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I spent 5 hours waiting for a Kingfisher yesterday...4 and a half on my own....he did not show but despite loads of colourful Dragons chasing around only this drab one landed.On a closer view it was not that drab either and I managed to I.D. it as a 4 spot Chaser.
It is a classic (boring)image of one though.

Please see LARGE + F 11

f 9, 1/400, iso 400 and 400mm with -0.7 ex comp.

Camera:Olympus E 510
Lens:Sigma 135-400
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:While Waiting
Username:ringyneck ringyneck
Uploaded:20 Jul 2010 - 9:35 AM
Tags:4, Chaser, Close-up / macro, Dragon, General, Hours, Insect, Spot, Waiting., Wildlife / nature
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barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 10:03 AM

All that time for a bird ?
I would have given up
This is a goodun though I would be well happy with it

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8174 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 10:11 AM

A superb capture, Keith, almost as good as a kingfisher! Carol

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ringyneck
ringyneck  8308 forum posts United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 10:23 AM

Thanks everyone...

Barbara...that was only a short stint...bad bit was all the midges that thought I tasted nice.

Carol....yes especially as it was a new one for me.

Keith

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maggieh
maggieh  6 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2010 - 10:31 AM

Don't find it boring at all and since I have started trying out macro/closeup I can really appreciate the standard of your work. I have always admired it but now, I am in awe.
maggie

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ringyneck
ringyneck  8308 forum posts United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 10:34 AM

Thanks Maggie...too kind.....I have not been all that impressed with my long lens overall but it seemed to perform well here...and at the long end as well.

Keith

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20 Jul 2010 - 11:01 AM

There is nothing boring about good quality like this Kieth
Dave

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding Plus Member 6SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 11:04 AM

Superb close-up. Excellent detail and lighting.
Steve.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8326 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 11:17 AM

not at all boring its a superb shot trust me

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Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 11:30 AM

Cracking details and good light and colours in this fine capture.
Regards Richard

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mikepearce
20 Jul 2010 - 12:01 PM

nice macro work

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derekhansen
derekhansen Plus Member 6200 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom24 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 1:19 PM

Very nice shot Keith. Glad you came away with something decent.
Derek

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taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 1:39 PM

Also, a perfect image!
Well done, JEnnnn

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jaktis
jaktis Plus Member 1184 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
20 Jul 2010 - 5:41 PM

Great sharp details

Peter

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lonely_oryx Plus Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 5:44 PM

Excellent detail

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twelvemegs
20 Jul 2010 - 7:06 PM

Not boring. Its well captured with some nice light and detail.

Regards
David

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metro074
metro074 Plus Member 5metro074 vcard Australia8 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2010 - 4:57 AM

Excellent shot and very well composed. It's a beauty
Carol

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HobbitDave
21 Jul 2010 - 8:44 PM

Far from boring, pin sharp and beautiful. Super!
Dave.

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22 Jul 2010 - 3:44 AM

terrific detailed capture

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bunbeam
bunbeam  9 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2010 - 10:51 PM

a brilliant classic capture
bunSmile

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Glostopcat Plus Member 9249 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2010 - 9:39 PM

A cracking shot Keith, the detail and clarity are most impressive

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Ayoob
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25 Jul 2011 - 10:44 AM

Great sharp detail.

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