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Kingfisher Puberty

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Kingfisher Puberty
Kingfisher Puberty
Hi Guys,

Yes...even Kingfishers get into puberty..
And when they do so at the age of 8 weeks like this one they raise their wings to Dad and try to scare him off..

Greetings,

Jeroen Stel

Canon Eos 1D Mark3
Shutter speed: 1/400 sec
Aperture: F 6,3
Exposure mode: AV
Exposure compensation: -1 2/3
Flash:no
Flash exposure compensation: -
Metering mode: Evaluative
Drive mode: AI Focus
ISO: 640
Lens: Canon 600mm F4
Focal length:780 mm (incl. crop factor)
AF mode: Auto Focus
On tripod and Wimberley Sidekick from a hide
Levels/Curves/USM/Contrast/Saturation/Noise Ninja/Lab-Sharpening

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Canon EOS 1D Mark ...

 
 
 
Debbie Ann Price
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    What a beautiful capture! Love the colors. Enjoyed reading the caption. Did not know that...lol Great photo! dp


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7/2/2008 10:03:13 AM

 
Kate Baumgartner
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/13/2005
 

I must say, this is one of the most beautiful images of a Kingfisher that I have ever seen. W O W !!!!


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7/3/2008 5:47:01 AM

 
Anastasia Hoff
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/30/2007
 

I love the color and composition here, Jeroen. Great capture!


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7/15/2008 8:35:11 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Absolutely candy for the eye!!!
Wonderful, wonderful capture!
~Lisa


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7/21/2008 2:19:17 PM

 
A P
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Outstanding timing and colors. WTG Jeroen and Congratulations!!


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8/21/2008 5:42:10 PM

 
The Judges at BetterPhoto.com
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sharp where you want it to be -----lovely shot.


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8/21/2008 11:40:37 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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Great shot and timing, Jereon.


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8/22/2008 8:40:15 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Jeroen on your Win.


Dominick


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8/25/2008 10:55:58 AM

 
Elida Gutierrez
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/6/2007
 

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

 "The Fairy Trophy"

A Special Trophy for

"July Winners"


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8/25/2008 1:37:06 PM

 
Jeroen Stel
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Thanks guys for all your kind words!

Greetings,

Jeroen Stel


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8/25/2008 1:48:38 PM

 
KARU WIJESUNDARA. A.N.P.A.S.
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/7/2008
 

MY CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WIN.!!!

KARU.


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8/25/2008 5:21:20 PM

 
Eugenio Diaz  

Big congratulations on this outstandng winner!


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8/25/2008 9:28:36 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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CONGRATULATIONS on your well-deserved win, Jeroen!


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8/26/2008 12:38:48 AM

 
Nadya Johnson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/19/2004
 

Congratulations on your stunning winner, Jeroen!


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8/26/2008 6:45:46 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your win Jeroen!!! This is both interesting and beautiful!


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8/26/2008 11:20:04 AM

 
Nemil B. Chabebe
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Congratulations!


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8/26/2008 10:09:59 PM

 
Kathy L. Clark
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/29/2007
 

WOW Jeroen, good things certainly came to you in this shot. What a gorgeous image. The color, vertical comp and clarity all spectacular and that little bird is so..... cute. Great capture and you deserve the win. Congrats.


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8/31/2008 7:58:51 AM

 
Inge Linden
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/23/2004
 

STUNNING!!!!


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