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My very first photograph of a Kingfisher...and have learnt that this is a male.

Thank You all for the comments and votes on the Blue Tit...appreciated very much

Enjoy the colours

Lillian

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 60D
Lens:150-500mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:16 Jan 2012 - 12:42 PM
Focal Length:313mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.2
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:-1.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Kingfisher
Username:Lillian Lillian
Uploaded:17 Jan 2012 - 8:07 PM
Tags:General, Male kingfisher, Wildlife / nature
Votes:85

Comments

skewey
skewey  831 forum posts England
17 Jan 2012 - 8:09 PM

Outstanding detail Lillian.

Paul

andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 8:12 PM

nice to get a first lillian and this ones a cracker fantastic colours and detail very very nice one Wink
andy

Glyn1
Glyn1  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 8:15 PM

Beautiful Lillian, they really are a special bird.

Glyn

vandalp
vandalp  6
17 Jan 2012 - 8:16 PM

Well done Lillian, wish I could get one.
Vanda

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 8:19 PM

Wow Lillian! Well done you!

TerryMcK
TerryMcK  571 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 8:20 PM

Always a great feeling to gain a "first." Congrats on this fine shot, Lillian.
Terry

Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
17 Jan 2012 - 8:20 PM

Great one to start with Lillian, ill have to get down the river again to keep up with you, now youve got the bug.
Brian

Billyray
Billyray  670 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 8:25 PM

Another cracking shot Lillian, a great capture. Superb colour and detail. Large is excellent.
Ray

Ruthannette
Ruthannette e2 Member 7Ruthannette vcard England
17 Jan 2012 - 8:28 PM

Wow Lillian, he's a beauty looks like you had a fantastic day, expect you have more to upload. The colours are superb. Well done.

Ruth

PaulB45
PaulB45  3 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2012 - 8:28 PM

A first, very fine capture indeed of a difficult bird to get well done.
Paul

WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 4WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 8:30 PM

You won't be happy now Lillian,until you grab some more Wink I foresee many an hour spent by the river bank WinkTongue

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 8:38 PM

Thank You all for the wonderful comments...it was a truely 'magical day'
one I hope to repeat again soon
Lillian

morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 8:50 PM

Superb shot Lillian, fabulous colour and detail.

Hugh

tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85867 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 9:04 PM

Well done LillianSmile

Would have loved to have had a go at post processing the originalWink


Adrian

AlanWillis
17 Jan 2012 - 9:06 PM

It took me two years practise to get shots like this, and you do it straight away, WOW
Cracking shot, superb colour and sharpness.
Alan

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 9:12 PM

That has to be one of the 'best User Awards' Alan from a expert!!
I thank you so much, and maybe one day I will get a shot half as good as yours
But I think I will be dreaming a long time!Smile
Thank you so much
Lillian

marktc
marktc e2 Member 346 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 9:17 PM

Super image Lillian and a well eserved UA fromAlan

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 9:36 PM

For a first shot of a kingfisher you have done remarkably well, Lillian: I have yet to see one, never mind capture it with my lens.
Ronnie.

PaulLiley
PaulLiley  5 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 9:37 PM

Excellent capture Lillian. Paul

jujupops
jujupops  4 England
17 Jan 2012 - 9:40 PM

Stunning image Lillian, congrats on your first Kingfisher.............they are so tiny & fast moving, a fabulous capture GrinGrin
Julie x

taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 9:45 PM

Those iridescent feathers amaze me-- amazing capture~

gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6519 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 9:49 PM

You clever girl this is beautiful. - gary

Oliverpants
Oliverpants e2 Member 5Oliverpants vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 9:49 PM

Wow Lillian, your really deserve the find and you have done him oh so much justice. He is brilliant, the feather detail is outstanding. Ann

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 9:49 PM

How I envy you (in the nicest possible way) getting such a lovely capture. I'll have to keep on dreaming!
Joan.

goso
goso e2 Member 7goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 9:58 PM

A great start Lillian - there'll be no stopping you now ...Bill

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 10:01 PM

Wow! Lillian this is so good and good for you...........Sandy

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 10:06 PM

Ann (Oliverpants) thank you so very much for your User Award
I am delighted, and am celebrating with my 2nd glass of a rather 'good wine'
Thank you all for your comments..I am truely amazed..it really was the most
exciting day! and still it goes on..
Lillian

moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
17 Jan 2012 - 10:20 PM

Wonderful Lillian. Beautiful colour and lovely detail. I would love to see one let alone get a shot of it.
I got so excited seeing the squirrel the other day, and the otters were great although too far away to get a shot.
Moira

Karen_Summers
Karen_Summers e2 Member 5Karen_Summers vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 10:22 PM

Congrats Lillian on your first kingfisher it is a lovely shot and a great experience

EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 10:28 PM

I'd settle for just seeing one of these wonderful little birds. Congratulations on not just doing that but capturing such a lovely 1st image too. Well done on those awards, including that of the great expert on the subject!

Ann

sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 3sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 10:29 PM

Supurb image Lillian,such beautiful colours,I have never seen one, so a big congratulations.Well done..Lin

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 10:39 PM

An absolute beauty Lillian. Congrats on breaking your duck !!!!!
Ron

User_Removed
17 Jan 2012 - 10:43 PM

Another beauty, lovely colour.

Lucien.

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 11:13 PM

Love the blue tones here Lillian.
And congrats' on your awards !!
Good shot.
Mick.

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2012 - 11:38 PM

Really well done Lillian, the first is always rather special, congrats on the awards,
Geoff.

Peagreen
Peagreen  3 England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2012 - 1:52 AM

Congratulations, Lillian. A stunning image. Beautiful colour and brilliant details. Beautifully captured. Smile
Take care, Pauline

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2012 - 5:56 AM

Absolutely stunning, Lillian, and well worthy of the awards, wouldn't be surprised if there were more to come. Carol

MossyOak
MossyOak  2 England15 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2012 - 8:37 AM

I can still remember my first Lillian it stays with you.
This is a great Kingy with the lines down the back and slight turn of head. Exposed on the whites very nicely and very good detail.
Tip to bring the eye out is select it and then adjust highlights to just lift it when in shadow from the turn of head.
Excellent capture
Richard

Last Modified By MossyOak at 18 Jan 2012 - 8:38 AM
M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
18 Jan 2012 - 9:09 AM

Congratulations. I'm told it becomes adictive Smile.

Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
18 Jan 2012 - 9:21 AM

Brilliant Lillian, great to get the first.

Len

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 429 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2012 - 10:00 AM

Superb capture Lillian - this first shot will always be the special oneSmile Carole

digital_boi
18 Jan 2012 - 10:24 AM

never seen one Lillian far less try to capture it you have done very well here the detail is excellent his colours are wonderful a real joy to view

Graham GrinGrinGrin

Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
18 Jan 2012 - 10:32 AM

Hi Lillian very well captured excellent, regards gray.

Gezina
Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2012 - 10:58 AM

Congratulations on a fine Kingfisher shot Lillian - the colour and detail is very good in fact one of your best shots IMHO and one I would have dearly love to have in my p/f - Ina

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 9473 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2012 - 1:27 PM

That's one more than I have photographed Lillian and it's a beauty.

TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2012 - 2:56 PM

Wow, this is a cracking shot, Lillian, one of your very best bird images, I'd say. Well deserving of the awards Wink
Trev Smile

achieverswales
18 Jan 2012 - 4:12 PM

Nice capture Lillian.

Regards

Trev.

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 43630 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway23 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2012 - 4:29 PM

Very well deserved UAs Lillian. You have captured those terrific colours so well in this image. Well done on losing your (kingfisher) virginityGrin
May you have many more such fine captures.

Malc

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2012 - 5:49 PM

Wow, what wonderful colours Lillian, and what a fantastic first effort Photographing a King Fisher.

John Smile

BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2012 - 5:59 PM

Oh wow, very well done Lillian.
I have only had one chance and it was
a wee distant blue blob, lol.
His wonderful colours well captured here.
Congrats.

B.

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2012 - 6:30 PM

My humble star for 2 stars
The Bird
The Photographer

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2012 - 6:32 PM

Well captured here Lillian, not easy to capture these small birds.
Regards Richard

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2012 - 7:01 PM

Barbara..thank you so much for the User Award..
fantastic feeling for my first Kingfisher
Lillian

annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2012 - 10:13 PM

excellent- really well captured. I haven't seen one in more than 15 years!

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2012 - 11:16 PM

A fantastic first attempt Lillian, to get a user award from someone as highly respected as Alan "Sydney2" shows just how good this image is

JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2012 - 8:13 PM

Super shot Lillian; I've never caught one on camera.
Ju

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