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I've been looking through some older images for ones that need no manipulation and remembered this one. This is as it came straight out of the camera with about 20% cropped off.
I wondered what you thought?

Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:sigma 50-150mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Gotcha!
Username:IanA IanA
Uploaded:10 Feb 2009 - 12:09 PM
Tags:Flash / lighting, Kingfisher, Nature, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
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SRC15
SRC15  6 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2009 - 12:12 PM

Love this! Great work

Stu

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Alec1
Alec1  6 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2009 - 12:14 PM

Brilliant capture.
Alec

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lesgoodey
lesgoodey e2 Member 9lesgoodey vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2009 - 12:16 PM

Excellent shot haven't seen another like it.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2009 - 12:20 PM

Amazing
Great shot

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madhvee
madhvee  5 Singapore
10 Feb 2009 - 12:20 PM

How on earth did you manage such precise timing? ...... amazing shot

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IanA
IanA  103048 forum posts England12 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2009 - 12:31 PM


Quote: How on earth did you manage such precise timing?

Precise timing! LOL 4 months of pressing the shutter!! Wink

Thanks for the kind comments folks.

Ian Smile

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samknox
samknox  5 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2009 - 12:32 PM

very well timed amazing shot

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2009 - 12:37 PM

Excellent capture Ian. This is the one everyone wants!
Steve

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2009 - 12:37 PM

Well timed capture.
Regards Richard.

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starliz
starliz  101594 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2009 - 12:41 PM

practise pays off then lol a superb shot.

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janty66
janty66  7 England
10 Feb 2009 - 12:43 PM

top shot!!!

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flowerted
flowerted e2 Member 10104 forum postsflowerted vcard United Kingdom
10 Feb 2009 - 12:45 PM

Precise timing! LOL 4 months of pressing the shutter!!
LOL try 4 years and still havent got one roll on summer
great shot and timing
ted

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IanA
IanA  103048 forum posts England12 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2009 - 12:51 PM

Ted, that's every day for four months during the winter!! Wink

Ian

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srqkud
srqkud  5 South Africa
10 Feb 2009 - 12:55 PM

Brilliant shot. Well done

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jimmypaton
10 Feb 2009 - 1:11 PM

the right place at the right time brilliant
jimmy

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DOGSBODY
DOGSBODY  51432 forum posts England30 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2009 - 1:21 PM

A truly wonderful piece of highly skilled photography. Andy

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114511 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2009 - 1:30 PM

LOL @ Ted's comments, know that feeling very well......Nice one Ian, mind biggest problem in doing an image like this, is trying to find a kingfisher in the first place Smile

Regards to Shirl.......Ade

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KP
KP  5 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2009 - 1:42 PM

What a capture, well done!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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fossilized
10 Feb 2009 - 1:53 PM

Cracking shot! Love it.
Jean

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GazzaG2003
GazzaG2003  11252 forum posts England
10 Feb 2009 - 2:13 PM

wow superb!

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Wilmot
Wilmot  6338 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2009 - 2:22 PM

Wow stunning image,so so good
Steve

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targetman
targetman  5 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2009 - 2:27 PM

Brilliant action shot Ian.

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motorsportpictures

Just stunning.
So well timed and the detail is spot on.
Scott

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andy_AHG
andy_AHG  5106 forum posts United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2009 - 2:39 PM

Absolutely superb.

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shelldud
shelldud  5 England
10 Feb 2009 - 3:53 PM

perfect shot. even in the right place and right time not many come away with a shot like this.

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shandoor
shandoor  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2009 - 3:59 PM

definately the perfect shot wow wow
Alexa

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GT_Steel
GT_Steel  8 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2009 - 4:08 PM

Great Picture.

Gavin

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gwood
gwood  6 England
10 Feb 2009 - 4:08 PM

Excellent action shot!!
Geoff

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jason_e
jason_e e2 Member 9jason_e vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2009 - 4:13 PM

Great work well captured.
Jason

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IanA
IanA  103048 forum posts England12 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2009 - 4:49 PM

Thank you all for your kind comments. Smile

Ian

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mikepearce
10 Feb 2009 - 5:21 PM

stunning image well done!!

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owp
owp  9168 forum posts
10 Feb 2009 - 6:39 PM

. . a "Miraculous" moment! . . . you certainly did "catch" it!

Mike.W

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R7
R7  877 forum posts United Kingdom
10 Feb 2009 - 6:40 PM

An extremely beautiful shot and very rare, well done,

Bob.

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DavidWhistlecraft

What a stunning image of a moment we all know is over in a flash. Wheres the HC, PotW tab ?

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Hebe
Hebe  7 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2009 - 7:10 PM

Absolutely spectacular.

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TonyFrith
TonyFrith  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2009 - 7:51 PM

Superb shot
Tony

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IanA
IanA  103048 forum posts England12 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2009 - 9:28 PM

Thanks folks, and thanks for taking the time with the mod Tony. The point was an unmanipulated image though! Wink

Ian

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jayjay52
jayjay52  5 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2009 - 9:41 PM

Wow! What an incredible shot. Really well done!
Jenny

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johnjrp
johnjrp e2 Member 10430 forum postsjohnjrp vcard Australia5 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2009 - 5:53 AM

Magic capture. John

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Zydeco_Joe
12 Feb 2009 - 10:11 AM

Top class work.
Regards
Zydeco Joe

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aitchbrown
aitchbrown e2 Member 8247 forum postsaitchbrown vcard United Kingdom
16 Feb 2009 - 4:28 PM

I'm so pleased that this made it to HC. It's brilliant and all the better for not being 'messed with'. helen

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2himanshu
2himanshu  6 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2009 - 5:02 PM

just Wow

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EveryLittleBreeze

Breathtakingly beautiful..I cannot comment on technical stuff but I think you have captured the essence of this little bird..in all its magnificence!

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jgmford
jgmford  7 England
28 Feb 2009 - 9:02 PM

Great....... Shot
Jeff

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ger395
ger395  6 Ireland
1 Mar 2009 - 9:41 AM

Great timing ,wonderful shot

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dawnmichelle
dawnmichelle e2 Member 7dawnmichelle vcard United States
30 Mar 2009 - 12:24 PM

outstanding !!!

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2009 - 12:26 PM

Wonderful shoud win prizes this one wow
Linda

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Wilmot
Wilmot  6338 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2009 - 12:28 PM

WOW Just stunning omg just amazing
Steve

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WildLight
WildLight  7145 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2009 - 12:34 PM

Absolutely, completely and utterly incredible!
Just how??? Grin

Joe

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TeeCee
TeeCee  5 Scotland
30 Mar 2009 - 12:37 PM

The best Kingfisher shot I have ever seen - amazing
Tom

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SiSheff
SiSheff  6 England
30 Mar 2009 - 1:06 PM

amazing shot !

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headskiesfly
1 Apr 2009 - 11:10 AM

Well done Ian, great action shot
Ricardo

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bzbee
bzbee  10102 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Apr 2009 - 10:28 AM

fantastic shot!!! Fancy forgetting it!!!

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OAKEY
OAKEY  6 United Kingdom
22 Apr 2009 - 2:28 PM

Well i'll tell you what i think!! Superb, Great, Stunning, Fabulous, and very very inspirational.
Really stunning capture.
Shaun

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NeilM
NeilM e2 Member 7NeilM vcard England
5 May 2009 - 3:06 PM

just "WOW"!!

Neil

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  571 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2009 - 3:16 PM

Superbly captured. Well done indeed.
Terry

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Hugeknot
Hugeknot  91212 forum posts Iceland2 Constructive Critique Points
5 May 2009 - 3:41 PM

Definitely worth all the attention, some excellent elements in this!

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
30 May 2009 - 8:48 AM

Fantastic timing!!!!
Helen

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whiteswan01
20 Jul 2009 - 1:26 PM

wow what a stunner
Dawn

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m0ehs
m0ehs  5 England
5 Oct 2009 - 11:05 PM

Hi Ian
Absolutely fantastic 4 months I would still be there after 4 years LOL stunning timing well done its brilliant
Paul

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jaga
jaga  10 Venezuela
17 Oct 2009 - 12:00 AM

EXELENTE! EL MOMENTO PRECISO.

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Emmog
Emmog  538 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2010 - 7:54 PM

Incredible timing
Matt

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cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2010 - 7:58 PM

excellent, the mod works well.lesley

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