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Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Lens:300mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:20 Jun 2013 - 8:23 AM
Focal Length:300mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/5000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:5000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Lift off- Common Kingfisher
Username:Jamie_MacArthur Jamie_MacArthur
Uploaded:22 Jun 2013 - 9:23 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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Votes:69
Voters:KarenFB · KBan · almiles · PhillipMinnis · lonely_oryx · Arty · colin beeley · victorburnside · Neil-Ludford · Rev2 · cabbie · morpheus1955 · turniptowers · capto · ali63 · peterthowe · MandyD · Brian_Scott · TonyDy · zapar40 · buxton · S_Psharma · raymond18 · Ade_Osman · Trekmaster01 · CaroleS · M_squared · simons · brian17302 · Terry L · Paintman · chris-p · silverbells · Scooby10 · alfonsofrisk · gwynn56 · LeeFisher · GeorgePlatis · Alan_Baseley · Niknut · chrisweyer · Colin_Leslie · richmowil · Gavin_Duxbury · MD2009 · JuBarney · Norfolkboy · dave1967 · Holmewood · mex · Pete · anniepickering · rogerbryan · Buddhadev · AnnChown · NEWMANP · PhilSingleton · Rapido57 · ringyneck · rontear · Philip_P · Steve_S · vickylou · georgiepoolie · tripodted · Jenny-D · Sezz · Angi_Wallace · hunter031072 ·
Views:275
Unique Views:141

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almiles
almiles  538 forum posts United Kingdom102 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2013 - 9:39 AM

Wow, incredible timing and framing, the way the splash emerges from the bottom left corner and the kingfisher continues that vector diagonally is highly effective at creating action and movement despite the 'freeze frame' shutter speed (and looking at the shutter speed, I imagine panning these birds is impossible!). Great colour and a lovely background blur too. This must have taken a long time to produce and good field work. Brilliant!

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colin beeley
colin beeley Plus Member 121102 forum postscolin beeley vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2013 - 9:44 AM

don't come any better than that shot Wink

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victorburnside
22 Jun 2013 - 9:49 AM

Brilliant shot.

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Rev2
Rev2 Plus Member 5278 forum postsRev2 vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2013 - 9:52 AM

Incredible action shot here Jamie!

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capto
capto Plus Member 32612 forum postscapto vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2013 - 10:20 AM

One word.......fantastic!Smile

ivor

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ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3662 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2013 - 10:34 AM

Brilliant,

Ali

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MandyD
MandyD  616777215 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2013 - 10:44 AM

Fantastic frozen action!

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TonyDy
TonyDy Plus Member 6TonyDy vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2013 - 11:07 AM

Stunning shot, Jamie.
Tony

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raymond18
raymond18  3 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2013 - 12:23 PM

this is a fantastic shot

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brian17302
brian17302 Plus Member 3brian17302 vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2013 - 2:16 PM

Wonderful frozen action image Jamie
Regards Brian

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silverbells
22 Jun 2013 - 3:16 PM

Great action shot

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Scooby10
Scooby10  5 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2013 - 3:21 PM

Stunning!
Peter

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis Plus Member 2GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2013 - 4:42 PM

Stunning capture, indeed!
George

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Niknut
Niknut Plus Member 51011 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2013 - 5:30 PM

Incredible shot !!!!......top quality too !!.....I've already used my UA, so it'll have to be a virtual one for this piece of top photography !!

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richmowil
richmowil Plus Member 6307 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2013 - 6:36 PM

First class, quality image!! Stunning!!

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Gavin_Duxbury
Gavin_Duxbury Plus Member 5Gavin_Duxbury vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2013 - 7:38 PM

Just stunning: speechless

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JuBarney
JuBarney Plus Member 4JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jun 2013 - 8:59 PM

Superb shot
Ju

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dave1967
dave1967 Plus Member 3dave1967 vcard United Kingdom
22 Jun 2013 - 9:10 PM

Stunning quality shot
Dave

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Holmewood
Holmewood Plus Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
22 Jun 2013 - 11:07 PM

Stunning shot

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Jamie_MacArthur
23 Jun 2013 - 10:25 AM

Thank you all so, so much for or these lovely comments and awards Wink I really do appreciate them Wink

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Jamie_MacArthur
23 Jun 2013 - 10:27 AM

WOW I finally won the EC award SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileThank you so much SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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Buddhadev
Buddhadev  3 India
23 Jun 2013 - 12:26 PM

What a capture.... !!! :o

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PhilSingleton
PhilSingleton Plus Member 3PhilSingleton vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jun 2013 - 9:30 PM

Superb Jamie - well deserving of all the votes !

Phil.

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Steve_S
Steve_S Plus Member 9180 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2013 - 8:52 AM

Congrats on the EC Jamie Smile
Steve

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Sezz
Sezz Plus Member 10617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2013 - 8:23 AM

I've seen plenty of kingfisher shots but never anything quite like this! Congratulations - well deserved awards!

Sarah *

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