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Flying gems

Flying gems
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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: 2011-06-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S Nikkor 600mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dutch birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2011-06-13 1:35
Viewed: 2757
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
On one side the eagle or flying door (due to its 8 feet with span), on the other side this flying gem (Alcedo atthis). At the same time. Luckily the eagle has landed and disappeared out of sight so I could focus my attention on this one


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-06-13 1:51]

hello Jeroen,
You have well chosen the title of this picture. You seem to have been very lucky lately :-). Love this shot for its fine and natural colors, the perfect composition and of course for this gem.
Thanks and kind regards

Wonderful portrait, good background, lots of detail. regards yiannis

Hi Jeroen,
Superb capture Jeroen!
Simply fantastic!
Thanks for sharing

Hello Jeroen,
Fantastic photo of this kingfisher captured in a wonderful pose. Everything is excellent, in all aspects. Congratulations!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-06-13 2:55]

Hallo Jeroen,
Ik kan me voorstellen dat je niet weet wat het eerst moet fotograferen in zo'n situatie. Er zou heel wat adrenaline door me heen stromen denk ik.
Prachtige foto van deze ijsvogel. Mooi scherp en natuurlijk van kleur. Uitstekende compositie.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-06-13 6:30]

Fine portrait of this lovely species of kingfisher, some saturation and contrast is needed, otherwise excellent image. tfs.

Beautiful,clean capture with superb detail and simplicity Jeroen Gerdes! I love the detail on the bird and the smooth background colors! Bravo!
George Veltchev

Great photo Jeroen! The POV and the composition and the sharpness are excellent. The lighting and the colours are fantastic.

Hello Jeroen,
Outstanding image. The details and focus are superb.
Exceptional contrast with the background.
I wish I catch a capture like this, but I meet only once this gorgeous bird.

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  • senoli (60)
  • [2011-06-13 11:17]

Hello jeroen ,

This is a beauty portrait good capture .

Thanks for sharing


Hallo Jerone,

een mooie plaat van deze ijsvogel die ik alleen zie vliegen en nooit stil zie zitte.
Mooie dof en goede scherpte mar natuurlijke kleuren.

groet Gert

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-06-15 20:27]

Hello Jeroen!
I was writing a comments in a pic from 2005 by you.A great shot! Now I see this one...wow! another one! Gorgeous pic! Great sharpness and lovely POV. The colours are also superbe.Veru good detaisl and elegant BG! Perfect !TFS
regards from,

Hy Jeroen
I saw this bird only once in my life, but it was enough to fall in love! Is one of the most colorful and spectacular bird that we have here, in Europe.Indeed, thanks to the eagle that you could focus on this precious!
All the best,

Well done indeed Jeroen. A VERY pleasant image. Congratulations.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-07-16 12:50]

Hello Jeroen,
Superb capture of this beautifully colored kingfisher. The pose allows us to get a wonderful view of it's gorgeous plumage and attractive features. I have yet to get a close-up shot of one of these elusive little birds. Great work!!

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  • Medina (117)
  • [2011-07-19 9:45]

hello jereon,
A good photo of this little bird..TFS



Hello Jeroen,

Now that is a lovely little fellow...!
The moment is well captured as the bird gives such a great pose on top of the twig...
Excellent colour reproduction and accurate DoF!

Pablo -

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