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By Maiwand
The Kingfisher ( alcedo atthis )
Have not been able to find any new specimens at the moment so how about this one from the happier times.
Also trying out new presentation and processing.
Please look large if possible

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: ValSaxby, ChrisWallace, proberts and 140 more

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28 May 2010 1:45PM
A well taken image with super detail, nice one Ron

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proberts 12 218 4 Wales
28 May 2010 1:45PM
And a beauty she is too. Photographing a few yesterday but they were a little far away. Never tire of seeing them.
28 May 2010 1:46PM
Superb shot - well done !

jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
28 May 2010 1:54PM
Cracking close up

arhb Plus
9 3.1k 68 United Kingdom
28 May 2010 1:54PM
Beautiful bird, well captured Ron.
Nice neat presentation too.
wjtcastell 13 2 Wales
28 May 2010 1:56PM
Cracking shot! Razor sharp with attention given to background and composition

Jeff Thomas
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
28 May 2010 1:57PM
A stunner, Ron. Carol
Adderwatcher 7 60 19 United Kingdom
28 May 2010 1:59PM
Beautiful capture, the detail is superb!
28 May 2010 2:04PM
Stunning capture Ron. Wonderful detail.........Sandy
28 May 2010 2:17PM
Superb detail. Sylvia
28 May 2010 2:24PM
Superb Ron... one of your very best me thinks

phil_j 10 134 4 England
28 May 2010 2:43PM
A real beauty Ron, I would love to be able to be in a psotion to be able to find one of these magnificent birds to photograph.

28 May 2010 2:48PM
superb capture
lianna 6 13 United Kingdom
28 May 2010 2:58PM
an excellent capture, superb detail and pose x x
Shroomer 9 14 167 England
28 May 2010 3:03PM
Ron this is an absolute stunner. Exposure and detail is first class and presented so well. One of if not your best showing a superb neutral but natural bg and fantastic eye
You've been MossyOak'd
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
28 May 2010 3:23PM
Thanks for the U.A. Richard. I appreciate your excellent observations.
Thanks everyone.
OliPackwood 6 5 5 United Kingdom
28 May 2010 3:26PM

Quote:One of if not your best

I have to agree, an absolutely AMAZING shot!!!! Have my award too!
andymark 6 1 England
28 May 2010 3:30PM
a great shot
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
28 May 2010 3:43PM
Thank you very much Oli. I am delighted.
Benas 7 1 Poland
28 May 2010 3:50PM
Great shot

Barbaraj 9 450 England
28 May 2010 3:52PM
Really good and something to mount on the wall.
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
28 May 2010 3:59PM
This is a scorcher Ron.
I gave up looking for any flaws with the image and had a good look for D.B's...None! Smile

RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
28 May 2010 4:33PM
Truly a superb shot, Ron. Could not be better.
28 May 2010 4:52PM
one of the nicest i have ever seen everything is perfect
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
28 May 2010 4:56PM
Just PERFECT!! Ron. wish i could give you 10 votes.
harrattp 9 11 4 England
28 May 2010 5:04PM
Truly awesome Ron. Well deserving of an EPZ award; will we see one?????

Oliverpants 7 2 2 England
28 May 2010 5:13PM
Outstanding, every so often you see a shot that takes your breath away, and this is one. Re you trying out presentation and processing - 10/10 its perfect. I hope you get the top award. Ann
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
28 May 2010 5:16PM
for a moment I thought you had a NEW siting of the KF he has been seen apparently two people have told me and it wasnt Alan but in our vicinity (keep your eyes peeled) I like the new presentation and processing is great, fancy giving me a lesson then?
28 May 2010 5:25PM
magnificent ! what your secret to catching this gorgeous bird
Bob_V 9 1 2 United States
28 May 2010 5:35PM
What an awesome shot Ron, such fantastic work.
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
28 May 2010 5:49PM
They don't come any better than this Ron, an outstanding shot and the only thing wrong with it is that it isn't mine Wink
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
28 May 2010 5:57PM
One to be very, very pleased with--- a super image!
AnneWorner 9 620 43 United States
28 May 2010 6:11PM
A splendid capture - a cracker. Super detail, and the presentation is also very good.
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
28 May 2010 6:15PM
Thanks everyone.
28 May 2010 7:04PM
A great capture brilliant detail
Mynett 8 142 6 United Kingdom
28 May 2010 7:14PM
lovely work and the presentation is good too

Absolutely fantastic shot!
28 May 2010 8:11PM
Love it ! Superb
A really beautiful image.

bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
28 May 2010 8:47PM
A real beauty Ron - on a site filled with Kingfishers this is one to be proud of. Well done with the processing.
Carrie_1 6 2 6 Wales
28 May 2010 9:02PM
Super shot.
28 May 2010 9:25PM
Its all been said , wow !!!

Jean x
KBan 11 494 4 England
28 May 2010 9:39PM

Quote:Its all been said , wow !!!

Jean x

Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
28 May 2010 9:56PM
Thanks JIm,Linda,Sandra,Ruth,Brian,Caroline,Jean and Keith.
franken Plus
14 4.0k 4 Wales
28 May 2010 10:59PM
Truly stunning!

goso 10 2 1 Australia
28 May 2010 11:48PM
Flawless Ron - your work is like Queensland weather, "Beautiful one day, perfect the next"...Bill
bunbeam 11 2 United Kingdom
28 May 2010 11:59PM
wow, beautiful, love the glint in the eye
PattiW 11 24 2 United States
29 May 2010 12:36AM
Perfection! Patti
Ray42 8 3 England
29 May 2010 8:08AM
All been said above - a real stunning shot Ron and well deserved awards
videotec 8 8 United Kingdom
29 May 2010 8:50AM
I can't add to what has already been said and the votes say it all.
It's brilliant
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
29 May 2010 12:01PM
Looks like they liked itSmile
Super work.
PinkK 7 80 1 United Kingdom
29 May 2010 12:49PM
Absolutely perfect!
OAKEY 8 United Kingdom
29 May 2010 1:41PM
Fantastic Kingy capture, very nice composition, lovely clean b/g and great detail in this one Ron, very well done.
Pegon 11 78 1 England
29 May 2010 2:01PM
A superb capture Ron, excellent detail, colour and a nice clean b/ground, nice presentation too.
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
29 May 2010 2:31PM
An outstanding image Ron, this one is straight out of the top drawer. I don't think you'll find a better shot of this species on this site
Rock Plus
14 10 2 England
29 May 2010 2:46PM

cheesey 10 2 United Kingdom
29 May 2010 2:50PM
Wonderful comp, light and detail. Top shot.
teocali Plus
8 441 18 England
29 May 2010 3:23PM
This is absolutely superb Ron - terrific clarity and detail. Love the tones and the plumage patterning. Processed to perfection.
DannoM 8 58 England
29 May 2010 5:50PM
top shot ron, well done on the deserved awards.
29 May 2010 6:23PM
superb ron.
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
29 May 2010 6:40PM
Thanks all.
Dinney 8 2 England
29 May 2010 7:36PM
An absolute stunner Ron, presentation and comp excellent.
DerekL 11 166 24 England
29 May 2010 8:04PM
1st class image fully deserves all the comments so far.

Alan_Coles 10 177 11 Wales
30 May 2010 7:48AM
Wish I had one of these in my collection Ron....cracking shot with fab colours n excellent background too.
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
30 May 2010 12:56PM
Congratulations on the HC Ron-- I would like to put my User Award on this too. Well done.
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
30 May 2010 1:08PM
Hi Ron, I have been watching the progress on this one with fingers, legs and everything else that I can cross and am delighted that justice has prevailed here. My user award is not available or I would have given mine too, many congratultions on the user awards and especially for the long overdue HC,
Kind regards,
Alan_Coles 10 177 11 Wales
30 May 2010 2:08PM
Congratulations Ron...long time coming but glad to see the extra bit at the top of your gallery! Smile

Very pleased for you and well deserved.
norton 12 6 United Kingdom
30 May 2010 3:08PM
Lovely image Ron,well worth all the awards.
Superb detail and clarity,excellent capture.............

Shroomer 9 14 167 England
30 May 2010 3:48PM
As we discussed chuffed to bits for you Ron. Thoroughy deserved and next time dont wait 3 1/2
Congratulations mate
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
30 May 2010 5:31PM
Has to be the lucky 100 vote...superb shot, congratulations
jonah794 7 1.7k 11 United Kingdom
30 May 2010 9:59PM
FINALLY!! Pete has finally seen sense and awarded one of your pictures! Smile A great shot it is too and can have another award!
User_Removed 6 10 1 United Kingdom
30 May 2010 10:41PM
Stunning had to have my award Ron
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
31 May 2010 8:29AM
Thanks to everyone and particular thanks to Dave ( Leafhopper ) and Jonah ( Jonah 794 ) for the UA's. Thanks fellas.
KBan 11 494 4 England
31 May 2010 11:39AM
have another U.A. Ron very well deserved

FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
31 May 2010 11:49AM
Hi Ron, my user award has just become available Wink once again congratulations.............Arise 'Sir Ron' or is it now 'your majesty' Wink
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
31 May 2010 9:47PM
Thanks Geoff. I should have a wife like mine-- she has a way of bringing me back down to earth ( God bless her )!!!!!!
31 May 2010 11:24PM
Stunning capture here Ron, outstanding work congratulations on the awards and well done. Gary
soulofharmony 6 22 1 Norfolk Island
1 Jun 2010 12:07AM
he's a little belter beautiful composed... !

Nikki x
wow... great details! nice pics Wink
1 Jun 2010 8:46PM
OMG Ron,really glad I never missed this one whilst I've been away....What a stunner !! The colours are spot on,pin sharp and a great comp too mate !!
Glad to make this 112 and have my UA too FABULOUS.
Super image love it.

LeeFisher 7 59 8 England
2 Jun 2010 5:29PM
superb shot Ron, Great comp and background,
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
2 Jun 2010 7:04PM
Thanks all.
2 Jun 2010 9:26PM
Congratulations! 12 awards and an HC! I bow my head in deep respect!
WL_Harris 8 3 2 United States
3 Jun 2010 2:38AM
Congratulations on the well deserved award Ron.
The detail in this shot is absolutely the best....WOW.
We have belted kingfishers here but they are nowhere near as beautiful, they also hardly let me in close.
Awesome shot !
....... whew it was a long ways down to this comment box Smile
Glyn1 7 4 1 England
4 Jun 2010 9:57AM
Brilliant Ron, just caught up with this one. The colours & detail are absolutely exquisite, you deserve every vote & award received. Congrats on your HC a very worthy recipiant.

7 Jun 2010 10:22PM
Ron thats a really beautiful image tack shape detailed and exposure bang on.
8 Jun 2010 5:45AM
maggie9 7 45 2 Scotland
11 Jun 2010 4:25PM
where was i when you put this up?!
absolutely stunning! many congratulations!
very well deserved votes and awards.....and heres another....
consider yourself 'Squeaked' Smile

27 Jun 2010 9:17PM
absololutly stunning great sharp detail well done Grin
KBan 11 494 4 England
3 Jul 2010 8:24AM
could have been an E.C. Ron !!

Awesome shot, so envious

Bonico 6 Romania
4 Jul 2010 5:06PM
Great shot!
artcubis 9 6 United States
6 Nov 2010 2:28PM
This is as beautiful and clear as daylight. I could be standing there and count the feathers. What a superbe shot.
Dartmoor1 7 3 United Kingdom
18 Feb 2011 9:14PM
Wonderful shot Ron a real winner in all aspects many thanks for having a go in naming the duck i cannot find any record either

Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
29 Dec 2011 3:02PM
Such a well deserving shot...perfect Ron, glad I found againSmile

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