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The Kingfisher ( alcedo atthis )
My apologies to Mr Walton for making use of the title of his book but it did seem to me to be the perfect title for this little bird also. He really is superb fisherman and rarely does he/she come up empty handed ( beaked ?? ) after making one of his characteristic dives into the water.
I hope to continue to see them for a long time to come, and that you will have time to view the large version of this beautiful little bird.

As always my grateful thanks to all who viewed/commented/voted on the relative of this in the previous posting and my particular thanks to Richard ( Mossy Oak ) for his User Award.

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Lens:Nikon %00 VR + 1.4
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:The Compleat Angler
Username:Maiwand Maiwand
Uploaded:12 Oct 2009 - 7:48 PM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
Votes:88

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Stunning shot !!

Well done indeed

Chris

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2009 - 7:52 PM

Thanks Chris.
Ron

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redshank
redshank  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2009 - 8:00 PM

Wonderfully captured image Ron, stunning colours and lovely BG.
Martin

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Trout_Man
Trout_Man  5 Wales30 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2009 - 8:00 PM

Beautiful image of a beautiful little bird, well captured...large has the "WOW" factor Smile Geoff.

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Nettles
Nettles  7 England
12 Oct 2009 - 8:01 PM

A truly beautiful bird and you have captured him to perfection Ron.
Superb.
Annette

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2009 - 8:05 PM

could not get any better than this one.... on my shortlist too

Linda

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12 Oct 2009 - 8:06 PM

About as good as it gets Ron - a stunner...BIll

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Malty
Malty  5 England
12 Oct 2009 - 8:12 PM

Superb detailed shot - Well done.

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Emmog
Emmog  538 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2009 - 8:17 PM

Great detail
Matt

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2009 - 8:21 PM

Pure perfection

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Chubby
Chubby  5
12 Oct 2009 - 8:26 PM

Fabulous shot.!!
marie.

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Billyray  670 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2009 - 8:27 PM

A superb shot. The detail is excellent and cracking colour.
Ray

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12 Oct 2009 - 8:33 PM

Outstanding 11 out of 10

Stace

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2009 - 8:34 PM

Thank you all kind people.
Ron

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colmar
colmar  742 forum posts Scotland35 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2009 - 8:41 PM

Beautiful image so well caught thanks for sharing Colin

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2009 - 8:44 PM

just perfect, i hope this does really well for you.lesley

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2009 - 8:47 PM

Thank you Colin and Lesley.
Ron

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2009 - 8:53 PM

Ron this is brilliant. It has the appearance of a fine watercolour fit to hang on any wall. I love it
Superb work in all areas
The diagonal of the perch is superb and fish facing on with a cocked head from the Kingy.
Its crying out to do so well.
Richard

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Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2009 - 8:56 PM

Brilliant capture Ron, excellent detail and colour and great BG. Not time for the knitting needles yet my friend Wink
Steve

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pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2009 - 8:58 PM

thats amazingly beautiful Ron I got one today but its not a patch on this shot you ole B! - shortlisted

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franken
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12 Oct 2009 - 8:59 PM

Stunning!!

Ken

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Image123  5 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2009 - 9:02 PM

superb

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Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2009 - 9:16 PM

A stunner!
Bob

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taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2009 - 9:24 PM

Fantastic capture of this wonderful bird-- envious!
Jennnnn

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WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2009 - 9:40 PM

Stunning capture and great detail !!!!!

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harrattp
harrattp  7 England4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2009 - 9:44 PM

Beautiful Ron, simply beautiful. If you were in with the in crowd this would get an HC or higher.

Paul

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KevinMW
KevinMW  8 Wales
12 Oct 2009 - 9:46 PM

Super capture. Fabulous colour and detail.

Kevin

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phil_j  8133 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2009 - 9:51 PM

Wonderful Ron, one of the best I have seen, I can only dream of getting such a shot.

Phil

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cantona43 e2 Member 9884 forum postscantona43 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2009 - 9:57 PM

This has to be the best kingfisher capture I have seen on EPZ stunning colour,detail and dof I am sure this does deserve at least an HC
Neil

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maratsuikka
12 Oct 2009 - 10:12 PM

Congrats on UAs,very fine shot,my friend

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dweezil
dweezil  6 England
12 Oct 2009 - 10:13 PM

Another stunner Ron
Craig

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Jamie_MacArthur
12 Oct 2009 - 10:27 PM

A stunning piece of work!

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2009 - 10:30 PM

Thank you very much indeed everyone.
Ron

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EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2009 - 10:32 PM

Beautiful image - congrts on your UAs.
Joan.

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HUMIE
HUMIE  7 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2009 - 10:45 PM

Ron this really is a beautiful Kingy image....one to be proud of !

*Mike*

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shelldud
shelldud  5 England
12 Oct 2009 - 11:21 PM

Best kingfisher shot ive seen
Pure magic

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  571 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2009 - 11:25 PM

Superbly taken, Ron. A deserving award winner.
Terry

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SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 627 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2009 - 11:40 PM

Fabulous Ron... like a painting.... wonderful colours and a bg to die for

Jon

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2009 - 11:41 PM

Absolutely stunning image. Perfect in every respect. A real winner.
Steve.

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

Perfection, Ron. Well deserved RC's, too. Carol

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Scaramanga e2 Member 637 forum postsScaramanga vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2009 - 9:39 AM

Fabulous.

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13 Oct 2009 - 12:03 PM

Words fail me.....it is so deserving of all the awards!

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Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2009 - 2:12 PM

Thanks for your kindness everyone.
Ron

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elkiebrooks
13 Oct 2009 - 4:09 PM

Ron, all the words to describe this image have been said above. Just a stunningly beautiful image.

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Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2009 - 7:14 PM


Quote: About as good as it gets Ron - a stunner...BIll

I agree with Bill - and well deserved four awards says it all - Nice one

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13 Oct 2009 - 8:02 PM

Thanks Colin and Ray.
Ron

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13 Oct 2009 - 9:20 PM

Stunning capture stunning detail and colours. Gary

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bunbeam  8 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2009 - 11:33 PM

wonderful capture, lovely colours
bunSmile

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dianah  824474 forum posts United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 10:11 AM

Fabulous detail and colour..the background is just beautiful.
Di

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Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
14 Oct 2009 - 11:13 AM

hank you Gary,Bun and Di.
Ron

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14 Oct 2009 - 8:41 PM

WONDERFUL

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dawnmichelle e2 Member 7dawnmichelle vcard United States
14 Oct 2009 - 11:20 PM

WOW don't have an award to hand out like above ... However I can write it LOL.. USER AWARD FOR THIS SHOT !!!!... may not be the same .. but the meaning is Smile

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maggie9  545 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2009 - 1:06 PM

and another wow!
outstanding Smile

maggie

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FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2009 - 5:06 PM

Hi Ron, this has to be one of your best to date and can imagine how thrilled you must have been to get such a wonderful shot, congrats on the so well deserved awards and votes, worth much much more,
Regards,
Geoff.

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blacky  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2009 - 7:24 PM

another stunning shot ,dave

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FeatherFriend e2 Member 625 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2009 - 11:17 AM

Hi Ron, just had another look at this and although there are so many wonderful shots of this bird on epz lately I have to say this is my favourite so far, the detail, color, pose and lighting just has the edge for me and so gets my User Award. I am curious about the title though, maybe I am missing something here but should it be 'The complete Angler' or is the spelling intentional ????? Wink
Regards,
Geoff.

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18 Oct 2009 - 4:56 PM

Thank you folks.
Ron

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18 Oct 2009 - 5:03 PM

I
Quote: am missing something here but should it be 'The complete Angler' or is the spelling intentional ?????

You are right with your title Ron, there are several books available but the title of the one you mentioned was spelled as you put it Wink
I shall now sleep with the light off to night Wink
Regards,
Geoff.

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