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Really pleased to get what I consider to be a decent picture of a Kingfisher, but what do you think?

Marian

EDIT ... I'm really pleased this has reach 70 Votes, making it my highest number of votes reached on EPZ. - THANK YOU.

Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:400mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Kingfisher
Username:Marian Marian
Uploaded:18 Jul 2008 - 8:34 PM
Tags:Common kingfisher, Kingfisher, Wildlife / nature
Votes:77

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ValSaxby
ValSaxby e2 Member 8132 forum postsValSaxby vcard United Kingdom
18 Jul 2008 - 8:38 PM

Hi Marian

This is a beauty, I think you should be very proud of this shot.

Val

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allan_j
allan_j  646 forum posts Scotland
18 Jul 2008 - 8:39 PM

what a stunning picture, great wildlife shot.....

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Marian
Marian  862 forum posts England
18 Jul 2008 - 8:48 PM

Thank you, yes I was pleased, and it's printed framed and now part of my photo gallery. Just need a bigger front room.
Marian

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harlequin62
18 Jul 2008 - 8:48 PM

A classic pose, perfectly executed. I'm stunned!

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exposure
exposure e2 Member 101307 forum postsexposure vcard England
18 Jul 2008 - 8:49 PM

Beautiful.
Pauline.

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CHIPPYX1X  8 England
18 Jul 2008 - 8:53 PM

Be Proud be very proud cracking shot
Davey

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91892 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2008 - 8:57 PM

Yes its an excellent shot - caught a glint in the eye too. I can see why you are pleased. Well done.
Brian.

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daffydill56
18 Jul 2008 - 9:00 PM

Can't help with the larger front room Marian, but I am impressed with your image of this little lady!! Well done on capturing such a difficult subject. Good detail in the feathers, and lovely colour, composition and pose.

Fran

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2008 - 9:03 PM

Excellent capture, well composed

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patman
patman  8 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2008 - 9:08 PM

excellent shot i ve been following one of these for about two weeks now and still haven't got a decent shot...nice one patman

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Tomaz
Tomaz  6 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2008 - 9:19 PM

Wow! this is fantastic - one of my favourite birds - which helps and you have captured it so well.

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JWA
JWA  7
18 Jul 2008 - 9:21 PM

Excellent shot.
john.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2008 - 9:22 PM

A cracking shot Marian, the detail and colours are spot on and the bird is posing wonderfully for you

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llim53
llim53  8 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2008 - 9:25 PM

very well done marian..........ive been trying to get one like this forever
phil

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Darren_M
Darren_M  852 forum posts United Kingdom
18 Jul 2008 - 9:25 PM

Nice and sharp, plenty of detail. It appears to lack a little colour saturation though (on my pc at least), The white band behind the birds head is a little off-putting, not lost though. Good capture all the same.

Darren

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Magpiemick
18 Jul 2008 - 9:32 PM

Nice image ...........

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ShopTilYouDrop
18 Jul 2008 - 9:33 PM

Stunning

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SueTurner
SueTurner  981 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2008 - 9:47 PM

well I think its brilliant, would love to have a photo like that myself - LOL ..... maybe one day

Sue

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ChristineL
18 Jul 2008 - 9:51 PM

it's beautiful and you should be pleased with it. I'd be thrilled, especially as I haven't got one at all Sad

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dweezil
dweezil  6 England
18 Jul 2008 - 10:01 PM

Brilliant capture im so jealous
Craig

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bombebit  6 Denmark
18 Jul 2008 - 10:15 PM

and you would be right... deeply envious.. well done...

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Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
18 Jul 2008 - 11:12 PM

Super image Marian,
Fred.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jul 2008 - 11:24 PM

I agree Marian. A real beauty. Lovely poser.
Ron

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Marian
Marian  862 forum posts England
19 Jul 2008 - 6:54 AM

Really appreciate all your comments including the suggestion from Darren that it needs a bit more saturation. Very difficult to avoid the white line by it's head, it's the water that has caused that, and I think the only way to get rid of the line would be to clone it out - yes - and I may even give that a try. Most of the images had more than one white line, which was a shame. The Kingfisher has been seen in the location for a few days now, so I hope to visit again.

But 44 Votes, this could prove to be by best image of the year!

Marian

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deavilin
deavilin  10322 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2008 - 8:47 AM

This is great Marion where did you find him ? I have not been to the pool yet has he come back ? Smile

Charlotte

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SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 627 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2008 - 9:33 AM

Wonderful.... great pose, detail and DOF

Jon

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MikeRC
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20 Jul 2008 - 7:08 PM

Marian, this is excellent....you must be delighted :

.....Mike

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JohnDyer e2 Member 867 forum postsJohnDyer vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2008 - 9:21 PM

a cracking shot - nice one

John

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Pegon  978 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2008 - 10:32 PM

I think it's a beauty Marian. I wish I could get one, been trying for ages but they seem to have disappeared from my neck of the woods.
Pete.

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Marian
Marian  862 forum posts England
21 Jul 2008 - 9:37 AM

Thanks again for the comments, yes it was at Venus Pool, but he didn't stop around long, 15 mins and he was gone, and never came back. I had been in the hide for 4 hours.
Pete, I hope you get a picture one day, try asking around your local area, that's what I did. I think people must have got a little fed up with me asking all the time, but in the end it paid off.
Marian

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janet
janet  1227 forum posts England
25 Jul 2008 - 10:46 PM

Wow Marian, this is amazing!!!!!

Jan.

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26 Jul 2008 - 8:41 PM

Superb shot in all respects.
Geoff.

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nickyv32
nickyv32 e2 Member 7135 forum postsnickyv32 vcard England
30 Jul 2008 - 8:09 AM

Beautiful and I am very jealous, have spent hours looking for one but only seen tham whizzing past.

Nicky

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Marian  862 forum posts England
30 Jul 2008 - 8:18 AM

Thank you for making this one reach 70 Votes, my most votes ever on EPZ.
Marian

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brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2008 - 9:52 AM

I'd be over the moon if I had this sitting in my pf!
Johanna

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jove  6 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2008 - 9:45 AM

Three superb captures.
Very well done.
Joe.

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Dotrob
Dotrob  8 Wales
12 Feb 2009 - 9:57 PM

Excellent.
Dot

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focused-photography

Love all your Kingfisher shots.

Carsten

PS: Where have you taken them please???

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Marian
Marian  862 forum posts England
27 Feb 2009 - 11:14 PM

All taken from the locked hide at Venus Pool.
Marian

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focused-photography

@ Marian,
...shame that I haven't got a key for the hide... Smile)

Carsten

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