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Now what is that you are asking?? more fish...surely not! AND it is raining!

This adorable female Kingfisher sat and posed for us for a considerable time,
while her partner sat on the eggs..so both showed up for their photo session many times

Thank you for the comments on the Golden Eagle..appreciated so much

Now to catch up on your images

Thanks Alan..another great day...need a week just to process the images now

Lillian

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:21 Jun 2012 - 1:01 PM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Queen of the River
Username:Lillian Lillian
Uploaded:21 Jun 2012 - 6:43 PM
Tags:Female, General, Kingfisher, River, Wild birds, Wildlife / nature
Votes:Voting Disabled

Comments

AlanWillis
AlanWillis e2 Member 463 forum postsAlanWillis vcard England
21 Jun 2012 - 6:46 PM

Thought so. It puts my photo of Arthur to shame.
Great pose and background
But I have more votes than you. LOL

Last Modified By AlanWillis at 21 Jun 2012 - 6:48 PM
CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 6:56 PM

So you and Alan are 'doing battle' for the votes, Lillian, good luck Grin. A superb image, wonderful colour and detail. Carol

JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 2JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 7:01 PM

Super image, and good luck in the comp. with Alan
Ju

digital_boi
21 Jun 2012 - 7:08 PM

hmmmmm comp is it well then lets up the anti a tad shall we ...fine capture again Lillian love the detail and colours in this fine capture


GrahamWinkWinkWink

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 7:08 PM

I thought at first your title was Queen of the Rovers,Lillian
and Annie Walker was returning too Coronation Street.
Or even perhaps Roy of the Rovers was not quite the manly footballer I was led to believe !!
Super shot.
Mick.

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4133 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 7:11 PM

Excellent kingfisher capture, Lillian: so glad you had a productive day out with Alan.
Ronnie.

WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 4WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 7:16 PM

Queen of the River indeed Lillian, lovely capture.

TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
21 Jun 2012 - 7:18 PM

Superb shot, Lillian.
Tony

morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 7:19 PM

Fantastic shot Lillian, fabulous detail and colours, first class shot Smile

Hugh

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 7lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 7:19 PM

Gorgeous shot Lillian, what a stunner She is.

John Smile

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 7:20 PM

A lovely shot Lillian with Her Majesty looking as wonderful as ever. Super capture.
Ron

andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 7:20 PM

brilliant comp lillian fantastic detail belting colours a cracker nice one Wink
andy

NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 3NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 7:22 PM

Quality all the way through.

martinjp
martinjp  5 Wales3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 7:31 PM

Top, top drawer Lillian, so envious... Well done you 👍

tocketts
tocketts  3 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2012 - 7:33 PM

All the above and more,

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 4966 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 7:33 PM

The queen is looking very regal, Lillian, wonderful image.

Dave

Snapitt
Snapitt e2 Member 5Snapitt vcard
21 Jun 2012 - 7:33 PM

A beautiful shot Lilian. Superb detail.

Jane

marktc
marktc e2 Member 342 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 7:42 PM

Excellent indeed.

Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 7:44 PM

Great capture Lillian Smile
Steve

Billyray
Billyray  670 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 7:52 PM

SUPERB Lillian. Excellent detail and colour. Its a cracking shot.
Ray

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 4Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 7:53 PM

Have just dropped back in to see what the Queen was doing??
And may I say a huge thank you to you all
and to Martin and Graham for your User Awards..thank you so much
But PLEASE it is not a competition between Alan & I
..He has votes on and I have Votes off..that's all!
and he knows more that I will ever learn
Lillian
x

Redpoll
Redpoll  3 Wales
21 Jun 2012 - 8:07 PM

Excellent image Lilian, beautiful detail in the feathers top notch. Steve. Smile

SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 5SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 8:07 PM

She's beautiful.

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 8:10 PM


Quote: Thought so. It puts my photo of Arthur to shame.
Great pose and background
But I have more votes than you. LOL

here is another comment (you dont have votes enabled) just realised why Sydney has more than youWink

they dont come much if any better than this LillianSmile

jdinne
jdinne e2 Member 10jdinne vcard England
21 Jun 2012 - 8:15 PM

She certainly is a stunner Lillian, superbly captured.

John

Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
21 Jun 2012 - 8:21 PM

SUP _10****
Cor.

ValSaxby
ValSaxby e2 Member 8130 forum postsValSaxby vcard United Kingdom
21 Jun 2012 - 8:25 PM

Excellent shot Lillian

Karen_Summers
21 Jun 2012 - 8:35 PM

lovely shot Lillian

hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 4hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 8:39 PM

Excellent shot lovely detail
mike

vickyf
vickyf e2 Member 8vickyf vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 9:10 PM

Your bird shots are as stunning as your other images. I'm envious!

achieverswales
21 Jun 2012 - 9:31 PM

Top Shot Lillian.

Regards

Trev.

taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 9:44 PM

Perfect!

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9462 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 9:47 PM

What a super shot Lillian. I do not have one image of a kingfisher. It's a pity because I love them.

We are partially packed and I expect the house will be ours two weeks tomorrow. As yes I have not got a removal man booked... Why will people not answer there phones or return calls. It is so frustrating.

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 2186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 10:31 PM

what a beautiful lady, oh sorry she really is a queen!
wonderful work with your model.

moiral
moiral e2 Member 3moiral vcard Scotland
21 Jun 2012 - 10:32 PM

Wow what a shot Lillian, would give my eye teeth for something like this. Simply stunning. Moira

tonyng
tonyng e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 10:42 PM

Adorable she sure is. Beautifully taken Lilian. Smile

AlanWillis
AlanWillis e2 Member 463 forum postsAlanWillis vcard England
21 Jun 2012 - 11:03 PM

I suppose the real Queen of the river sadly now only lives in a book,
and Guinevere is the new Queen.

sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 3sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 11:03 PM

A real stunner Lilian,beautifully captured by you,well done..Lin

canonfan
canonfan e2 Member 3canonfan vcard United Kingdom
21 Jun 2012 - 11:04 PM

Stunning image and well captured Lillian
Jim

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom72 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 11:27 PM

I've always wanted to bag a kingfisher.
Never achieved it yet.
Lovely image and I love your observations
on the bird's movements also.
So much to learn.
KateGrin

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 5LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom96 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2012 - 12:46 AM

Lovely portrait.

posty57
posty57  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2012 - 6:25 AM

Other than 'amazing', it's all been said.

Barry

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 329 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2012 - 7:46 AM

A gorgeous portrait.
Carole

carper123
carper123 e2 Member 277 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2012 - 8:32 AM

Wonderful image Lillian, luv the composition and presentation, brilliant.
Darryl. x SmileSmile

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4180 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2012 - 9:24 AM

Very well taken Lillian - a superb portrait. Smile
Ann

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 4Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2012 - 10:03 AM

Again my thanks to you all
and to Ray and Steve for your User Awards
Thank you so much
Lillian

ElaineGregg
22 Jun 2012 - 10:29 AM

What a wonderfull photo. Well captured, lovely color and detail. Well done.
Elaine

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8688 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1531 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2012 - 12:47 PM

How did I miss this one? My favourite bird. So beautiful!

PaulLiley
PaulLiley  4 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2012 - 3:22 PM

Superb image Lillian. paul

accipiter
accipiter e2 Member 4accipiter vcard England56 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2012 - 7:33 AM

Superb 'contact' in this shot of this gorgeous animal. A

ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore16 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2012 - 7:51 AM

Beautiful Smile

Andrew

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8226 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2012 - 9:23 PM

She's a little beauty and is posing perfectly for you, superbly shot Lillian

banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 9710 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2671 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2012 - 5:05 PM

A beauty



Willie

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