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Bridal gift

Bridal gift
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Copyright: Helmut Roos (buscape) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 355 W: 20 N: 1518] (7615)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-05-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D 800E, AF-S Nikkor 200-400mm f4.0 G IF-ED VR II
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/640 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2013-05-07 3:59
Viewed: 1914
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

The breedind season is in full swing. The Common Kingfisher has brought his inamorata a bridal gift and stands proudly at her side. Unfortunately I had not the perfect position to capture the presentation. I also had to take up position in quite a distance on the other side of the river, because we do have high water and it is not possible to take up a closer position.



Die Brutsaison ist wieder im vollen Gange. Das Eisvogelmännchen hat gerade seiner Angebeteten das Brautgeschenk überreicht und steht stolz an ihrer Seite. Leider war ich nicht an der richtigen Position, um die Übergabe zeigenswert festzuhalten. Außerdem musste ich auch noch an einem ziemlich entfernten Platz am gegenüberliegenden Ufer Stellung beziehen, weil wir gerade Hochwasser haben und es unmöglich ist näher heranzukommen.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-05-07 4:11]

Waaw Helmut,what a lucky meeting and what a magnificent capture of this couple of kingfisher ,one whit a big dinner on the beak too! Spectacular details despite the distance and great metallic colors too.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • horias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 837 W: 58 N: 2084] (11033)
  • [2013-05-07 6:12]

Hi Helmut
Great Common Kingfisher pair....with excellent details and natural colours....I like the contrast between the birds and the BG...
Congratulations for this great capture!

Hello Helmut
Impressive scene my Friend.Great moment.Wonderful natural colours and great sharpness despite the distance.Thank You.
Have a good day!
Best regards

Hi Helmut,
beautiful birds. Nice situation of the lunch. Amazing colours and composition.
Thanks for sharing,

Super capture from considerable distance, Helmut.
Your story is also very interesting.
Both birds are in sharp focus and the colours too are very natural.
Well done and TFS!

Hello Helmut
Lovely picture of this pair of King and Queen(fisher) .
perfect colour and composition and good moment of capture.
good wishes,

Hello Helmut,
Another brilliant capture. It is a very interesting couple. Superb natural colors, good details and sharpness. As usual the photo is at the highest quality range, despite the distance.....
Thanks for sharing!

Ciao Helmut, lovely composition with beautiful couple, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful bright colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Beautiful scene Helmut! Very good composition, fantastic colours and very good sharpness.

Hi Helmut
this is a great picture suffering a bit from a very nervous bg, I tried a ws to get a more uniform bg mainly by copying and pasting the more blurred parts of the bg over the contrasty parts. This is quite a heavy post-processing and you might not like to change a picture that much, I still think as far as you do not touch the main subject and only working on bg it's still ok but this is up to every single photographer to use it or not

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-05-10 5:25]

Lieber Helmut,
Da hast Du wieder mal Glück gehabt, gereade zwei und noch mit einem Brautgeschenk. Bravo!!!
Herzlich grüsst

Bonjour Helmut,
Agréable valorisation des sujets dans une belle lumière.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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