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My first Kingfisher.

By pentaxpatty
Hello to everyone, thank you all so much for your votes and kind comments.

Well very nervous uploading this Kingfisher, the first one I have ever managed to photograph. The reason is that there are so many great bird photographers here. The Kingfisher has been on the local pond for a while now and there is a female too, very hard to get a decent photo of her,.

Have a good day what ever you get up to. swimming for me, and it is pouring down too.

Love and light Patty xxSmileSmile

Tags: Birds Kingfishers Wildlife and nature

Voters: ddolfelin, CarolG, Badgerfred and 38 more

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ddolfelin Plus
9 103 3 Wales
1 Mar 2016 8:47AM
Well done, Patty!
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
1 Mar 2016 8:54AM
Good on you, Patty Smile
1 Mar 2016 8:58AM
Well done on you first kingfisher capture Patty, it's a super composition,
Fred.
GMKhamish 12 1 2 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2016 9:01AM
I don't have a Kingfisher image, so well done you,

G.
ade123 8 285 1 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2016 9:10AM
Congratulations Patty that is one more Kingfisher image than i have

Ade
barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2016 9:10AM
she is looking a wee stern
ColleenA Plus
8 470 7 Australia
1 Mar 2016 9:15AM

Quote:Congratulations Patty that is one more Kingfisher image than i have Ade

Great shot Patty, love it
What a superb beautiful little bird, great capture, beautiful photography, Patty. XXXX
BRITCHIE
1 Mar 2016 9:20AM
It's hard enough to find one never mind capture it, excellent PattySmile

DannySmile
1 Mar 2016 9:28AM
Congratulations on capturing this most wonderful of birds ( my favourite ), it can become an obsessionWink.

Well done Patty !
Irishkate Plus
10 44 118 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2016 9:38AM
That's our club bird expert (George) envying you your first sighting of a kingfisher!
The 300mm lens is so hard to get focus spot on and sharp even with a tripod.
Even with 800 ISO you needed a faster shutter speed - but you're one up on me too -
never captured a lovely kingfisher.
Kate Grin
nonur 12 18 13 Turkey
1 Mar 2016 10:31AM
Still you managed to get a fair shot with that long lens, my friend.
Thank you so much for the UA given to my "Vase", much appreciated and valued!
1 Mar 2016 10:50AM
Very good , Patty ! - We were too looking for a King fisher yesterday , but no luck , only a dipper found ! --- Jukka
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2016 11:02AM
Well done Patty; a smashing composition.
Ju
NDODS 10 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2016 11:22AM
Many many congratulations. I am still in the process of finding and capturing one.

Great shot with wonderful colouring

Thanks for sharing Patty

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
1 Mar 2016 11:57AM
Envious - I've yet to see a live one! So well done for actually getting a good picture of him. Wet here too!!
Well done Patty, what a great shot you must be feeling really happy. I am envious as I have never managed to photograph one successfully, all I managed was a speck of blue in a distant tree. Sad
Carol Smile
fotobee Plus
7 4 3 South Africa
1 Mar 2016 12:47PM
Absolutely lovely, Patty ! This is definitely the way to go !! They are extremely wary birds, must be something to do with their colour, WELL DONE. Regards Martin
Nikonuser1 Plus
8 166 16 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2016 1:18PM
Well done Patty, a great looking KingfisherGrinGrinGrin

Cliff
jocas 6 6 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2016 1:27PM
well done and congratulations Patty GrinGrinGrin
jo
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2016 2:36PM
Well done, I'm sure this will be the first of many Patricia.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
1 Mar 2016 3:22PM
Well done Patty, still have not got a shot of oneSadSad..Lin
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 17 England
1 Mar 2016 3:51PM
Very well done Patty, and lucky you spotting one of these magnificent birds - I've never seen one except in photos Wink
Trev Smile
EMJAYCEE Plus
11 10 10 England
1 Mar 2016 4:39PM
Congratulations Patty on this image - I'm jealous.GrinWink
Joan
SUE118 Plus
12 8 1 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2016 4:53PM
I bet you are pleased with this it's super and you deserve my award. A big well done you lucky thing, I just see them whizz by.
kuipje 6 3 Netherlands
1 Mar 2016 5:06PM
Hi 1B
Great catch. pretty bird. Must been lucky to see him.
Hope you had a nice "swim"
Lots of chirps from here
From Reeuwijk with L................................
1 Mar 2016 5:17PM
Well done Patty, all I've ever seen is a Blue Dart going from one side of the river to the other, I've never seen one stationary let alone taken a picture Sad
Hope you enjoyed your swim even though you probably had one even before you got there Smile

John Smile
ali63 8 790 1 United Kingdom
1 Mar 2016 6:34PM
A nice first image of this Kingfisher Patty, hopefully the first of many

Ali Grin
netta1234 8 382 2 Wales
1 Mar 2016 7:19PM
Well Patty,well done this is a great image.
I had not seen one until last Saturday,I was driving and stop the car when I saw an Egret,en saw one on a post ,and off it went.
NettaSmile
1 Mar 2016 7:51PM
Well done Patty. Still on my wish list so I am very envious of yours. Cathy
PaulMillar 9 83 2 Scotland
1 Mar 2016 11:15PM
Yes well done Patty, great capture for first time. love to see them, and now you have set yourself a bench mark to work from. Cool in my book.

Paul.
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2016 2:20AM
Wonderful capture Patty! GrinGrin
I was just as excited when I got my first one!
Lovely image...
Isabel
Well done.... envy you, I have been trying ages to get a shot even half as good!
Lillian Plus
11 23 17 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2016 8:09PM
You did so well here Patty
And to be your first....great and look forward to seeing more

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