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I could not resist this cute young male Kingfisher.

Thank you for taking a look, I am always looking to improve so please feel free to C&C

Johnjo

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Lens:EF400mm f/2.8L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:29 Jul 2011 - 10:51 AM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:1600
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Do they mean me?
Username:johnjo58 johnjo58
Uploaded:2 Aug 2011 - 6:03 PM
Tags:Closeup, Kingfisher, No fishing, Wildlife / nature, Wildlife/nature
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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 6:24 PM

Classic!
I assume he can't read Wink
A little tight in the frame maybe but a photo like this should be a good seller.
Well done.

Geoff.

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 6:34 PM

Great shot Smile

John Smile

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bluetitblue
bluetitblue e2 Member 5bluetitblue vcard United Kingdom
2 Aug 2011 - 6:41 PM

Good capture and detail.

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rogerwd
rogerwd e2 Member 7rogerwd vcard England
2 Aug 2011 - 7:02 PM

excellent picture.

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4740 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 7:15 PM

Brilliant shot !....made my day !!!!!!.WinkGrinGrinGrin

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lobski
lobski e2 Member 3lobski vcard Philippines1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 7:16 PM

Outstanding capture. Amazing!

Fred Grin

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41122 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England137 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 7:42 PM

Agree with Geoff, a little more space at the bottom maybe. But such a great shot, fantastic detail and the humour makes this a winner. Nice one.

Dave

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 104253 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland25 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 8:13 PM

he's a stunner Grin

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Karen_Summers
Karen_Summers e2 Member 5Karen_Summers vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 9:22 PM

this one made me smile John, lovely

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KBan
KBan e2 Member 9468 forum postsKBan vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 10:04 PM

A cracker John..Shortlisted
keith

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DaveBartlett
DaveBartlett e2 Member 5DaveBartlett vcard England
2 Aug 2011 - 10:08 PM

Great idea - like it Grin

Dave

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phil_j
phil_j e2 Member 8133 forum postsphil_j vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 10:32 PM

Simply superb, Fantastic shot.

Phil

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 10:35 PM

This is fabulous, what a great shot. Love it..............Sandy

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 10:44 PM

Hi johnjo,as mentioned the image is a little tight in the frame...However I often struggle with composition and beat myself up with what's right or wrong !!
I had a similar idea not so long ago,but never carried it through....wish I had now Wink
For innovation,detail and pose I award my UA Wink Excellent mate & I love it.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 11:12 PM

Superb image, perch and consequent title........all came together so beautifully.
Ronnie.

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HSTONEY222
HSTONEY222 e2 Member 6HSTONEY222 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Aug 2011 - 11:45 PM

COULD SAY THE CATCH OF THE DAY OR NOT?.
NICE SHOT ,.

HOWARD.

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canon_stu
canon_stu e2 Member 11140 forum postscanon_stu vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2011 - 12:16 AM

Possibly the best kingfisher shot i have seen on this site, well done, the sign makes the image.

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Imagephotographics
Imagephotographics e2 Member 5Imagephotographics vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2011 - 6:19 AM

What a fabulous shot - well done indeed !

Chris

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LukeParkinson
LukeParkinson e2 Member 530 forum postsLukeParkinson vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2011 - 8:04 AM

A beauty mate !

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cassiecat
cassiecat e2 Member 639 forum postscassiecat vcard England46 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2011 - 8:11 AM

think its a cracker. shortlisted.lesley

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 4johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2011 - 10:14 AM

Thank you all for your positive input on this photograph and for your observations about the tightness of the framing, you have a point. It is very affirming; finding the Kingfishers, getting the hide sorted out, perches etc. was a six month project, which has been very worth while. Of course taking the photographs and watching these amazing little birds is reward in itself, but your votes and comments have made it doubly so, thank you all.

Also special thanks to Dean for his UA, it means a lot to me.

Johnjo

Last Modified By johnjo58 at 3 Aug 2011 - 10:16 AM

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR e2 Member 8BarbaraR vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2011 - 3:28 PM

Haa, that is great.
Lovely shot and amusing too.
Congrats.

B.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
3 Aug 2011 - 3:47 PM

I admire his spirit- **** a snoot at authority !!!Grin Superb capture.
Ron

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6261 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2011 - 7:46 PM

Perfectly timed and captured - just love that expression of flouting authority. I do agree with Dean that perhaps the crop is a tad tight and as you have such a wonderful clean bg I might have been tempted to extend the canvas upwards to give more headroom. However, this is still a stunning and very original capture - simply superb.
Sylvia

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KBan
KBan e2 Member 9468 forum postsKBan vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2011 - 2:05 PM

Have my User Award Johnjo it's one shot i wish i had taken !

Keith

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Alan_Coles
Alan_Coles e2 Member 9176 forum postsAlan_Coles vcard Wales11 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2011 - 7:40 AM

Superb.

I agree with Geoff, a seller!!

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lawbert
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8 Aug 2011 - 4:55 PM

The crop looks fine to me, theres so much humour and detail in the shot that it doesnt need any more of that glorious bokehWink
All the Best
Paul

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bricurtis
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11 Aug 2011 - 3:08 PM

Love this - top shot Johnjo - worth all the effort. A cracking image well deserving of its awards.
Brian.

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Glostopcat
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16 Aug 2011 - 10:11 PM

An outstanding image, one to be proud of

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