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In the harsh sunlight, just been fishing!

Female kingfisher with her lunch.
Reeds and water as backdrop

Spent a magical day yesterday watching and photographing Kingfishers.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and comment, as always very much appreciated

Lillian

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:5 Sep 2012 - 12:08 PM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:250
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Been Fishing
Username:Lillian Lillian
Uploaded:6 Sep 2012 - 12:56 AM
Tags:Bullhead, Female kingfisher, Fish, General, Wildlife / nature
Votes:Voting Disabled

Comments

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 1:10 AM

Had a feeling this was not from your bedroom window Lillian !!
Talking of which,you are up late tonight are you not ?
A well coloured and detailed shot.
Mick.

Last Modified By mikbee at 6 Sep 2012 - 1:10 AM
Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 4Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 1:17 AM

No Mick, went off to the river today
and been processing the photos as unable to sleepSad
Lillian

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4133 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 1:22 AM

The lighting does seem harsh, Lillian, but you have coped very well with it, getting a fine crisp capture of the k/f and it's capture.
Wonderful rich but natural colours.
ronnie.

taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 1:35 AM

Now this is special, sharp and to the point, is he going to EAT those fins?

kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 2364 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 2:17 AM

A beautiful shot Lillian. Well done. Grin

Kathryn

EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 4:05 AM

Great details and colours. There's even the tiniest starburst showing just above the little fish on your Kingfisher's bill, doubtless thanks to the strong sunlight and a nice little bonus! Cracking shot.

As you'll see, I can't sleep either!

Ann

senn
senn e2 Member 2senn vcard Belgium1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 5:28 AM

precious capture Lillian, .. pin sharp and remarkably well posed

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 5LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom96 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 5:38 AM

WOW!

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 5:47 AM

Amazing SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile Carol

KBan
KBan  9456 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 7:10 AM

She's a cracker Lillian
keith

netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2101 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 7:14 AM

Lovely detail and colour
NettaSmile

canonfan
canonfan e2 Member 3canonfan vcard United Kingdom
6 Sep 2012 - 7:21 AM

Fantastic capture Lillian. Lots of detail
Jim

andylea
andylea e2 Member 537 forum postsandylea vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 7:26 AM

fantastic detail lillian brilliant colours and tones love the comp a stunner nice one Wink
andy

Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 7:31 AM

Great shot - good colour and comp

marktc
marktc e2 Member 342 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 7:33 AM

Magnificent Lillian, was wondering if we would see more! Terrific

franken
franken e2 Member 112914 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 7:35 AM

A truly superb capture!

Ken

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 6Badgerfred vcard Wales
6 Sep 2012 - 7:40 AM

Superb,
Fred.

sut68
sut68  101994 forum posts England76 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 7:45 AM

Stunning Lillian, absolutely brill!!!

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4180 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 7:52 AM

Wow! This is a real winner Lillian!
Ann

NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 2246 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 7:52 AM

Love your composition and the light is fantastic.........nature at work.........GrinGrinGrinGrin

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 4966 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 8:00 AM

Superb clarity, Lillian, and the dof excellent with the fish sharp from nose to tail. A lovely catchlight in the eye and lots of detail in the plumage.

Dave

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 7lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 8:02 AM

WOW! two for the price of one here Lillian, super shot, well done.

John Smile

LucienH
LucienH e2 Member 9386 forum postsLucienH vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 8:14 AM

A perfect capture Lillian, outstanding detail, colours and timing, I think it deserves the famous Deefer Award. Smile

Lucien

Last Modified By LucienH at 6 Sep 2012 - 8:15 AM
morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 8:19 AM

Outstanding image Lillian, fabulous colours and the detail is quite superb, one of the best kingfisher, if not the best kingfisher shot I have seen on this site Smile

Hugh

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 5barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 8:29 AM

that detail .... exceptional

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 8:35 AM

superb

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 8:47 AM

Some stretch of river Lillian !! Kingfishers here are just a blue flash !! You know their favorite perches ?
Ron.

gingerdelight

Wow oh wow!
Carol

JohnChambersPhotography

A shot to enjoy, right time right place, amazing capture. you did well in the harsh light .superb DOF.

jOHN

mex
mex  6 United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 10:14 AM

Top shot.
cheers phil.

achieverswales
6 Sep 2012 - 10:46 AM

Every thing about this hard to photograph bird say's WOW Lillian, excellent.

Regards

Trev.

Last Modified By achieverswales at 6 Sep 2012 - 10:47 AM
digital_boi
6 Sep 2012 - 10:53 AM

Superb capture here again Lillian one of your very best Kingfisher captures all awards richly deserved

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
6 Sep 2012 - 10:57 AM

Fantastic shot, Lillian.
Tony

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom71 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 11:04 AM

What a catch, what a capture!
The colours are so vibrant.
I'd be thrilled even to capture a kingfisher!
KateGrinGrinGrin

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 11:19 AM

First rate capture Lillian. A fine shot.
Ron

Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7100 forum postsTrev_B vcard England61 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 11:19 AM

Oh yes!!!!! a beautiful capture Lillian.

Trev

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 11:23 AM

A beauty Lillian and a bonus with that fish,
Geoff.

jdinne
jdinne e2 Member 10jdinne vcard England
6 Sep 2012 - 11:35 AM

This one is special Lillian excellent.

John

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 81873 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 11:59 AM

A prize catch - super detail.Smile
Brian.

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 4Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 12:45 PM

Thank You everyone really happy that you like this
It really is a magical experience watching and photographing
these lovely birds
my thanks also to Lynne, Paul, Lucien and Hugh for your User Awards
and to Pete for your Highly Commended 'honoured'
Lillian

Last Modified By Lillian at 6 Sep 2012 - 12:46 PM
carper123
carper123 e2 Member 277 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 1:23 PM

What can i say Lillian, quality quality quality with a 3d feel that really brings the image to life. Superb and outstanding.
Your awards are well deserved, and its deserves further awards nationally, that good.
Well done.
Darry xxxxWink
Deserves 4 kisses form me as well.SmileSmileSmile

mikepearce
6 Sep 2012 - 1:36 PM

well captured

ValSaxby
ValSaxby e2 Member 8130 forum postsValSaxby vcard United Kingdom
6 Sep 2012 - 1:42 PM

Stunning Lillian - a top quality image

Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom25 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 3:07 PM

What a cracking image! Love itGrin
Diane

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9462 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 4:44 PM

A simply stunning image of the highest calibre.

Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4392 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 4:45 PM

Amazing !!!!.....fantastic quality !!!!

sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5250 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 4:50 PM

absolutely wonderful shot Lillian ! superb in every sense of the word !! love it just love

dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 6dmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 5:17 PM

congrats with your awards lillian, very well deserved.
regards
yung

howdog
howdog e2 Member 525 forum postshowdog vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 5:26 PM

Wow Lillian What a shot! Stunning just stunning!Glad they got something right on this site with giving you your awards! Very well deserved too.
Iain

jujupops
jujupops e2 Member 3jujupops vcard England
6 Sep 2012 - 5:58 PM

What a stunningly fabulous shot Lillian, totally beautiful colours & detail. Love, love, love itGrin
Julie x

P.S we went to Leeds Castle today and had a lovel afternoon..... Grin

Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114435 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 6:16 PM

Great stuff Lillian, don't think I can add anything to what has already been said!

Ade

Wendyp
Wendyp  1 England
6 Sep 2012 - 6:33 PM

Brilliant pose and beautiful picture. Smile

Wendy

AlanWillis
AlanWillis e2 Member 463 forum postsAlanWillis vcard England
6 Sep 2012 - 6:51 PM


Quote: Outstanding image Lillian, fabulous colours and the detail is quite superb, one of the best kingfisher, if not the best kingfisher shot I have seen on this site Smile

Hugh

It's all been said what can I add? It's a shame I gave my award before I saw this shot.
I'll try to remember to give it tomorrow.

I think some credit should go to Guinevere. She was badly attacked by Arthur on Sunday,
was beaten into the river, He tore out some of her feathers and chased her off.
The fact that this courageous little mum, barely a year old had the guts to return for Lillian to take her photo is remarkable.
This photo would not have been possible Without the help of Guiney returning to the perch in front of Lillian with a fish.
I have with my friend Malc been on tender hooks since Sunday hoping she had survived her ordeal. I had tears of Joy when Lillian took this photo, and phoned Malc with the good news.

Last Modified By AlanWillis at 6 Sep 2012 - 6:52 PM
jennialexander
jennialexander e2 Member 943 forum postsjennialexander vcard United Kingdom
6 Sep 2012 - 7:24 PM

It's all been said Lilian. Your best yet
Jenni x

Last Modified By jennialexander at 6 Sep 2012 - 7:25 PM
vickyf
vickyf e2 Member 8vickyf vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 8:15 PM

What more can I say? Magical day and a magical image as well.

johnjones
johnjones  4 England
6 Sep 2012 - 8:29 PM

Wow now this has to be the best shot you have done i am now really jealous . and you deserve all the Awards . and one from me
jj

Last Modified By johnjones at 6 Sep 2012 - 8:30 PM
1881
1881  2 India
6 Sep 2012 - 9:03 PM

W O N D E R F U L.

sanjeev

helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 6337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 9:26 PM

Wow what a beauty Lillian - congratulations on its many awards SmileSmileSmile
Helen

bernard0368
6 Sep 2012 - 9:52 PM

Well done lovely capture of that girl

KBan
KBan  9456 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 10:03 PM

Well done on all the awards Lillian !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Keith GrinGrin

elainebaker
6 Sep 2012 - 10:09 PM

Well captured image. Poor fish Smile

sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 3sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 10:31 PM

Lillian what a superb image,just given my award away will try tomorrow,well done..Lin

pdcche
pdcche  3 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2012 - 11:36 PM

Stunning Lillian, Peter..

AlanWillis
AlanWillis e2 Member 463 forum postsAlanWillis vcard England
7 Sep 2012 - 12:47 AM

Sorry It will not let me give an award to this, I've had to give it to RonnieAG instead.

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 4Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2012 - 8:07 AM

Thank you everyone for so many wonderful comments
as Alan has stated..all due to Guiney a wonderful little kingfisher
Lilliasn

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 2186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2012 - 8:39 AM

Wow. What a shame I missed this!..
Well done congrats!!!

twelvemegs
7 Sep 2012 - 11:51 AM

Absolute stunner Lillian.
A well-deserved HC , GE and a plethora of UA’s, well done.

David

PhillipMinnis
PhillipMinnis e2 Member 485 forum postsPhillipMinnis vcard Australia4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2012 - 11:55 AM

An absolutely top-notch image, Lillian! Superb!


Cheers

Phil

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2012 - 12:16 PM

Congrats on the awards Lillian, very well deserved,
Geoff.

Tibetan
Tibetan  1 England
7 Sep 2012 - 2:10 PM

I know you will think I'm being silly but I sort of get that feeling you might just get a few awards for this shot! lol. and if I had not just given mine away you would have got another one!, lovely shot awards well deserved best regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8686 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1531 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2012 - 4:31 PM

Fifteen UAs has to be a record, Lillian, and an HC to top them up. Wow, you must be pleased.
I was interested to read what Sydney2 said, how awful!

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 329 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2012 - 5:46 PM

Amazing shot, you really deserved every award.
Carole

NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 3NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
8 Sep 2012 - 9:45 PM

Must be a good un Lillian , no one has been on to tell you what you did wrongWinkSmile a cracker .

goso
goso e2 Member 7goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Sep 2012 - 11:43 PM

Fine work Lillian ...Bill

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8226 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2012 - 12:06 AM

Pure class Lillian, this one fully deserves all the accolades it has received

ValeryAst
ValeryAst  1 Russian Federation
12 Sep 2012 - 9:24 AM

This fish is like cod ... Am I right, Lillian? Excellent photo!
Regards Valery

BillyGoatGruff
BillyGoatGruff e2 Member 7191 forum postsBillyGoatGruff vcard England199 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2012 - 7:36 PM

I think you're giving Mr. Fisher some serious competition with this, Lillian.

Unable to give a gold star, but would if I could! Smile

Bill

skidzy
skidzy  4
23 Sep 2012 - 12:07 PM

They dont come much better than this ...stunning capture.

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