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The Compleat Angler

By Maiwand
The Kingfisher ( alcedo atthis )
My apologies to Mr Walton for making use of the title of his book but it did seem to me to be the perfect title for this little bird also. He really is superb fisherman and rarely does he/she come up empty handed ( beaked ?? ) after making one of his characteristic dives into the water.
I hope to continue to see them for a long time to come, and that you will have time to view the large version of this beautiful little bird.

As always my grateful thanks to all who viewed/commented/voted on the relative of this in the previous posting and my particular thanks to Richard ( Mossy Oak ) for his User Award.

Tags: Wildlife and nature

Voters: Imagephotographics, Brian_Scott, KBan and 85 more

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12 Oct 2009 7:50PM
Stunning shot !!

Well done indeed


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Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
12 Oct 2009 7:52PM
Thanks Chris.
redshank 7 1 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2009 8:00PM
Wonderfully captured image Ron, stunning colours and lovely BG.
Trout_Man 8 1 30 Wales
12 Oct 2009 8:00PM
Beautiful image of a beautiful little bird, well captured...large has the "WOW" factor Smile Geoff.
12 Oct 2009 8:01PM
A truly beautiful bird and you have captured him to perfection Ron.
Mynett 8 142 6 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2009 8:05PM
could not get any better than this one.... on my shortlist too

goso 10 2 1 Australia
12 Oct 2009 8:06PM
About as good as it gets Ron - a stunner...BIll
Malty 8 England
12 Oct 2009 8:12PM
Superb detailed shot - Well done.
Emmog 8 38 1 England
12 Oct 2009 8:17PM
Great detail
12 Oct 2009 8:21PM
Pure perfection
Chubby 8
12 Oct 2009 8:26PM
Fabulous shot.!!
Billyray 9 70 3 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2009 8:27PM
A superb shot. The detail is excellent and cracking colour.
Stace 9 2 2 England
12 Oct 2009 8:33PM
Outstanding 11 out of 10

Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
12 Oct 2009 8:34PM
Thank you all kind people.
colmar 9 42 35 Scotland
12 Oct 2009 8:41PM
Beautiful image so well caught thanks for sharing Colin
cassiecat 8 39 46 England
12 Oct 2009 8:44PM
just perfect, i hope this does really well for you.lesley
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
12 Oct 2009 8:47PM
Thank you Colin and Lesley.
Shroomer 10 14 167 England
12 Oct 2009 8:53PM
Ron this is brilliant. It has the appearance of a fine watercolour fit to hang on any wall. I love it
Superb work in all areas
The diagonal of the perch is superb and fish facing on with a cocked head from the Kingy.
Its crying out to do so well.
Steve_S Plus
11 180 3 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2009 8:56PM
Brilliant capture Ron, excellent detail and colour and great BG. Not time for the knitting needles yet my friend Wink
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2009 8:58PM
thats amazingly beautiful Ron I got one today but its not a patch on this shot you ole B! - shortlisted
franken Plus
14 4.2k 4 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2009 8:59PM

12 Oct 2009 9:02PM
Bob_V 9 1 2 United States
12 Oct 2009 9:16PM
A stunner!
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
12 Oct 2009 9:24PM
Fantastic capture of this wonderful bird-- envious!
12 Oct 2009 9:40PM
Stunning capture and great detail !!!!!
harrattp 10 11 4 England
12 Oct 2009 9:44PM
Beautiful Ron, simply beautiful. If you were in with the in crowd this would get an HC or higher.

KevinMW 10 14 Wales
12 Oct 2009 9:46PM
Super capture. Fabulous colour and detail.

phil_j 10 134 4 England
12 Oct 2009 9:51PM
Wonderful Ron, one of the best I have seen, I can only dream of getting such a shot.

cantona43 Plus
11 924 4 England
12 Oct 2009 9:57PM
This has to be the best kingfisher capture I have seen on EPZ stunning colour,detail and dof I am sure this does deserve at least an HC
12 Oct 2009 10:12PM
Congrats on UAs,very fine shot,my friend
dweezil 9 1 England
12 Oct 2009 10:13PM
Another stunner Ron
12 Oct 2009 10:27PM
A stunning piece of work!
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
12 Oct 2009 10:30PM
Thank you very much indeed everyone.
8 10 10 England
12 Oct 2009 10:32PM
Beautiful image - congrts on your UAs.
HUMIE 10 2 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2009 10:45PM
Ron this really is a beautiful Kingy to be proud of !

shelldud 8 15 England
12 Oct 2009 11:21PM
Best kingfisher shot ive seen
Pure magic
TerryMcK 8 71 2 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2009 11:25PM
Superbly taken, Ron. A deserving award winner.
12 Oct 2009 11:40PM
Fabulous Ron... like a painting.... wonderful colours and a bg to die for

12 Oct 2009 11:41PM
Absolutely stunning image. Perfect in every respect. A real winner.
CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
13 Oct 2009 5:50AM
Perfection, Ron. Well deserved RC's, too. Carol
13 Oct 2009 9:39AM
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
13 Oct 2009 12:03PM
Words fail is so deserving of all the awards!
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
13 Oct 2009 2:12PM
Thanks for your kindness everyone.
elkiebrooks 14 83 5 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2009 4:09PM
Ron, all the words to describe this image have been said above. Just a stunningly beautiful image.
Ray42 9 3 England
13 Oct 2009 7:14PM

Quote:About as good as it gets Ron - a stunner...BIll

I agree with Bill - and well deserved four awards says it all - Nice one
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
13 Oct 2009 8:02PM
Thanks Colin and Ray.
13 Oct 2009 9:20PM
Stunning capture stunning detail and colours. Gary
bunbeam 11 2 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2009 11:33PM
wonderful capture, lovely colours
dianah 10 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
14 Oct 2009 10:11AM
Fabulous detail and colour..the background is just beautiful.
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
14 Oct 2009 11:13AM
hank you Gary,Bun and Di.
14 Oct 2009 8:41PM
14 Oct 2009 11:20PM
WOW don't have an award to hand out like above ... However I can write it LOL.. USER AWARD FOR THIS SHOT !!!!... may not be the same .. but the meaning is Smile
maggie9 8 45 2 Scotland
15 Oct 2009 1:06PM
and another wow!
outstanding Smile

16 Oct 2009 5:06PM
Hi Ron, this has to be one of your best to date and can imagine how thrilled you must have been to get such a wonderful shot, congrats on the so well deserved awards and votes, worth much much more,
blacky 9 4 1 England
16 Oct 2009 7:24PM
another stunning shot ,dave
18 Oct 2009 11:17AM
Hi Ron, just had another look at this and although there are so many wonderful shots of this bird on epz lately I have to say this is my favourite so far, the detail, color, pose and lighting just has the edge for me and so gets my User Award. I am curious about the title though, maybe I am missing something here but should it be 'The complete Angler' or is the spelling intentional ????? Wink
Maiwand Plus
10 3 72 England
18 Oct 2009 4:56PM
Thank you folks.
18 Oct 2009 5:03PM
Quote: am missing something here but should it be 'The complete Angler' or is the spelling intentional ?????

You are right with your title Ron, there are several books available but the title of the one you mentioned was spelled as you put it Wink
I shall now sleep with the light off to night Wink

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