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Finally the Kingfisher landed on my very own perch! Pity the light was completely wrong and exposure of the bird has blown the water. Would have been perfect for one of those HDR efforts but that's beyond me.
Still. as Hannibal says "I love it when a plan comes together".

Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:Canon 100-400mm L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Kingfisher
Username:Jaff Jaff
Uploaded:26 Aug 2008 - 5:33 PM
Tags:Alcedo, Atthis, Bird, Kingfisher, Wildlife / nature
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mex
mex e2 Member 6mex vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2008 - 5:35 PM

top shot.

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STEVELIN
STEVELIN  6155 forum posts Ireland3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2008 - 5:42 PM

nice capture.

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f8
f8  109169 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2008 - 5:47 PM

I agree with everything you say Jaff.

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Tom_Charles
26 Aug 2008 - 5:55 PM

I have a big headache coming on! lol. Jaff, I think your 'plans' will continue to produce well; this is a fab start. Keep at it! Smile

Tom

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Tomaz
Tomaz  6 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2008 - 6:08 PM

Absolutely stunning.

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mrsvee
mrsvee  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2008 - 6:08 PM

Fantastic image.
Great detail & colour.
Well done.
Vee.

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Stace
Stace e2 Member 6Stace vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2008 - 6:32 PM

Great capture
Stace

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Gezina
Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2008 - 7:14 PM

OH YES what a wonderful shot with superb feather detail Ina

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85867 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2008 - 7:22 PM

Nevertheless you certainly nailed the bird

Adrian

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ketch e2 Member 6770 forum postsketch vcard Turks and Caicos Islands50 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2008 - 7:43 PM

Absolutely - a beautiful shot an dit looks pretty good from here - excellent

Robert

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ray_paul
ray_paul  6 England
26 Aug 2008 - 7:53 PM

great close up super colour and detail

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JudeC
JudeC  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2008 - 8:08 PM

Great shot - the Kingfisher is on my wish list of things to capture - unfortunately I have never seen one in the wild - Jude.

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SteveH63
SteveH63  6 United Kingdom
26 Aug 2008 - 8:10 PM

Works really well, great detail
Steve

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SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 627 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2008 - 9:23 PM

Wonderful shot well done indeed.... I've been staking out a perch of my own with very limited success, my last three visits I've had nothing, so good on ya!

Jon

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Jaff
Jaff  61 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2008 - 12:07 AM

Thanks all very much.

Jon I waited a few hours over a few days for this though. Of course it landed much further down the perch than I anticpated, it was supposed to land higher up where some trees would have formed the BG and the light would have been better. I'll keep plugging away though till he visits again.

Jude I'm sure there's a river or nature reserve near you with Kingfishers just screaming to be photographed.

Last Modified By Jaff at 27 Aug 2008 - 12:09 AM

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Wilmot
Wilmot  6338 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Dec 2008 - 9:35 PM

Stunning image,well done,great colour.
Steve

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motorsportpictures

cracking shot...
scott

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