Kingfisher Puberty

© Jeroen Stel

Kingfisher Puberty

Debbie Price level-classic 7/2/2008 10:03:13 AM

What a beautiful capture! Love the colors. Enjoyed reading the caption. Did not know Great photo! dp #953365

Kate Baumgartner 7/3/2008 5:47:01 AM

I must say, this is one of the most beautiful images of a Kingfisher that I have ever seen. W O W !!!! #6135392

Anastasia Hoff 7/15/2008 8:35:11 AM

I love the color and composition here, Jeroen. Great capture! #6182326

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 7/21/2008 2:19:17 PM

Absolutely candy for the eye!!!
Wonderful, wonderful capture!
~Lisa #6207911

A P 8/21/2008 5:42:10 PM

Outstanding timing and colors. WTG Jeroen and Congratulations!! #6345348

The Judges at 8/21/2008 11:40:37 PM

sharp where you want it to be -----lovely shot. #6348198

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 8/22/2008 8:40:15 AM

Great shot and timing, Jereon. #6350644

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 8/25/2008 10:55:58 AM

Congratulations Jeroen on your Win.

Dominick #6365129

Elida Gutierrez level-classic 8/25/2008 1:37:06 PM


 "The Fairy Trophy"

A Special Trophy for

"July Winners"


Jeroen Stel level-classic 8/25/2008 1:48:38 PM

Thanks guys for all your kind words!


Jeroen Stel #6366476

KARU WIJESUNDARA. A.N.P.A.S. level-classic 8/25/2008 5:21:20 PM


KARU. #6367206

Eugenio Diaz level-classic 8/25/2008 9:28:36 PM

Big congratulations on this outstandng winner! #6368296

Mary K. Robison level-classic 8/26/2008 12:38:48 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your well-deserved win, Jeroen! #6368923

Nadya Johnson level-classic 8/26/2008 6:45:46 AM

Congratulations on your stunning winner, Jeroen! #6370033

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 8/26/2008 11:20:04 AM

Congratulations on your win Jeroen!!! This is both interesting and beautiful! #6371184

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

Congratulations! #6373591

Kathy L. Clark 8/31/2008 7:58:51 AM

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. #6391408

Inge Linden 1/5/2009 4:53:03 AM

STUNNING!!!! #6984257

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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

Uploaded on 7/2/2008 6:49:56 AM All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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