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Not to the standard of KBan and Alan Willis who’s shots of this little bird are always excellent, nonetheless I thought this set worth posting. Many had to be deleted because the wind was quite strong and the camera/lens was getting blown around quite a bit, hence the poor quality of these captures. I think those that hand held smaller lenses were less affected by the wind but the “Sigmonster” cannot be hand held, tripod only I’m afraid. I’ve left them uncropped to add a country feel to the shots. Apologies also for the inconsistency in editing, I'm not skilled with it at all.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:24 Apr 2013 - 9:53 AM
Focal Length:731mm
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:250
Exposure Mode:Shutter speed priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Mating Kingfishers.
Username:callaby callaby
Uploaded:26 Apr 2013 - 7:33 AM
Tags:Country, Kingfisher, Mating, Wildlife / nature
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johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2013 - 8:14 AM

Very well seen and captured Cal, right to the fly off great reportage...John

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2168 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2013 - 8:23 AM

A great set of captures Cal, photography is not always about close ups...well done

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bobhowell
bobhowell e2 Member 1bobhowell vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2013 - 9:52 AM

A really really great set and so well timed and captured, all the stunning detail and its so nice to see these guys in action? sorry for pun but you know what I mean .

Bob

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2013 - 5:09 PM

A cracking set so well captured
Ju

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tommyld
tommyld e2 Member 3tommyld vcard United Kingdom
26 Apr 2013 - 7:05 PM

A really great set of images Cal, iv'e yet to photograph a Kingfisher, i live in hopeSmileSmileSmile.

Tom.

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Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7121 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Apr 2013 - 5:35 PM

Brilliant set catching them mating, its bad enough just trying to photograph them.

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caj26
caj26  1 United Kingdom
1 May 2013 - 9:36 PM

GrinLovelySmile

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jun 2013 - 10:27 PM

what a great opportunity.
I like that he came with a present for his love. Great set,
Johanna

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2013 - 7:45 PM

I think I recognise these as being the pair at Slimbridge, the backgrounds and shots seem similar to some of mine. You must have been there at the same time as myself in the Kingfisher hide. A fine set documenting their courtship and them mating

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