Erupting 2

By albi  
I've been struggling lately to get more images of the kingfisher diving in and erupting out of the water.

So I've decided to call it a day on my Kingfisher project, I've spent near on 2 months working on them and need a change and something new to post.. Smile

Not the best shot in the world as the focus point is on fish, but it's one of the best near full frame images I managed to capture.

Thanks for looking.

Tags: Birds Water Kingfisher Fish Erupting Wildlife and nature

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27 Jun 2007 6:35PM
Beautifull shot on the right moment
I like it

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tredz 9
27 Jun 2007 6:35PM
great shot ,long wait .mart
AlanBW Plus
10 20 England
27 Jun 2007 6:38PM
Wonderful capture, terrific timing
27 Jun 2007 6:39PM

Quote:Not the best shot in the world

Blimey your hard to please.
Looks great well done.
Great shot!

jasonS 9 9 England
27 Jun 2007 6:42PM
Fantastic what more can I say Smile
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
27 Jun 2007 6:44PM
No not the best shot in the world, but that title is available for only one shot and this is stunning so I would say that is good enough for most viewers

chase Plus
10 1.1k 246 England
27 Jun 2007 6:45PM
You are sooo picky Wink
Wish this were one of mine!
Superb timing Tony.
bzbee Plus
11 102 3 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2007 6:47PM
oh my goodness - this is just amazing!!! The light, action, composition - all are perfect!!! RESPECT!!!
Coleslaw 10 13.4k 28 Wales
27 Jun 2007 6:48PM
absolutely brilliant
27 Jun 2007 6:52PM
This is brilliant.....good luck with the new project...until the next kingfisher fix !!

newy17 Plus
10 273 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2007 6:54PM
wow stunning well captured.
Melanie_M Plus
10 168 9 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2007 6:58PM
Stunning catch.
Might just want to clone out some of the brighter drops for presentation here.
ZenTog 14 7.9k 1 England
27 Jun 2007 7:04PM
AS GOOD AS ANYTHING andy rouse has produced, stunning shot , the very best and worthy of a EC
27 Jun 2007 7:16PM
27 Jun 2007 7:17PM
SUPERB wildlife capture...worthy of all the trouble it undoubtedly took.
Julian Plus
11 76 3 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2007 7:19PM
Another great shot.
27 Jun 2007 7:34PM
This is a stunning shot. 20/10 for that one.
mattberry 11 259 14 England
27 Jun 2007 7:35PM
Absolute rubbish!

Only kidding of course, one from the top drawer of a very tall chest of drawers!

Well done!

27 Jun 2007 7:38PM
Awe inpiring!! Gotta be another EC surely Smile

27 Jun 2007 7:38PM
Awesome capture, well done.


27 Jun 2007 7:39PM
Stunning image & timing.
Maddie 10 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2007 7:42PM
super capture
NevP Plus
10 853 13 Canada
27 Jun 2007 7:44PM
Outstanding for me, and the focus on the fish looks good to me - the fish is the focus of the birds attention after all. Outstanding.
27 Jun 2007 7:51PM
absoloutly brilliant pic deserves hundreds af clicks
KBan Plus
10 486 4 England
27 Jun 2007 7:54PM
stunning capture
albi Plus
11 68 1 England
27 Jun 2007 8:01PM
Thanks all for the kind comments..

Quote: You are sooo picky

Yes I know Janet.. Wink

Quote: the fish is the focus of the birds attention after all.

Thanks Nev, I never looked at it like that.

Quote: Might just want to clone out some of the brighter drops for presentation here.

Thanks Melanie, I did look at that and thought about removing some of the brighter droplets but I kind of liked them for some reason.

Thanks all, much appreciate the input.

Fabulous capture with superb timing. Really great shot. Nettles
rontear Plus
12 8 7 England
27 Jun 2007 8:15PM
It baffles me why this has not got the e/c and everything else, simply Superb! A lot of hard work has paid off, this surpasses the bird on a branch. How difficult this is only you know Tony. I take my hat off to you. Ron.
digitall Plus
9 238 6 Wales
27 Jun 2007 8:33PM
Wicked shot.

Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
27 Jun 2007 8:35PM
Absolutely out of this world --brilliant. The timing on this is supreme. i am green with envy.
27 Jun 2007 8:43PM
All the above. Sensational shot.

chris-p Plus
10 65 England
27 Jun 2007 9:04PM
Terrific image,,
bfgstew Plus
9 668 105 England
27 Jun 2007 9:05PM
The speed these things fly and dive about at, and you have captured this and countless others with such clarity and composure, you do yourself an injustice. Puff that chest out and have a big smug grin on your face, this is worth it, superb.
BlueRoom Plus
9 73 20 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2007 9:53PM
Superb. Absolutely splendid.

Newtman Plus
9 2 5
27 Jun 2007 10:07PM
It's not the best shot in the world? Maybe, but there are hundreds of EPZ members out here, like me, who would give their eye teeth for a shot as good as this.
glazzaro Plus
11 70 23 United States
27 Jun 2007 10:08PM
This is a dynamite shot! Sure to be a crowd pleaser, tell you what, I will trade you one Blue Bunting for one of your King Fishers! Wink Excellent Camera work Tony! Spot on! Click!!!

Chriscj Plus
10 96 1 England
27 Jun 2007 10:10PM
Wonderful stuff.

wasper Plus
9 533 1 Ireland
28 Jun 2007 2:51AM
This shot will pay for the 2 months spent on the wait. Well done.
Marian Plus
10 62 England
28 Jun 2007 7:55AM
WOW, you may not think it's the best shot in the world, but to me, it's wonderful.
LesF Plus
9 182 9
28 Jun 2007 8:38AM
Only one word to describe this - superb.
Thanks for sharing this image with us, deserve at EC this one.

Les F
Wow, fantastic.
This is brilliant.
chase Plus
10 1.1k 246 England
28 Jun 2007 9:41AM
An HC too..well done Tony.
Nic_WA Plus
11 179 2 Australia
28 Jun 2007 12:15PM
Unbelievably well taken - I admire your patience too Smile Congratulations on the HC.
dalecath Plus
9 60 3 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2007 4:33PM
cracking shot .spend the time you get the rssults

28 Jun 2007 7:39PM
1st class mate. Deserves POW imho.

Rob_Taylor Plus
11 660 5 Wales
28 Jun 2007 7:53PM
Superb image!

glazzaro Plus
11 70 23 United States
28 Jun 2007 8:04PM
Congrats on the HC!

csurry 13 9.2k 92
28 Jun 2007 9:25PM
Well you've already said in your comment that the focus is on the fish, but just imagine how good this one would have been with the focus on the eye.

A pic most of us can only dream about taking.

So we'll let you off this time.
albi Plus
11 68 1 England
28 Jun 2007 9:40PM
Thanks for the kind comments everyone.. Smile

Thanks for the HC Pete..

Thanks Cheryl, I was gutted when I checked this image out for sharpness, soooo close, and it was the only time the Kingfisher fished from my perch that day... :-(
pennyspike 12 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2007 1:12PM
Still looks stunning to me.
faints.. !! oh my

justin c 12 4.7k 36 England
30 Jun 2007 12:48PM
Hi Tony,

You're certainly setting the standard with your wildlife images.Without a doubt some of the finest on the forum.
Always a pleasure to view.

Philip_P Plus
10 71 1 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2007 6:55PM
Fab shot, congrats on HC
1 Jul 2007 9:02PM
Real top-notch picture, they just keep coming, nice one.
MikeRC Plus
10 3.6k United Kingdom
3 Jul 2007 7:34AM
Terrific shot....Mike
glenalva Plus
10 338 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2007 11:51AM
Perfectly timed and taken.......a beautiful capture. Congrats on your HC.

4 Jul 2007 12:02PM
As someone who doesn't get a chance to even look for these gorgeous birds, never mind find one... never mind try and shoot one... this is gorgeous! Very well caught!
RogBrown Plus
9 3.1k 10 England
5 Jul 2007 10:04PM
Hey, come on Albi, this shot is as near perfect as you're going to get. The fish & the bird's head are in focus & the rest is near enough. The composition is spot-on. I'd just clone out that white blob top right. This shot would grace any wild-life magazine. Just tell us how you did it & how long you had to wait.
riprap007 Plus
11 1.6k 37 England
5 Jul 2007 10:11PM
any more of the KF in focus would spoil the dynamics of the image
StevenPrice 11 30 2 England
6 Jul 2007 1:32PM
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! nuff said lol.

tomcat Plus
10 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2007 10:53AM
Only just seen this Tony...been away for a while

What a project it must have been
A top notch shot

leeg 12 165
17 Jul 2007 8:21PM
Some of these spots have to go as well LOL.

Agree with Justin C. Usual high standard. Great work Tony
19 Jul 2007 9:30PM
I love this just as it is & agree with riprap007s comment

Leary 9 15 1 New Zealand
21 Jul 2007 2:41PM
farr this is just ridiculous. a fan-f*cking-tastic shot here pal

21 Jul 2007 2:47PM
Wow, wish it was in my pf, focus or not.
21 Jul 2007 2:49PM
Wow! It's all been said.
29 Jul 2007 10:28PM
Stunning ..... and I am gutted that you haven't posted anything else! Hope that you will
be posting again soon, whatever your next subject may be! Click*
29 Jul 2007 10:31PM
Wow! What a fantastic shot,wonderful timing.

Fantastic shot....Excellent timing and technical ability...

15 Sep 2007 9:42PM
Cracker of a shot and well done on the dedication that you've put into this!

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