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Kingfisher with fish

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Kingfisher with fish
Kingfisher with fish
Have been prepairing my Kingfisher walls again and hoping for a new nesting season. It is difficult after 3 harsh winters as numbers have dropped from 1200 pairs to around 150-200 pairs in our country.

Still having seen a Kingfisher in my own village recently and having heard several over at my old nesting sites I have good hopes for this Spring/Summer.

Here's one from the old files wich I had not yet processed...

greetings,

Jeroen Stel

Canon Eos 1D Mark III
Shutter speed: 1/200 sec
Aperture: F 6.3
Exposure mode: AV
Exposure compensation: + 2/3
Flash:no
Flash exposure compensation: -
Metering mode: Evaluative
Drive mode: AI Focus
ISO: 400
Lens: Canon 600mm F4
Focal length:780 mm
AF mode: Auto Focus
On tripod from hide
Levels/Curves/USM/Contrast/Saturation/Noise Ninja/Home stewed Sharpening-mix/ Adobe Photoshop CS5


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Michelle Alton
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    This is a magnificent image, Jeroen. I am intrigued, as I have no idea what King Fisher walls are!


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3/5/2011 3:11:50 AM

 
Jeroen Stel
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Dear Michelle,

Thanks for your reply on my Kingfisher image.
Kingfishers nest in a "wall" of sand and to help them with nesting in The Netherlands some voluenteers build nesting walls for them so they have places to build their nests.

greetings,

Jeroen Stel


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3/5/2011 3:24:07 AM

 
Jack Gaskin
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AWSOME CAPTURE Color & Clarity are spot on..
Lunch is always a great bonus w/them...

Looking forward to trying to get a fishing capture of one this year... VERY DIFFICULT ON LONG ISLAND as they are pretty skittish....

LOTS OF LUCK W/THE WALLS
Jack


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3/5/2011 4:10:44 AM

 
Gina Cormier
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So beautiful!! Excellent color and detail


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3/5/2011 5:00:16 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Fantastic composition, light and color, Jeroen. Beautiful photo.


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3/5/2011 5:35:18 AM

 
Kathy Cline
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I would die for a Kingfisher shot.
This is perfection. I hope it wins an award. Have a blessed day.


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3/5/2011 6:02:02 AM

 
Carol Eade
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Absolutely beautiful kingfisher image and great timing!


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3/5/2011 6:15:41 AM

 
Susan Gallagher
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Stunning image! Beautiful composition and colours.


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3/5/2011 3:15:22 PM

 
Summer A. Kozisek
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Stunning capture Jeroen, congrats on your finalist!!


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4/26/2011 11:19:58 PM

 
Anne M. Young
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Love this - Stunning


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4/27/2011 11:18:27 PM

 
Bill Houghton
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Jeroen, congratulations on your beautiful win. You deserve it. Have a great day, Bill

If you have time, check out my website:
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4/28/2011 9:58:20 AM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Congratulations on your well deserved win!


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4/28/2011 11:18:48 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Take photo, Sleep
Edit photo, Sleep
Received award, stop sleeping
CONGRATULATIONS, Merna


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4/28/2011 5:33:50 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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CONGRATULATIONS on landing in the GOLDEN CIRCLE!!!

UB.


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4/29/2011 2:31:28 AM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving 2nd Place WINNER! 8o)


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4/29/2011 4:24:03 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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This is a stunning capture, Jeroen..congratulations on your win!


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4/29/2011 8:09:45 PM

 
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