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Many thanks for your C&Cs yesterday. I went and found the lake where there was a KF and set up and waited. It landed only once for a short while so got a few shots. The background is how it was as the reeds made it this clear. Will go back another day to try for some more.
Brian

Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF400mm f/5.6L USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Kingfisher
Username:Brian65 Brian65
Uploaded:1 Feb 2013 - 9:57 AM
Tags:General Kingfisher, Wildlife / nature
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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32885 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 9:59 AM

The pin sharp focusing allows me to fully appreciate the beauty and magnificence of this stunning bird.

Regards Nathan

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tonyng
tonyng e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 10:02 AM

Brian, these are stunners. Like v2 more.

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brian17302
brian17302 e2 Member 2brian17302 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 10:08 AM

Stunning kingfisher photos, I also like v2 more

Brian

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
1 Feb 2013 - 10:15 AM

Super images Brian,
Fred.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 10:20 AM

Two excellent images, Brian, very well captured. Carol

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PETERMAYES
1 Feb 2013 - 10:23 AM

stunning I only wish I knew how to do half as well

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 10:27 AM

Excellent and lovely capture,Brian,love it,
saeid

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 10:30 AM

Well done Brian. What a beautiful Lady. Superb shot.
Ron

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JoshReptiles
1 Feb 2013 - 10:35 AM

Excellent shot mate! Lovely background!

Josh

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 10:42 AM

Oh, my! Fabulous!

Ann

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 10:58 AM

Two fine detailed captures here Brian, good colours too.
For me V2 has the edge.
Regards Richard

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 - 11:09 AM

Nice ones!

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
1 Feb 2013 - 11:10 AM

So you got your Kingfisher Brian !! And you did it in your impeccable style !! Excellent images Smile

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 11:11 AM

absolute gem

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mauriceegan
1 Feb 2013 - 11:21 AM

Both excellent shots

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Craggwildlife
Craggwildlife e2 Member 571 forum postsCraggwildlife vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 11:25 AM

excellent captures Brian
David

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TonyDy
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1 Feb 2013 - 11:29 AM

Super shots, Brian, great feather detail.
Tony

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fificat100
fificat100 e2 Member 3fificat100 vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 11:37 AM

Two superb captures, lovely detail and colour - shows how successful your kingfisher hunt proved to be! SmileSmile

Lavina

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johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 12:02 PM

Fantastic shot.

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mossy
mossy  146 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 12:15 PM

Two excellent phots of Kingfisher, hard to choose but V2 has a slight edge for me as its head is turned slightly to camera.

brian.

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franken
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1 Feb 2013 - 12:24 PM

Both are well worthy of separate uploads Brian.

Ken

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 12:40 PM

Two superb shots
Ju

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senn
senn e2 Member 3senn vcard Belgium1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 12:47 PM

fabulous duo, Brian ..

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 12:49 PM

Stunning!............ think V2 is my fave for the pose, but I love the feather detail on the back of the head in V1GrinGrin
Diane

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  1 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 1:06 PM

Both stunningly beautiful shots - V2 slightly pips V1 for me today.

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 1:11 PM

Both superb images - great subject well captured!!

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luckybry
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1 Feb 2013 - 1:25 PM

grt images of my favorite bird

bryan

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 2:31 PM

They are both great shots Brian but think the V2 is for me with the beak
not quite as prominent on her..she is a beauty getting ready for her male to find herWink
Lillian

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
1 Feb 2013 - 2:50 PM

Stunning Brian both no fav both excellent.

John

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pluckyfilly
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1 Feb 2013 - 2:50 PM

Fab-u-lous

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ali63
ali63  2474 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 3:42 PM

Brian i'm green with envy, excellent shots, hopefully the lakes that i go to will give me the chance to improve my skills this year,
Ali SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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Norfolkboy
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1 Feb 2013 - 3:51 PM

Well done again, Brian.
Superb couple of shots.
Colin

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BIGRY1
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1 Feb 2013 - 3:54 PM

I actually got some KF shots last week but I wouldn't put them on here as they weren't up to much.
This is superb Brian, one of your best images even though I've turned green with envy!SadTongueGrin
Ryan

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1 Feb 2013 - 3:55 PM

Fantastic, Brian!SmileSmile
I'd love the opportunity to photograph this little icon!
Two brilliant shots!!SmileSmileSmile

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digital_boi
1 Feb 2013 - 4:04 PM

pin sharp brian exellent captures

GrahamGrinGrinGrinGrin

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footloose  3 England1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 4:19 PM

Faultless images,great stuff.
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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 4:42 PM

Brian, you've done it again, just brilliant!

Ray

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1 Feb 2013 - 5:06 PM

Fabulous,

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zoomsinclean
1 Feb 2013 - 5:30 PM

Both cracking photographs, everything is spot on, V2 is special with pose and eye highlight.
Graham

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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 5:37 PM

two beauties, the brighter v2 get the pick today.
ant.

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PhilSingleton
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1 Feb 2013 - 6:17 PM

Beautiful cature Brian. Lovely detail and irridescence.
Phil.

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Meheecho
Meheecho  1275 forum posts United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 - 6:22 PM

Perfection itself
Steve

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christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 2christinecilia vcard England
1 Feb 2013 - 6:22 PM

you are so luky to get a kingfisher they are so beautiful two great shots. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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MossyOak
MossyOak  2 England15 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 7:29 PM

Note to self....I must find me a Kingy Smile
Outstanding pair of images Brian
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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85862 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 8:07 PM

So pleased the info/hunch paid off BrianGrin

Bagged yourself a beauty mateSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

Adrian

PS Another fine advert for our lensWink

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Trev_B e2 Member 7101 forum postsTrev_B vcard England63 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 8:12 PM

Bloody marvellous... two sublime shots, each are worthy of their own UA..... Well done Compo you have done it once more.

Trev

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85862 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 8:40 PM

You didn't leave much optionSmile

No wonder I am down on awards this eveningWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWink

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 3johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 8:41 PM

You've pulled out all the stops on these Brian, have a well deserved User Award

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1 Feb 2013 - 9:32 PM

Worth the wait Brian - 2 great captures! John

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WindowonWildlife e2 Member 4WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2013 - 5:04 AM

OMG You EPZ'rs really don't know what beast you have created Tongue The poor man's head will never again fit through the hide door SmileTongueWinkGrin It's a cracker mate Smile

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
2 Feb 2013 - 9:30 AM

I thought Brian, as you did not have very many awards I would help out mate lol. so here's another for two wonderful photo's regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2013 - 2:25 PM

fantastic Brian, and well done with this collection of awards Smile

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Ingleman  74 Constructive Critique Points
23 Mar 2013 - 10:17 PM

Dazzling clarity in this shot...well done.

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