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Deffending Territory

By AlanWillis    
This photograph is on the front cover of my kingfisher book,
The Queen of the river.
The life of a family of kingfishers.

Tags: Kingfisher Wildlife and nature

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This photo is here for critique. Please only comment constructively and with suggestions on how to improve it.

Comments


5 Nov 2010 1:43PM
Wonderful capture! Well done.

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5 Nov 2010 1:48PM
A excellent capture
CarolG Plus
9 192 18 Greece
5 Nov 2010 1:56PM
Simply amazing! Superb timing, wonderful colours, a top class image. Carol
KangaRU 9 7 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2010 1:58PM
Great Capture
Lou_Pink 6 4 6 Northern Ireland
5 Nov 2010 2:00PM
Wow, excellent capture

Lou
Shroomer 9 14 167 England
5 Nov 2010 2:13PM
Cracking capture Alan. Great action and timing on this, captured to perfection. Might have given a try to increase the canvas size and give just a little more space to the top to finish it off. This will get a 10 in print for sure
Richard
DRicherby 7 269 725 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2010 2:30PM
Not really anything to criticize here! My only suggestion would be to crop away about half of the space behind the bird, where not much is happening, and add a bit more at the top so that wingtip doesn't come so close to the edge of the frame.
A fab shot well taken.

keith.
EAS 6 1 13 Scotland
5 Nov 2010 2:39PM
Wow! What an excellent bit of timing on your part. This must surely be one of your best ever yet!

Ann
Thanks for kind remarks. This is how it came out of the camera, I agree had it not been full frame I could have done better! only had one chance, and paniced to take it!

Alan
tip top alarming.
5 Nov 2010 2:47PM
Never seen anything like this before Fantastic
I dont know why you are only putting these up for critic ????
Cant get much better
Maiwand Plus
9 3 71 England
5 Nov 2010 2:50PM
First class capture Alan. Timing is perfect. A great action shot.
Ron
NeilWigan Plus
5 11 15 England
5 Nov 2010 3:01PM
timing spot on well caught.
Wonderful capture - well done !

Chris
Superb!!
banehawi Plus
11 1.3k 3354 Canada
5 Nov 2010 3:33PM
Superb shot. very shallow dof that puts the eye and beak in sharp focus. I can only suggest composing to allow more space at top and right as in my mod.



regards


Willie
VidB 7 11 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2010 4:00PM
Just done a little mod, frame stretching and a crop at the back of the bird, giveís the bird more room in the frame just finishes an already excellent action image.
Dave
5 Nov 2010 5:21PM
Superb capture. I cannot critique it as I think its pretty good as is.
jenni
Lillian Plus
6 21 16 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2010 5:29PM
Awe Inspiring, wonderfully captured
Lillian
POD 6 22 England
5 Nov 2010 6:52PM
Itís a great shot, but I would be interested to know the camera setting, aperture, ISO ect.
Regards

David
mitchy81 6 1 18 England
5 Nov 2010 6:56PM
Well captured Alan.
Brilliant timing - especially good detail in the head where it counts.
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2010 8:24PM
I love it
5 Nov 2010 9:08PM
Cracking shot from the kingfisher king

Quote:Itís a great shot, but I would be interested to know the camera setting, aperture, ISO ect.
Regards

David



1/400 Lot of movement in this type of shot! F5.6 Would have liked more ISO400 best in the lighting conditions -1.3 ev, colour 5600 400MM with full frame to avoid cropping. 4 meters from the bird. Sony A850 Sony 70-400 lens at full 400mm
POD 6 22 England
5 Nov 2010 10:47PM

Quote:Quote:Itís a great shot, but I would be interested to know the camera setting, aperture, ISO ect.
Regards

David1/400 Lot of movement in this type of shot! F5.6 Would have liked more ISO400 best in the lighting conditions -1.3 ev, colour 5600 400MM with full frame to avoid cropping. 4 meters from the bird. Sony A850 Sony 70-400 lens at full 400mm



Thanks Alan this is very helpful.

David
goso 9 2 1 Australia
5 Nov 2010 10:48PM
A ripper Alan, and very different...Bill
lianna 6 13 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2010 10:49PM
A cracker Smile x x x
ghosts 5 13 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2010 1:46PM
excellent image, dont suppose you could tell me how to add my shots to critique and modify gallery? cant remember how i did it last time. thanks
1 Mar 2011 8:14PM
Just been looking through your portfolio after seeing your most recent upload.... absolutely stunning!
canonmaid 8 4 United Kingdom
13 May 2011 8:30PM
My god man your good! your portfolio of these amazing birds has shown not only your talent in photography but your passion and commitment towards these little birds, something to be highly commended for, please keep sharing these amazing captures of your little colourful friends,
12 Apr 2013 11:01AM
Just magnificent!SmileSmileSmile
Don

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