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Where is my fish?

Where is my fish?
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Copyright: Elroyie David (elroyie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 299 W: 87 N: 1482] (6439)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF100-400 IS L, Kenko Pro 300 1.4x Teleconvert
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Kingfishers [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-08-12 12:26
Viewed: 6282
Favorites: 6 [view]
Points: 58
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Kingfisher scaning for its breakfast.

Because of these little fellows I started to picture birds, so you can put the blame on them... :)

I took my first picture in the same place, but now I improved my technique, equipment and approach in taking pictures of these little ones.

I was in a tent for about 5 hours in the early morning and this is one of the pictures that I got from there, I hope you will like it.

Full description you can find in yt former post Another Kingfisher.

liquidsunshine, Fisher, wallhalla15, electra, phedgeland, PDP, marhowie, AdrianW, Luc, chiliu, halki, coasties, hummingbird24, scottevers7, naki, TAZ, nardophoto, vhemmati, Panoptic83 has marked this note useful
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Stunning shot Elroyie,
Razor sharp detail, excellent colours and sharpness. Nicely composed and good exposure. This is straight in my favourites, and I know I won't be the only one.
Fantastic work, thanks for posting, Have a great weekend.

great shot Elroyie! very sharp, great colors, beautiful bg. TFS!

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-08-12 13:07]

Hi Elroyie,
Beautiful capture and well done on the composition. The exposure and details are perfect.
No nits friend.
Excellent work.


One word.. excellent... Nothing else to add.

Elroyie, pose is excellent, good work, Very good sharpness, details, colours and composition. Thanks for sharing

Hi Elroyie,
this is a great shot of the kingfisher, perfect moment. Good job.

Great picture, Elroyie.
One of the best on TN.
Great work.

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  • ridfa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 0 N: 376] (4111)
  • [2005-08-12 14:48]

Very nice shot.


Hi Elroyie,
this is so beautiful, I'm jelous, I've never seen this phantastic bird "live" - only on such perfect photos than this one.
DOF and POV excellent, also the colours and the light. Congratulations
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-08-12 15:25]

Hi Elroyie,
A real beauty! vivid colours & razorsharp details, dof & pov are great, very well composed.


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  • carper Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1973 W: 119 N: 2582] (8439)
  • [2005-08-12 16:06]

fantastic photo Elroyie.
Fantastastic capture, great in pof, fantastic dof, very good colours, this is a profi shot, with my compliments, great job
gr. Jaap

Very good capture of a Kingfisher Elroiye! I think an end is coming for a fish.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-08-12 17:19]

Hello Elroyie, gorgeous shot. Th composition is excellent as are the focus and colours. It's a beauty, well done.

Wonderful shot, Elroyie! The colors and patterns are very clear and detailed. I'm not much of a birder, but this one really caught my eye in the gallery. Just perfect. Exceptionally done!

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-08-12 23:47]

Excellent capture!
Great composition, beautiful colour.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-08-13 3:02]

Wonderful capture of this kingfisher, Elroyie. A perfect shot. I love his posture for scanning. Very alert and intense. Congratulations and TFS. : )

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  • halki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 9 N: 105] (471)
  • [2005-08-13 3:09]

Hello David!
Very nice shot.Colours,POV,DOF and details are great.
Thanks for posting...

Superb photo Elroyie! Well worth 5 hours under cover ;-)

Hello Elroyie

Wow..... what can one say about this beautifully composed piece of work? PERFECT!!

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2005-08-13 14:15]

I can say only one word Elroyie...
and simply Ican say it is one of the best KF pic that I ever see in this site...
thanks a lot for sharing...

This is a superb photo of this amazing kingfisher, Elroyie.

One of the birds on my wish list...

It is perfect to my eye, congratulations and thank you for sharing it with us.

Hi Elroyie,
All the great comments have been used, so all I can tell you is I totally agree with them on how great this photo is.
Only one word...PERFECT!

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-08-14 11:09]

Hi Elroyie, I have no time to write a decent comment. I give to you the well deserved smily.

Day thought:
"Beauty is its own excuse for being" (Emerson).

Thank you for sharing pictures and notes and for the enjoyment which they give to me.

Kingfishers are always a great subject, but very hard to get near. You did very well with this one. I like the pose a lot.
Good composition and background.
Nice sharp image, good exposure and colour.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2005-08-15 5:21]

absolutely stunning! incredible clarity and focus. very well exposed, great dof. just great. tfs

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-08-15 15:50]

Just excellent Elroyie. The photo tells everything.

Elroyie, this is another of your top shelf pictures. The bird is crisply in focus, and the DOF is fantastic. The whole bird is fully in focus; I really like that. What I also like a lot about the picture is your background. Firstly it is nicely out of focus, but secondly the bottom of the BG is brown (probably earth in front of the water) like the bird, and on top of the brown it is blue(probably water), again like the bird. Fantastic!


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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-09-14 6:55]

I have never see in real this wonderful bird but I like it. Here its pose for scaning for breakfast is realy nice. Composition of this first of the trilogy is perfect, like colors, exposure, DOF, POV and sharpness...
Congratulations and thanks for sharing.

Una foto fantastica!!

That's a beautiful bird. You captured it very well with a great DOF.

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