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Kingfisher vs. fish 1:0

Kingfisher vs. fish  1:0
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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: 2005-08-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF100-400 IS L, Kenko Pro 300 1.4x Teleconvert
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-04-09 13:38
Viewed: 6451
Favorites: 5 [view]
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This one is from my kingfisher's period, I've noticed that you like kingfishers, so I will give you some... :)
The light was great, it was soft morning light and the pose was great for me so I took it without hesitation and this is the result.
This picture is almost the FF and it was taken from a hiding place, there is no way to take this picture without a hiding place because the kingfisher is very small and you must to be very close for FF picture.
I hope you will enjoy watching.

Former links:
The last drop... Full Frame
The last drop...
Where is my fish?
Kingfisher sunrise
'Puffy' Kingfisher

nardophoto, Robbrown, Signal-Womb, marhowie, livios, coasties, jeanpaul, Athila, satish_h, hummingbird24, smirnese, liquidsunshine, Luc, egeerhan has marked this note useful
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Wooooow great shot! I like it. Is perfect.

Beautifully detailed shot, the water droplets one the breast in the low early morning sunlight, as well as being a very small bird it is as well an extremly shy one in my experience, not a nit to pick TFS yours Robert

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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2006-04-09 15:18]

Absolutley stunning. The detail is wonderful and as you say they are a surpringly small bird.


BRAVO! SUPERBE photo, tout est parfait.

Hello Elroyie,
Stunning capture, excellent detail and composition. I am always on the lookout for this bird in Ireland but capturing one would be rare, I can but dream. Very good work.

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-04-09 15:47]

Hi Elroyie,
Beautiful shot, excellent detail and colour and nice neutral background. DOF is spot-on, really nice shot.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2006-04-09 16:14]

Hi Elroyie,

A superb shot,enjoy to look at the picture,
Thanks for sharing,


Hi Elroyie,
I don't need to add to the others comments, they have said it so well already..

Hi Elroyie,
Great macro!..Excellent details. Beautiful colors,sharpness and composition.TFS.Hilmi

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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2006-04-09 17:40]

Hi Elroyie: Splendid, Super, Sparling! Reina

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-04-09 18:41]

Elroyie, excellent saturation, pov, composition and colors.

I do enjoy colors and sharpness too.

A great moment, a great image.


Hi Elroyie

Another stunning Kingfisher shot from you. Love the depth of colour. Perfect timing. A big tick here! :-)

Bonjour Elroyie
Excellente prise de vue que ce bel oiseau,les couleurs sont de toutes beautées et parfaitement exposées et la netteté est très bonne.Très jolie composition ainsi que le BG
Merci et au revoir.....JP

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-04-09 22:55]
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Another exquisite shot of the kingfisher.
Yes indeed, I never tire of their amazing colors.
This one even has a fish in his beak. Fabulous POV.
Perfect on all counts.
TFS, Elroyie. : )

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2006-04-09 23:00]
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Hi Elroyie!

Slendid image you got here. Clean sharp focus, perfect exposure, beautiful shallow DOF. Well balanced compositon ant best of all, you caught it with a fish in its beak.

Wonderfull image and TFS.

Amazing capture Elroyie!!! beautiful light and detail!!!

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  • ele Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 93 W: 15 N: 15] (382)
  • [2006-04-10 7:16]

very good is wuanderfull

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  • Jannie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 6 N: 264] (1227)
  • [2006-04-10 11:18]


Hi Elroyie,
what can I add to all these comments, other than it is a great capture.


Hello Elroyie,

Superb capture of this wonderful bird and its lunch.

Thank you for sharing it with us!

Hello Elroyie,
This is an outstanding shot. Classic pose of Kingfisher with the fish in a beak, that always look great and perfect quality.
I like it a lot!

Excellent, wonderfull.
All is perfect... as usual.
Thanks for sharing.


i loved your kingfisher pictures.(especially "the last drop").
the compo,POV,and colours and details are great again in this picture with a nice light.
thank you for sharing.

Hi Elroyie,
Another perfect Kingfisher capture.
Good detail, colours and sharpness. Composition and lighting are good. Good POV and timing.
Thanks for posting, have a great Easter weekend.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2006-04-14 17:33]
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Excellent. A shot like this is so much on my wishlist. I love it! Well done & TFS!


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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2006-05-26 4:01]
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Very well captured. Sharp and colorful details, good composition. Especially i liked the successfull focus on both the Kingfisher and the tiny fish.

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  • Adam73 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 208 W: 5 N: 522] (2253)
  • [2007-03-22 17:11]

Wow the best kingfisher photo I have ever seen. DOF is perfect, color saturation, sharpness and details are also perfect. Just outstanding, utterly awesome photo.

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  • mzungu (103)
  • [2007-04-22 9:23]

excellent shot!

Estraordinary color in this photo and it has great Bokeh. Depth of Field. Beautiful composition with the bird slightly off center. Also incredible clarity of detail. Well balanced.

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