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Kingfisher


Kingfisher
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Copyright: Phil Cannings (PhilC) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 25 N: 117] (551)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2003-08-24
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Kingfishers [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-09-09 17:59
Viewed: 3847
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken at a Water Mill near my home. The kingfishers regularly fish on the mill race and sit on fenceposts alongside the stream.

Digital, EOS 1Ds, 100-400is, 1/60th at f4.
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Excellent shot! You've captured this Kingfisher very well indeed. Focus is spot on, and the sharpness is amazing. Colours and exposure are good too. About the only thing I'd suggest is perhaps a little more DOF to get the back of the head sharp too, although I realise that the light levels must have been quite low from your exposure info - maybe bumping to ISO400 would have helped (not sure how noisy 400 is on a 1Ds though). Anyway, a very good shot indeed :-D

Welcome to TrekNature!

SUPBERB SHOT, WELL DONE!! YOU ARE TRUELY LUCKY TO GET SUCH A GREAT SUBJECT SO CLOSE. IT WOULD ALSO BE NICE TO SEE THE WHOLE SUBJECT IN FRAME. LOOK FORWARD TO SEE MORE OF YOUR WORK.
EXCELLENT.

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  • Vicky Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 45 W: 0 N: 94] (468)
  • [2005-09-10 14:17]

Excellent shot, Phil, of a very colourful bird we don't get to see too often close up. The clarity is spot-on but, like Adrian said, the whole head sharp would have been even better. Lovely clear BG too. It's a difficult shot, well taken.
Welcome to TrekNature
Best wishes, Vicky

Hello Phil

Welcome to TN.

Lovely shot. Nice and close. The DoF is shallow therefore the entire shot is not focused. Good depth of colour and nice catchlight in the eye.

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-09-13 22:17]

Hi Phil,

Now I see what your EOS is cabable of. Super shot and well done on the composition and details. Excellent work.
Next time out, F8, F9.

Mike

WOW! Phil this is sooo close. I have to agree with Adrian that it needs a bit more DOF. The focus point seems to be just in front of the eye. Wish I get this close soon. :) Well done.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-10-28 3:32]

Hola Otra vez amigo, tienes una galería magnífica, las fotos son excelentes, como esta, color y textura, nitidez... perfecta, muchos saludos y felicidades

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