967 vcard United Kingdom
21 Jun 2013 - 9:26 PM

Superb shot
Dave

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2013 - 11:16 PM

Superb!

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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
22 Jun 2013 - 12:22 AM

Fantastic

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4521 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2013 - 4:57 PM

Cracking shot !!

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PhilSingleton
PhilSingleton e2 Member 2PhilSingleton vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2013 - 9:38 PM

Superb !

Phil.

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