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Kingfisher Puberty Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
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..


Jeroen Stel

Canon Eos 1D Mark3
Shutter speed: 1/400 sec
Aperture: F 6,3
Exposure mode: AV
Exposure compensation: -1 2/3
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

Good things come to those who wait...
Golden rule in Nature & Wildlife Photography

© Jeroen Stel
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 Great photo! dp

7/2/2008 10:03:13 AM

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

7/3/2008 5:47:01 AM

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

7/15/2008 8:35:11 AM

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

7/21/2008 2:19:17 PM

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Outstanding timing and colors. WTG Jeroen and Congratulations!!

8/21/2008 5:42:10 PM

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sharp where you want it to be -----lovely shot.

8/21/2008 11:40:37 PM

Usman Bajwa
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Great shot and timing, Jereon.

8/22/2008 8:40:15 AM

Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Jeroen on your Win.


8/25/2008 10:55:58 AM

Elida Gutierrez
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 "The Fairy Trophy"

A Special Trophy for

"July Winners"

8/25/2008 1:37:06 PM

Jeroen Stel
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Thanks guys for all your kind words!


Jeroen Stel

8/25/2008 1:48:38 PM

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8/25/2008 5:21:20 PM

Eugenio Diaz

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Big congratulations on this outstandng winner!

8/25/2008 9:28:36 PM

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

8/26/2008 12:38:48 AM

Nadya Johnson
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Congratulations on your stunning winner, Jeroen!

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!

8/26/2008 11:20:04 AM

Nemil B. Chabebe
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8/26/2008 10:09:59 PM

Kathy L. Clark
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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.

8/31/2008 7:58:51 AM

Inge Linden
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