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Not quite the kingfisher I wanted

By moocow
Well, after a month of early mornings every weekend and during the holidays I still haven't seen, never mind photographed, the bird some of you refer to as a Kingfisher.

So moving swiftlly on, I managed to snap this Small Tortoiseshell whilst trying to tackle the wilderness that has taken over outside. It didn't land for long, when it did it wouldn't land where I wanted. I know it isn't great, but it is my first butterfly, and i'm more afraid of these than birds lol. I also think I need a nice Macro lens it would definetly be sharper then Smile

Tags: Close-up and macro Wildlife and nature

Voters: maryg, Ruthannette, KevinWalsham and 44 more

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maryg 11 66 18 Scotland
29 May 2009 9:09PM
Superb detail

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29 May 2009 9:11PM
Beautiful colours, well done.

29 May 2009 9:12PM
great capture and nice detail
Stace 11 2 2 England
29 May 2009 9:21PM
Great capture,Tortoiseshell's are getting quite rare

richeb 10
29 May 2009 9:21PM
Very nice capture!
KBan 14 512 4 United Kingdom
29 May 2009 10:04PM
some good detail and colours here Liz.
fatmod 13 22 England
29 May 2009 10:20PM
great detail an colours
10 10 10 England
29 May 2009 10:27PM
Loks fine to me.
whiteswan01 11 13 England
29 May 2009 11:17PM
great colours
SteveMoulding 10 3 7 United Kingdom
29 May 2009 11:40PM
Beautifully composed close-up. Lovely colour and superb detail.
30 May 2009 12:37AM
A great shot ! so this what you do when I'm at work ! cleaning my a**e

sparrowhawk Plus
11 277 2 United Kingdom
30 May 2009 10:11AM
BreadandShutter 10 16 7 United Kingdom
30 May 2009 10:19AM

Quote:Beautifully composed close-up. Lovely colour and superb detail.

Said it all .......apart from WOW !!!
janty66 12 3 England
30 May 2009 4:12PM
great close up, fab colours and detail..
Natzdad 10 29 2 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2009 2:37PM
needs patients to get a shot like this,well done......Mick
luap 13 2 1 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2009 11:11PM
nice shot
OAKEY 11 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2009 9:29PM
Very nice detailed capture, andthe Kingy will be there next time i hope LOL.
lonely_oryx 12 61 55 England
5 Jun 2009 7:30PM
Good detail
great shot
Pegon 14 78 1 England
8 Jun 2009 10:06PM
Lovely shot Liz, good detail and colours. (We'll catch that darn Kingy one day) Smile
dweezil 11 1 England
9 Jun 2009 11:07PM
Nicely captured Liz
tomcat 14 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2009 9:36AM
good to see one

Steve_T 10 1 England
20 Jun 2009 10:12PM
Nice shot - Kingfishers though Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Steve T
lawbert 12 1.8k 15 England
22 Jun 2009 4:16PM
Great capture of the Tortoise Shell/ Kingfisher hybrid!
Standard lenses are fine for capturing these fellas, I find it best to stop a lense down to about f8 to increase the sharpness and then manually focus on the head and hope the rest comes out sharp, its best if you are square on to them and ask them to behave and pose!!
All the Best
phototime 13 8 United Kingdom
22 Jun 2009 10:24PM
Beautiful capture and colours here.

m3lem 13 England
27 Jun 2009 10:17PM
A fab capture, well done, this is very well detailed and so sharp, so very good, LOL Andrea
jgmford 12 England
3 Jul 2009 10:10PM
Stunning close detail capture, love the colours Liz.
michaelo Plus
13 14 1 United Kingdom
4 Jul 2009 5:15PM
excellent capture!

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