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I was photographing this female Kingfisher she caught this fish but, it was around the wrong way. So she threw it up to try & get it in the right position...
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I was photographing this female Kingfisher she caught this fish but, it was around the wrong way. So she threw it up to try & get it in the right position
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Awards

Pro Photographer of the Month
Contest Finalist in Monthly Pro Vol 5 Photo Contest
Absolute Masterpiece
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Superb Composition
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Peer Award
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Top Choice
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Magnificent Capture
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Superior Skill
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Outstanding Creativity
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All Star
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Genius
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Top ClassTM

Come To Me Photo Contest Top 10 class
Come To Me Photo Contest Top 10 class week 1
Celebrating Nature Day Photo Contest 2015Top 10 class
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1000 Waterbirds Photo ContestTop 10 class
1000 Waterbirds Photo ContestTop 10 class week 1
Monthly Pro Vol 5 Photo ContestTop 10 class
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dkvart1
 
dkvart1 November 27, 2014
Beautiful timing! A wonderful shot!
snowdon PRO
 
snowdon December 15, 2014
Wonderful photo, congratulations on your Win in Pro Photographer of the Month Dec.
SvetlanaKarakina
 
SvetlanaKarakina December 15, 2014
Congratulations!
Pegertler PRO+
 
Pegertler December 15, 2014
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A well deserved win! Magnificent shot! Congrats!
p_eileenbaltz PRO
 
p_eileenbaltz December 15, 2014
Outstanding capture! Congratulations on your win.:)
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta December 15, 2014
Brilliant capture. Congratulations on being the Winner.
MoKun
 
MoKun December 16, 2014
Great shot.....poor fish! 😉
Rl1956
 
Rl1956 December 16, 2014
WOW, amazing, congrats on the win
carmine9592 PRO
 
carmine9592 December 16, 2014
Just exquisite! Literally jaw-dropping.
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 December 16, 2014
Fantastic capture! Congratulations!
janland PRO+
 
janland December 16, 2014
Beautiful capture! Fantastic timing! Congrats!
KingaCendrowska
 
KingaCendrowska December 17, 2014
i also think this is a great capture. the colors, timing, theme ! MY congrats !!!!!!!!!!!!! Keep doing what u do :)))
janoogee
 
janoogee December 17, 2014
Congratulations. Great shot
scruffyherbert PRO+
 
scruffyherbert December 20, 2014
Completely stunning capture. A tremendous shot and congratulations.
MarieJordan PRO
 
MarieJordan December 21, 2014
Fantastic catch
roccochiara
 
roccochiara December 21, 2014
assolutamente eccezionale!
tmlakshmi PRO+
 
tmlakshmi December 24, 2014
capturing at the right moment. awesome. voted
tmlakshmi PRO+
 
tmlakshmi December 24, 2014
congratulations
john-paulflavell
 
john-paulflavell December 29, 2014
Fantastic shot!
Blazer13 Premium
 
Blazer13 January 02, 2015
Oh, suck a beautiful capture. the perfect moment. Fantastic effort, keep up the great work.
uppers
 
uppers February 06, 2015
This is all the awards put together, fantastic shot.
suzanewhitney PRO+
 
suzanewhitney March 20, 2015
Congratulations! Wonderful photo!
irinaphilippenko
 
irinaphilippenko March 10, 2016
Amazing photo!
RickL PRO+
 
RickL Mar 19
Amazing photo, great action and detail. good lighting

Behind The Lens

Location
I photographed this beautiful Kingfisher in Cardiff South Wales, it's a place called Forest farm. Which Cardiff council are trying to close down. So thrilled this photo has won an Award, as I have been protesting in the closure, so hoping this might help
Time
Taken early morning as that is when they are at their busiest, also as we had a lot of rain the Kingfishers were coming to this pond, instead of the very full rivers.
Lighting
I was lucky that it was a fairly bright day which helps a little, as the pond only gets good light in the morning
Equipment
I used a Canon1Dmark1V with a Canon 300 2.8 with a 2x convertor I also used my Gitzo tripod.
Inspiration
I have been going to Forest farm trying to get some good images of the Kingfishers. Its a case of try try & try again. To get that special image
Editing
I very rarely do anything to my images as it prevents you using them in Wildlife competitions, so other than the usual saturation & sharpen
In my camera bag
It all depends what I am photographing, the older I get, the less I want to carry about with me. On this occasion I only took one camera & lens but, I would usually have with me my canon 400 5.6 which is my favourite lens, 70-200 2.8 & 24-70. Since I have recently bought a second hand 300 2.8 I am using that too
Feedback
Yes, never give up its all about patience, waiting sometimes for hours & hours for the bird or animal to make an appearance. Be prepared, if need be put your iso up high so it will give you a high shutter speed so you can capture the action. Most of all enjoy your photography

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