My Nemesis

© Jeroen Stel

My Nemesis

Uploaded: May 26, 2009


Or at least one of my "nemesis"...
I have been wanting to photograph a praying Kingfisher for a long time and after some failed attempts earlier this week today I got the job done..


Jeroen Stel

Canon Eos 1D Mark3
Shutter speed: 1/2000 sec
Aperture: F 7,1
Exposure mode: AV
Exposure compensation: + 1/3
Flash exposure compensation: -
Metering mode: Evaluative
Drive mode: AI Focus
ISO: 800
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


Melissa G. Meiselman May 26, 2009

Fantastic in flight capture of this beautiful bird taken with sharp detail, wonderful colors and great lighting, Jeroen!! #1132934

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict May 26, 2009

Amazing image, capture and clarity, Jeroen.

Dominick #7558537

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic May 26, 2009

Winner in my books, Jeroen. It seems your efforts and perseverance were paid in gold!

Usman. #7558658

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe May 26, 2009

Beautiful stop action, awesome bird! #7558791

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