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...with its dinner. Taken from the Eric Morecambe Hide, Leighton Moss, north Lancs yesterday. Needless there were quite a few binned shots to get this one from a timing point of view. The Sigma is a great lens for the money but you have to work within its limitations to get reasonable results. I am starting to understand those limitations. Good lighting to give an f8 aperture or smaller, near to the subject to avoid too much cropping etc.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D7000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 DG OS APO HSM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:14 Oct 2012 - 3:59 PM
Focal Length:500mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.3
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/2000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Kingy's takeoff...
Username:PaulLiley PaulLiley
Uploaded:15 Oct 2012 - 11:52 AM
Tags:Bird, Feeding, Inflight, Kingfisher, Wildlife / nature
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8141 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 11:53 AM

Superb timing, Paul, a grand capture, and a reflection as well Smile Carol

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Briwooly
Briwooly  9452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 12:00 PM

Good job with lens a excellent capture

Brian ................

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 12:30 PM

Great managing to capture the take off after a successful fishing trip on the part of the k/f.
Ronnie.

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 12:30 PM

Like a little jewel emerging from that water, what a little beauty and your timing was excellent.

Ann

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 12:33 PM

Well timed here Paul,
even if it did take a few attempts !!
Good shot.
Mick.

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
15 Oct 2012 - 2:22 PM

An amazing shot Paul, pity I can't give you an award, it's a tremendous shot so someone will I'm sure hope it does well, hope things are fine for you now, regards leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43500 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom104 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 3:19 PM

"Right place right time" A superb image Paul, certainly goes to show that patience is a virtue...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 4:24 PM

Well done Paul and great timing!
Ann

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 4:58 PM

brilliant timing paul wonderful colours and detail a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4673 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 5:56 PM

Superb shot !!!.....your reflexes must be 'hair-trigger' to catch this shot ???.......love it !!

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
15 Oct 2012 - 10:38 PM

Getting good at these!
well caught Paul
Lillian

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twelvemegs
16 Oct 2012 - 1:35 PM

Great capture Paul.

David

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gingerdelight
16 Oct 2012 - 1:46 PM

How excellent!
Carol

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paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2012 - 10:06 PM

Spot on.
Matt

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2012 - 2:26 PM

Excellent capture Paul,glad to make this 30..Lin

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
17 Oct 2012 - 3:41 PM

Great shot Paul, im green with envy.
Brian

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ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
17 Oct 2012 - 8:31 PM

That's just super! Bravo!SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile I'm green with envy, tooWink
Regards Valery

Last Modified By ValeryAst at 17 Oct 2012 - 8:32 PM

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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2012 - 9:55 PM

Excellent and very well timed capture indeed,very well done,
saeid

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan  4 England15 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2012 - 10:23 PM

These are beauties Paul,hope all is ok with you and yours,must get up there sometime ,been working at Bentham just lately.

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Source
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17 Oct 2012 - 11:32 PM

An amazing capture!
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johnjones
johnjones  5 England
18 Oct 2012 - 5:16 PM

What a excellent shot brill.
jj

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Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
26 Oct 2012 - 12:18 AM

An amazing capture.............Grin

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