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ValSaxby Plus
12 146 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2008 8:38PM
Hi Marian

This is a beauty, I think you should be very proud of this shot.


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allan_j 10 46 Scotland
18 Jul 2008 8:39PM
what a stunning picture, great wildlife shot.....
Marian 12 62 England
18 Jul 2008 8:48PM
Thank you, yes I was pleased, and it's printed framed and now part of my photo gallery. Just need a bigger front room.
18 Jul 2008 8:48PM
A classic pose, perfectly executed. I'm stunned!
exposure Plus
14 5.9k England
18 Jul 2008 8:49PM
18 Jul 2008 8:53PM
Be Proud be very proud cracking shot
bricurtis 12 2.2k 49 England
18 Jul 2008 8:57PM
Yes its an excellent shot - caught a glint in the eye too. I can see why you are pleased. Well done.
daffydill56 14 190 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2008 9:00PM
Can't help with the larger front room Marian, but I am impressed with your image of this little lady!! Well done on capturing such a difficult subject. Good detail in the feathers, and lovely colour, composition and pose.

lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
18 Jul 2008 9:03PM
Excellent capture, well composed
patman 12 1 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2008 9:08PM
excellent shot i ve been following one of these for about two weeks now and still haven't got a decent shot...nice one patman
Tomaz 9 4 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2008 9:19PM
Wow! this is fantastic - one of my favourite birds - which helps and you have captured it so well.
JWA 11 3
18 Jul 2008 9:21PM
Excellent shot.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
18 Jul 2008 9:22PM
A cracking shot Marian, the detail and colours are spot on and the bird is posing wonderfully for you
llim53 12 1 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2008 9:25PM
very well done marian..........ive been trying to get one like this forever
Darren_M 12 52 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2008 9:25PM
Nice and sharp, plenty of detail. It appears to lack a little colour saturation though (on my pc at least), The white band behind the birds head is a little off-putting, not lost though. Good capture all the same.

Magpiemick 11 5 2 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2008 9:32PM
Nice image ...........
18 Jul 2008 9:33PM
SueTurner 13 81 3 England
18 Jul 2008 9:47PM
well I think its brilliant, would love to have a photo like that myself - LOL ..... maybe one day

ChristineL 13 39 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2008 9:51PM
it's beautiful and you should be pleased with it. I'd be thrilled, especially as I haven't got one at all Sad
dweezil 10 1 England
18 Jul 2008 10:01PM
Brilliant capture im so jealous
bombebit 10 22 Denmark
18 Jul 2008 10:15PM
and you would be right... deeply envious.. well done...
18 Jul 2008 11:12PM
Super image Marian,
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
18 Jul 2008 11:24PM
I agree Marian. A real beauty. Lovely poser.
Marian 12 62 England
19 Jul 2008 6:54AM
Really appreciate all your comments including the suggestion from Darren that it needs a bit more saturation. Very difficult to avoid the white line by it's head, it's the water that has caused that, and I think the only way to get rid of the line would be to clone it out - yes - and I may even give that a try. Most of the images had more than one white line, which was a shame. The Kingfisher has been seen in the location for a few days now, so I hope to visit again.

But 44 Votes, this could prove to be by best image of the year!

deavilin 14 345 1 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2008 8:47AM
This is great Marion where did you find him ? I have not been to the pool yet has he come back ? Smile

20 Jul 2008 9:33AM
Wonderful.... great pose, detail and DOF

MikeRC Plus
13 3.6k United Kingdom
20 Jul 2008 7:08PM
Marian, this is must be delighted :

JohnDyer 12 67 2 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2008 9:21PM
a cracking shot - nice one

Pegon 12 78 1 England
20 Jul 2008 10:32PM
I think it's a beauty Marian. I wish I could get one, been trying for ages but they seem to have disappeared from my neck of the woods.
Marian 12 62 England
21 Jul 2008 9:37AM
Thanks again for the comments, yes it was at Venus Pool, but he didn't stop around long, 15 mins and he was gone, and never came back. I had been in the hide for 4 hours.
Pete, I hope you get a picture one day, try asking around your local area, that's what I did. I think people must have got a little fed up with me asking all the time, but in the end it paid off.
janet 15 27 England
25 Jul 2008 10:46PM
Wow Marian, this is amazing!!!!!

FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
26 Jul 2008 8:41PM
Superb shot in all respects.
nickyv32 Plus
10 135 England
30 Jul 2008 8:09AM
Beautiful and I am very jealous, have spent hours looking for one but only seen tham whizzing past.

Marian 12 62 England
30 Jul 2008 8:18AM
Thank you for making this one reach 70 Votes, my most votes ever on EPZ.
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2008 9:52AM
I'd be over the moon if I had this sitting in my pf!
jove 10 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2008 9:45AM
Three superb captures.
Very well done.
Dotrob 12 Wales
12 Feb 2009 9:57PM
27 Feb 2009 12:05AM
Love all your Kingfisher shots.


PS: Where have you taken them please???
Marian 12 62 England
27 Feb 2009 11:14PM
All taken from the locked hide at Venus Pool.
27 Feb 2009 11:54PM
@ Marian,
...shame that I haven't got a key for the hide... Smile)


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