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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: 2005-08-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF100-400 IS L, Kenko Pro 300 1.4x Teleconvert
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Alcedo atthis [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-10-17 17:37
Viewed: 5563
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 44
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Common Kingfisher - Alcedo atthis

I have nothing special to say about this picture.

I tried to catch this little colourfull bird before it landed onto this branch, she didn't make my time easy, because she is very fast flying bird.

In this picture you can see it a second before sitting on the branch.

I hope you will like it.

chiliu, ddg, scottevers7, keanhoon, wallhalla15, marhowie, tiobibi, coasties has marked this note useful
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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2005-10-17 17:43]

Wow! Awesome shot, Elroyie!
Excellent sharpness and colour,
great wings movement, perfect composition,
Very nice backgound.

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-10-17 18:33]

Elroyie bonjour, splendid timing with nice soft colors. Attitude of the bird is excellent, very well done . Congratulations Didier.

Hi Elroyie,
This is an excellent shot. Very beautiful colors, and excellent detail. The slight blur of the wings is good here. Excellent OOF backround really isolates your subject well.

Hi Elroyie David,
This photo Excellent due to perfact timing, DOF,shutter speed.Very beautiful colors, and excellent detail.Thanks for sharing.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-10-17 21:33]

Bonjour Elroyie!

Superbe prise, l'action de l'oiseau est superbe et la pose est parfaite sur cette branche. Le Bg s'harmonise bien avec le sujet et fait ressortir les belles couleurs de l'oiseau. Félicitation pour la netteté et la netteté.

Merci pour l'envoie !!

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-10-17 23:23]

Stunning!!!Excellent timeing!!Details are nice.

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  • ryyck Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 176] (994)
  • [2005-10-17 23:33]

Excelente imagem, capturada no momento certo!!!

Stunning! I can find no not here. I like the BG that is regularly striped in washed-out colours very similar to the bird. It makes the Bird come out real plastic and adds to bring out the vibrant colours of the bird. The motion blurr of the wing gives it dynamic.

Great color and excellent composition. This is a very nice shot. Well done & TFS!
Best regards, Radu

Hi !!!
Very good picture with interesting colours. Good DOF and POV. Cangartulations - it is very difficult to make photo of this bird - at least for me :) never it has imitated me to make good, such, that it was possible to show. In my language this bird called "zimorodek" - english translation: "winter born".
Greetings from Poland!!!
S. Staszewski

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-10-18 2:48]

A wonderful shot, Elroyie. I love the wings pulled back. Very sharp details on the body. Great composition and beautiful colors. Well done and TFS. : )

Gorgeous shot Elroyie! Outstanding colors, great lighting and sharpness. TFS!

Great moment you have there. Its DOF is good. I like your patient for waiting.

Salut Elroyie,
Superbe instantané !
Merci du partage.

Excellent shot Elroyie, great lighting, details and sharpness, nice bg and contrast. Very well done. Thanks for sharing.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-10-18 6:35]

Great capture Elroyie! Well caught, sharp details and well composed. Well done & TFS!


You are lucky to get to see it landing, I cant even get to see it flying or landed anywhere this year so far.

Well done, great image and coloours, to see this kingfisher is action like this is super.


This is such a beautiful bird and you had such great luck to see him. Here in Germany there are only a few birds left, I never had the chance to see one. So it's wonderful to see it on this shot, I like it so much, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Great capture Elroyie,
Good timing, sharp detail and good colour. Well composed and good BG.
Thanks for posting, have a good week.

This is a fantastic action shot of this Kingfisher. The fact the body is still is just amazing. Great composition and great details in the feathers. Nice light in the ey too. Just perfect!

Excellent action captured Elroyie. I like your composition and POV here. Thank You.

Hi Elroyie

I don't know how I managed to miss the stunner! Thanks for including the link with your latest post. As always perfect! :-)

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