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A record shot of a pair of kingfishers I saw mating from the Kingfisher Hide at Slimbridge at the end of April.
I'm still waiting to capture an iamge of a kingfisher and along come you with two mating, I'm not really envious. Seriously its a great image,well focused on the "action" and a wonderful spot. John.
Everyone asks if I have been to Slimbridge for the Kings...now I know why....Great record shot.
Well captured in flagrante, Ed.
I have never seen a kingfisher so must echo Eastlands' comments today, Ed: what a marvellous moment to have captured.
An excellent capture Ed !! Well done
All I have ever seen is a flash of blue skimming the water...
A faster shutter speed would have been nice but the main thing is that you grabbed the shot! A good crop, contains the scene nicely. Can I suggest a bit of very discreet use of the Burn tool to define the birds a bit better, mainly to be used over the heads and chests. Nothing extreme - set to Shadows, brush size large enough to sweep easily over the head and just 2% or 3% exposure. I think it would give them more 'presence'.
I have never even seen one kingfisher......... Lucky you
Undoubtedly there could have been more detail with perfect settings (whatever they are) but hell, you got a shot in a million, so well done for that.
Well done ED. I've seen one whizzing past me but never seen one long enough to appreciate their beauty
I just looked in my birdbook to see if we even have any kingfishers. We have a belted KF. Nothing like these beauties. What a great capture Ed.......Sandy
Seems they have come back to Slimbridge Ed, they were missing for a couple of years, they are playing leapfrog.
lovely shot Ed, they didn't show there face while i visited, let alone perform for me.nice one.
what a stunning well timed and coloured capture Ed, right place right time I hope you left them in peace lol
The bird we all want to capture but to photograph two mating is amazing!.
Congratulations on capturing the kingy action.
Well done, every bodies dream
Well done ,
Very well captured Ed, some excellent field craft required to obtain an image such as this.
Many thanks for all your comments and to Neil "Cantona43" for the user award it is greatly appreciated, Ed
It was pure luck that I captured this and from miles away too, this was cropped very heavily! It was a once in a lifetime experience a bit like hitting a hole in one in golf!
Lovely shot. They are on my wish list. Cathy
A brilliant well timed capture Ed..Lin
Excellent capture Ed, he has a glint in his eye,
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