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Blink and you'll miss it!

By thatmanbrian
I took a rapid continuous shot of this heron and it was only when I got home I realised this one frame had caught a Kingfisher zooming past! Neither frames either side showed him so maybe that could be used to calculate his speed? The other frames were sharp but just on this one, the heron's head isn't which is a shame but is acceptable.

Tags: Kingfisher Wildlife and nature

Voters: KarenFB, VinceJones, cameraman and 9 more

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VinceJones 11 862 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2012 11:54AM
Amazing!!!!!!! This surely is a once in a lifetime shot for any wildlife photographer & something very special to have on file. The out of focus head of heron is nothing to what you have accidently captured, yes it would be great to have the head in focus but hey, this image is something special

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4 23 31 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2012 12:25PM
Wow, Well done, What a capture!!!
Glyn1 7 4 1 England
10 Feb 2012 12:52PM
What a capture, an amazing shot.

10 Feb 2012 1:57PM
He must have been going at some speed brian, its great when get a suprise like that when you get home. well done.
widmeister 10 20 Scotland
10 Feb 2012 2:21PM
10 Feb 2012 4:26PM
Amazing. A keeper, I guess, despite the focusing issues.
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
10 Feb 2012 6:51PM
Blimey, I bet you couldn't do this again Tongue

thatmanbrian 5 342 3 Spain
10 Feb 2012 7:39PM
I take no credit - pure fluke! Even the Heron didn't see the Kingfisher!!Grin In subsequent frames he's still gazing into the distance!
Trev_B 9 151 68 England
3 Apr 2012 2:23PM
When you told me about this shot I didn't think the KF would be that sharp.... truly remarkable...

thatmanbrian 5 342 3 Spain
3 Apr 2012 3:04PM
thanks for the vote Trev!

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