Back Modifications (2)
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By Icee  
One of a number of shots taken on the same day

Tags: Wildlife and nature Bird kingfisher fish


4 Jan 2009 1:54PM

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MandyD 11 16,777.2k 1 England
4 Jan 2009 1:55PM
Exquisite capture, stunning colour and detail.
Mounters 13 85 2 England
4 Jan 2009 1:57PM
Great detail, colour and composition
CathR 13 151 564 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2009 2:11PM
Lovely kingfisher, Iain. Beautiful plumage and good diffuse background. Exposure may be just a tiny bit on the dark side. If you look at the histogram most of the pixels are left of centre. In my mod I have lightened the exposure just a little bit. I have also cloned in a bit of colour on the white shoulder area as these feathers tend to get overexposed. I have had a go at enhancing the catchlight in the eye also.


VidB 11 11 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2009 2:34PM
Lovely shot,superb detail. Well done
daibev Plus
16 350 Wales
4 Jan 2009 3:26PM
Graet capture.
motorsportpictures 11 289 23 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2009 3:48PM
superb shot, and great detail , but got to agree on the exposure is a tad bit too dark...
Wilmot 12 338 1 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2009 3:55PM
Cracking image]
Icee 12 11 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2009 5:06PM
Thanks for the comments. It is a bit dark as where it was taken is in a lot of shade and I think this tricked the meter and me.
OAKEY 12 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2009 6:05PM
Just stunning, Beats mine. Shaun
arhb 13 3.4k 68 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2009 6:06PM
Superb capture, looks fine to me.
Only thought would be to leave a bit more canvas to the left.
blacky 12 4 1 England
4 Jan 2009 6:19PM
superb mate
Karrol 11 29 England
4 Jan 2009 7:17PM
I tend to like my shots on the dark side so i think this shot is SUPERB!
Tigress 12 Scotland
4 Jan 2009 9:26PM
superb detail and colours
4 Jan 2009 9:43PM
Fantastic shot.
WildLight 12 145 3 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2009 10:16PM
A superb image!
Great detail in the feathers.
Nice, blurred, smooth background.
Perfect eye-level POV.
Brilliant, soft light.
I think there's too much space on the top and left side so I did a mod to show a slightly different crop.

Very nice work!

5 Jan 2009 4:38PM
Great shot,
StevenPrice 15 30 2 England
6 Jan 2009 11:29AM
a super shot cracking colours.

f8 16 9.2k 22 England
6 Jan 2009 11:36AM
I think the sqaure crop is the best option otherwise an excellent shot.
6 Jan 2009 7:27PM
I think its a super shot, for me colour is spot on, nice and sharp, only one thing I'd like to have seen was perhaps framed slightly differently, perhaps the branch beginning at bottom right corner as the birds eye is a little central. Of course this would have required more branch to be in view and may have detracted as the subject would have been smaller in the frame.

Overall a great shot though.
Tom_Charles 15 279
12 Jan 2009 2:19PM
Hello Iain,

This is a striking image; lovely colour and classic pose. My only suggestion would be to have more space around the bird. I dont know how much you had to play with before a crop, but a little bit more below the bird, in particular, as well as top and left. Other than that, a stunner Smile


ps...CathR has done a fine job of adding some light to the area around the eye.

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