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Fisher King

Fisher King
Photo Information
Copyright: Andrew Roberts (proberts) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 30 W: 0 N: 60] (646)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 20D, Sigma 50-500 F/4-6.3 EX HSM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Kingfishers [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-04-24 14:57
Viewed: 4516
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Been trying to find the spot where this kingfisher perches for a while now.Eventually found it but couldnt get near him without him flying off.
Went back to my house which is just a 5 min stroll away and got my saw.Cut a few bramble bushes down and made a hide,it worked :0)

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  • samos Gold Star Critiquer [C: 79 W: 4 N: 2] (39)
  • [2006-04-24 15:18]

Hello Andrew this is very wonterful photo colours sharpenss and DOF are so superexcellent nice work regards Stavros

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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
  • [2006-04-24 15:22]

Hey Andrew,
my my what a brilliant capture, excellent sharpness, DOF and detail,
love the colours especially, I have a few shots of the kingfisher, but I guess a faster lens is on my next purchase :P
Cheers TFS,
Vishal Sabharwal

Beautiful, sharp and nice colours. Well done!

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2006-04-24 15:58]

Hi Andrew
Good stuff to read how you managed to make good use of a bramble bush. I never heard of one being positively utilised since the 'burning bush'.
Your capture of this little 'fisher king' is absolutely marvellous. The composition is excellent and the colours are brilliant. The DOF is great with excellent details on the bird. The BG is well removed and OOF and the exposure was perfectly managed.
Very well done and TFS.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2006-04-24 16:12]


Superbe composition,les couleurs de l'oiseau sont parfaitement exposé et les détails du plumage sont extras. Félicitations pour le bg très lumineux et la pose de l'oiseau.

Merci pour l'envoie Andrew.


Hi Andrew,
Beautiful capture!! Good job on tracking his perch down ... wish I had this little beauty within a 5 min stroll from my place ... lucky you :)
Like your DOF, focus is spot on, so are the colours, hue + sat.

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  • chiliu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1457 W: 0 N: 1176] (6526)
  • [2006-04-24 16:31]

Hi Andrew,
Beautiful capture! Very sharp and detailed,
very nice colours and excellent composition.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-04-25 2:25]

Great thinking and move on your part.
It sure yielded a great result.
Wonderful capture of thise beautiful kingfisher in stunning POV.
Beautiful colors and details. TFS. : )

Hi Andrew,
Late night, early morning.
Quick visit.
Great capture, thanks for posting.

Excellent capture Andrew. Awesome colours and detail. Pose, POV and Comp are all perfect.

Great work.

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-04-25 4:01]

Hi Andrew,
Excellent shot and well worth the effort of building a hide :-) Beautifully framed, excellent detail and colourand perfect DOF. Great work.

Very nice picture!
Excellent DOF and colours.


Hi Andrew, excellent work, great details perfect colrs, TFS Kyle

Superb image, superb composition, superb result. Well done.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2007-01-02 18:23]

Hi Andrew,

Superb shot of this beautiful Kingfisher, nicely presented composition, a great POV and excellent pose, very good sharpness, well saturated colours which are compliment perfectly by the neutral BG.

TFS Hilary :o)

Hello Andrew, This is very good photo of the Alcedo atthis!!! Great sharpenss.
Regards, João Edgar

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