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Kingy's takeoff...

By PaulLiley  
...with its dinner. Taken from the Eric Morecambe Hide, Leighton Moss, north Lancs yesterday. Needless there were quite a few binned shots to get this one from a timing point of view. The Sigma is a great lens for the money but you have to work within its limitations to get reasonable results. I am starting to understand those limitations. Good lighting to give an f8 aperture or smaller, near to the subject to avoid too much cropping etc.

Tags: Kingfisher Bird Feeding Inflight Wildlife and nature

Voters: CarolG, bagman, Briwooly and 36 more

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CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
15 Oct 2012 11:53AM
Superb timing, Paul, a grand capture, and a reflection as well Smile Carol

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Briwooly 12 452 5 England
15 Oct 2012 12:00PM
Good job with lens a excellent capture

Brian ................
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
15 Oct 2012 12:30PM
Great managing to capture the take off after a successful fishing trip on the part of the k/f.
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
15 Oct 2012 12:30PM
Like a little jewel emerging from that water, what a little beauty and your timing was excellent.

mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
15 Oct 2012 12:33PM
Well timed here Paul,
even if it did take a few attempts !!
Good shot.
Tibetan 6 3 England
15 Oct 2012 2:22PM
An amazing shot Paul, pity I can't give you an award, it's a tremendous shot so someone will I'm sure hope it does well, hope things are fine for you now, regards leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2012 3:19PM
"Right place right time" A superb image Paul, certainly goes to show that patience is a virtue...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2012 4:24PM
Well done Paul and great timing!
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2012 4:58PM
brilliant timing paul wonderful colours and detail a cracker nice one Wink
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2012 5:56PM
Superb shot !!!.....your reflexes must be 'hair-trigger' to catch this shot ??? it !!
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
15 Oct 2012 10:38PM
Getting good at these!
well caught Paul
16 Oct 2012 1:35PM
Great capture Paul.

gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2012 1:46PM
How excellent!
paskinmj 9 11 1 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2012 10:06PM
Spot on.
17 Oct 2012 2:26PM
Excellent capture Paul,glad to make this 30..Lin
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2012 3:41PM
Great shot Paul, im green with envy.
17 Oct 2012 8:31PM
That's just super! Bravo!SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile I'm green with envy, tooWink
Regards Valery
saeidNL 8 3 Netherlands
17 Oct 2012 9:55PM
Excellent and very well timed capture indeed,very well done,
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
17 Oct 2012 10:23PM
These are beauties Paul,hope all is ok with you and yours,must get up there sometime ,been working at Bentham just lately.
Source 7
17 Oct 2012 11:32PM
An amazing capture!
18 Oct 2012 5:16PM
What a excellent shot brill.
Ayoob 7 Australia
26 Oct 2012 12:18AM
An amazing capture.............Grin

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