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By sherlob    
Taken at a workshop on Tuesday. I've always admired these images, but have had concerns regarding the use of glass or perspex based tanks that are often used to entice the birds to dive in a pre-determined spot. Such tanks are often invisible to the birds and can lead to harm. In this case the pool used has clearly visible sides and bottom and is lined with a protective foam minimising any risk. All is needed then is decent light, a bloody fast shutter speed, good timing on the shutter release using a camera with a fast frame rate and good noise control, and a healthy dose of good luck. I am thrilled with the result, and it makes a bloody good print too!

Tags: Fishing Flight Action Water Kingfisher Hunting Alcedo atthis Wildlife and nature

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Saastad Plus
2 16 15 Norway
26 Jul 2019 10:22AM
Great shot!
debu 11 India
26 Jul 2019 10:37AM
Excellent capture.
Debu
chase Plus
15 2.1k 562 England
26 Jul 2019 10:50AM
Think your comments speak for themselves Adam.
Well timed, great water splash.
26 Jul 2019 10:55AM
Brilliant timing.
Mike
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2019 11:41AM
Superb photography !!
Isabel GrinGrin
Merlin_k Plus
12 39 13 United States
26 Jul 2019 11:50AM
A difficult subject, an excellent capture. Guest Editor award duly handed out 😄
sparrowhawk Plus
12 282 2 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2019 12:56PM
incredible shot
26 Jul 2019 1:37PM
Wonderful capture. I am thrilled to see it. Debs
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.8k 2406 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2019 2:43PM
The flying water droplets make this for me. Interesting to read your description, I have been rather worried by reports of some set-ups that are used.
26 Jul 2019 3:10PM
Yes you are right! You have a camera with a great frame rate like a machine gun, and hey presto a shot like this is possible.
But the photographer has to make the shot, never mind the impressive abilities of the camera. Superb shot. UA will have to awit until tomorrow. David
26 Jul 2019 3:24PM
A stunning shot Adam.
dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 768 England
26 Jul 2019 4:49PM
Top shot Adam.
Keith
26 Jul 2019 5:25PM
An outstanding capture.
Your narrative adds great context.
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2019 6:03PM
Splendid well timed shot and love the water droplets
Ju
26 Jul 2019 6:16PM
Superb capture 🏆

Dave
pamelajean Plus
15 1.5k 2215 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2019 8:35PM
Clever kingfisher, but then he has had a lot of practice. Amazing capture, congratulations.
AnthonyR 15 5 Wales
26 Jul 2019 9:23PM
Great capture by both you and the kingfisher.
Ross_D 7 841 1 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2019 8:19AM
Excellent image. Have to confess that I usually find the ' kingfisher sat on a twig' images rather boring but yours is completely different . The image seems to leap off the screen probably due to the excellent lighting. Also, the water droplets give a kind of 3D effect and the two fish just add the finishing touch ! Must have taken a lot of patience to get that shot Grin
Manas 9 India
31 Jul 2019 2:15PM
Wow !!! Simply brilliant shot.

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