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Taken at the start of the year, I was walking along the river with Patch and I just got lucky, he landed on this branch right opposite me and just gave me enough time to get this one shot hand held resting on a fence post.

Thanks for looking and I hope a few of you like it.

Regards. - gary

Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 DG OS APO HSM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Kingfisher
Username:gary_d gary_d
Uploaded:15 Mar 2013 - 8:16 PM
Tags:Kingfisher / Wildlife / nature
Votes:Voting Disabled

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 9903 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1720 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2013 - 8:44 PM

I love kingfishers, but that doesn't mean I love every picture of them, but this one I do like. Having the bird with its back to you, and looking to the right allows a good shot of the head but also a view of the beautiful back and wing feathers. The moss-covered perch is a bonus, and I'm so glad you were quick enough to capture such an opportune moment.

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luckybry
luckybry Plus Member 5luckybry vcard Scotland
15 Mar 2013 - 8:46 PM

absoloutley brilliant Gary

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
15 Mar 2013 - 8:50 PM

Superb capture Gary, great colour and detail,
Fred.

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kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise Plus Member 3421 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2013 - 8:59 PM

A gorgeous image. The colours are stunning Grin
Kathryn

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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2013 - 9:14 PM

Excellent and wonderful capture indeed,very well done,
Saeid

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51357 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England145 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2013 - 9:42 PM

For a grab shot this is very good, Gary, the pose and composition are excellent. Lovely colour and presentation as well.

Dave

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Jefflor
Jefflor  2 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2013 - 9:42 PM

Lovely shot.

Jeff

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris Plus Member 52434 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
15 Mar 2013 - 9:44 PM

This is a corker Gary - right place right time is how it happens sometimes! Lou

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brownsilent
brownsilent Plus Member 8brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2013 - 9:58 PM

Superb!
Johanna

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom80 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2013 - 9:59 PM

You must have been so excited to capture this one!
Excellent for handheld!!!
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2013 - 10:04 PM

Can image how excited that you were Gary
they are a magical experience
a well shot capture
Lillian

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8706 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1217 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2013 - 10:05 PM

I've only ever seen a flash of electric blue along the river. Magic. I hope Patch enjoyed the moment.
Moira

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2013 - 10:06 PM

Sounds like an unexpected quick snatch shot, and given the size of the bird you have done remarkably well to bring this one home, Gary.
Ronnie.

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Glostopcat
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15 Mar 2013 - 10:06 PM

A brilliant opportunistic capture Gary you've timed this one to perfection and were quick on the draw! I saw a few of these beautiful and brightly coloured birds on my canalboat voyage but with no SLR with me and their astonishing speed they were impossible to photograph

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TonyDy
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15 Mar 2013 - 10:22 PM

Great shot, Gary.
Tony

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Chinga
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15 Mar 2013 - 10:43 PM

Beautiful.... Grin
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Moj_o
Moj_o  7 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2013 - 10:51 PM

Yes.... beautiful, Gary Smile

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EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2013 - 11:14 PM

You were so very fortunate and great timing on your part to react quickly enough to capture such a lovely image.

Ann

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
16 Mar 2013 - 4:55 AM

This is an excellent capture Gary !! What a lovely bird !!

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 7:01 AM

brilliant detail gary wonderful colour and pose a belter nice one Wink
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ColleenA
ColleenA Plus Member 2295 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 7:22 AM

Wow wow wow , one of the best I have seen, the colours are amazing, great capture

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Ray42
Ray42  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 7:28 AM

An excellent shot GaryWink

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Herge88
Herge88 Plus Member 840 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 9:24 AM

Cracking capture Gary, I have still yet to see a Kingfisher.

Best Matt

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lonely_oryx
16 Mar 2013 - 9:29 AM

Great colours and pose

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Jat_Riski
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16 Mar 2013 - 9:58 AM

Excellent capture Gary.

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Rende
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17 Mar 2013 - 12:16 PM

Brilliant capture Gary!
Rende

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AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 8:01 AM

How very lucky - I've only seen glimpses of a blue flash. Lovely pic Gary!
Ann

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DonMc
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14 Apr 2013 - 12:19 PM

Beautifully Captured!SmileSmileSmile
DonMc

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HaulwenMegan
6 Aug 2013 - 10:15 PM

Wonderful colours.

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