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This photograph is on the front cover of my kingfisher book,
The Queen of the river.
The life of a family of kingfishers.

Camera:Sony A850
Lens:Sony 70-400
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Deffending Territory
Username:AlanWillis AlanWillis
Uploaded:5 Nov 2010 - 1:37 PM
Tags:Kingfisher, Wildlife / nature
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mishu78
mishu78  4 Canada
5 Nov 2010 - 1:43 PM

Wonderful capture! Well done.

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jeb2012
jeb2012  4 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2010 - 1:48 PM

A excellent capture

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2010 - 1:56 PM

Simply amazing! Superb timing, wonderful colours, a top class image. Carol

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KangaRU
KangaRU e2 Member 7KangaRU vcard United Kingdom
5 Nov 2010 - 1:58 PM

Great Capture

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Lou_Pink
Lou_Pink  5 Northern Ireland6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2010 - 2:00 PM

Wow, excellent capture

Lou

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2010 - 2:13 PM

Cracking capture Alan. Great action and timing on this, captured to perfection. Might have given a try to increase the canvas size and give just a little more space to the top to finish it off. This will get a 10 in print for sure
Richard

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DRicherby
DRicherby  5269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2010 - 2:30 PM

Not really anything to criticize here! My only suggestion would be to crop away about half of the space behind the bird, where not much is happening, and add a bit more at the top so that wingtip doesn't come so close to the edge of the frame.

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Kingfisher8
5 Nov 2010 - 2:33 PM

A fab shot well taken.

keith.

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2010 - 2:39 PM

Wow! What an excellent bit of timing on your part. This must surely be one of your best ever yet!

Ann

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AlanWillis
AlanWillis e2 Member 566 forum postsAlanWillis vcard England
5 Nov 2010 - 2:40 PM

Thanks for kind remarks. This is how it came out of the camera, I agree had it not been full frame I could have done better! only had one chance, and paniced to take it!

Alan

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OVrtnarHigi
5 Nov 2010 - 2:45 PM

tip top alarming.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2010 - 2:47 PM

Never seen anything like this before Fantastic
I dont know why you are only putting these up for critic ????
Cant get much better

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2010 - 2:50 PM

First class capture Alan. Timing is perfect. A great action shot.
Ron

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2010 - 3:01 PM

timing spot on well caught.

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Imagephotographics

Wonderful capture - well done !

Chris

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finepetportraits

Superb!!

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10845 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2836 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2010 - 3:33 PM

Superb shot. very shallow dof that puts the eye and beak in sharp focus. I can only suggest composing to allow more space at top and right as in my mod.



regards


Willie

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VidB
VidB  5 United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2010 - 4:00 PM

Just done a little mod, frame stretching and a crop at the back of the bird, giveís the bird more room in the frame just finishes an already excellent action image.
Dave

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jennialexander
jennialexander e2 Member 1045 forum postsjennialexander vcard United Kingdom
5 Nov 2010 - 5:21 PM

Superb capture. I cannot critique it as I think its pretty good as is.
jenni

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2010 - 5:29 PM

Awe Inspiring, wonderfully captured
Lillian

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POD
POD e2 Member 5POD vcard England
5 Nov 2010 - 6:52 PM

Itís a great shot, but I would be interested to know the camera setting, aperture, ISO ect.
Regards

David

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mitchy81
mitchy81  5 England18 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2010 - 6:56 PM

Well captured Alan.

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DaveBartlett
5 Nov 2010 - 7:06 PM

Brilliant timing - especially good detail in the head where it counts.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2010 - 8:24 PM

I love it

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Karen_Summers
Karen_Summers e2 Member 5Karen_Summers vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2010 - 9:08 PM

Cracking shot from the kingfisher king

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AlanWillis
AlanWillis e2 Member 566 forum postsAlanWillis vcard England
5 Nov 2010 - 9:16 PM


Quote: Itís a great shot, but I would be interested to know the camera setting, aperture, ISO ect.
Regards

David

1/400 Lot of movement in this type of shot! F5.6 Would have liked more ISO400 best in the lighting conditions -1.3 ev, colour 5600 400MM with full frame to avoid cropping. 4 meters from the bird. Sony A850 Sony 70-400 lens at full 400mm

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POD e2 Member 5POD vcard England
5 Nov 2010 - 10:47 PM


Quote: Quote:Itís a great shot, but I would be interested to know the camera setting, aperture, ISO ect.
Regards

David1/400 Lot of movement in this type of shot! F5.6 Would have liked more ISO400 best in the lighting conditions -1.3 ev, colour 5600 400MM with full frame to avoid cropping. 4 meters from the bird. Sony A850 Sony 70-400 lens at full 400mm

Thanks Alan this is very helpful.

David

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goso
goso e2 Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2010 - 10:48 PM

A ripper Alan, and very different...Bill

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lianna
lianna  4 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2010 - 10:49 PM

A cracker Smile x x x

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ghosts
ghosts  3 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2010 - 1:46 PM

excellent image, dont suppose you could tell me how to add my shots to critique and modify gallery? cant remember how i did it last time. thanks

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DilysT
DilysT e2 Member 3DilysT vcard United Kingdom
1 Mar 2011 - 8:14 PM

Just been looking through your portfolio after seeing your most recent upload.... absolutely stunning!

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canonmaid
canonmaid  7 United Kingdom
13 May 2011 - 8:30 PM

My god man your good! your portfolio of these amazing birds has shown not only your talent in photography but your passion and commitment towards these little birds, something to be highly commended for, please keep sharing these amazing captures of your little colourful friends,

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DonMc
DonMc e2 Member 6DonMc vcard United Kingdom
12 Apr 2013 - 11:01 AM

Just magnificent!SmileSmileSmile
Don

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