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A quick ''gulp'' then. But hurry up!

I saved this one for today, it's special for me.
Taken with the new lens

Just out of camera, no B/G change just the river.

V2 getting out of the rain
Enjoy the day

Love each other and say something nice...today

Lillian

Brand:Canon
Lens:EF300mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:18 Apr 2012 - 11:40 AM
Focal Length:420mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:320
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Must you Really
Username:Lillian Lillian
Uploaded:20 Apr 2012 - 7:44 AM
Tags:General, Kingfisher, River, Wildlife / nature, With fish
Votes:95
Voters:Cor · bobsblues · KBan · maggie9 · LynneJoyce · morpheus1955 · KarenFB · Ade_Osman · gary_d · mickyr · jennialexander · User_Removed · MandsH · andylea · Trev_B · ugly · martinjp · JohnChambersPhotography · NaturesHaven · Gray_ina · Redpoll · Richsr · RonnieAG · helenlinda · sut68 · danbrann · Hulme · KeithCullis · CaroleS · reflectionsinlight · Fefe · debu · Brian_Scott · WhiteRose1 · Karrol · lil48 · CarolG · mex · TonyDy · FeatherFriend · Billyray · Pete · Len1950 · Glyn1 · barbarahirst · mikbee · Maiwand · Brian65 · bagman · Daisymaye · MoragM · TrevBatWCC · achieverswales · Silverzone · Niknut · moiral · pluckyfilly · AlanWillis · pamelajean · EMJAYCEE · AnnChown · AnneWorner · paulb20 · lifesnapper · Tom-Melton · zapar40 · WindowonWildlife · marktc · LukeParkinson · buxton · JuBarney · Cliff1944 · goso · annettep38 · twelvemegs · cassiecat · nikshot · Redbull · Techno · Alan_Baseley · Shellio · Ruthannette · Hop-A-Long · DanielD · ChiliMan · sparrowhawk · saltireblue · jujupops · MossyOak · susanbarton · digital_boi · sweetpea62 · PaulLiley · NeilWigan · Glostopcat ·
Views:325
Unique Views:122
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Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
20 Apr 2012 - 7:46 AM

A cracker 10 *****
Cor.

bobsblues
bobsblues  5 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2012 - 7:47 AM

What a super shot and great detail Lillian you must be so proud of this Well done.
Rob

KBan
KBan  9469 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2012 - 7:48 AM

Tis a beaut Lillian
keith

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2012 - 7:49 AM

This is the Kingfisher shot that bird photographers dream of getting.

morpheus1955
20 Apr 2012 - 7:50 AM

Two superb images Lillian, fantastic detail and colours, excellent timing too Smile

Hugh

gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2012 - 7:56 AM


Quote: This is the Kingfisher shot that bird photographers dream of getting.

I do all the time. - gary

Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman Plus Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2012 - 7:58 AM

V1 is simply superb Lillian of that there is no doubt, V2's acceptable but the shutter speed and focus is just a little off, but it's still a great effort.

Ade

User_Removed
20 Apr 2012 - 8:04 AM

Excellent captures, like V1 best.

Lucien.

MandsH
MandsH  8 England
20 Apr 2012 - 8:05 AM

Amazing shot, so well captured.
Mandy

andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2012 - 8:08 AM

two belters lillian but it has to be the stunning v1 for me today top shot Wink
andy

Trev_B
Trev_B Plus Member 8137 forum postsTrev_B vcard England68 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2012 - 8:12 AM

V1 for me Lillian, wonderful detail, although the fish may not agreeWink

Trev

ugly
ugly Plus Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2012 - 8:16 AM

2 great images..
Love them both...
Magic work...

Dave

JohnChambersPhotography

Only one word for it...........superb.

John

Redpoll
Redpoll  3 Wales
20 Apr 2012 - 8:43 AM

Excellent shot and good detail. Steve. Smile

Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England213 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2012 - 8:45 AM

Excellent capture Lillian
regards Richard

RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2012 - 8:54 AM

V 1 is quite excellent in every way, Lillian, another fish making it's final appearance......such impressive detail.
And of course V 2 is a much better shot than anything I would have achieved had I been there.
Full marks to you.
Ronnie.

helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2012 - 8:54 AM

A wonderful capture Lillian in v1 - special indeed
Helen

sut68
sut68  112014 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2012 - 9:10 AM

Crackerjack ... erm, Lillian Wink

As natural a shot of a KF as I've seen, love it!!!

danbrann
danbrann Plus Member 10505 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2012 - 9:14 AM

Simply outstanding Lillian.I wonder if any one can show me a better shot of a Kingfisher feeding.

CaroleS
CaroleS Plus Member 456 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2012 - 9:22 AM

Magic! Carole

Fefe
Fefe Plus Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2012 - 9:31 AM

Great shot! The position on the fish in the beak............ amazingGrin
Diane

debu
debu  5 India
20 Apr 2012 - 9:41 AM

Two super images.
debu

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51169 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England139 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2012 - 10:18 AM

Timing, sharpness and composition are excellent, Lillian. A real beauty.

Dave

Karrol
Karrol  629 forum posts England
20 Apr 2012 - 10:23 AM

Excellent!

lil48
lil48  4
20 Apr 2012 - 10:26 AM

Outstaning as ever, great detailed shot. Lil

CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8153 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2012 - 10:40 AM

Two first class images, Lillian, as we all have come to expect, and receive, from you Smile Carol

TonyDy
TonyDy Plus Member 6TonyDy vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2012 - 11:11 AM

Lovely work, Lillian.
Tony

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend Plus Member 738 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2012 - 11:11 AM

V1 is excellent Lillian, cracking detail, looks like a winner Wink
Geoff.

Billyray
Billyray  770 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2012 - 11:22 AM

Wow Lillian, that is one cracking shot (V1). Excellent detail, I have only ever seen kingfishers flying past at a rate of knots.
Ray

Len1950
Len1950 Plus Member 5Len1950 vcard England
20 Apr 2012 - 12:30 PM

Simply superb Lillian, love them!!

Len

barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2012 - 1:49 PM

love V2 .and V1 really made me smile

mikbee
mikbee Plus Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2012 - 1:58 PM

Incredible colours here Lillian.
Prefer V1 for all the colours in their ''sharpness'' !!
Super shots.
Mick.

Brian65
Brian65 Plus Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
20 Apr 2012 - 2:29 PM

Fantastic shot Lillian, detail and colours spot onSmile Sorry about the mix up, but i am in to much of a hurry these days.WinkWinkSmileSmile
brian

Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2012 - 2:32 PM

A brilliant capture Lillian. Timed so right. Poor little fish. Like the action in V2 and the push off with the feet..............Sandy

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC Plus Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2012 - 2:54 PM

Well, Lillian, this is superb!!! What a find - and capture Wink And beautifully detailed and processed...this has to merit my UA Wink
Trev Smile

achieverswales
20 Apr 2012 - 3:03 PM

V1 stunning V2 I like a lot also Lillian, gives a great sense of the speed of these tiny beautiful birds.


Regards

Trev.

moiral
moiral Plus Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
20 Apr 2012 - 3:54 PM

V1 is a superb shot Lillian. One of these days you are going to get that in flight shot that you so hander after. Not long now I think.
I would just like to see one never mind get a shot Sad. Moira

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8323 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2012 - 4:03 PM

lovely nature shoit

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2012 - 4:37 PM

Two stunners Lillian. One can feel the effort of push off in V2.
Joan.

AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2012 - 4:44 PM

Everything about this is brilliant Lillian! The detail in v1 is second to none - love seeing his little tongue!! Smile
Ann

Last Modified By AnnChown at 20 Apr 2012 - 4:44 PM
Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2012 - 4:47 PM

thank you all for the valued votes and thank you to Paul (Sut68) Sandy|(Daisymaye) and Trev (TrevBatWCC)
for your User Awards
I am so grateful
Lillian

Last Modified By Lillian at 20 Apr 2012 - 4:48 PM
lifesnapper
lifesnapper Plus Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2012 - 5:22 PM

WOW! V1 is amazing Lillian, and keep it up Girl, some Day soon you'll get that 'inflight ' shot Smile

John Smile

sut68
sut68  112014 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2012 - 5:39 PM


Quote: Thank you all for the valued votes and thank you to Paul (Sut68) Sandy|(Daisymaye) and Trev (TrevBatWCC)
for your User Awards I am so grateful
Lillian

Replace 'grateful' with 'talented' Lillian!!!

You're most welcome, have a superb weekend ... hope today's been kind to you.

Paul

Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2012 - 6:27 PM

Thank You Paul, am getting there, almost tomorrow!
Lillian

Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2012 - 6:57 PM

Thank You so much John (lifesnapper) for your User Award so happy to have
Lillian

marktc
marktc Plus Member 460 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2012 - 7:50 PM

Very nice Lillian, another winner.

JuBarney
JuBarney Plus Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2012 - 9:10 PM

Super detailed shot Lillian, well done on all your UAs
Ju

Cliff1944
Cliff1944 Plus Member 3Cliff1944 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Apr 2012 - 9:20 PM

First class image......poor fish.
Cliff

annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2012 - 8:32 AM

A 300mm? Amazing quality,perfect timing!
I really have to take stalking lessons from you, never managed to get so close with a 300

twelvemegs
21 Apr 2012 - 9:12 AM

Two excellent captures Lillian
V1 is fav. V2 is very good too.
Concrats. on the plethora of UAs Smile


David

cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2012 - 9:26 AM

wow stunning capture. congrats on all the user awards. on my shortlist too.lesley

Techno
Techno  61011 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2012 - 5:07 PM

Simply superb work Lillian, I would be pleased as punch if this was mine....Smile
Mal

Shellio
Shellio  3 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2012 - 6:13 PM

Cracking set of images, very well timed Lillian!
Shell

Ruthannette
Ruthannette Plus Member 8Ruthannette vcard England
21 Apr 2012 - 9:39 PM

Beautiful Lillian.

Ruth

Hop-A-Long
21 Apr 2012 - 9:53 PM

Excellent capture.

Andy

DanielD
DanielD  4 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2012 - 11:42 PM

Excellent timing, Lillian - like your enthusiasm and your colourful images Smile - how is the new toy? You're getting familiar very fast with the new stuff. Have a nice weekend Smile

Dan

Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2012 - 7:34 AM

Thank Yo so much Ruth (Ruthannette) for your User Award
and to all who have comment, so happy to read these comments
Lillian

Last Modified By Lillian at 22 Apr 2012 - 7:34 AM
ChiliMan
ChiliMan Plus Member 8135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore17 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2012 - 9:35 AM

Not just excellent timing but BEAUTIFUL colour and sharpness in V1, Lillian. And straight out of cam too! You must've been SO chuffed GrinGrin

Never mind about the sharpness in V2, you've caught one gorgeous pose there as it takes off!

Congrats on the 5 UAs too Smile

Andrew

sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk Plus Member 6268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2012 - 1:50 PM

superb

jujupops
jujupops Plus Member 4jujupops vcard England
22 Apr 2012 - 4:20 PM

Wow, wow, wow Lillian, a stunningly sharp and detailed image..........V2 also has the wow factor GrinGrin
Julie x

susanbarton
22 Apr 2012 - 6:37 PM

Fantastic colour and detail, I love the captions

V2 great action shot

Susan

digital_boi
22 Apr 2012 - 7:29 PM

Very worthy of all the awards Lillian i'm playing catch up with everybodys images

Graham GrinGrinGrin

sweetpea62
sweetpea62 Plus Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Apr 2012 - 7:45 PM

Stunning images Lillian,well deserved awards..Lin

PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2012 - 8:14 AM

Love both these for different reasons. Great action shot V2. Paul

Glostopcat
Glostopcat Plus Member 8247 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Apr 2012 - 6:53 PM

V1 was timed to perfection to catch him just about to gulp that fish down. You should be over the moon with that one

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