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Been Fishing

By Lillian  
In the harsh sunlight, just been fishing!

Female kingfisher with her lunch.
Reeds and water as backdrop

Spent a magical day yesterday watching and photographing Kingfishers.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and comment, as always very much appreciated


Tags: General Fish Female kingfisher Wildlife and nature Bullhead

Voters: Pete, digital_boi,

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mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
6 Sep 2012 1:10AM
Had a feeling this was not from your bedroom window Lillian !!
Talking of which,you are up late tonight are you not ?
A well coloured and detailed shot.

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Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2012 1:17AM
No Mick, went off to the river today
and been processing the photos as unable to sleepSad
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
6 Sep 2012 1:22AM
The lighting does seem harsh, Lillian, but you have coped very well with it, getting a fine crisp capture of the k/f and it's capture.
Wonderful rich but natural colours.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
6 Sep 2012 1:35AM
Now this is special, sharp and to the point, is he going to EAT those fins?
6 Sep 2012 2:17AM
A beautiful shot Lillian. Well done. Grin

EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
6 Sep 2012 4:05AM
Great details and colours. There's even the tiniest starburst showing just above the little fish on your Kingfisher's bill, doubtless thanks to the strong sunlight and a nice little bonus! Cracking shot.

As you'll see, I can't sleep either!

senn Plus
7 5 1 Belgium
6 Sep 2012 5:28AM
precious capture Lillian, .. pin sharp and remarkably well posed
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2012 5:38AM
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
6 Sep 2012 5:47AM
Amazing SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile Carol
KBan 13 502 4 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2012 7:10AM
She's a cracker Lillian
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
6 Sep 2012 7:14AM
Lovely detail and colour
6 Sep 2012 7:21AM
Fantastic capture Lillian. Lots of detail
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2012 7:26AM
fantastic detail lillian brilliant colours and tones love the comp a stunner nice one Wink
Ray42 10 3 England
6 Sep 2012 7:31AM
Great shot - good colour and comp
marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2012 7:33AM
Magnificent Lillian, was wondering if we would see more! Terrific
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2012 7:35AM
A truly superb capture!

6 Sep 2012 7:40AM
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
6 Sep 2012 7:45AM
Stunning Lillian, absolutely brill!!!
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2012 7:52AM
Wow! This is a real winner Lillian!
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
6 Sep 2012 7:52AM
Love your composition and the light is fantastic.........nature at work.........GrinGrinGrinGrin
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
6 Sep 2012 8:00AM
Superb clarity, Lillian, and the dof excellent with the fish sharp from nose to tail. A lovely catchlight in the eye and lots of detail in the plumage.

6 Sep 2012 8:02AM
WOW! two for the price of one here Lillian, super shot, well done.

John Smile
User_Removed 13 386 2 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2012 8:14AM
A perfect capture Lillian, outstanding detail, colours and timing, I think it deserves the famous Deefer Award. Smile

morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2012 8:19AM
Outstanding image Lillian, fabulous colours and the detail is quite superb, one of the best kingfisher, if not the best kingfisher shot I have seen on this site Smile

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2012 8:29AM
that detail .... exceptional
pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2012 8:35AM
rontear Plus
15 8 8 England
6 Sep 2012 8:47AM
Some stretch of river Lillian !! Kingfishers here are just a blue flash !! You know their favorite perches ?
gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2012 9:00AM
Wow oh wow!
A shot to enjoy, right time right place, amazing capture. you did well in the harsh light .superb DOF.

mex 10 27 3 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2012 10:14AM
Top shot.
cheers phil.
achieverswales 7 8 101 Wales
6 Sep 2012 10:46AM
Every thing about this hard to photograph bird say's WOW Lillian, excellent.


6 Sep 2012 10:53AM
Superb capture here again Lillian one of your very best Kingfisher captures all awards richly deserved

TonyDy Plus
9 10 3 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2012 10:57AM
Fantastic shot, Lillian.
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2012 11:04AM
What a catch, what a capture!
The colours are so vibrant.
I'd be thrilled even to capture a kingfisher!
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
6 Sep 2012 11:19AM
First rate capture Lillian. A fine shot.
Trev_B 11 151 68 England
6 Sep 2012 11:19AM
Oh yes!!!!! a beautiful capture Lillian.

FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
6 Sep 2012 11:23AM
A beauty Lillian and a bonus with that fish,
jdinne 15 16 England
6 Sep 2012 11:35AM
This one is special Lillian excellent.

bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
6 Sep 2012 11:59AM
A prize catch - super detail.Smile
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2012 12:45PM
Thank You everyone really happy that you like this
It really is a magical experience watching and photographing
these lovely birds
my thanks also to Lynne, Paul, Lucien and Hugh for your User Awards
and to Pete for your Highly Commended 'honoured'
carper123 Plus
6 1.1k 8 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2012 1:23PM
What can i say Lillian, quality quality quality with a 3d feel that really brings the image to life. Superb and outstanding.
Your awards are well deserved, and its deserves further awards nationally, that good.
Well done.
Darry xxxxWink
Deserves 4 kisses form me as well.SmileSmileSmile
mikepearce 9 3 1 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2012 1:36PM
well captured
ValSaxby Plus
12 146 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2012 1:42PM
Stunning Lillian - a top quality image
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2012 3:07PM
What a cracking image! Love itGrin
danbrann Plus
13 637 17
6 Sep 2012 4:44PM
A simply stunning image of the highest calibre.
Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2012 4:45PM
Amazing !!!!.....fantastic quality !!!!
6 Sep 2012 4:50PM
absolutely wonderful shot Lillian ! superb in every sense of the word !! love it just love
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2012 5:17PM
congrats with your awards lillian, very well deserved.
howdog 9 25 1 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2012 5:26PM
Wow Lillian What a shot! Stunning just stunning!Glad they got something right on this site with giving you your awards! Very well deserved too.
What a stunningly fabulous shot Lillian, totally beautiful colours & detail. Love, love, love itGrin
Julie x

P.S we went to Leeds Castle today and had a lovel afternoon..... Grin
Ade_Osman 15 4.5k 36 England
6 Sep 2012 6:16PM
Great stuff Lillian, don't think I can add anything to what has already been said!

Wendyp 5 England
6 Sep 2012 6:33PM
Brilliant pose and beautiful picture. Smile

AlanWillis 8 67 England
6 Sep 2012 6:51PM

Quote:Outstanding image Lillian, fabulous colours and the detail is quite superb, one of the best kingfisher, if not the best kingfisher shot I have seen on this site Smile


It's all been said what can I add? It's a shame I gave my award before I saw this shot.
I'll try to remember to give it tomorrow.

I think some credit should go to Guinevere. She was badly attacked by Arthur on Sunday,
was beaten into the river, He tore out some of her feathers and chased her off.
The fact that this courageous little mum, barely a year old had the guts to return for Lillian to take her photo is remarkable.
This photo would not have been possible Without the help of Guiney returning to the perch in front of Lillian with a fish.
I have with my friend Malc been on tender hooks since Sunday hoping she had survived her ordeal. I had tears of Joy when Lillian took this photo, and phoned Malc with the good news.
6 Sep 2012 7:24PM
It's all been said Lilian. Your best yet
Jenni x
vickyf 12 8 8 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2012 8:15PM
What more can I say? Magical day and a magical image as well.
6 Sep 2012 8:29PM
Wow now this has to be the best shot you have done i am now really jealous . and you deserve all the Awards . and one from me
1881 6 India
6 Sep 2012 9:03PM
W O N D E R F U L.

helenlinda Plus
10 360 22 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2012 9:26PM
Wow what a beauty Lillian - congratulations on its many awards SmileSmileSmile
6 Sep 2012 9:52PM
Well done lovely capture of that girl
KBan 13 502 4 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2012 10:03PM
Well done on all the awards Lillian !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Keith GrinGrin
6 Sep 2012 10:09PM
Well captured image. Poor fish Smile
6 Sep 2012 10:31PM
Lillian what a superb image,just given my award away will try tomorrow,well done..Lin
pdcche 7 4 United Kingdom
6 Sep 2012 11:36PM
Stunning Lillian, Peter..
AlanWillis 8 67 England
7 Sep 2012 12:47AM
Sorry It will not let me give an award to this, I've had to give it to RonnieAG instead.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2012 8:07AM
Thank you everyone for so many wonderful comments
as Alan has stated..all due to Guiney a wonderful little kingfisher
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
7 Sep 2012 8:39AM
Wow. What a shame I missed this!..
Well done congrats!!!
7 Sep 2012 11:51AM
Absolute stunner Lillian.
A well-deserved HC , GE and a plethora of UAs, well done.

PhillipMinnis 8 94 4 Australia
7 Sep 2012 11:55AM
An absolutely top-notch image, Lillian! Superb!


FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
7 Sep 2012 12:16PM
Congrats on the awards Lillian, very well deserved,
Tibetan 5 3 England
7 Sep 2012 2:10PM
I know you will think I'm being silly but I sort of get that feeling you might just get a few awards for this shot! lol. and if I had not just given mine away you would have got another one!, lovely shot awards well deserved best regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2012 4:31PM
Fifteen UAs has to be a record, Lillian, and an HC to top them up. Wow, you must be pleased.
I was interested to read what Sydney2 said, how awful!
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2012 5:46PM
Amazing shot, you really deserved every award.
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
8 Sep 2012 9:45PM
Must be a good un Lillian , no one has been on to tell you what you did wrongWinkSmile a cracker .
goso 11 2 1 Australia
8 Sep 2012 11:43PM
Fine work Lillian ...Bill
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
11 Sep 2012 12:06AM
Pure class Lillian, this one fully deserves all the accolades it has received
12 Sep 2012 9:24AM
This fish is like cod ... Am I right, Lillian? Excellent photo!
Regards Valery
BillyGoatGruff 11 191 199 England
12 Sep 2012 7:36PM
I think you're giving Mr. Fisher some serious competition with this, Lillian.

Unable to give a gold star, but would if I could! Smile

skidzy 8 8 United Kingdom
23 Sep 2012 12:07PM
They dont come much better than this ...stunning capture.

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