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At LAST!!

By Marian
AT LAST!!! I've managed to get a picture of a Kingfisher, something I've been wanting to do ever since I took up photograhy. My first Kingfisher image wouldn't enlarge, but this one has, although the quality isn't good, he was such a LONG way off, (just a little blue dot in the screen).
So over to you now, to see what you think.
Thanks for viewing.
Marian

PS. I've uploaded a copy of the original file in the "Mod" section.

Tags: River Kingfisher Bird Teasles Venus pool Wildlife and nature

Voters: Chant57, Badgerfred, mrswoolybill and 40 more

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Comments


2 Jul 2007 9:16AM
Excellent capture, well done,
Fred.

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justin c 16 5.1k 36 England
2 Jul 2007 9:21AM
Congratulations on getting your shot.It's always immensly satisfying getting your first shot of such a beautiful,photogenic species.
Hope you get many further oppurtunities.

Justin.
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.1k 2208 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2007 9:23AM
And it's a superb picture, with the interest of the dramatic teazle as well. Congratulations, this is a lovely shot, with the head in profile and the detail of the back. We have them on the river bank near us but all I've ever seen is a flash of blue.
Moira
Hop-A-Long 13 52 1 England
2 Jul 2007 9:31AM
Congrats on an excellent shot.
Andy
Dennie 15 260 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2007 10:09AM
fantastic shot. lovely composition. Denise x
Arty 17 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2007 11:49AM
Well done, Marian. Wonderful shot!
Arty.
kaybee 16 7.1k 26 Scotland
2 Jul 2007 12:48PM
I have never even seen a kingfisher in the wild let alone be fortunate enough to get a shot of one.

I think your wider view also works very well putting it into context in the landscape



Roy
Davidmet 15 209 1 England
2 Jul 2007 1:47PM
I dream of taking a shot of a Kingfisher just as it leaves the water with a fish... It's my justification for convincing my wife that I need a 400 f/2.8 IS L... One day, one day.. Your shot is one to be proud of and is well composed. As good as it is,and it is, I think the original has more punch and makes a far more pleasing photograph. Well done on both. Click
Paulbee 15 48 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2007 3:28PM
Well done, I like this shot and wish I could take one like it. Just like you I have wanted to be able to take such a picture, but don't have the lens capable of it.
Modification ? I would be tempted to highlight the eye a little in PS. and perhaps give it a sparkle.
Regards Paul.
Maiwand 13 3 73 England
2 Jul 2007 4:20PM
Congratulations. It may be the first Kingfisher but my goodness its a cracker. Well done Marian.
Ron
summ3r 13 26 1 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2007 7:47PM
Wonderful capture, I really like the original too as it shows him in his environment
Pegon 14 78 1 England
2 Jul 2007 9:55PM
Well caught Marian, I know only to well the frustration of not being able to get near enough to get a decent shot of one, I've been trying for three years, but that's part of the fun isn't it.
Pete.
KBan 15 512 4 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2007 10:28PM
hi Marian, same ambition as myself, a decent shot of the King of fishers, i'd be very pleased with this one
keith
Julian 15 76 3 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2007 11:21PM
Here is number 30. You caught this Kf in a nice pose. The hroizontal comp makes it interesting. I guess the bird was a little far away hence th slight graininess but defo worth a vote.
Well done
Julian
brownsilent 13 7 2 United Kingdom
2 Jul 2007 11:21PM
A really royal picture of a king. Superb composition and lovely expression in the little one's face while watching you.
Johanna
glazzaro 15 70 23 United States
3 Jul 2007 3:14AM
I think you have captured a shot to be proud of, nice camera work! Spot on! Click!!!

Greg
AlanBW 14 20 England
3 Jul 2007 2:52PM
Congrats, it was well worth the wait for a fantastic shot like this one!
JonMA 13 13 1 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2007 5:34PM
I have yet to get a shot of a kingfisher, if I had one like this I would be pleased. I like both images. Sometimes I think we tend to dwell too much on frame filling shots ( I especially include myself!) Well done!
ValSaxby 14 146 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2007 6:12PM
Hi Marian - A beautiful shot well done on getting the King - I'm still waiting for a shot suitable to post They are truely magnificent birds and sometimes just watching them is enough - a picture is a bonus . Well done.

Val
Mavis 18 143 2 England
5 Jul 2007 6:24AM
A satisfying and beautiful shot .Now you know where they live you will be able to go and sit quietly and hopefully get more shots that please you . I'd be tickled pink to get a shot like this . xx
StevenPrice 15 30 2 England
6 Jul 2007 1:27PM
a belter Marian very well captured.

Steve.
phil_j 14 134 4 England
6 Jul 2007 3:52PM
Luck you, I can still only hope.

Superb shot Marian.

Phil_j
trissie 13 United Kingdom
6 Jul 2007 5:13PM
A brilliant capture Marian, well done.

Trish

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