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Female Kingfisher set against a reedbed that is dieing back in great light Smile

One of my favourite images and thought i'd share it with you all. Grin

Many thanks for the Comments on yesterdays Long-tailed Tit.

Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:Sigma 800mm F5.6 EX DG HSM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:800mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.6
Aperture:f/8
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture Priority
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Title:Kingfisher
Username:MossyOak MossyOak
Uploaded:2 Feb 2012 - 2:32 PM
Tags:Bird, Dinton pastures, Kingfisher, Lavell's lake, Mossyoak, Richard Bond, Wildlife / nature
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2012 - 3:02 PM

I'm not surprised this is one of your fave's, Richard, it's an ace image. Carol

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mhfore
mhfore  7 England176 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2012 - 3:03 PM

Fantastic shot Richard, love it. Very good pf Tongue

Martin

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2012 - 3:07 PM

Top notch with a fine bokeh, superb work again....

Ade

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Glynn
Glynn  81169 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2012 - 3:11 PM

What a superb image. Sharpe, good comp & superb control over dof.

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MossyOak
MossyOak  2 England15 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2012 - 3:32 PM

Thanks very much

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2012 - 3:58 PM

Excellent work Richard

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skewey
skewey  831 forum posts England
2 Feb 2012 - 4:14 PM

Excellent work Rich.

Paul

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
2 Feb 2012 - 4:37 PM

Great shot, Richard.
Tony

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MossyOak
MossyOak  2 England15 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2012 - 4:40 PM

Many thanks everyone and especially Bill (Goso) for the User Award, really appreciated Smile

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Rev2
Rev2  4218 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2012 - 5:07 PM

OOh! That's sharp, you couldn't buy that background and the light is perfect.

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MossyOak
MossyOak  2 England15 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2012 - 5:26 PM

Many thanks for the User Award Mike Smile

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 4johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2012 - 5:46 PM

Superb Richard, lovely fluffy plumage, great back ground and light.

David

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
2 Feb 2012 - 5:49 PM

Stunning. (Reed beds do make such a good bg.)

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NigelKiteley
NigelKiteley e2 Member 5NigelKiteley vcard 1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2012 - 5:50 PM

Fabulou detail and colours Richard, love that bg!

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2012 - 7:11 PM

Looks a bit ruffled and windblown RichardGrinGrin Superb capture with great plumage detail.
Ron

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6235 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2012 - 7:46 PM

Detailed to perfection, Richard with terrific plumage colours, textures and iridescence and fine eye. I love the the ruffled feathers and that to-die-for background.
Sylvia

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2012 - 8:03 PM

awesome Shot richard i can fully understand why it's one of your favopurite shots !

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longhoss
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2 Feb 2012 - 8:04 PM

excellent image
glyn

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2012 - 8:23 PM

She looks a bit cross at having her feathers ruffled but it's made a first class capture for you.
Joan.

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95916 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2012 - 8:28 PM

Seems to be doing OK RichardSmile

Not sure about the background, whatever it might beTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongue

Gone on the shortlist

Adrian

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MossyOak
MossyOak  2 England15 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2012 - 8:40 PM

I always carry a piece of 6x6 MDF painted pink Ade and get Ron to hold it behind the bird Wink
Seriously is a reedbed about 100m away that was dieing back.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2012 - 8:40 PM

awesome

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MossyOak
MossyOak  2 England15 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2012 - 8:47 PM


Quote: Awesome

If I remember rightly you were sat next to me in my hide when I got this one Ann

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2012 - 8:49 PM

Super shot
Ju

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cheesey
cheesey e2 Member 8cheesey vcard United Kingdom
3 Feb 2012 - 9:20 AM

Stunning image. Nice work.
Cheesey.

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2012 - 3:38 PM

Wonderful !

B.

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Glostopcat
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5 Feb 2012 - 8:53 PM

A magnificent image of this beautiful and brightly coloured little bird, the detail in the plumage is sublime

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Alan_Coles
12 Feb 2012 - 9:07 AM

Stunning, have my award.


Have mentioned it before but I seem to know when one of your shots was taken with your old 40D, it has a clarity and quality that I don't always find with the 7D stuff.

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