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2 Jan 2012 12:50PM
absolutely stunning.......

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FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
2 Jan 2012 1:16PM
Another winner Cheryl, 1st class.....good luck with the new job, haven't a clue what it may be though Wink
Brian_Scott 8 42 27 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2012 1:19PM
Happy new year Cheryl
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
2 Jan 2012 1:30PM
A superb image, great detail...............Sandy
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
2 Jan 2012 2:01PM
Amazing. - gary
2 Jan 2012 2:08PM
csurry 16 9.2k 92
2 Jan 2012 2:14PM
Thanks all.

Strange that after nearly 3 months off I will have to get up at a "normal' time to officially work. Obviously I have been keeping busy and doing some work in that time but will still be a bit of a shock to the system Grin

More of a shock will be getting up at "silly o'clock" on Wednesday to drive to the client site!
TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2012 2:16PM
Lovely shot, Cheryl.
johnjo58 7 2 5 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2012 2:26PM
A stunner Cheryl, I knew from the thumb nail it was yours.
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
2 Jan 2012 2:31PM
Happy New Year Cheryl, good luck on your first daySmile Kingfisher glory.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
2 Jan 2012 2:41PM
Superb kingfisher shot in every way, Cheryl: a happy New Year to you.
john_starkey 7 2 3 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2012 3:23PM
Fantastic image Cheryl,happy new year to you,and best of luck with your new job,

CathyI 13 344 3 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2012 5:34PM
Lovely shot!

Happy New Year to you and all the best for the new job!
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2012 5:44PM
May 2012 be a happy and prosperous one for youSmile

New job - New yearTongueTongueTongue

Love the KF Cheryl

csurry 16 9.2k 92
2 Jan 2012 5:51PM
Thanks all.

Need to start at silly o'clock tomorrow now Grin

Still office appears to be near a nature reserve, so if I can get to the lighter evenings...
Steve_S Plus
12 181 3 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2012 7:41PM
Happy New Year Cheryl and hope the job goes well Grin
michaelo Plus
11 11 1 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2012 9:05PM
fantastic image,happy new year and good luck with the new job!!!!
Sezz 13 617 15 England
2 Jan 2012 10:57PM
So beautiful, the bird and your photography!
congrat's for your new job & HNY to you Cheryl.

Sarah *
Gezina 11 3 6 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2012 10:58PM
Best wishes for 2012 - cracking shot as always - Ina
albi 13 68 1 England
3 Jan 2012 10:29AM
Lovely light and comp on this Cheryl, nice work....
James_C 9 36 56 United Kingdom
3 Jan 2012 1:44PM
Happy New Year to you too Cheryl. Fabulous picture as always.

Pete Plus
17 18.8k 97 England
3 Jan 2012 3:34PM
Well positioned bird in frame, plus beautiful control of light / processing resulting in rich saturated colours and a photo with bags of impact.
5 Jan 2012 9:57AM
Great snap!!
AlanWillis 8 67 England
5 Jan 2012 4:34PM
Congrats on the EC.
Cannot tell the sex at this age, some with a bit of red under beak turn out to be male,
Queenie's beak was totally black until she was over six months old, she is of course female.
Arthur is 18 months old and still has a little red on his lower mandible.
They were one of the two couples that paired up last spring, and dug a nest together.
I hope you do not mind me pointing this out.
Best for 2012 Alan
csurry 16 9.2k 92
5 Jan 2012 9:00PM
Thanks all.

Thanks Pete for the EC, tenners will be in the usual spot Wink

Alan, no problem. I was told some time ago that the signs for a juvenile were the colour of the feet and the white tip to the end of the beak. As for it being male or female having never consciously seen a definite female juvenile I am more than happy to be "corrected". I only have scarce access to see these fantastic birds and therefore happy to defer to an expert for an identification. So in future I'll just put juvenile to be on the safe side Grin

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