Kingfisher

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  1. jmbrailsford

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    Hi,

    managed a handful of shots of a Kingfisher yesterday morning, here is one of them. It's just a pity the branches are a bit in the way. I've been told it's a young female.

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    Canon 50D - Canon 400mm F5.6L - ISO 400 1/50th @ F5.6

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    Great shot, as for the branches, thats mother nature for you. :D


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    Superb! Chubby little thing! :D
     
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    Fabulous.Been trying to get one of these for ages.Hats off to you.:thumbsup:
     
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    Nice.. Great timing with it stuffing it's face :)
     
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    Cracking shot. You must have the patience of a saint.
     
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    super shot:thumbsup:...so sharp..Id love to see one of these in the flesh.
     
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    Nice shot,yeah it does look fat for a Kingfisher though.:thumbsup:
     
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    Lovely shot. I think I have only ever seen one of these - I have never had the chance to get a picture of one. Great work:clap:
     
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    Its a great shot. I can only echo what others have said -i would love to spot one, let alone a photo! :thumbsup:
     
  11. jmbrailsford

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    Hi,

    thanks for all the comments, as for it looking fat, she has just puffed up her feathers against the cold as it was frosty with some fog about that morning so it was pretty chilly ;)

    As for patience, well I have plenty of that for wildlife photography although I was lucky this time, she caught the tiddler just down from me and then came and sat to eat it about 30 feet away within ten minutes of me setting up in my hide :clap: I sat for a further 2 hours and all I saw were some swans and a wren, I only took 5 shots all told and those were of the Kingfisher.

    It's ok as a recoding pic I suppose but I know I can get better given decent light, will be back there again to try and improve on this one.

    Mike.
     
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    Very nice capture. :thumbsup:
    We sometimes see Kingfishers flying along the stream nearby, but they're just a flash of turquiose usually! ...I've yet to get a photo of one. I must try harder!
     
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    really nice picture, i managed to capture one when we were in Cyprus last year but i was only using my 18 - 55 lens the 300 was in the room:(
     
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    As has been said sir, you have the patience of a saint.

    Terrific photo. :smashin:
     

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