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In the harsh sunlight, just been fishing!

Female kingfisher with her lunch.
Reeds and water as backdrop

Spent a magical day yesterday watching and photographing Kingfishers.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and comment, as always very much appreciated

Lillian

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:5 Sep 2012 - 12:08 PM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:250
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Been Fishing
Username:Lillian Lillian
Uploaded:6 Sep 2012 - 12:56 AM
Tags:Bullhead, Female kingfisher, Fish, General, Wildlife / nature
Votes:Voting Disabled

Comments

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 1:10 AM

Had a feeling this was not from your bedroom window Lillian !!
Talking of which,you are up late tonight are you not ?
A well coloured and detailed shot.
Mick.

Last Modified By mikbee at 6 Sep 2012 - 1:10 AM
Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 1:17 AM

No Mick, went off to the river today
and been processing the photos as unable to sleepSad
Lillian

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 1:22 AM

The lighting does seem harsh, Lillian, but you have coped very well with it, getting a fine crisp capture of the k/f and it's capture.
Wonderful rich but natural colours.
ronnie.

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 1:35 AM

Now this is special, sharp and to the point, is he going to EAT those fins?

kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 3370 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 2:17 AM

A beautiful shot Lillian. Well done. Grin

Kathryn

EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 4:05 AM

Great details and colours. There's even the tiniest starburst showing just above the little fish on your Kingfisher's bill, doubtless thanks to the strong sunlight and a nice little bonus! Cracking shot.

As you'll see, I can't sleep either!

Ann

senn
senn e2 Member 3senn vcard Belgium1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 5:28 AM

precious capture Lillian, .. pin sharp and remarkably well posed

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 5:38 AM

WOW!

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8141 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 5:47 AM

Amazing SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile Carol

KBan
KBan  9457 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 7:10 AM

She's a cracker Lillian
keith

netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2209 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 7:14 AM

Lovely detail and colour
NettaSmile

canonfan
canonfan e2 Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
6 Sep 2012 - 7:21 AM

Fantastic capture Lillian. Lots of detail
Jim

andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 7:26 AM

fantastic detail lillian brilliant colours and tones love the comp a stunner nice one Wink
andy

Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 7:31 AM

Great shot - good colour and comp

marktc
marktc e2 Member 448 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 7:33 AM

Magnificent Lillian, was wondering if we would see more! Terrific

franken
franken e2 Member 123197 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 7:35 AM

A truly superb capture!

Ken

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
6 Sep 2012 - 7:40 AM

Superb,
Fred.

sut68
sut68 e2 Member 111998 forum postssut68 vcard England76 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 7:45 AM

Stunning Lillian, absolutely brill!!!

AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 7:52 AM

Wow! This is a real winner Lillian!
Ann

NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 3254 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 7:52 AM

Love your composition and the light is fantastic.........nature at work.........GrinGrinGrinGrin

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41077 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 8:00 AM

Superb clarity, Lillian, and the dof excellent with the fish sharp from nose to tail. A lovely catchlight in the eye and lots of detail in the plumage.

Dave

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 8:02 AM

WOW! two for the price of one here Lillian, super shot, well done.

John Smile

User_Removed
6 Sep 2012 - 8:14 AM

A perfect capture Lillian, outstanding detail, colours and timing, I think it deserves the famous Deefer Award. Smile

Lucien

Last Modified By User_Removed at 6 Sep 2012 - 8:15 AM
morpheus1955
6 Sep 2012 - 8:19 AM

Outstanding image Lillian, fabulous colours and the detail is quite superb, one of the best kingfisher, if not the best kingfisher shot I have seen on this site Smile

Hugh

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 8:29 AM

that detail .... exceptional

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8293 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 8:35 AM

superb

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 8:47 AM

Some stretch of river Lillian !! Kingfishers here are just a blue flash !! You know their favorite perches ?
Ron.

gingerdelight

Wow oh wow!
Carol

JohnChambersPhotography

A shot to enjoy, right time right place, amazing capture. you did well in the harsh light .superb DOF.

jOHN

mex
mex e2 Member 6mex vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 10:14 AM

Top shot.
cheers phil.

achieverswales
6 Sep 2012 - 10:46 AM

Every thing about this hard to photograph bird say's WOW Lillian, excellent.

Regards

Trev.

Last Modified By achieverswales at 6 Sep 2012 - 10:47 AM
digital_boi
6 Sep 2012 - 10:53 AM

Superb capture here again Lillian one of your very best Kingfisher captures all awards richly deserved

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 10:57 AM

Fantastic shot, Lillian.
Tony

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom74 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 11:04 AM

What a catch, what a capture!
The colours are so vibrant.
I'd be thrilled even to capture a kingfisher!
KateGrinGrinGrin

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 11:19 AM

First rate capture Lillian. A fine shot.
Ron

Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7110 forum postsTrev_B vcard England65 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 11:19 AM

Oh yes!!!!! a beautiful capture Lillian.

Trev

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 632 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 11:23 AM

A beauty Lillian and a bonus with that fish,
Geoff.

jdinne
jdinne  11 England
6 Sep 2012 - 11:35 AM

This one is special Lillian excellent.

John

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91911 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 11:59 AM

A prize catch - super detail.Smile
Brian.

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 12:45 PM

Thank You everyone really happy that you like this
It really is a magical experience watching and photographing
these lovely birds
my thanks also to Lynne, Paul, Lucien and Hugh for your User Awards
and to Pete for your Highly Commended 'honoured'
Lillian

Last Modified By Lillian at 6 Sep 2012 - 12:46 PM
carper123
carper123 e2 Member 396 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 1:23 PM

What can i say Lillian, quality quality quality with a 3d feel that really brings the image to life. Superb and outstanding.
Your awards are well deserved, and its deserves further awards nationally, that good.
Well done.
Darry xxxxWink
Deserves 4 kisses form me as well.SmileSmileSmile

mikepearce
6 Sep 2012 - 1:36 PM

well captured

ValSaxby
ValSaxby e2 Member 9140 forum postsValSaxby vcard United Kingdom
6 Sep 2012 - 1:42 PM

Stunning Lillian - a top quality image

Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 3Fefe vcard United Kingdom30 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 3:07 PM

What a cracking image! Love itGrin
Diane

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10476 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 4:44 PM

A simply stunning image of the highest calibre.

Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4673 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 4:45 PM

Amazing !!!!.....fantastic quality !!!!

sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 6268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 4:50 PM

absolutely wonderful shot Lillian ! superb in every sense of the word !! love it just love

dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 5:17 PM

congrats with your awards lillian, very well deserved.
regards
yung

howdog
howdog  625 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 5:26 PM

Wow Lillian What a shot! Stunning just stunning!Glad they got something right on this site with giving you your awards! Very well deserved too.
Iain

jujupops
jujupops e2 Member 4jujupops vcard England
6 Sep 2012 - 5:58 PM

What a stunningly fabulous shot Lillian, totally beautiful colours & detail. Love, love, love itGrin
Julie x

P.S we went to Leeds Castle today and had a lovel afternoon..... Grin

Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 6:16 PM

Great stuff Lillian, don't think I can add anything to what has already been said!

Ade

Wendyp
Wendyp  2 England
6 Sep 2012 - 6:33 PM

Brilliant pose and beautiful picture. Smile

Wendy

AlanWillis
AlanWillis e2 Member 566 forum postsAlanWillis vcard England
6 Sep 2012 - 6:51 PM


Quote: Outstanding image Lillian, fabulous colours and the detail is quite superb, one of the best kingfisher, if not the best kingfisher shot I have seen on this site Smile

Hugh

It's all been said what can I add? It's a shame I gave my award before I saw this shot.
I'll try to remember to give it tomorrow.

I think some credit should go to Guinevere. She was badly attacked by Arthur on Sunday,
was beaten into the river, He tore out some of her feathers and chased her off.
The fact that this courageous little mum, barely a year old had the guts to return for Lillian to take her photo is remarkable.
This photo would not have been possible Without the help of Guiney returning to the perch in front of Lillian with a fish.
I have with my friend Malc been on tender hooks since Sunday hoping she had survived her ordeal. I had tears of Joy when Lillian took this photo, and phoned Malc with the good news.

Last Modified By AlanWillis at 6 Sep 2012 - 6:52 PM
jennialexander
jennialexander e2 Member 1045 forum postsjennialexander vcard United Kingdom
6 Sep 2012 - 7:24 PM

It's all been said Lilian. Your best yet
Jenni x

Last Modified By jennialexander at 6 Sep 2012 - 7:25 PM
vickyf
vickyf e2 Member 9vickyf vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 8:15 PM

What more can I say? Magical day and a magical image as well.

johnjones
johnjones  5 England
6 Sep 2012 - 8:29 PM

Wow now this has to be the best shot you have done i am now really jealous . and you deserve all the Awards . and one from me
jj

Last Modified By johnjones at 6 Sep 2012 - 8:30 PM
1881
1881  2 India
6 Sep 2012 - 9:03 PM

W O N D E R F U L.

sanjeev

helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 9:26 PM

Wow what a beauty Lillian - congratulations on its many awards SmileSmileSmile
Helen

bernard0368
6 Sep 2012 - 9:52 PM

Well done lovely capture of that girl

KBan
KBan  9457 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 10:03 PM

Well done on all the awards Lillian !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Keith GrinGrin

elainebaker
6 Sep 2012 - 10:09 PM

Well captured image. Poor fish Smile

sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Sep 2012 - 10:31 PM

Lillian what a superb image,just given my award away will try tomorrow,well done..Lin

pdcche
pdcche  4 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2012 - 11:36 PM

Stunning Lillian, Peter..

AlanWillis
AlanWillis e2 Member 566 forum postsAlanWillis vcard England
7 Sep 2012 - 12:47 AM

Sorry It will not let me give an award to this, I've had to give it to RonnieAG instead.

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2012 - 8:07 AM

Thank you everyone for so many wonderful comments
as Alan has stated..all due to Guiney a wonderful little kingfisher
Lilliasn

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2012 - 8:39 AM

Wow. What a shame I missed this!..
Well done congrats!!!

twelvemegs
7 Sep 2012 - 11:51 AM

Absolute stunner Lillian.
A well-deserved HC , GE and a plethora of UAs, well done.

David

PhillipMinnis
7 Sep 2012 - 11:55 AM

An absolutely top-notch image, Lillian! Superb!


Cheers

Phil

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 632 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2012 - 12:16 PM

Congrats on the awards Lillian, very well deserved,
Geoff.

Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
7 Sep 2012 - 2:10 PM

I know you will think I'm being silly but I sort of get that feeling you might just get a few awards for this shot! lol. and if I had not just given mine away you would have got another one!, lovely shot awards well deserved best regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8806 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1636 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2012 - 4:31 PM

Fifteen UAs has to be a record, Lillian, and an HC to top them up. Wow, you must be pleased.
I was interested to read what Sydney2 said, how awful!

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 436 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Sep 2012 - 5:46 PM

Amazing shot, you really deserved every award.
Carole

NeilWigan
NeilWigan  4 England15 Constructive Critique Points
8 Sep 2012 - 9:45 PM

Must be a good un Lillian , no one has been on to tell you what you did wrongWinkSmile a cracker .

goso
goso e2 Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Sep 2012 - 11:43 PM

Fine work Lillian ...Bill

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2012 - 12:06 AM

Pure class Lillian, this one fully deserves all the accolades it has received

ValeryAst
ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
12 Sep 2012 - 9:24 AM

This fish is like cod ... Am I right, Lillian? Excellent photo!
Regards Valery

BillyGoatGruff
BillyGoatGruff e2 Member 7191 forum postsBillyGoatGruff vcard England199 Constructive Critique Points
12 Sep 2012 - 7:36 PM

I think you're giving Mr. Fisher some serious competition with this, Lillian.

Unable to give a gold star, but would if I could! Smile

Bill

skidzy
skidzy  4 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2012 - 12:07 PM

They dont come much better than this ...stunning capture.

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