Kingfisher with fish

© Jeroen Stel

Kingfisher with fish

Michelle Alton Student 3/5/2011 3:11:50 AM

This is a magnificent image, Jeroen. I am intrigued, as I have no idea what King Fisher walls are! #1358185

Jeroen Stel 3/5/2011 3:24:07 AM

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 #9274343

Jack Gaskin 3/5/2011 4:10:44 AM

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 #9274414

Gina Cormier 3/5/2011 5:00:16 AM

So beautiful!! Excellent color and detail #9274459

Bojan Bencic 3/5/2011 5:35:18 AM

Fantastic composition, light and color, Jeroen. Beautiful photo. #9274539

Kathy Cline 3/5/2011 6:02:02 AM

I would die for a Kingfisher shot.
This is perfection. I hope it wins an award. Have a blessed day. #9274572

Carol Eade 3/5/2011 6:15:41 AM

Absolutely beautiful kingfisher image and great timing! #9274590

Susan Gallagher 3/5/2011 3:15:22 PM

Stunning image! Beautiful composition and colours. #9275259

Summer A. Kozisek 4/26/2011 11:19:58 PM

Stunning capture Jeroen, congrats on your finalist!! #9371862

Anne M. Young 4/27/2011 11:18:27 PM

Love this - Stunning #9375631

Bill Houghton 4/28/2011 9:58:20 AM

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

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Phyllis Burchett 4/28/2011 11:18:48 AM

Congratulations on your well deserved win! #9377513

Merna L. Nobile 4/28/2011 5:33:50 PM

Take photo, Sleep
Edit photo, Sleep
Received award, stop sleeping
CONGRATULATIONS, Merna
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Usman Bajwa 4/29/2011 2:31:28 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on landing in the GOLDEN CIRCLE!!!

UB. #9378983

Nancyj Hovey 4/29/2011 4:24:03 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving 2nd Place WINNER! 8o) #9380200

Patricia A. Coblentz 4/29/2011 8:09:45 PM

This is a stunning capture, Jeroen..congratulations on your win! #9380577

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Description

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



Uploaded on 3/5/2011 2:00:35 AM

Keywords: #what a catch 
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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