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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
Views:271
Unique Views:100

Comments

AlanWillis
AlanWillis Plus Member 566 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 Plus Member 8177 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 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 Plus Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 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 Plus Member 8mikbee vcard Scotland8 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 Plus Member 5146 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 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 Plus Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 7:16 PM

Queen of the River indeed Lillian, lovely capture.

TonyDy
TonyDy Plus Member 6TonyDy vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 7:18 PM

Superb shot, Lillian.
Tony

morpheus1955
21 Jun 2012 - 7:19 PM

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

Hugh

lifesnapper
lifesnapper Plus Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 7:19 PM

Gorgeous shot Lillian, what a stunner She is.

John Smile

Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand 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  637 forum posts 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 Plus Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 7:22 PM

Quality all the way through.

martinjp
martinjp  6 Wales3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 7:31 PM

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

tocketts
tocketts  4 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2012 - 7:33 PM

All the above and more,

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51241 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England142 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 7:33 PM

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

Dave

Snapitt
Snapitt Plus Member 6Snapitt vcard
21 Jun 2012 - 7:33 PM

A beautiful shot Lilian. Superb detail.

Jane

marktc
marktc Plus Member 460 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 7:42 PM

Excellent indeed.

Steve_S
Steve_S Plus Member 9176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 7:44 PM

Great capture Lillian Smile
Steve

Billyray
Billyray  770 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 Plus Member 5Lillian 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  4 Wales
21 Jun 2012 - 8:07 PM

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

SUE118
SUE118 Plus Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 8:07 PM

She's beautiful.

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8326 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  11 England
21 Jun 2012 - 8:15 PM

She certainly is a stunner Lillian, superbly captured.

John

Cor
Cor  6 Belgium
21 Jun 2012 - 8:21 PM

SUP _10****
Cor.

ValSaxby
ValSaxby Plus Member 9140 forum postsValSaxby vcard United Kingdom
21 Jun 2012 - 8:25 PM

Excellent shot Lillian

Karen_Summers
Karen_Summers Plus Member 6Karen_Summers vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 8:35 PM

lovely shot Lillian

hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk Plus Member 5hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 8:39 PM

Excellent shot lovely detail
mike

vickyf
vickyf Plus Member 9vickyf 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 Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 9:44 PM

Perfect!

danbrann
danbrann Plus Member 10512 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 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 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 Plus Member 4moiral 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 Plus Member 5tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 10:42 PM

Adorable she sure is. Beautifully taken Lilian. Smile

AlanWillis
AlanWillis Plus Member 566 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 Plus Member 4sweetpea62 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 Plus Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
21 Jun 2012 - 11:04 PM

Stunning image and well captured Lillian
Jim

Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom79 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 Plus Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2012 - 12:46 AM

Lovely portrait.

posty57
posty57  7 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2012 - 6:25 AM

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

Barry

CaroleS
CaroleS Plus Member 460 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2012 - 7:46 AM

A gorgeous portrait.
Carole

carper123
carper123 Plus Member 3167 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2012 - 8:32 AM

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

AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 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 Plus Member 5Lillian 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 9875 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1678 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2012 - 12:47 PM

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

PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2012 - 3:22 PM

Superb image Lillian. paul

accipiter
accipiter Plus Member 5accipiter vcard England58 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2012 - 7:33 AM

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

ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jun 2012 - 7:51 AM

Beautiful Smile

Andrew

Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 9249 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 101091 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada3085 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jul 2012 - 5:05 PM

A beauty



Willie

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