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Kingfisher Queen

By WindowonWildlife    
Kingfisher Queen

A very BIG thank you to : Pollisher, PhilSingleton & CarolG for their personal UA's on the previous image.....Chuffed with those Smile Many thanks to all for your votes, comments and clicks on the previous Jay which are always welcomed and appreciated.

Been a while since I uploaded a trademark KF, so here's one I found on the hard drive.

All the best
Dean

Tags: River Kingfisher Dorset Bird Stour Alcedo atthis Wildlife and nature WindowOnWildlife Dean Mason

Voters: colin beeley, Bravdo, Kruger01 and 102 more

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colin beeley Plus
14 1.1k 10 England
13 Feb 2013 5:38PM
cracking shot Wink

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Bravdo Plus
8 17 2 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2013 5:38PM
Superb Capture. You can never get tired of looking a t such a fine bird. Excellent colour and detai. Yet to find and capture a shot of a kingfisher myself.

Barry
Kruger01 8 15 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2013 5:39PM
Beautiful capture

Bill
13 Feb 2013 5:42PM
What a pin sharp, marvelous shot. You got a fair bit closer than I managed with my KF and the perch is lovely too.
Alun
johnke 3 223 15
13 Feb 2013 5:42PM
Stunning ,superb focus and composition...John.
13 Feb 2013 5:43PM
Fantastic. What a beauty
Wow that is fantastic, so sharp.
Meheecho 4 275 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2013 5:45PM
No UA available because this a sure winner, absolute stunner
Steve
lawbert 9 1.8k 15 England
13 Feb 2013 5:45PM
This is none to shabby to be sitting on the HDWink
Simply splendid as always
senn Plus
5 4 1 Belgium
13 Feb 2013 5:48PM
exquisite detail and colour rendering, Dean ..
CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
13 Feb 2013 5:48PM
What on earth was he doing sitting on the hard drive, Dean, he should have been aired long before now, an absolute stunner. Carol
13 Feb 2013 5:49PM
A...MAZING shot! SmileSmile
jimpy1 7 England
13 Feb 2013 5:52PM
Beauty!

Jim
siduck68 4 6 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2013 6:00PM
Excellent

Simon
dave1967 5 4 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2013 6:01PM
Stunning
Dave
andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2013 6:06PM
fantastic detail brilliant pose dean simply stunning Wink
andy
Trev_B 9 151 68 England
13 Feb 2013 6:09PM
Top notch Dean..

Trev
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2013 6:17PM
First Class againSmile the KF simply jumps off the page and you have the colours exactly right
First class capture Dean

David
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
13 Feb 2013 6:22PM
Stunning good quality Kingfisher Dean. Beautifully detailed plumage.GrinGrin
Ron
Norfolkboy 10 1 4 England
13 Feb 2013 6:31PM
Another outstanding capture, Dean.
Colin
OAKEY 8 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2013 6:32PM
Stunning Kingy capture Dean, fab detail/colours, like the perch too
Shaun
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2013 6:34PM
Just another "box-ticker"

You know what that meansWink

Adrian
13 Feb 2013 6:35PM
Jaw dropping quality Dean!!!
RonnieAG Plus
7 153 116 Scotland
13 Feb 2013 6:44PM
EXCELLENT.
Ronnie.
ali63 Plus
4 756 1 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2013 6:47PM
Top class image i am very jealous SadSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Ali
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
13 Feb 2013 6:52PM
A magnificent shot of this beautiful little bird, this one is straight out of the top drawer
KBan 11 494 4 England
13 Feb 2013 6:53PM
Bird on a stick !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That's all you get from camera club judges and jealous people !!!

I would like to see of their birds on sticks !!!!!!!!!!!!

The time, dedication and skill that one has to put in to get a shot like this is immense !!!!!!!!!

Rant over

Keith
excellent colour, detail and depth of field - Brian
13 Feb 2013 7:06PM
Another beauty...........wish I could find one round my way............they are as illusive as a free council car park.............GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
bzbee Plus
12 102 3 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2013 7:14PM
oh - SPECTACULAR!!!
TonyDy Plus
8 5 2 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2013 7:16PM
Superb shot, Dean.
Tony
13 Feb 2013 7:27PM

Quote:Bird on a stick !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That's all you get from camera club judges and jealous people !!!

I would like to see of their birds on sticks !!!!!!!!!!!!

The time, dedication and skill that one has to put in to get a shot like this is immense !!!!!!!!!

Rant over

Keith



I have never yet met a camera club judge that has shown me one decent image of their own Keith !!

Aside from that there are certain issues they never take into consideration :

a) Some toggers have a disability or illness that prevents them from getting anything other than a bird on a stick !! Prefer to sit on a chair, because of health issues

b) Some toggers do not have the resources or never ending funds to travel far and wide for images that don't involve a " bird on a stick "

c) Some toggers, including myself are S**T scared of flying and prefer not to travel too far for anything other than a " bird on a stick "

Personally my aim with photography is more for detail in a subject, than that elusive perfect composition !!

Each to their own, the moaners will always moan and the judges will always have mediocre images on their hard drives............Well that's been in my experience mate WinkTongueSmile
SUE118 Plus
8 8 1 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2013 7:33PM
So glad you found it, it's brilliant.
MalcolmM Plus
11 583 5 Scotland
13 Feb 2013 7:33PM
Superb.
13 Feb 2013 7:46PM

Quote:Another beauty...........wish I could find one round my way............they are as illusive as a free council car park.............GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin


Oh they are there Julia, find a river and have a good listen.....Sit for a few hours, keeping your eyes peeled and chances are one may just grace you with their presence Smile works for me Wink
Robinsons 4 14 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2013 7:51PM
Brilliant.....love itGrin
13 Feb 2013 9:12PM
It's been said.
David
teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
13 Feb 2013 9:25PM
Pure perfection for me Dean - simply exquisite.
Sylvia
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 10 Canada
13 Feb 2013 9:26PM
Wow! Totally stunning. Now I know what perfection looks like......Sandy
johnjo58 6 2 5 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2013 9:59PM
Stunning, stunning, stunning, pure Deanery
David
KBan 11 494 4 England
13 Feb 2013 10:41PM
Go on then !

Grin
BIGRY1 Plus
4 3 7 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 7:15PM
God knows what goodies you have on your hard drive if you have kept this beauty away from us all this time!WinkGrin
Ryan
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 7:48PM
You were saving this for a rainy day mate, Congats on your NINE!!!!!! UAs. Love the write up Dean, so true.
COMPO
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
14 Feb 2013 9:05PM
A beauty Dean.
Brian.
Fefe Plus
5 23 31 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 10:30PM
My word ..........................Thats greatGrinGrinGrin
Diane
14 Feb 2013 10:43PM
Another truely spectacular shot Dean. Excellent
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
15 Feb 2013 11:22PM
A top rant fella, you've answered your detractors in emphatic style!!!Grin
tonyng Plus
6 8 2 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2013 8:13PM
Top notch stuff Dean. I would be over the moon if I can come up with anything half as good.
Sezz Plus
11 617 15 England
17 Feb 2013 9:13PM
You are the King of Kinfisher images Dean, always impressive work!! Smile

Sarah *
24 May 2013 4:04PM
stunning shot most impressive

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