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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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Beautifull shot on the right moment
I like it

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27 Jun 2007 6:35PM
great shot ,long wait .mart
AlanBW Plus
11 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!

27 Jun 2007 6:42PM
Fantastic what more can I say Smile
jaktis Plus
14 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
12 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
13 102 3 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2007 6:47PM
oh my goodness - this is just amazing!!! The light, action, composition - all are perfect!!! RESPECT!!!
Coleslaw Plus
12 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
12 273 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2007 6:54PM
wow stunning well captured.
Melanie_M Plus
12 168 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 Plus
16 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
10 2 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2007 7:17PM
SUPERB wildlife capture...worthy of all the trouble it undoubtedly took.
Julian Plus
13 76 3 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2007 7:19PM
Another great shot.
Hop-A-Long Plus
10 52 1 England
27 Jun 2007 7:34PM
This is a stunning shot. 20/10 for that one.
mattberry Plus
13 259 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!

Phil_Morgan Plus
11 182 1 Wales
27 Jun 2007 7:38PM
Awe inpiring!! Gotta be another EC surely Smile

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


jaspernina Plus
10 1.0k Wales
27 Jun 2007 7:39PM
Stunning image & timing.
Maddie Plus
12 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2007 7:42PM
super capture
NevP Plus
12 853 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.
BillN Plus
11 8
27 Jun 2007 7:51PM
absoloutly brilliant pic deserves hundreds af clicks
KBan Plus
12 501 4 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2007 7:54PM
stunning capture
albi Plus
13 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.

27 Jun 2007 8:04PM
Fabulous capture with superb timing. Really great shot. Nettles
rontear Plus
14 8 8 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
11 238 6 Wales
27 Jun 2007 8:33PM
Wicked shot.

Maiwand Plus
11 3 73 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
12 66 England
27 Jun 2007 9:04PM
Terrific image,,
bfgstew Plus
11 668 105 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
11 73 20 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2007 9:53PM
Superb. Absolutely splendid.

Newtman Plus
11 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
13 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
11 96 1 England
27 Jun 2007 10:10PM
Wonderful stuff.

wasper Plus
11 533 1 Ireland
28 Jun 2007 2:51AM
This shot will pay for the 2 months spent on the wait. Well done.
Marian Plus
12 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
11 182 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
12 1.1k 246 England
28 Jun 2007 9:41AM
An HC too..well done Tony.
Nic_WA Plus
13 179 2 Australia
28 Jun 2007 12:15PM
Unbelievably well taken - I admire your patience too Smile Congratulations on the HC.
dalecath Plus
11 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
13 661 5 Wales
28 Jun 2007 7:53PM
Superb image!

glazzaro Plus
13 70 23 United States
28 Jun 2007 8:04PM
Congrats on the HC!

csurry Plus
15 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
13 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 Plus
14 2.1k 29 United Kingdom
29 Jun 2007 1:12PM
Still looks stunning to me.
faints.. !! oh my

justin c Plus
14 4.9k 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
12 71 1 United Kingdom
30 Jun 2007 6:55PM
Fab shot, congrats on HC
Real top-notch picture, they just keep coming, nice one.
MikeRC Plus
12 3.6k United Kingdom
3 Jul 2007 7:34AM
Terrific shot....Mike
Alison_S Plus
12 339 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 11 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
13 1.6k 37 England
5 Jul 2007 10:11PM
any more of the KF in focus would spoil the dynamics of the image
6 Jul 2007 1:32PM
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! nuff said lol.

tomcat Plus
12 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 Plus
14 165
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
I love this just as it is & agree with riprap007s comment

Leary Plus
10 15 1 New Zealand
21 Jul 2007 2:41PM
farr this is just ridiculous. a fan-f*cking-tastic shot here pal

piccy Plus
11 8 Wales
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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