First Kingy for 2 years


Blythman

Link Posted 06/07/2013 - 22:00
Caught up with a Kingfisher today. First for two years. Here's a few pics.

The pics show different shades of blue. Their blue colour is very much dependent on the light hitting them. On Springwatch they said they are actually grey in colour, with no blue pigment. The blue is a result of the light diffraction properties of the feathers



Kingfisher by Alan Wennington, on Flickr



Breakfast for a King by Alan Wennington, on Flickr



Landing kingfisher by Alan Wennington, on Flickr
Alan


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K10D

Link Posted 06/07/2013 - 23:48
Good images Alan. The second one says you worked hard at recovery? Exposure looks like it was an issue yet you nailed an image. Well sorted.

You have a PM.
Last Edited by K10D on 06/07/2013 - 23:51

Blythman

Link Posted 07/07/2013 - 01:01
K10D wrote:
Good images Alan. The second one says you worked hard at recovery? Exposure looks like it was an issue yet you nailed an image. Well sorted.

You have a PM.

Thanks for feedback Gary. Kind way of saying its crap....lol
I got myself over excited. Its the first time I've managed to get a fishing action shot anything like in focus.

Its a cropped ISO 2500 image. Here's another processing attempt. Maybe a bit better?


Colours look a bit too saturated on the 3rd image too. I'll update my version locally, but leave this one on here.

Didn't receive any PM Gary
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Gamka

Link Posted 07/07/2013 - 01:46
I can photograph them every day! However, the river and banks here do not make a very good background. I just enjoy them call of them as they speed up and down the river. There are three nests in my river bank and a few more upstream.

08tiger

Link Posted 07/07/2013 - 03:05
Excellent, Love the light and colours in the first one
C&C welcome.
Don.

Blythman

Link Posted 08/07/2013 - 09:16
08tiger wrote:
Excellent, Love the light and colours in the first one

Thanks Don
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tyronet2000

Link Posted 08/07/2013 - 17:58
Like them all. Never seen a Kingfisher in the wild.
Regards
Stan

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Stuey

Link Posted 08/07/2013 - 21:48
I have only seen our local Kingfisher once and the speed at which it passed by meant no shot for me

Great shots here though

I would be proud to have taken any one of them
K10D, K5 plus plenty of clueless enthusiasm.

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