Kingfisher


Blythman

Link Posted 23/06/2014 - 00:05
Going through some kingfisher pictures from this weekend. Here's one for now. All C & C welcome.

Love the blue flash on their backs

K3, DA 300, f5.6 1/2000 sec, ISO 800


Blue Flash in the breeze by Alan Wennington, on Flickr
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Last Edited by Blythman on 23/06/2014 - 00:06

08tiger

Link Posted 23/06/2014 - 00:19
Wonderful image, what detail!Was it cropped or were you that close with the 300?
C&C welcome.
Don.

bwlchmawr

Link Posted 23/06/2014 - 06:25
That looks like a brilliant combination for this most demanding branch of our hobby.
Best wishes,

Andrew

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Blaze

Link Posted 23/06/2014 - 08:09
Such a beautiful bird and the electric blue is divine. Brilliant capture.
Last Edited by Blaze on 23/06/2014 - 08:09

Jumbo48

Link Posted 23/06/2014 - 08:22
Superb capture
Regards John/Jumbo

Blythman

Link Posted 23/06/2014 - 08:26
Thanks for comments

Don, it has been cropped for composition. The kingfisher was central in the frame originally. Still a good 3/4 of the original

Here's another. I'll add a few more to this thread too over the next couple of days

K3, DA 300, f8 1/400 sec, ISO 320


Kingfisher and the stickleback by Alan Wennington, on Flickr
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1stEverPentax

Link Posted 23/06/2014 - 09:32
Brilliant shots..so sharp.

Karlo

alfpics

Link Posted 23/06/2014 - 09:46
1stEverPentax wrote:
Brilliant shots..so sharp.

Karlo

Absolutely - thanks for sharing!
Andy

whatsthisbuttondo

Link Posted 23/06/2014 - 10:22
Fantastic need to find kingfisher near Nantwich any ideas

Mike-P

Link Posted 23/06/2014 - 11:03
Both fantastic shots Alan but the second is a clear winner for me.

Brilliant.
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McGregNi

Link Posted 23/06/2014 - 14:14
Both great but the first clinches it because of they way the bird is looking back towards the camera, clearly never having seen such a big Pentax lens before.

Lovely shiny blues, sharpness and nice compo all come together winningly ... Fantastic Alan!
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Blythman

Link Posted 23/06/2014 - 15:48
Thanks again guys. Appreciate the feedback. More shots to follow ........

Peter, just spent the last 20 minutes on google and came up with this. Is it close enough to Nantwich

http://www.cheshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/reserves/marbury-reedbed
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michaelblue

Link Posted 23/06/2014 - 16:16
These are fantastic! You should be very proud
Was it the DA*300mm lens?
Regards,
Michael
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tyronet2000

Link Posted 23/06/2014 - 18:06
Superb as usual Alan
Regards
Stan

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davidstorm

Link Posted 23/06/2014 - 22:25
Magnificent shots Alan, the second in particular, but both are superb.

Regards
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