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Death from Above

He's been watching, he's been impatience, he's been hungry the whole time; the King Fisher shoot himself from the branch where he had been lookin...
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He's been watching, he's been impatience, he's been hungry the whole time; the King Fisher shoot himself from the branch where he had been looking at his prey, he was not planing on missing it.

After one steep dive, with amazing speed and ability, the King Fisher piece right through the head of his lunch. By immediately opening up his wings, he lowered his speed. The King Fisher then swim up to the surface and fly away, enjoying his meal.

The photo was taken during the "brake" he made in order to reduce his momentum.
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RuwanFonseka PRO
 
RuwanFonseka January 11, 2016
Excellent timing and colour
Workshopphotos
 
Workshopphotos January 11, 2016
Wow, you caught it. Great job. Amazing photo
bhendron
 
bhendron January 12, 2016
This is amazing. I can't even get my head around how you captured this.
wallrus
wallrus July 01, 2016
I was puzzled too, so I did a little digging. Still a great shot but this takes a bit of the magic out of it. You set up a tank with the fish below a Kingfisher perch, construct a "blind" and wait. I wanted to include the url but it won't let me so.....google "kingfisher fish picture trick". It's an article in the dailymail.co.uk
Inspire4More
 
Inspire4More January 13, 2016
Superb what a magic shot!
HuyHo
 
HuyHo January 13, 2016
Thank you guys, I lost my inspiration recently but this help XD
Kajamera PRO+
 
Kajamera February 05, 2016
This is one of the best shots I've seen! colour, sharpness, action! Brilliant!!
Sweesh
 
Sweesh April 10, 2016
i just keep coming back to look this image! That is a wonderful job you have done! Magnificent capture. Best shot of a kingfisher that i have seen!
cenksarvan PRO+
 
cenksarvan June 29, 2016
Join the conversation. Add a comment or even better, a critique. Let's get better together!
cenksarvan PRO+
 
cenksarvan June 29, 2016
Excellent
Witmar
 
Witmar June 29, 2016
amazing shot
hemasaran
 
hemasaran June 29, 2016
Fabulous capture. The colors are so beautiful and the sharpness achieved, absolutely breathtaking shot.
BrianBasson PRO+
 
BrianBasson June 29, 2016
Phenomenal photo
kgarrett11 PRO
 
kgarrett11 June 29, 2016
An unbelievable catch by both the bird and you
Dureha PRO+
 
Dureha June 30, 2016
Amazing!!!! Shot of a lifetime
HuyHo
 
HuyHo June 30, 2016
Thank you all!! :">
pietnel
 
pietnel June 30, 2016
Amazing gorgeous image brilliant camera work
ingeseverinsen PRO+
 
ingeseverinsen June 30, 2016
This is impressive, the vaste majority of superlatives is already been used on this wonderful image ...
lynntaylor PRO+
 
lynntaylor July 01, 2016
Fantastic shot, you had to have been in the water??
solomonjayapuram
 
solomonjayapuram July 01, 2016
Where was the photographer when he took the shot, "underwater"?.
wallrus
 
wallrus July 01, 2016
An impossible shot, yet there it is. Great job!!!!!
michaelakrempelhoward PRO
 
michaelakrempelhoward July 01, 2016
I know how much patience it take - but this shot is off the ringer!
markymark59
 
markymark59 July 10, 2016
great photo i love it,but i suspect this was not done in the wild but the old tank trick but still a great shot.
traceybryant
 
traceybryant July 31, 2016
Amazing
jollyk1
 
jollyk1 August 10, 2016
Stunnung picture!
Nakshatra_RP
 
Nakshatra_RP August 11, 2016
Superb... Amazing shot, Awesome...
Witmar
 
Witmar August 14, 2016
Amazing picture!!!
CLShadow
 
CLShadow August 31, 2016
Absolutely brilliant. Stunning photo. You have some great skill!
Stee_Simons
 
Stee_Simons September 03, 2016
Even though this must have been taken in a controlled setting, there are still so many variables out of your control. Ultimately this is a magnificent image capture!
MLundberg1
 
MLundberg1 December 04, 2016
Patient person! :-) well done!
johnmatthews
 
johnmatthews January 12, 2017
Amazing capture
lillgullhav
 
lillgullhav February 13, 2017
Amazing ??
robvanderpoel
 
robvanderpoel February 20, 2017
One of my favorite!
danmoran PRO
 
danmoran March 28, 2017
Simply amazing!
Pamelabole PRO+
 
Pamelabole March 28, 2017
Amazing capture!
Rafaphoto PRO+
 
Rafaphoto March 29, 2017
Capturing the moment. Magnificent
oytungral
 
oytungral March 29, 2017
?ncredible
simonoldfield_6277
 
simonoldfield_6277 March 29, 2017
Really great capture
kimpiriemilko
 
kimpiriemilko April 23, 2017
Incredible'
jacquiscott_2559 PRO+
 
jacquiscott_2559 April 24, 2017
Wow that's amazing
PAULRAFIEI Premium
 
PAULRAFIEI May 01, 2017
Amazing
ashleysowter
 
ashleysowter May 06, 2017
Absolute Genius. Perfect capture. Congratulations on an amazing image
vitor PRO+
 
vitor May 19, 2017
Remarkable masterpiece!
guznickart PRO
 
guznickart August 06, 2017
indeed great capture, i'm working on the same image for over 2 years now, and still now image, but in september i'm going to continue, i know how hard it is !!! wonderful
guznickart PRO
 
guznickart August 06, 2017
can you send in private ? how did you get the background so dark ?
Alfredo_Jose PRO
 
Alfredo_Jose November 10, 2017
Excellent capture!
Alfredo_Jose PRO
 
Alfredo_Jose November 10, 2017
Excellent capture!
nyanastoica
 
nyanastoica December 03, 2017
Awesome shot!
shaunwalker_2883
 
shaunwalker_2883 December 18, 2017
???? wow amazing
Kerro PRO
 
Kerro January 15, 2018
Awesome. Your timing is excellent.
Alwolfe Premium
 
Alwolfe February 08, 2018
Wow!
Allan_Vasquez PRO+
 
Allan_Vasquez March 02, 2018
Amazing shot! I love it!
susanmcfarland
 
susanmcfarland March 29, 2018
Perfect Shot!
MarkWolskyPhotography PRO+
 
MarkWolskyPhotography April 16, 2018
What a beautiful, dramatic capture!
Witold Premium
 
Witold April 27, 2018
Best of the best. Wooow!
SueDela
 
SueDela April 27, 2018
How do you guy's get these incredible shots? Just amazing!
I have no buisnes entering these contests lol sheesh!
bobtoye PRO+
 
bobtoye April 28, 2018
Astounding image!
EvaThomsonWhorley PRO
 
EvaThomsonWhorley April 30, 2018
Brilliant!
jopa_1030
 
jopa_1030 May 03, 2018
absolutely amazing!