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I hope you all like kingfishers because I have just had the best one hour photography session. Close up with two of these beauties, so I filled 2 x 4Gb cards! You may get fed up!
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Many thanks for the votes and comments on the last upload.

Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Canon 500mm f4 L is+1.4TC
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Beauty
Username:Steve_S Steve_S
Uploaded:21 Aug 2009 - 9:02 PM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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skewey
skewey  831 forum posts England
21 Aug 2009 - 9:04 PM

Just brilliant Steve.Keep them coming.
Paul

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SueTurner
SueTurner  981 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2009 - 9:05 PM

SIMPLY STUNNING -

Sue

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ChrisWallace
21 Aug 2009 - 9:05 PM

This has a lovely quality, nice work
Chris

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tubbtubby
tubbtubby  6 United Kingdom
21 Aug 2009 - 9:05 PM

This is an outstanding Kingfisher Steve, Well done.

Only 2 cards Wink

I look forward to more quality detailed shots like this.

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KBan
KBan  9456 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2009 - 9:05 PM

i'll not get fed up Steve, wish i was ther with you mate.
This wiil do very well or i'm a monkeys uncle.

Shortlisted

keith

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jonah794
jonah794  41723 forum posts United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2009 - 9:06 PM

A BEAUTIFUL shot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You have to be incredible pleased with this because it is amazing, one of my favourite photos. Thanks for posting and I cannot wait to see the rest...

You have captured the detail of this beautiful kingfisher really well, and viewing large is absolutely vital!!!

Once again well done,
Jonah

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Gezina
Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2009 - 9:28 PM

Well I hope you've uploaded the best first cause that is it -my award is gone - well worth a gold star Steve - soooo envious of this magnificent shot - Ina

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2009 - 9:31 PM

Thanks everyone and to Gezina for the User Award. I have only converted 2 from 400+ !
Steve

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CaptainTweaky
21 Aug 2009 - 9:34 PM

Beautiful clear sharp image - superb shot. I've hardly ever seen one of these little birds, let alone photograph one - very impressive.
David

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mikesmith
mikesmith e2 Member 945 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2009 - 9:37 PM

Amazing clarity and pin sharp detail. Quite possibly your best and the best I've seen on EPZ for quite some time
Mike

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Admiral_Frost
21 Aug 2009 - 9:38 PM

Fantastic keep them coming, this ia a cracker.
Dave

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James_C
James_C  536 forum posts United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2009 - 9:41 PM

Smashing shot. really wonderful colours and detail.

James

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NEWMANP
NEWMANP e2 Member 61583 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2009 - 9:57 PM

probably the best Kingfisher shot i have ever seen.
Phil
first award i have given there and then without shortlisting for consideration

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redshank
redshank  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2009 - 9:57 PM

Wonderful capture Steve with super detail and colour.
Martin

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Karen_Summers
Karen_Summers e2 Member 5Karen_Summers vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2009 - 10:05 PM

fantastic shot I love kingfishers

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paulrosser
21 Aug 2009 - 10:24 PM

Two 4G cards full eh, all I can sy is you lucky, lucky b*****d! Lovely photo mate, I look forward to more!!!
Regards,
Paul.

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Wilmot
Wilmot  6338 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2009 - 10:26 PM

Stunning image Steve
Steve

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2009 - 10:39 PM

Superbly sharp and stunning fine detail. Excellent colours and a great pose. Simply stunning capture.
Steve.

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fatmod
fatmod  8 England
21 Aug 2009 - 10:46 PM

cracking shot, outstanding detail

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Stace
Stace e2 Member 6Stace vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2009 - 11:09 PM

That is outstanding

Stace

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SurreyHillsMan
SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 627 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2009 - 11:13 PM

Superb Steve... a brilliant Kingy shot

Jon

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RogBrown
RogBrown  72997 forum posts England10 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2009 - 11:18 PM

Absolutely superb!

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dweezil
dweezil  6 England
21 Aug 2009 - 11:22 PM

The title says it all Steve can't wait to see the others,awesome capture
Craig

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shandoor
shandoor  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2009 - 11:32 PM

Wow absolutely superb congrats beautiful
Alexa

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
21 Aug 2009 - 11:41 PM

Love how you have caught his profile. It's a beautiful image.
Joan.

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Imagephotographics

Amazing shot - I'm so jealous, I seem to be looking in all the wrong places, never seem to be able to find a Kingfisher !

So until I do, I'll keep drooling over your fantastic shots - well done indeed !

Chris

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  571 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2009 - 12:08 AM

Steve, this is an outstanding shot by anyone's standards. Superbly taken. Beautifully coloured & detailed. Bring on the rest!
Terry

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phil_j
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22 Aug 2009 - 1:01 AM

Stunning shot!!

Phil

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iancam
iancam  5 England
22 Aug 2009 - 5:24 AM

Just perfect Steve, everything else has been said.
Ian

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2009 - 5:50 AM

An outstanding image. Carol

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2009 - 6:02 AM

Thank you everyone for the great comments and thanks to TerryMcK, phil_j and iancam for the User Awards. I'm bowled over with the response.
Steve

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rickie
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22 Aug 2009 - 7:08 AM

brilliant shot

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Alan_Baseley
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22 Aug 2009 - 9:01 AM

Outstanding shot,
Alan

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chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue e2 Member 5143 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2009 - 9:15 AM

An image of the highest quality, outstanding photography.
Congratulations Steve.

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JasperD
JasperD  7 Switzerland
22 Aug 2009 - 9:56 AM

What a great sharp shot!
Close up with an 1120, how close is that in reality?
Outstanding!

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Graham_P
Graham_P  7 United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2009 - 11:35 AM

Just superb Steve, i think it's all been said already,
Graham.

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Iain_Proudfoot
22 Aug 2009 - 11:40 AM

A great photograph.

Warm wishes, Iain.

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franfoto
franfoto  6 England32 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2009 - 12:45 PM

WOW!.... bring it on Steve, how could we ever get fed up with shots like this, the perch the pose, the angle and the photography, all superb and well worth all the user awards it's earned. (If I hadn't already given mine away for this week, there would be another trophy up there with the others) Excellent shot of the magnificent kingfisher.
Fran

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HSTONEY222
22 Aug 2009 - 1:21 PM

IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S SUN-IT'S SELF
GREAT PICTURE GOLD AWARD FROM ME.
HOWARD.

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2009 - 1:46 PM

The day I get fed up with these Steve is the day that I cant get out of the house. Brilliant capture and pose showing superb detail down the back and a super head tilt. What a poser. Typical female...lol
Richard

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Aug 2009 - 6:05 PM

Thanks everyone and to Wilmot and redshank for the User Awards. All much appreciated.
Steve

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DannyVokins
22 Aug 2009 - 7:37 PM

Best ive seen all the best Danny

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Steve_S
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22 Aug 2009 - 9:38 PM

Thanks Danny, really appreciate the User Award.
Steve

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maratsuikka
23 Aug 2009 - 5:35 PM

WOW AND WOW.....this is the winner ,my friend....

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hary60
hary60  5 United Kingdom
23 Aug 2009 - 6:36 PM

WOW what a brilliant capture
Harry

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FeatherFriend
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23 Aug 2009 - 8:07 PM

Sorry I'm late Steve, well what can I add here except where's the HC at the very least! Congrats on an excellent shot and so deserving of all the user awards, faultless my friend,
Geoff.

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bricurtis
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23 Aug 2009 - 9:51 PM

A real beauty - have another UA.
Brian.

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betts
betts  6 England
23 Aug 2009 - 10:45 PM

Wow!!!!!!! Steve this is awesome, the detail is just fantastic and what a lovely pose.
betts

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Steve_S
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23 Aug 2009 - 11:16 PM

Thanks again everyone and to Bricurtis for the User Award, much appreciated
Steve

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CraigJones
24 Aug 2009 - 5:38 PM

Beautiful image and the detail is stunning,very different and must be a new location!!!

Well done steve

Craig

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Stuart_B
Stuart_B  5 England
24 Aug 2009 - 10:18 PM

Absolutely stunning capture!

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NigelKiteley
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25 Aug 2009 - 4:04 PM

This is yet another stunning Kingfisher image Steve!

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6212 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
27 Aug 2009 - 10:34 PM

Simply superb - fantastic detail, colours and pose. Just stunning.
Sylvia

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Glostopcat
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13 Sep 2009 - 9:43 PM

Another outstanding image, this one fully deserves all the accolades it has received

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