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Not up to the standard of Sidney or Lillian but its my first one so I am quite excited.

Thanks for looking.

Regards. - gary

Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 DG OS APO HSM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:My first one
Username:gary_d gary_d
Uploaded:14 Nov 2012 - 12:20 AM
Tags:Kingfisher, Wildlife / nature
Votes:Voting Disabled

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taggart
taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 12:28 AM

Love this
gary, a perfect bird image!

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
14 Nov 2012 - 12:29 AM

Super image Gary, great detail,
Fred.

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  8222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 12:42 AM

I'd be excited as well if this was mine gary,,very nice mate,,
Liking the backgroumnd as well.
Aidan,,

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Jocelia
Jocelia Plus Member 4Jocelia vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 12:47 AM

I would be excited too Gary, he is wonderful. The colours jump out at you.
Is he a juvenile with that short tail or it that normal?
Jocelia…….Grin

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom80 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 12:51 AM

Can understand your excitement - I've always wanted to bag one also!
Glowing colours and a good catchlight in the eye.
No distactions in b/g.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 12:51 AM

I am no expert so can not answer you sorry Jocelia.

gary

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KNS
KNS  5106 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 1:02 AM

This is an adult male....

Punchy colours, beautifully sharp image. Too central in the frame, crop to move him to the left and it will look much better. (rule of thirds) nice bit of catchlight too ....nice capture.

Always great to see one of these delightful animals Smile,

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Norfolkboy
14 Nov 2012 - 1:12 AM

A superb image.
Colin

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
14 Nov 2012 - 4:07 AM

Don't be so hard on yourself Gary ! This is a beautiful bird and an excellent photo you have here !! Very well done Smile

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ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3662 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 5:40 AM

Excellent capture, well done
Ali

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zapar40
zapar40  566 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 6:08 AM

a real beauty Gary, nice one.
ant.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 6:35 AM

I have never seen one, never mind try to capture a shot, Gary: you have done pretty well for a first attempt.
Ronnie.

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philhomer
philhomer  557 forum posts England32 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 7:16 AM

unfortunately a lot of pixelation so i guess that you have had ot crop in from the original somewhat, but still conisderably better than my own - i hope that this is the first of many for you

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 7:24 AM

Well done mate, no doubt you will be back dressed in your camo gear to snap him again. Will you be seeking some advice from the Big O or will a few sprays of your trusty Lynx Africa suffice?!Wink

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51357 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England145 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 7:32 AM

One more than me!!Sad. I'm still waiting to even SEE one...

Dave

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 7:42 AM

nice to get a first gary and this ones a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 7:46 AM

You certainly have a brilliant shot of a male Kingfisher Gary.
The tail is always that short, whatever the age of bird
Be proud of yourself you have done well and that camera has no noise
superbly captured!! look forward to more
Lillian

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8707 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1217 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 8:24 AM

All I have ever seen is a flash of blue skimming the river... I'm envious just of the opportunity.
Moira

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EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 8:24 AM

How fortunate you are to even have seen one of these wonderful little birds! This is a lovely image with glowing colours and catch-light to the eye. I look forward to more!!

Ann

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MacroMeister
14 Nov 2012 - 8:26 AM

I spend a lot of time outdoors, and I have never even seen one. So well done for actually capturing one.

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woolybill1
woolybill1 Plus Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 9:41 AM

I'm certain there will be many more!
Regards
Bill

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  9 England1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 11:47 AM

Super colours and detail.
Lovely.

B.

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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 12:31 PM

Excellent and wonderful capture,very well done,
saeid

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman Plus Member 124521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 1:21 PM

Well done you Gary, you never forget your first one Wink

Ade

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Billyray
Billyray  770 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 3:45 PM

Large is excellent Gary, I have only ever seen them flashing past at a rate of knots, far too fast for me. to capture. Superb colour and detail. Love it. One enlarged for the wall at home Gary?
Ray

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SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 65132 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 4:13 PM

Really well isolated from the b/g and pin sharp. Lovely.
x

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luckybry
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14 Nov 2012 - 4:27 PM

pure class grt dof

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Mike_S
Mike_S  4 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 - 5:17 PM

I would be well chuffed with this one Gary.
Mike.

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milky
milky Plus Member 11milky vcard Wales
14 Nov 2012 - 5:45 PM

Excellent Capture Gary------Gary(milky)

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1881
1881  3 India
14 Nov 2012 - 5:53 PM

AWESOME image here.


SANJEEV

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RockArea
RockArea  8 United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 6:34 PM

Such a super bird, well done on getting this one, Gary

David

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JuBarney
JuBarney Plus Member 4JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 8:03 PM

Super capture, well done, esp. with the wonderful colours.
Ju

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STEVELIN
STEVELIN  7160 forum posts Ireland3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 9:05 PM

well done gary as you say not the best shot but as a record shot its not bad still need to get one of these little fellows but there a bit scarce where i live in fact iv only ever seen one.
steve

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ValSaxby
ValSaxby Plus Member 9140 forum postsValSaxby vcard United Kingdom
14 Nov 2012 - 9:23 PM

Superb capture Gary, I still have to bag my first one - they are usually too quick for me Smile

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AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2012 - 7:03 AM

Congratulations Gary! You've done very well.
Ann

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fificat100
15 Nov 2012 - 7:07 PM

Very well seen, and nicely taken.

Lavina

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valleys_twilight

Come out stunning Gary I love it !!
Clive

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Chinga
Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
16 Nov 2012 - 6:49 PM

Lovely vibrant blue colourings, good subject... IB

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johnjones
johnjones  5 England
17 Nov 2012 - 1:43 PM

Great shot excellent detail still got to get one.
jj

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Ayoob
Ayoob Plus Member 4Ayoob vcard Australia
18 Nov 2012 - 1:54 AM

Excellent shot and lovely detailed image..........Grin

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau Plus Member 559 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales37 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 12:55 AM

Outstanding image. Lovely clarity and colour
Alun

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