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KINGFISHER (Alcedo Atthis)

I do hope i'm not boring you all with the KF uploads,I know the perch is the same but it's the only one he has landed on so far this year ! The shots have been very limited,so i'm making the most of it..........!!

Here is another one & a personal favourite of mine,I hope you like it too.
Many thanks to Richard (mossyoak) for the constructive critisism on the previous upload,all points taken on board & thanks for the mod Smile

PLEASE VIEW LARGE FOR DETAIL

Many Thanks to you all for the continued support,votes and comments.

Camera:Nikon D700 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 300mm + 1.4 Ext + Tripod
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:KINGFISHER ( Alcedo Atthis )
Username:WindowonWildlife WindowonWildlife
Uploaded:10 Aug 2010 - 5:48 PM
Tags:Alcedo, Atthis, Bird, Blue, Close-up / macro, Dorset., Kingfisher, Landscape / travel, Orange, River, Wild, Wildlife / nature
Votes:93

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LeeFisher
LeeFisher e2 Member 559 forum postsLeeFisher vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2010 - 5:51 PM

Cracking image mate. Just couldn't get bored of these.
Fish

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2010 - 5:56 PM

Another stunning image, wonderful colours and detail. Carol

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Alan_Baseley
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10 Aug 2010 - 6:10 PM

Terrific shot,
Alan

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Imagephotographics
Imagephotographics e2 Member 5Imagephotographics vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2010 - 6:11 PM

Definately not bored - Another superb shot, excellent again Dean !

Chris

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ChazB
ChazB e2 Member 964 forum postsChazB vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2010 - 6:11 PM

Another stunning capture, superb detail especially in the eye and really wonderful colours and pose, great timing.
Charlotte

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blacky
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10 Aug 2010 - 6:25 PM

superb capture excellent well done .dave

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2010 - 6:31 PM

Yet another cracking shot, Dean....the detail and colours are spot on and the b.g tone showing off the kingfisher so beautifully. Superb nature photography.
Ronnie.

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lianna
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10 Aug 2010 - 6:51 PM

such a proud pose!!! love it!! x x

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2010 - 6:52 PM

A dazzler from the eye to the tones in the bg Dean. This in portrait is a top shelf presentation of a superb bird and I would go out on a limb to say contender for POTW, it's up there with the best.
I'll start it with my UA for dedication and skill
Richard

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Cormy
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10 Aug 2010 - 6:54 PM

Wonderful Dean.Keep 'em rollin.'
Cheers
Alan

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alecs
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10 Aug 2010 - 6:55 PM

Classic kingfisher pose with lovely soft light,great shot.
Alec

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pluckyfilly
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10 Aug 2010 - 7:25 PM

splendid shot beautifully taken

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LeeFisher
LeeFisher e2 Member 559 forum postsLeeFisher vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2010 - 7:29 PM

I agree with Richard, superb shot Dean. I Keep coming back to it.
fish.

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NigelKiteley
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10 Aug 2010 - 7:56 PM

Not atall boring Dean, though i am a little sick of seeing these as i am as jealous as hell!!! This really is a Top Drawrer image and could grace the cover of any wildlife magazine. I tip my hat to you sir, this really is an outstanding series!!!

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sparrowhawk
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10 Aug 2010 - 7:56 PM

wonderful ! totally agree with Mossyoak

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2010 - 8:00 PM

Just come back yet again Dean, definately your best yet.
Stunner

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tomcat
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10 Aug 2010 - 8:05 PM

I honestly believe you have taken KF shots to another level, of which we mere mortals, can only wish to emulate.

Adrian

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WindowonWildlife
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10 Aug 2010 - 8:07 PM


Quote: A dazzler from the eye to the tones in the bg Dean. This in portrait is a top shelf presentation of a superb bird and I would go out on a limb to say contender for POTW, it's up there with the best.
I'll start it with my UA for dedication and skill
Richard

Hi Richard,firstly many thanks for the UA & the Limb Smile Much appreciated !! I have to be honest and admit I liked this when I captured it.........I hope you didn't put the Kybosh on potw LOL

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2010 - 8:10 PM


Quote: Not atall boring Dean, though i am a little sick of seeing these as i am as jealous as hell!!! This really is a Top Drawrer image and could grace the cover of any wildlife magazine. I tip my hat to you sir, this really is an outstanding series!!!

Thank You Nigel,very kind words and much appreciated too....Definately taken as a huge compliment my friend coming from one who consistently uploads quality images time after time Smile

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WindowonWildlife
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10 Aug 2010 - 8:15 PM


Quote: I honestly believe you have taken KF shots to another level, of which we mere mortals, can only wish to emulate.

Adrian

Hi Adrian,kind words indeed.............But us mere mortals occasionally have a little bit of luck too Smile !! Many Many wasted hours before the shot that's sought after happens..
Many Thanks for the vote and comment mate.

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EMJAYCEE
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10 Aug 2010 - 8:28 PM

I'm full of admiration for this lovely kf image.
Joan.

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nglen
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10 Aug 2010 - 8:31 PM

Hi Dean. You have had a good year with the Kingfishers . Once again such fine detail and natural colours. I have some time away from work soon so i will have to see what i can come up with .
Say hi to Chris .
Nick..

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SurreyHillsMan
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10 Aug 2010 - 8:52 PM

Stunning again mate

Jon

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TerryMcK
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10 Aug 2010 - 9:16 PM

Another top-rated Kingfisher feature, Dean.
Terry

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OAKEY
OAKEY e2 Member 6OAKEY vcard United Kingdom
10 Aug 2010 - 9:53 PM

Fantastic capture Dean, the detail is just stunning and can't see any body getting bored with kingys of this quality, very very well done mate.
Shaun

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Image123
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10 Aug 2010 - 10:09 PM

stunning quality
gareth

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Brian_Scott
Brian_Scott e2 Member 542 forum postsBrian_Scott vcard United Kingdom27 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2010 - 10:29 PM

Quality

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Vpics
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10 Aug 2010 - 10:32 PM

A top quality capture Dean!! Great PF too.....Your Questforquality is going very well Smile

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andylea
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10 Aug 2010 - 11:11 PM

fantastic detail dean brilliant colours and light a stunning capture Wink
andy

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ChazB
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10 Aug 2010 - 11:55 PM

Decided to come back to give this a GEA Smile think it's my favourite so far, everything about it is outstanding!
Charlotte

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11 Aug 2010 - 7:03 AM


Quote: Decided to come back to give this a GEA think it's my favourite so far, everything about it is outstanding!
Charlotte

Many Thanks Charlotte for the GEA Smile Very much appreciated.

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WindowonWildlife
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11 Aug 2010 - 7:06 AM

Hi Brian,many thanks also for the UA mate.............Another compliment Smile Cheers fella !!

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LukeParkinson
LukeParkinson e2 Member 530 forum postsLukeParkinson vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2010 - 8:26 AM

These two latest KF's Dean are Top-notch. This one especially. Stunning!

Can't wait either until weekend!

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Adderwatcher
11 Aug 2010 - 8:57 AM

Wonderful capture!!
Scott

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina e2 Member 6Gray_ina vcard
11 Aug 2010 - 9:36 AM

Hi Dean you know im econmical with my words and it has all been said , this is out of this world, classic waiting to see Inas reaction when she sees this regards gray.

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Alan_Coles
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11 Aug 2010 - 11:00 AM

Another superb image Dean...congrats on the EC

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WindowonWildlife
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11 Aug 2010 - 1:44 PM


Quote: Hi Dean you know im econmical with my words and it has all been said , this is out of this world, classic waiting to see Inas reaction when she sees this regards gray.

Hi Gray,thanks for the kind words mate Smile Hope it meets with Ina's approval...Dean

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Shroomer
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11 Aug 2010 - 3:04 PM

Another step closer Dean

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WindowonWildlife
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11 Aug 2010 - 3:54 PM


Quote: Another step closer Dean

Sush !! Lol you will cut down my chances Lol

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Ray42
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11 Aug 2010 - 5:05 PM

Par excellence - the UA's, EC and GEA awards say it all - pure magic

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Steve_S
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11 Aug 2010 - 5:31 PM

Superb capture again mate. Congrats on all the awards
Steve

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bluetitblue
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11 Aug 2010 - 6:10 PM

Excellent capture Dean great detail.

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Brian65
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11 Aug 2010 - 7:47 PM

Congrats mate on this fantastic image.
Brian

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6261 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2010 - 11:06 PM

WOW Dean - this has to be the best of the bunch - what an incredible series. Congratulations on the gallery of awards Smile
Sylvia

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FeatherFriend
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11 Aug 2010 - 11:26 PM

Excellent in all respects Dean, time well spent achieving such a quality shot, all of them are first rate but this is just that little bit extra special, congrats on the so well deserved awards too,
Regards,
Geoff.

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mrjt
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12 Aug 2010 - 12:01 PM

What can i say, Your images are of the top quality...Superb...Jack

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DannoM
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12 Aug 2010 - 6:48 PM

top top shot again dean, i commend your dedication its superb!
dan

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Platchet
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16 Aug 2010 - 12:05 AM

Got to be 80.
Any chance I could come next year?....if you dont ask you dont get! Smile
Gary

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RTDS
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16 Aug 2010 - 8:46 AM

Stunning capture like allways.
Robert

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MartinAgius
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20 Aug 2010 - 6:28 AM

Great Picture

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Glostopcat
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20 Aug 2010 - 7:03 PM

An outstanding image, as are all the rest of the shots in this series. Here's a well deserved TT award

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justin c
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27 Aug 2010 - 6:53 AM

You've certainly set the standard with regard to quality Kingfisher portraits. Another excellent image.

Justin

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31 Aug 2010 - 10:10 PM

Absolutely stunning, pin sharp, fantastic colours - is this your pet? you have an awful lot of images of this fellow, I'd be lucky to even see one in the wild from a mile away, no chance of taking any photos of any... Smile Tracey

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