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Another Kingfisher...just sunbathing and watching me watching him....

Many thanks to
Alan (Sydney2) and Ann (Oliverpants) for your User Awards
and to you all for the votes and comments,
Now a 3rd User Award for yesterday's Thank You Barbara (barbarahirst)...
so very pleased that you liked him

Also thanks goes to Aidan (Ridgeway) for your User Award today on Cassandra

So pleased that you like the Kingfisher

Lillian

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 60D
Lens:150-500mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:16 Jan 2012 - 1:33 PM
Focal Length:370mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.2
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Watching out!
Username:Lillian Lillian
Uploaded:18 Jan 2012 - 6:37 PM
Tags:General, Male kingfisher, Wildlife / nature
Votes:96

Comments

martinjp
martinjp  5 Wales3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2012 - 6:39 PM

Lovely image, shortlisted👍

KBan
KBan  9457 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2012 - 6:39 PM

Other awards on the way...Me thinks Lilian

Keith

stokesy
stokesy  3 Scotland
18 Jan 2012 - 6:40 PM

wonder if you know is looking in brilliant shot well done,ronnie Wink

sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2012 - 6:43 PM

Stunning image Lillian,out standing colours.Well done..Lin

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2012 - 6:47 PM

How lovely to get pic's of King Fishers Lillian, I've only ever seen them dark across the water in what seems a split Second. Very well done for finding them and capturing them so well.

John Smile

goso
goso e2 Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2012 - 6:52 PM

A ripper Lillian ...Bill

digital_boi
18 Jan 2012 - 6:52 PM

another excellent capture Lillian

gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6530 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2012 - 6:58 PM

Even better than the last one to my eye Lillian, a superb image. - gary

Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7121 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2012 - 7:00 PM

Cracking shot Lillian

bagman
bagman  365 forum posts United States
18 Jan 2012 - 7:02 PM

Lovely colorful little bird in this capture makes it a enjoyable thing to view when so splendidly photography.
frank.

User_Removed
18 Jan 2012 - 7:03 PM

Another beauty Lillian, wonderful detail.

Lucien.

shreel
shreel  4 India1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2012 - 7:05 PM

is this with sigma 150-500mm???
i have the same combination of lens & body but i havent even reached close to such outcome..
can u please share some tips for taking such sharp n crisp shots..
thanx..keep on posting
-shreel

OAKEY
OAKEY  6 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2012 - 7:06 PM

Stunning Kingy capture Lillian, very well done indeed.
Shaun

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2012 - 7:06 PM

Graham (digital_boi) thank you so much for your User Award
and thank you all so very pleased you like the boy..he is a Star!!Grin
Lillian

tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85912 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2012 - 7:13 PM

This is a cracker Lillian and an image that most folks would aspire toSmile

Without resurrecting old wounds, perhaps you can see the point, what a certain member was trying to get acrossWink

This is very, very good indeed


Adrian

Glyn1
Glyn1  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2012 - 7:16 PM

Its a Cracker Lillian, superb pose, excellent detail & colour.

Glyn

helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2012 - 7:18 PM

Excellent capture Lillian
Helen

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2012 - 7:21 PM

Yes, Shreel, this is with the 150-500mm Sigma lens on a Canon D60
most important in my mind is that it is on a tripod and you take your time
plus check your settings of coarse
Thanks everyone
Lillian

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2012 - 7:31 PM

A delightful Kingfisher capture Lillian. This really is very good.
Ron

Last Modified By Maiwand at 18 Jan 2012 - 7:32 PM
Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 42311 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
18 Jan 2012 - 7:40 PM

This is excellent Lillian - well done you!! Lou

MossyOak
MossyOak  2 England15 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2012 - 7:41 PM

You've set yourself a good benchmark now Lillian.
Very good Kingy and yep I think you should call him Star Wink
Well waited and executed
What I would try next time is get the ISO to 400 and aperture to F8 as that is the optimum for that lens from past experience.
Well done again
Richard

Karen_Summers
Karen_Summers e2 Member 5Karen_Summers vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2012 - 7:49 PM

Another belter Lillian, I think you have been in great company with theseWink

andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2012 - 7:53 PM

love the pose lillian brilliant detail another cracker nice one Wink
andy

MartinG365
18 Jan 2012 - 7:59 PM

Fantastic capture Lillian.
Martin

WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2012 - 8:01 PM

I said you would be hooked Wink Another Gem Lillian Wink

Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114511 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2012 - 8:05 PM

Quality work Lillian, a stunning capture.....

Ade

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91899 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2012 - 8:20 PM

Superbly detailed Lillian - lovely image.
Brian.

marktc
marktc e2 Member 347 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2012 - 8:27 PM

Simply stunning Lillian

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2012 - 8:27 PM

Another beauty Lillian. Perfect shot............Sandy

Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2012 - 8:32 PM

niceSmileSmile

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2012 - 8:34 PM

WOW!

Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
18 Jan 2012 - 8:52 PM

Quality shot Lillian, love it !!

Len

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2012 - 8:52 PM

A very lovely image Lillian.
Joan.

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2012 - 9:16 PM

Len (Len1950) Thank You so much for the User Award...
These are remarkable little birds that move like lightning at times
and I was lucky to have this one sit for the odd moments to capture
these magical moments ..and so pleased that you are all enjoying him too
Lillian

Last Modified By Lillian at 18 Jan 2012 - 9:17 PM
jujupops
jujupops  4 England
18 Jan 2012 - 9:26 PM

Brilliant Lillian GrinGrin
Julie x

twelvemegs
18 Jan 2012 - 9:31 PM

Lillian, this is absolutely gorgeous.
What a capture, beautiful colour, detailed and sharp. Smile

David

dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2012 - 9:33 PM

nice bg and you've captured the detail really well lillian
regards
Yung

cantona43
cantona43 e2 Member 9884 forum postscantona43 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2012 - 9:39 PM

this is one outstanding shot Lillian,stunning comp
Neil

EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2012 - 9:55 PM

Another little gem!

Ann

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2012 - 9:56 PM

Superb work once again!

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2012 - 10:01 PM

Cracking shot Lillian, quite a step up the ladder here, lovely detail and pose, really well done.
Good to see you getting around the new camera so well Wink
Geoff.

gingerdelight
18 Jan 2012 - 10:08 PM

A fantastic capture Lillian!
Carol

moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
18 Jan 2012 - 10:11 PM

Jealous, jealous, jealllllloussss. Superb capture Lillian. Wonderfully beautiful little birds. Moira

Peagreen
Peagreen  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2012 - 10:25 PM

Superb capture, Lillian, brilliant colour and detail. Lovely pose, very well doneSmile
Take care, Pauline

AlanWillis
AlanWillis e2 Member 566 forum postsAlanWillis vcard England
18 Jan 2012 - 11:04 PM

I've heard the 150-500 is better at F8. You have proved that idea wrong.
The clarity and detail is spot on with your' excellent photo.
Alan

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2012 - 11:08 PM

Good detail Lillian and super colour too.
Excellent shot.
Mick.

TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
18 Jan 2012 - 11:36 PM

Lovely shot, Lillian.
Tony

ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom55 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2012 - 6:21 AM

He is posing for you..
Great image..
Love to colours and tones..
There a lot of detail..
A cracking image...
Well done...
Dave

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2012 - 6:49 AM

Can't get much better than this, Lillian, one to be very proud of. Carol

brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2012 - 7:11 AM

He's perfect!
Johanna

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2012 - 7:50 AM

Sorry lillian ... I have no award for you today Wink
excellent again

Redpoll
Redpoll  3 Wales
19 Jan 2012 - 8:06 AM

Lovely shot of this beautiful bird. Love the uncluttered background. Smile

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2012 - 8:40 AM

That is an amazing capture Lillian. Carole

milky
milky e2 Member 11milky vcard Wales
19 Jan 2012 - 8:59 AM

Excellent ,Beautiful ,Lov them all Well done Lillian-----Gary (milky)

BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2012 - 9:17 AM

Super indeed !
Lovely sharp image, glorious colours.
Shiny eye catch light.
Interesting perch and subtle toning b/g.
Congrats Lillian.

B.

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2012 - 11:36 AM

Another stunning capture, Lillian, and posed very nicely for you, too! Wink
Trev Smile

achieverswales
19 Jan 2012 - 12:40 PM

Above comments say it all Lillian, a cracker!

Regards

Trev.

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43858 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway25 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2012 - 12:58 PM

Blimey, Lillian, this ain't half good, but I guess you knew that already. What a little beauty. As far as I know we don't have these colourful creatures over here, more's the pity. Will have to rely on images like this instead...
Malc

Last Modified By saltireblue at 19 Jan 2012 - 1:00 PM
pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2012 - 1:37 PM

great shot Lillian, would love to see one again, been a long timeSad

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2012 - 2:44 PM

Extremely difficult to fault...... in fact impossible.

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2012 - 3:43 PM

Good details and colours too stands out well from your background Lillian
Congrats on all the User awards.
regards Richard

Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
19 Jan 2012 - 4:50 PM

Hi Lillian, another superb shot very well done, regards gray.

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
19 Jan 2012 - 5:13 PM

First class image! Bravo! IB

fraser
fraser  10631 forum posts Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2012 - 5:45 PM

Great shot Lillian and well done on the awards.

Fraser

hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 4hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2012 - 6:24 PM

Top shot lovely detail
mike

Gezina
Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2012 - 7:46 PM

A fine detailed shot with a beautiful b/g - well done Lillian - Ina

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France31 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2012 - 10:14 PM

wow. Another great shot. Here you have your first go at them and they are all fantastic!

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2012 - 11:18 PM

A real belter Lillian you've raised the bar even higher with this one and set the standard for us all to aspire to

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