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Was way too far away...but at least I got it!
I know it is soft...but a reference shot I like
just think if I had of used a tripodWink

again hand held and very high ISO as was trying to get in flight
V2 is..but just a grab shot so ...sorry
Taken at Wetlands Arundel yesterday

Thanks for all the comments on the in flight goose...appreciated

last one for the year..my favourite bird

Happy New Year...and all you wish for yourselves

Lillian

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM +1.4x
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:29 Dec 2013 - 2:19 PM
Focal Length:520mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/8.0
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/2000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Male Kingfisher
Username:Lillian Lillian
Uploaded:31 Dec 2013 - 12:06 AM
Tags:General, Kingfisher, Male, Wildlife / nature
Votes:Voting Disabled
Variant - TestsVariant - Tests

Comments

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
31 Dec 2013 - 12:13 AM

I think V1 is excellent Lillian, super composition and background and great detail in the kingfisher,
Fred.

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2013 - 12:22 AM

Still fine shots Lillian despite your misgivings !!
And a Happy New Year to you.
Mick.

jacquig
31 Dec 2013 - 12:24 AM

I liike both, Lillian. The background works really well with the kingfisher in v1 and v2 is a great flight capture. Such a beautiful and characterful bird. Smile

gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6519 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2013 - 12:27 AM

I went down to Slimbridge yesterday with Ed ( Glostopcat ) and he said you were going to the wetlands, I was hoping you were going to Slimbridge too so I could have met you, Two good images Lillian, you can not always get close so have to crop in but at least you get the images that would otherwise be missed.

Regards. - gary

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
31 Dec 2013 - 12:27 AM

Fantastic captures Lillian!
Love V1 for the sharpness and V2 for the flight elegance!
Wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy New Year...
Isabel

Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2013 - 12:44 AM

Superb photography Lillian. V1 a work of art V2 excellent reflexes. GrinGrinGrin Peter

taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2013 - 12:57 AM

I love the picture in v1-- the bird in his environment--- and , of course, the in flight is masterful! Kudos!

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2013 - 12:58 AM

Not your sharpest shots but treasures nonetheless, love the comp in V1 and the fantastic inflight action in V2.

morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2013 - 1:42 AM

Two fantastic shots Lillian. Happy New Year

Hugh

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2155 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2013 - 4:36 AM

Two stunning images Lillian....your bg is perfect. A Happy New Year to youGrin

SimonFletch
SimonFletch e2 Member SimonFletch vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2013 - 4:51 AM

I think you did amazingly well to capture the Kingfisher in flight so well, Lillian - you must have the reflexes of a coiled spring..!
V1 is a lovely shot too, with a nice amount of distance around the bird. Superb colours..!

Simon

Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
31 Dec 2013 - 5:04 AM

These are lovely Lillian - no reason to be apologetic !!

ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 233 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2013 - 5:05 AM

Good pictures again, Lillian.
Happy New Year.

theartistusuallyknownasbert

Bloody great shot!

Especially considering it was hand-held!

Just beautiful Smile

Why disable the voting??

It would've garnered quite a number of votes, methinks Smile

bobsblues
bobsblues e2 Member 4bobsblues vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2013 - 5:30 AM

Great photography skills again Lillian both wonderful shots
Rob

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2013 - 6:44 AM

Two fine captures, Lillian, and a very happy New Year to you. Carol

HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 4261 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
31 Dec 2013 - 6:52 AM

WOW! that is all I can say. Your photography amazes me.

Harriet

kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 2364 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2013 - 7:07 AM

Absolutely gorgeous Lillian. Love both shots but think V1 just grabs it for me, love the colours and background.
Happy new year to you and look forward to more of your wonderful wildlife images to inspire me in 2014 xx GrinGrin

Kathryn

SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2013 - 7:15 AM

Wow you did well and I love the one in flight.Smile

DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2013 - 7:23 AM

What. Superb image, Lillian, stunning.
Happy New Year!

Richard

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2013 - 7:33 AM

Two beauties
HAPPY NEW YEAR!

achieverswales
31 Dec 2013 - 7:41 AM

Good capture Lillian.

Regards

Trev.

M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
31 Dec 2013 - 7:50 AM

Great images. Well captured.
That body will handle much higher ISOs than that!

fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2013 - 8:14 AM

Beautifully composed Lillian.
Very best wishes for 2014.

Albert

Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 42289 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
31 Dec 2013 - 8:18 AM

Still a cracking shot though Lillian! You take care and a Happy New Year to you too. Lou

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32873 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2013 - 8:19 AM

Here's wishing you and your family a very happy and healthy New New. Keep on taking and posting such great images Lillian.

We shall have to meet up in the new year.

Regards as always Nathan GrinGrinGrin

User_Removed
31 Dec 2013 - 8:40 AM

Both are excellent, Happy New Year Lillian. 😃🎉🎊😃

Myathebirdwatcher999
Myathebirdwatcher999 Junior Member 1 United Kingdom
31 Dec 2013 - 8:44 AM

Two great shots!
Happy new year!

MyaGrinGrinGrin

Caziwinkles
31 Dec 2013 - 9:06 AM

Fabulous Lillian - your timing is spot on - your photography skills at their best again.
Happy New Year to you - hoping 2014 brings you all that you wish for. Smile

Carol

netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2146 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2013 - 9:09 AM

Both are great ,I would love to say that they were mine.Smile
Happy New Year LillianSmile
NettaSmile

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2013 - 9:13 AM

Super comp' in V1 Lillian, and brilliant timing in V2.
I never use a Tripod, so I know what you're up against here Smile Hold your breath, freeze your Body and shot ! (And hope for the best) Wink

John Smile

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2013 - 9:15 AM

Very ambitious to try this hand held with that lens Lillian. Excellent record however.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 2246 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2013 - 9:16 AM

Like the background and colours.............GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2013 - 9:33 AM

magnificent! hope 2014 is a good year for you! you deserve it

franken
franken e2 Member 113046 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2013 - 9:50 AM

Beautiful image.

Best wishes for the New Year.

Ken

tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85856 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2013 - 9:52 AM

Don't be apologising LillianSad

V2 is more than what most folks achieve, unless they are doing set-up shotsWink

Happy New Year

Adrian

leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
31 Dec 2013 - 10:04 AM

Two excellent captures Lillian as always.
Best wishes for a Happy New Year.
Effrossini

AnnJ
AnnJ e2 Member 2AnnJ vcard Scotland
31 Dec 2013 - 10:39 AM

Still an amazing shot in lovely light Lillian. all the very best for 2014. Ann.

Mike_Young
31 Dec 2013 - 10:57 AM

Great stuff Lillian, our paths must have nearly crossed, I was at Arundel yesterday

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2013 - 11:11 AM

Congratulations on this super capture Lillian and my very Best Wishes for 2014.
Joan.

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 1Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2013 - 11:57 AM

2 Super captures Lillian, a Happy New Year to you and your familySmile


Cliff

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2013 - 12:03 PM

A lovely Kingfisher image simply because of the fine perch and good b/g.
Good in flight image also.
Happy New year to you Lillian.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2013 - 1:07 PM

Two super Kingfisher shots, Lillian.

Ray

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2013 - 1:40 PM

Two grand shots Lillian, v2 is a wonderful opportunistic capture and is something most of us would have missed as they are lightning quick when in flight. Most of the time you only see a flash of bright blue and then they are gone! I did tell Gary that it was Arundel WWT you were visiting, it must have slipped his mind in his excitement!Grin All the best to you in 2014 and I look forward to lots more of your images of birds and beasts both captive and wild.

raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
31 Dec 2013 - 1:51 PM

two stunning captures here Lillian,well done indeed,happy new year.ray

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2013 - 3:26 PM

Two beautiful captures, Lillian, but do like V2 with the kingfisher in flight Smile
A very Happy New Year to you too Wink
Trev Smile

Ruthannette
Ruthannette e2 Member 7Ruthannette vcard England
31 Dec 2013 - 4:04 PM

Congratulations Lillian, excellent work to capture V2. V1 is a beauty too.
Happy New Year and speak soon.
Ruth

Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7101 forum postsTrev_B vcard England63 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2013 - 4:14 PM

Two wonderful Kingfisher images Lillian, Love the space in V1, works extremely well.

Happy New Year to you.

Trev

christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 2christinecilia vcard England
31 Dec 2013 - 4:31 PM

two stunning shots lillan, have a happy new year. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4513 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2013 - 4:32 PM

Fine shots indeed !!!!!........best wishes for the New Year !!Smile

JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2013 - 4:59 PM

A really beautiful shot in V1 with wonderful colour and V2 was a terrific grab shot.
Happy New Year
Ju

(No phone again today!)

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2013 - 6:08 PM

He stands out well against that lovely background Lillian! I hope 2014 is good to you.

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2013 - 6:35 PM

Fabulous captures, Lillian, as always!
All the best to you and your family for the new year 2014!
Regards,
George

dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 101446 forum postsdark_lord vcard England123 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2013 - 7:36 PM

Both great shots.
V2 is particulalrly impressive as in flight shots are hard to do well. Just need lightening a bit as it's on the dark side Smile

pks
pks  10 England
31 Dec 2013 - 9:30 PM

like them both and a happy new year to you

peter

Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7116 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2013 - 10:32 PM

Beautiful this Lillian, and V2 inflight amazing. Happy New Year to you and your family

Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
31 Dec 2013 - 10:47 PM

Lovely shots Lillian especially V2. Happy New Year to you too. Cathy

AlanWillis
31 Dec 2013 - 11:47 PM

V1: Great natural kingfisher photograph,Super perch and background.
V2 Very good attempt of a In-flight kingfisher shot, Very few photographers would even try a capture this difficult task.
Wetlands Arundel is quite a difficult place to photograph kingfishers,because you are in control of the environment.

unicorn17
unicorn17  5 Scotland
1 Jan 2014 - 10:02 AM

Fabulous shots Lillian ! All the very best for 2014!gill

CHRISB911
CHRISB911  854 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Jan 2014 - 5:11 PM

positioned to perfection in the frame lillian, stunning capture, happy new year
chris

bobhowell
bobhowell e2 Member 1bobhowell vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2014 - 10:40 AM

Great detail Lillian

Hopefully I will have internet back soon. Bob

bobhowell
bobhowell e2 Member 1bobhowell vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jan 2014 - 10:41 AM

stunning action shot........ V2

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
3 Jan 2014 - 11:26 PM

how he shines against that backgound bokeh.. beautiful!

tonyng
tonyng e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2014 - 4:15 PM

V1 is one of the most delightful KF images I have seen lately. Bravo Lillian.

Heffo1
Heffo1  3 Ireland
9 Jan 2014 - 11:52 AM

2 fabulous shots. Ml.

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