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After a serious bit of preening this kingfisher plucked out a feather....hope it didn't hurt Wink Many thanks for the C&Cs on the Tour of Britain image, much appreciated

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Lens:Canon 500mm F4 L IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:22 Jul 2012 - 2:39 PM
Focal Length:500mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/1250sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:200
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Kingfisher with feather!
Username:Steve_S Steve_S
Uploaded:11 Nov 2012 - 7:13 PM
Tags:Kingfisher / alcedo atthis, Wildlife / nature
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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2012 - 7:15 PM

Fantastic Steve.
Tom.

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KBan
KBan  9456 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2012 - 7:17 PM

Stunner Steve

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AlanWillis
11 Nov 2012 - 7:21 PM

First view I thought he had taken a feather from another kingfisher in aggression.
as I have photographed in the past. Found your' comment interesting.
Good photo not easy in bright sunshine.

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 4WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2012 - 7:51 PM

Awesome KF mate Wink Superb !

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Kruger01
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11 Nov 2012 - 7:56 PM

Beautiful image, just wish it was mine.

Bill

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JohnoP
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11 Nov 2012 - 8:06 PM

Outstanding work! John

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stretch123
11 Nov 2012 - 8:44 PM

beautiful shot steve

paul

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nealie
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11 Nov 2012 - 8:45 PM

Cracking shot.

John

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2012 - 8:52 PM

Thanks everyone and thank you Lillian for your User Award Grin, very much appreciated

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johnjo58
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11 Nov 2012 - 8:58 PM

Great capture Steve, you have managed the light well
David

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91885 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2012 - 9:07 PM

Well detailed Steve in what seems to be strong light.
Brian.

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BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2012 - 10:00 PM

Stunning shot! I think you may have a few awards coming your way with this one, they don't come much better than this!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2012 - 10:37 PM

Thanks for the C&Cs everyone and thank you Ryan and David for your User Awards, much appreciated. Smile

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rontear
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11 Nov 2012 - 10:53 PM

Deserved r/c and other awards Steve, a cracker !!
Ron.

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2012 - 11:24 PM

Thanks Ron Smile

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2012 - 5:38 AM

Superb, Steve, the colours in his plumage are stunning. Carol

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2012 - 4:38 PM

A stunning capture Glyn.
Ron

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2012 - 4:39 PM

A magnificent shot of this beautiful little bird, the detail and colours in the plumage are sublime

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2012 - 10:52 AM

Such a beautiful bird and such a beautiful photograph of it, superb detail Steve - love it!

Sarah *

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DerekL
DerekL e2 Member 9100 forum postsDerekL vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
17 Nov 2012 - 10:02 PM

This really sets a standard for everybody to aspire to.
Detail, exposure and pose superb.

Derek

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Nov 2012 - 8:34 PM

Superb shot and love the colours esp. with that BG.
Ju

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FeatherFriend
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28 Nov 2012 - 4:36 PM

Stunning detail Steve, wish I could get this close ;(
Geoff.

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