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missed the catch



diving kingfisher missed his prey, instead she catched a small pebble

diving kingfisher missed his prey, instead she catched a small pebble
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LeeBennett
 
LeeBennett April 19, 2015
Great action shot, nicely frozen!
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modelmeemaw September 05, 2015
wonderful capture!
nandicmb PRO+
 
nandicmb September 13, 2015
Congratulations on your Contest Finalist win in Freshmen 2015 Photo Contest!
clindaro
clindaro October 28, 2015
Thank you, but I did not realize that
photosue50 Premium
 
photosue50 September 23, 2015
What a shot
clindaro
 
clindaro March 15, 2016
This photo has received a honor mention in the Montier-en-Der International Photo competition 2015
clindaro
 
clindaro March 15, 2016
This photo has received a honor mention in the Montier-en-Der International Photo competition 2015
catherinethompson PRO
 
catherinethompson October 31, 2016
Stunning capture. Well done.
lindiekolver PRO
 
lindiekolver January 09, 2017
Magnificent photo ! Great timing and I just love the water-drops all over and then the clear,crisp,sharp eye ! The crowning glory of this amazing photo. Bravo !

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken in the UK. This was taken in a hide with a special set up, so the kingfishers dives at a specific place to catch the fish. So before any photography, the cameras are fixed on a board outside of the hide, the distance is measured to the perch where the kingfisher might land and dive,all parameters are set to manual and preprogrammed, the photographer sits in the hide and the shutter is remotely released per kabel or telemetry. When the kingfisher dives, you cable-release the shutter with the highest number of frames per second. As in any wildlife photography, the animal you look for may show up or not.
Time
Afternoon of course you wait in the hide sometimes 4 hours and more
Lighting
In my case there is the natural ambient lighting. I am working out of a hide
Equipment
200mm lens, Canon camera D4. Ambient light,
Inspiration
for kingfisher photographers this is a real challenge. It is somehow artificial, but from about 2000 pics 1 that is ok, as you never were from the perch the kingfisher will dive and were from the water it will dive up. As you have no time to adjust focus it is either success or failure
Editing
usual cropping and cleaning. I use LR or Captureone
In my camera bag
I am a sony user now and for landscape I use different lenses than for wildlife. But I have always 2 camera bodies with me, and a tripod. For landscape I use a zoom lens 24-70mm and a 18mm lens For wildlife I have a zoom lens 100-400mm, and a very luxury and outstanding 600mm f/4 lens plus TC 1.4. My lenses are usually manufactured by Sony, Bad weather protection as wel. Ansd I carry a lot (4-8) batteries with me and a fair amount of CF cards
Feedback
Kingfisher photography is always rewarding. Here it is a very special set-up that only some few places offer

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