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Photography judges mark this type of photo down.
They say it's only a bird on a stick, and not doing anything.
Little do they know of the years of learning that goes into this picture.
Taken with the help of a polariser filter, to keep the detail, especially in the white bits.
It's only a bird on a stick, but I love them.
This made Photo of the week on the International Sony site, Dyxum.

Brand:Sony
Camera:Sony Alpha A99
Lens:400mm F4.5
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:16 May 2014 - 1:34 PM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.5
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:500
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Perfection on a stick.
Username:AlanWillis AlanWillis
Uploaded:20 May 2014 - 4:17 PM
Tags:Kingfisher, Wildlife / nature
Votes:34
Voters:christinecilia · gwynn56 · stuart1963 · Len1950 · Pollyjc · PhilT2 · bobpaige1 · Niknut · M_squared · Badgerfred · nglen · Houndog18 · CarolG · Kruger01 · Armakk · Stace · redshot · pdunstan_Greymoon · ade123 · barbarahirst · EMJAYCEE · cabbie · Lillian · SteveMoulding · JohnoP · stub197 · Nigeve1 · KBan · CaroleS · Trekmaster01 · MikeRC · Glostopcat · pamelajean · georgiepoolie ·
Views:108
Unique Views:54

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christinecilia
christinecilia Plus Member 3christinecilia vcard England
20 May 2014 - 4:19 PM

stunning. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin

Pollyjc
Pollyjc Plus Member 1Pollyjc vcard England
20 May 2014 - 4:34 PM

Hi Alan! I think this is beautiful! It's not 'just a bird on a stick', this shows the skills you've had to work to get the right image(its not often we can capture one of these elusive birds), fantastic detail, colour & a lovely Dof.

bobpaige1
bobpaige1 Plus Member 1bobpaige1 vcard
20 May 2014 - 4:46 PM

Just stunning.

Bob.

M_squared
M_squared Plus Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
20 May 2014 - 4:51 PM

Great image. Great bird. Even greater 'stick'.Grin
A testiment to your skills. Well captured.

Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
20 May 2014 - 4:52 PM

Superb,
Fred.

icphoto
icphoto  131651 forum posts England
20 May 2014 - 5:02 PM

I think the title says it all! Wink

Houndog18
Houndog18 Plus Member 745 forum postsHoundog18 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 May 2014 - 5:14 PM

I agree 100% with your description......
Alfie

CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
20 May 2014 - 5:14 PM

Sheer perfection, Alan, you can't get any better than this. Carol

Kruger01
Kruger01  7 United Kingdom
20 May 2014 - 5:18 PM

What do judges know, they either like wildlife of don't, this is an excellent capture full of detail and vibrant, the only complaint is I did.nt take it.

Lot.

Bill

barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
20 May 2014 - 6:37 PM

The details are just stunning
And yes it is a bird on a stick.....whoah!!!

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 6EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
20 May 2014 - 6:54 PM

I love it- fantastic detail.
Joan.

Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
20 May 2014 - 7:42 PM

all been said Alan
a perfectly captured shot..perfected!
Lillian

bpm62
bpm62  5
20 May 2014 - 8:12 PM

I don't know much about photography but anybody who thinks this is just a bird on a stick knows even less!

JohnoP
JohnoP  9
20 May 2014 - 9:17 PM

It is indeed perfection Alan...a joy to view! Smile John

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