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belted kingfisher at bird's landing

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Yard is under a foot of water (post Dorian high tide) and minnows are easy to catch. Got this shot looking out from the kitchen (these birds spook real easy) - so, lacking detail and went artistic.

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I am so jealous. I've never got a decent shot of a kingfisher. This is excellent, wings outspread, minnow in mouth, little claws silhouetted against the background. So much rich detail. You are in Audubon mode now. This latest set is just exquisite. Keep them coming.
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minniev wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:35 pm
I am so jealous. I've never got a decent shot of a kingfisher. This is excellent, wings outspread, minnow in mouth, little claws silhouetted against the background. So much rich detail. You are in Audubon mode now. This latest set is just exquisite. Keep them coming.
blush.. I was in panic mode when he was flying. He was sitting there and suddenly swooped down and plucked out the fish (THAT would have been the shot), and then I got him a few frames flying back to his perch -- where we see him in the instant of landing.

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Post by Psjunkie »

what minniev said....wow Piet good catch well presented

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Awesome Piet !!!

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minniev wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:35 pm
I am so jealous. I've never got a decent shot of a kingfisher. This is excellent, wings outspread, minnow in mouth, little claws silhouetted against the background. So much rich detail. You are in Audubon mode now. This latest set is just exquisite. Keep them coming.
Yeah, what she said. Awesome! :thumbup:
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Post by PietFrancke »

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thanks Frank, Dave, Chuck - here is another fun one, though I like the pose of the first one better...

This is what happens when you play with your food!!!

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Post by Psjunkie »

Quite the timing on this one..love the look

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Psjunkie wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:13 am
Quite the timing on this one..love the look
thanks Frank, no timing, just LUCK!!! Sometimes if you push the button, you see it later on the computer. processing wise, I tried to give the bird depth and detail..

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PietFrancke wrote:
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:07 am
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thanks Frank, Dave, Chuck - here is another fun one, though I like the pose of the first one better...

This is what happens when you play with your food!!!
This one is just as wonderful as the first one. Love it. The "meal" is a bit more of the focus here. Excellent work, both of them. Print and frame them as a paired set.
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