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Taken last year. Many thanks to KBan, Bzox and tomcat for your User Awards and for all the C&Cs on the damselfly. All very 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 - 7:02 AM
Focal Length:500mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:-4/3
ISO:400
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Kingfisher
Username:Steve_S Steve_S
Uploaded:20 Jan 2013 - 6:17 PM
Tags:Alcedo atthis, Kingfisher, Wildlife / nature
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 6:21 PM

The most wonderful lighting in this fabulous image, Steve, sheer perfection. Carol

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Alec1
Alec1  6 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 - 6:22 PM

Superb detailed capture.

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 6:22 PM

Stunning KF Steve, superbly taken mate Wink

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 6:28 PM

Fantastic detail on the feathers, I really like this image SmileSmile
Ali

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 42310 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
20 Jan 2013 - 6:28 PM

Superb Steve - excellent detail on this one. Lou

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PETERMAYES
20 Jan 2013 - 6:28 PM

what quality, i think i will stick to birds i can pose/ stunning is not nearly enough

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 4johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 6:35 PM

Superb KF Steve, every aspect spot on
David

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rogerdoger
rogerdoger e2 Member 3rogerdoger vcard
20 Jan 2013 - 6:37 PM

Fantastic shot. Quality of the plumage is exceptional and lovely lighting. A shot for everyone to aspire to.
Roger

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 6:41 PM

Thanks everyone and thank you David for your User Award, very much appreciated Smile

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AnnJ
AnnJ e2 Member 2AnnJ vcard Scotland
20 Jan 2013 - 6:41 PM

Amazing shot. Just love it. Such quality and photography at its best. Ann.

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mikesmith
mikesmith e2 Member 1045 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 6:45 PM

The detail in the plumage is something quite amazing
Mike

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85912 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 6:55 PM

The votes & awards have soon rattled in for this one SteveTongue
...and why notWink

Adrian

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 6:56 PM

Thanks all and thank you Ann for your User Award, very much appreciated as always.
Steve

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Norfolkboy
Norfolkboy e2 Member 8Norfolkboy vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 7:08 PM

Superb, Steve.
Colin

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mossy
mossy  146 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 7:09 PM

Pure Belter, top drawer.

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6606 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 7:17 PM

Superb shot.

Anne

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cheesey
cheesey e2 Member 8cheesey vcard United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 - 7:22 PM

Absolute corker.
Nice work.
Cheesey.

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wolfy
wolfy  1036 forum posts United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 - 7:26 PM

Remarkable Steve!

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 - 7:26 PM

Stunning!

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BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 7:28 PM

What I'd give to capture one of these! This is superb, but I wouldn't expect nothing less from you!WinkGrin
Ryan

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philmclean
20 Jan 2013 - 7:32 PM

Top quality image.

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 7:34 PM

Thanks everyone and thank you cheesey for your User Award, much appreciated.

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JohnoP
JohnoP e2 Member 9JohnoP vcard
20 Jan 2013 - 7:49 PM

Outstanding quality! John

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cheesey
cheesey e2 Member 8cheesey vcard United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 - 7:57 PM

Come on Pete, wake up man !!!!!!!!!!!!

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 8:15 PM

Super detailed shot
Ju

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Rich1970
Rich1970  1 United Kingdom
20 Jan 2013 - 8:15 PM

Stunning

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91899 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 8:29 PM

A real beauty Steve - Congrats on the Awards.
Brian.Smile

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elainecookstown

Just couldn't get any better.

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NEWMANP
NEWMANP e2 Member 61583 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 9:10 PM

thats as good as it gets
Phil

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 9:14 PM

Brilliant capture Steve. Congrats on all your well deserved awards. A lovely Kingfisher.
Ron

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 9:15 PM

Thank you Pete for the HC and for all the votes and comments. All much appreciated Smile

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tonyng
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20 Jan 2013 - 9:15 PM

Not seen this one before. Nice one Steve.

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AnneWorner
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20 Jan 2013 - 9:39 PM

Congratulations on the HC Smile

Anne

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 9:41 PM

Thanks Anne Smile

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Mike_Smith
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20 Jan 2013 - 9:41 PM

They dont get any better than this its fantastic shot

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 9:44 PM

Thanks for the User Award Mike, very much appreciated Wink

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 9:49 PM

Summertime......and the living is easy Wink Kingfisher excellence Steve.
Ron.

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johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 5:33 AM

Wow perfect composition, Fabulous lighting, Pin sharp & nicely exposed. The epitome of good photography. Thank you.

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DaveBartlett
21 Jan 2013 - 1:49 PM

Excellent Steve!!

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 5:04 PM

Thanks everyone and thank you Geoff for your User Award, much appreciated Smile

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sparrowhawk
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21 Jan 2013 - 6:18 PM

stunnong

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DerekL
DerekL e2 Member 9101 forum postsDerekL vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 9:36 PM

What can you say about this other than "BRILLIANT".

Derek

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5241 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2013 - 10:17 PM

Absolutely first Class.

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JulieAsh
JulieAsh  2 Scotland
2 Feb 2013 - 6:42 PM

Absolutely beautiful shot Steve. Composition, focus, DOP - Everything perfect. Makes me wish I lived by a river Smile

Julie

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