My Third Kingfisher shot


Link Posted 27/10/2014 - 16:31
Ok so in my quest to get a decent picture of a Kingfisher I have scoured the land (well maybe that's a bit of an exaggeration, more like the Bournemouth area) to find a promising piece of land to get a shot of this elusive bird. I have posted my last 2 successful outings, the first HERE and the second HERE and so without further ado I present my third go at getting "the shot".

The light was pretty iffy but the K-5IIs stood up to the processing really well, I had to do some pretty aggressive lifting of shadows on some of them (the Canon 7D would have failed miserably).

Not up to Alan's impressive pictures a while back but certainly getting there.

Kingfisher by Mike.Pursey, on Flickr

Kingfisher by Mike.Pursey, on Flickr

Kingfisher by Mike.Pursey, on Flickr

Kingfisher by Mike.Pursey, on Flickr

Kingfisher by Mike.Pursey, on Flickr

Kingfisher by Mike.Pursey, on Flickr

Kingfisher by Mike.Pursey, on Flickr

Kingfisher by Mike.Pursey, on Flickr
No equipment list here but thanks for taking an interest. My Flickr


Link Posted 27/10/2014 - 16:57
Very impressive set of images. 😊


Link Posted 27/10/2014 - 17:06
Fantastic Mike. What a catch. A young male

Looking forward to seeing more. Are you hooked?



Link Posted 27/10/2014 - 18:07
Excellent set well worth the effort, beautiful colours.



Link Posted 27/10/2014 - 18:29
Your too modest
LBA is good for you, a Lens a day helps you work, rest and play.


Link Posted 27/10/2014 - 18:49
Well done Mike. Very impressive set. Were these taken at Blashford Lakes as per some of your recent postings ?

Best regards


Link Posted 27/10/2014 - 20:18
Flipping heck - he's done it !!

Those are really lovely - particularly , to my mind , the ones with the fish.

Congratulations - well worth the wait
let the education continue

proud owner of a couple of cameras and a few bits and bobs


Link Posted 27/10/2014 - 20:45
They are a wonderful set Mike. Which lens was the K-5IIs attached to?
Too Old To Die Young
Pentax K1 K5-IIS K-01 K20D A50/2 A50/1.7 DA10-17 DA18-250 DA18-135 DA18-55 DA300 DA40 DA50-135 DA50-200 DA55-300 DA70 F35-70 DFA150-450 FA20-35 FA100 FA135 FA35 FA28 FA43 FA50 FA77 K55/1.8 M135/3.5 M200/4 M28/3.5 M28/2.8 M40/2.8 Q 01 02 MX-1 I-10 Sigma 15 24 105 180 8-16 10-20 17-35 17-50/2.8 24-70 400/5.6MF Tamron 70-200/2.8 17/3.5MF 24/2.5MF 28/2.5MF 90/2.5MF


Link Posted 27/10/2014 - 20:49
Cracking shots Mike
K10D, K5 plus plenty of clueless enthusiasm.

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Link Posted 27/10/2014 - 21:18
Well done mike worth waiting for
cheers Neil
pentax k3 k5 super A da* 300 f4 da*50-135 f 2.8 smc 50mm f1.7 af 360 fgz pentax1.4xhd converter
Pentax o-gps1

Panasonic Dmc Fz200


Link Posted 27/10/2014 - 22:02
These look pretty good to me Mike, I haven't managed to get any Kingfisher photos yet!

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Some cameras, some lenses, some bits 'n' bobs


Link Posted 27/10/2014 - 22:11
Great set of kingy images - a lot of my birdy snappers friends would be VERY happy with these
Learn how to live and you'll know how to die; learn how to die, and you'll know how to live.

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Link Posted 27/10/2014 - 23:24
I'm green with envy - you must be really chuffed! These are spot on!


Link Posted 27/10/2014 - 23:32
Wonderful photos. Your patience has paid off in spades.


Link Posted 27/10/2014 - 23:46
techno-terminator wrote:
Flipping heck - he's done it !!

My initial thought everyone else is saying.."well done", your perseverance has paid off.

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