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Hi all, 'Walk This Way' isn't what Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of the American hard rock band 'Aerosmith' had in mind when they wrote the song in 1975 but I couldn't think of a more suitable title Wink Tongue
Taken at Slimbridge recently and posted as a 'fun shot', not intended for the 'purists' as it's a captive bird but it's actually performing some sort of ritual with it's partner which is not in view and extremely amusing to watch.
Many thanks for taking time out to view and comment on my Kingfisher and a special thank you to Lillian, Big_Beavis, Kban, tommyld, and Glyn1 for the User Awards, very much appreciated as always.
Regards,
Geoff.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 70-200mm VR f/2.8 Plus 1.7x TC
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:11 Aug 2012 - 3:22 PM
Focal Length:120mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.8
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:-5/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Walk This Way
Username:FeatherFriend FeatherFriend
Uploaded:24 Aug 2012 - 12:35 PM
Tags:Birds, Demoiselle crane, Humour / fun, Slimbridge, Wildlife
Votes:49

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PattiW
PattiW e2 Member 9PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 1:06 PM

Fantastic capture, not an easy subject to be sure! Patti SmileSmileSmile

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 1:14 PM

see me dance ..... what a wonderful capture

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 1:14 PM

You could not have asked for a better 'pose' from this bird, stepping out and displaying so well.
Ronnie.

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
24 Aug 2012 - 1:43 PM

Excellent Geoff, great pose and detail,
Fred.

Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7110 forum postsTrev_B vcard England64 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 1:47 PM

Now that put a file on my face, excellent detail and a good title.

Trev

Last Modified By Trev_B at 24 Aug 2012 - 1:48 PM
FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 2:19 PM

Thanks all,
Geoff.

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 3:12 PM

Super timing, Geoff SmileSmileSmile Carol

Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 42310 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
24 Aug 2012 - 4:00 PM

Excellent timing and wonderful detail Geoff - these are not easy to capture and their colour doesn't help either! You have managed it all brilliantly! Lou

Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
24 Aug 2012 - 4:09 PM

Its a great one Geoff, spot on.
Brian

Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4563 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom61 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 4:26 PM

GrinGrinGrinGrin !!....cracking shot !!!!

EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 4:44 PM

Wonderful details and so elegant! A superb image.

Ann

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 4:44 PM

From me to you..."put your left foot in, left foot out"
you know the words and shake it all about...oh dear me Geoff
need to get back to my 'pills' but that song sprang to mind with this
wonderful image, and look at those eyes!! wow they are good
beautiful shot
Lillian

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 4:45 PM

"Strutting." Look at me - I'm really handsome.
Great Image.
Joan.

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 4:51 PM

Thanks everyone,
Geoff.

Gerryrys
Gerryrys  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 4:52 PM

Brilliant capture. Great detail and nice presentation.

Gerry

NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 2246 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 5:14 PM

This is so lovely..........what a great capture.........the bird looks quite arrogant as it struts its stuff............love it........TongueTongueWinkWinkWink

Snapitt
Snapitt e2 Member 5Snapitt vcard
24 Aug 2012 - 5:26 PM

Great shot Geoff. Love the stunning red eye.

Jane

teocali
teocali e2 Member 6235 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 5:39 PM

Brilliantly timed with lovely plumage detail, tones and textures and great catchlight in the eye. Just love that strutting pose.
Sylvia

gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6526 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 6:04 PM

Timing detail clarity and composition all perfect Geoff. - gary

evelen
evelen  9 England
24 Aug 2012 - 6:24 PM

excellent capture .
eve.

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 6:54 PM

Top class exposure Geoff with every detail of the plumage on the Crane perfectly shown.
Ron

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 6:58 PM

Thanks all and a special thank you to Julia (NaturesHaven) for the UA, really appreciated,
Geoff.

Last Modified By FeatherFriend at 24 Aug 2012 - 7:02 PM
taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 7:03 PM

Very amusing indeed-- a very special image!

JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 7:47 PM

Super well-timed capture
Ju

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91899 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 8:25 PM

Wonderful elegant pose in a perfect setting Geoff.
Brian.

DerekL
DerekL e2 Member 9101 forum postsDerekL vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 8:34 PM

Looks like the Gay Gordons to me.
Great image well taken.

Derek

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 33139 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 8:39 PM

An image which one can only dream about capturing, simply brilliant, and one in which has many admirers.

Regards Nathan

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
24 Aug 2012 - 11:07 PM

Thanks all and a special thank you to Jenn (taggart) and Ann (EAS) for the UA's, really appreciated,
Geoff.

KBan
KBan  9457 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 10:47 AM

You're on a roll Geoff !

Keith Grin

A Booth
A Booth e2 Member 12A Booth vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 10:50 AM

well timed capture excellent detail and nice eye detail.

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 7:49 PM

What a poser Geoff, this fella is definitely strutting his stuff and playing up to the camera!

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2012 - 5:27 PM

What a beautiful dancer! super detail in the plumage and super pose.
Johanna

johnjones
johnjones  4 England
26 Aug 2012 - 5:27 PM

What a excellent capture brill detail and so sharp.
jj

raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 - 12:17 PM

superb capture geoff,love it.ray

helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2012 - 8:52 PM

That is an amazing shot - well deserved awards for it too.SmileSmile
Helen

1881
1881  2 India
7 Sep 2012 - 7:36 PM

SUPERB shot.


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