By Herge88
Hi All,

Firstly a great many thanks to Joline, ChristineD and Alan_Baseley for their much valued UA's on my Destiny image.

This is a first for me, and as there are so many great Kingfisher images on EPZ I thought twice about posting it, however this was taken around the river running through the college grounds at my workplace, we had been watching them for a couple of years, in fact I had never knowingly seen one before last year. We invested in one of those cheap chair type hides and had a great afternoon, anyway this is one of my efforts.


Tags: General Wildlife and nature

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24 Aug 2014 1:35PM
A beautiful image, Matt - I wonder how long it posed for you before disappearing!


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24 Aug 2014 1:39PM
Excellent capture Matt, nice detail,
24 Aug 2014 2:06PM
special Matt excellent work

Daisymaye Plus
8 23 11 Canada
24 Aug 2014 2:08PM
Good capture Matt.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
24 Aug 2014 3:06PM
Excellent and Congratulations!
mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.1k 1691 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2014 6:18PM
I'm impressed, because you are not a birder and this is a case of branching out into unfamiliar territory. And it's good. And at 1/13 second you were also lucky - fortune favours the brave.
I'm also jealous, because all I have ever seen is a flash of blue as they streak along the river below our regular Peak District hidey hole. But then I don't have the patience for this.
A chair-type hide sounds my sort, you may as well be comfortable if you have to be patient. I wonder if it would work with people?? Smile
JuBarney Plus
6 25 3 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2014 7:23PM
A terrific shot
24 Aug 2014 8:37PM
Excellent capture
Irishkate Plus
6 41 110 United Kingdom
24 Aug 2014 9:45PM
Excellent image of the bird we'd all like to capture.
So although there may be many - it is yours and we know the thrill of a new capture or genre.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
RonnieAG Plus
7 154 117 Scotland
24 Aug 2014 10:10PM
It is a fine shot of your visiting kingfisher, Matt; I have to admit that i have never seen one despite looking in earnest along our local riverbank.
mikbee 10 3 8 Scotland
24 Aug 2014 11:06PM
Super colours Matt.
So have no thoughts about doing a mono version !!
24 Aug 2014 11:45PM
Great shot of a juvenile kingfisher.
Brilane 11 5 12 Wales
25 Aug 2014 1:18AM
Beautiful colour, I am yet to see one.
gary_d 9 576 13 Wales
25 Aug 2014 1:22AM
This is right up there with the best of them Matt. - Gary
franken Plus
14 4.2k 4 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2014 9:00AM
Lovely shot.


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