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Copyright: Tatsuya Ohashi (ta2yan) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 10] (193)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-03-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Konika-Minolta Dynax 5D, Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 EX APO
Exposure: f/4, 1/800 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Kingfishers, The best photo on TN?, 5 favs. and up, 100 points or more (Chapter 1), posts with a difference, gondox's favorites - animals, Karatash's other favorite -II-, Trentaure at its Best, my favorite TN choices [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-04-11 11:45
Viewed: 17022
Favorites: 53 [view]
Points: 170
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  • Kris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 0 N: 129] (1818)
  • [2006-04-11 11:53]

What a fantastic - absolutely perfect action shot!!! Congratulations ! Regards, Krzysztof

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-04-11 11:56]

Hi Tatsuya,
A fantastic shot, amazing. Excellent capture, timing is perfect, details are superb, perfectly framed. It would be nice to know how you took this shot. Honestly quite a breathtaking shot.

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2006-04-11 12:04]

It is an fantastic capture, where did you take this photo.

Perfect timing, perfect capture of the kingfisher. Well done!

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2006-04-11 12:15]
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すばらしい すばら すば すばらしいすばらしい ?
すばらしい すばらしいすばらしいすばらしいすばらしいすばらしい ?
す すばらしい すばらしいすばらしい すばら !!!
First of all it is an admission... this pic is one the most attractive one that I ever see... :))

now I am translating the things that I wrote upside! :))

how did you take this pic?
inside the water or from outside?

you wrote you used tripod... so it made me to think about it is taken from outside... :)

how it could be so clear if it is taken outside the water?

Plz tell me something about this shot :))

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  • marjan Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 459 W: 14 N: 366] (2685)
  • [2006-04-11 12:15]

Hi tatsuya, this is wonderful shot. TFS

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  • cecile Silver Star Critiquer [C: 43 W: 0 N: 7] (1060)
  • [2006-04-11 12:25]

simplement parfait, dommage que je comprenne pas un mot de ce que tu as écris!!

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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2006-04-11 12:41]

Hi Tatsuya
I wonder how...

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-04-11 12:54]

Hello TATSUYA , A Exelent shot , everithing is very good ,
tfs Greetings Teunie .

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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2006-04-11 13:02]

fantastic and stunning.

Perhaps you could add some details on how it was done, please.

Wow, most unusal shot and its got a lot of Tn'rs thinking here. Amazing to get this shot on the Kingfisher underwater and spot on. Well done. Super work however you done it.


Wooooow! Incredible shot!

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  • ele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 93 W: 15 N: 15] (382)
  • [2006-04-11 13:51]

Wooooow! Incredible shot! Well done.

Hi Tatsuya
My god! what a picture. This is magnificient shot. Man, i had seen only in Animal planet and NGO.Very impressive/ I have taken many pictures of Small kingfisher, and have been dreaming to take one like this. Can you tell me how you did this?

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-04-11 14:16]

Hi Tatsuya,

A superb action shot,everbody's wondering how you fix this,absolutly no nits in this image,very well done


Class A work.....

Wow, how have you done it?
Just phantastic, leaves me speachless.
Sad I can't read your note ;-)
But I enjoy looking at this spectacular shot, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Very nice shot. Fantastic the idea to take this kind of shot!
Bye Tom

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  • Krima Gold Star Critiquer [C: 60 W: 5 N: 7] (8)
  • [2006-04-11 15:33]

Hi Tatsuya !!
Remarcable! Bravo ! Such dinamic moment u caught...and underwater! Regards, Crina

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  • odin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 177 W: 1 N: 209] (1169)
  • [2006-04-11 17:01]

What a shot Tatsuya, A very very great action shot. Simply perfect.

の素晴らしい捕獲! それはこれが堪能いかにだったか知ることは大きい。TrekNature の第1 、私は確信しているを。とてもよくされるありがとう!


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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2006-04-11 18:30]

Hello Tatsuya,
amzing shot, Congratilations.

Fantastic moment of capture. Very well done. Everyone here has said it all. Great job.

Hello Tatsuya
Remarkable shot, one of the best I've seen on TN. Capture of the air bubbles is spectacular.

  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-04-11 21:34]

This is the most stunning shot!
It is so original and so gorgeous.
Very exciting and impressive.
How did you do it?
Thank you so much for sharing. : )


A magnificent capture! Your timing is outstanding! Exposure is perfect despite the difficulties of shooting through water.

A real masterpiece showing both technical skills and artistic talent!!

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2006-04-12 4:19]

Thank you for sharing this photo.
Simply amazing!
Maybe one of the most original shoots seen on TN until now.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-04-12 5:20]

Hello Tatsuya!
Excellent action capture.I saw such a shot at a BBC book(light of earth)before and this one is also magnificent.I think you took this photo behind a glas,is it right?
Into my favr.Thanks for sharing this beauty with us...:-)

Hello Tatsuya!
Fantastic scene! Excellent colors, moment and POV! Perfect work!

Extraordinary image. Perfect timing! Brilliant focus and a perfect angle. Well framed.
This photo is almost too good to believe...

Hi Tatsuya,
very unusual, extremely well managed shot of very high quality all over. Very exciting to look at. Outstanding contribution! Thank you. Best regards,

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  • BeBe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 123 W: 0 N: 253] (931)
  • [2006-04-12 9:05]

Hi Tatsuya, I put this photo in my favorites, but as many people say, How you did it, it will be very helpful I you help us with that question, Juan

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  • TPAKT Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 97 W: 21 N: 20] (89)
  • [2006-04-15 5:08]

Privet Tatsuya.
Never saw anything similar!!! A superphoto!!


This shot is unbelievable. I'm beyond impressed with the sharpness and originality of this photo. You've cropped this shot perfectly. The colors are great, maybe a little too saturated, but it doesn't take anything away from this amazing shot.

I see a lot of questions about the technic in use.
I remember I've seen a serie of identical pictures in a photographer magazine, some 10 years ago. And the technic was explained! Basically the camera is underwater. The fish is a bait and is hold alive there with a fisherman thread. The photographer goes away. A detector is used, so the shutter is activated any time something pass by.
I have no idea if Tatsuya used the same set up, though.
Nice shot, Tatsuya.

This is absolutely amazing. This has got to be one of the most difficult shots to achieve. You display lots of patience in this awesome capture. :)

Absolutely incredible. The clarity, action, and composition are simply fantastic. Well done.

Hi Tatsuya, Incredible shot, I am sitting here with my mouth open in amazement. How on earth did you get it?

Stunning, Fantastic, perfection. Going in my favourites. Thanks Allan

Oh my word! What an amazing shot! I'm lost for words! I guess it must have been taken through glass in a tank, surely it's not possible to get a waterproof case for that lens! Even so, the timing is just perfect! Bravo! 2 points is not enough!

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-06-17 7:04]

This is an amazing shot!! The best I have seen in ages. Well done & TFS! We want more!! :)


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-08-26 16:01]

Fabulosa captura, un tiro precioso... foto muy equilibrada, saludos

WOW!!!! Amazing shot, really beautiful! Perfect timing ang great focus! I'm really speechless....(",)

OH WOW. THis is FANTASTIC! SImply wonderful! Superb details for a shot like this. Colors are vibrant and exciting! I cannot imagine a shot this difficult is captured with such clarity, amazing composition. Truly, this is a moment worth keeping! GREAT ONE! This one is yours!
PS: Everyone's dying for some information on how you shot this! Come on.. let us learn too!



(why there isnt a smiley worth 100 points lol)

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2007-01-03 16:00]

Amazing shot, this is just stunning in every way - words fail me.



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  • Viera Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 0 N: 74] (494)
  • [2007-01-21 3:53]

Hi Tatsuya,
simply perfect.Fantastic photo.

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2007-01-23 18:13]

Hello Tatsua,
Excellent quarium shot! Really no need to write more. I just wish to read some info about details. Unfortunately I cannot read Japanese :-)
Best greetings,

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2007-01-30 3:16]

what shot!!!!!!!Superb action here!!TFS!!

????? Tatsuya,
I cannot read your note, I just cheated here with copy and paste.
Your pic does'nt need any translation. It is out of this world. I know that the movements are lighning fast, so you had difficult problems to solve, light, speed, aperture. But the most difficult was to catch the right split-second (and first to get this bird into the aquarium). Great!!

And: interesting, the translation of Howard (Marhowie)....

Cheers, Dietrich

Unbelievable timing and capture. Congratulations.

amazing capture of kingfisher, nice focus

wonderful shot!

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  • swarg Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 13 W: 3 N: 21] (373)
  • [2007-04-16 8:41]

Superb, Excellent, Outstanding etc...

How did you get this shot?


Wow !! Excellent shot. Even I'm interested to know , how you took this shot.

amazing picture...
how do you take it????????


I have admired this photo for more than a year several times, but never in a good momento to vote it.
Now I came across again, I must say it is just amazing.

Great action!

WOW! Amazing shot. Such perfect timing!
Can you please explain the technique you used to take the photograph?


こんにちはTatsuya はのこれ驚くばかりの写真である。水の上のあなたのカメラがあったりまたは水中打撃これであるか。それはとてもよくとにかく取られる。優秀な仕事。スティーブ

excelent photo

Hi Tatsuya,
This photo is a great performance. A really amazing capture!

Everything about this image amazes me.
From the colour and cropping to the timing and focusing. Did I mention the luck/skill of predicting such an action by the bird?
Finally, the BIG question: HOW?

oh s*hit, dont believe! GREAT SHOT! One of the best pictures i ever seen

Absolutely fantastic, how did you do that? Do not answer. It must be a secret or a magic!

Thanks for sharing


Amazing capture. Photography and the photographer at their best.


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  • gondox Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 356 W: 65 N: 342] (1585)
  • [2008-03-11 12:37]

Hi Tatsuya!

The perfect bird picture.
I don't believe such action can be captured... it is so fantastic
I have no words for it.

Best regards,

Merhaba Tatsuya:
Mükemmel bir fotoğraf çok güzel

How... ?


Hi, Tatsuya,

great capture - one can feel the action and excitement from your photo!!

Man Yee

Hello Tatsuya,
Very rare photographic moment captured by you with excellent sharpness & details. The eye is covered with nictiating membrane underwater is also very much evident. TFS.

fantastic shot, amazing. Excellent capture,Super work however you done it.

Hello Tatsuya,
This is an unbelievable photo. You captured it perfectly. The colours and the details are perfect. TFS.
Best Regards


Fantastic, probably you use the same system as Mr.Domínguez used: http://photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=6166415

again its fantastic.

Incredibile image.
I think it is the only picture made of a bird under water.Hard to believe he went so clear.

Hola, Tatsuya:
Increíble foto, momento exacto, excelentes colores a pesar de estar bajo el agua.

Stunning, well done!

Cannot capture a better underwater shot. Congratulations

Wow ! Never seen a picture like this before. Really amazing.

This absolutely amazing!

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  • hido59 (832)
  • [2009-12-06 23:49]

Tebrikler, olağanüstü bir fotoğraf.

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  • lilito (51)
  • [2010-04-16 1:00]

Incredible! fantastic!

Hi Tatsuya,incredible nice.TFS

Nooo!!! This is not possible!!! I am not even going to begin to judge this photograph!!! The whole image is just awesome!!!!

Hi Tatsuya,

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  • Vidaro (32)
  • [2011-06-22 6:14]

awesome shot!

Hello Tatsuya,
Very good work!!! Very well done.

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