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Copyright: Jeroen Gerdes (Belgerdy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 6 N: 877] (7664)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, NIKKOR 200-400mm 1:4G AF-S VR
Exposure: f/6.7, 1/350 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-07-20 8:52
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I've been looking for these all year now, but the relatively harsh winter seems to have killed off quite a huge number of them here in the Netherlands. It's a pity because it is such a thrill to get this lovely bird in front of the camera. when i got home I found out I hadn't zoomed in all the way so it is a crop and it could have been a bit more detailed (shot at 400mm instead of 560mm)

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Hi Jeroen,

Good composition, colour, focus and detail. Even the spider's web on the perch is sharp. Well done.


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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2009-07-20 9:47]

Hi Jeroen,
A very good composition and Kingfisher ...
Excellent capture, sharp details,nice colors and background,
Best wishes,

hi jeroen,
nice picture of this KF..
very nice composition and colours.
i have done a workshop. hope you like it.

hallo Jeroen
die van jou is ook niet mis
super compositie en goed van scherpte en die kleuren zijn natuurlijk super!!
groetjes lou

Hello Jeroen,

A great capture with nice colors, composition & details. TFS.



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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2009-07-20 10:30]

fantastic capture of the pretty kingfisher! :-) sharpness, details and colors are really great, love the green blurred
background and the attractive lichen-covered branch. i have been waiting for something like this the last 25 years or so, i guess
i saw him 1-2 times in all that time and only flying, so i am very jealous now.*g* well done & best wishes, thor.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2009-07-20 11:12]

Hello Jeroen,
Lately kingfisher appear on TN very rare. All the more this photo delight me. Nice light, splendid sharp and colours are admirable. The dry branch add charm to this composition.
Congratulations, Pawel

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-07-20 11:35]

Hi Jeroen. I must say this is a first class close up of this beautiful bird. I was able myself to get a fair shot of some this year . You have taken this what i belive to be a young bird with fine detail and sharp focusing. The white tip on the end of the bill shows it a young bird of this year. The colours are spot on. Very well done TFS.
Nick.. I am going to put this into my favorites list.

Hi Jeroen,

A good shot of a lovely bird. Focus and dof spot on. Colour good and natural with a good background showing the bird off well. TFS

regards Bill

Beautiful, as always! TFS

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-07-21 0:52]

Very nice photo, congratulations$

Hi Jeroen

Nice shot. Great composition, sharpness, details, DOF


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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-07-21 3:44]

Hello Jeroen
Nice capture, this is one of my favorites bird, I like colors and details

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