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Old Aug 12, 2005, 3:10 AM   #1
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This is my first post in the Wildlife forum and it will be a long time before the quality of my photos comes close to the likes of Normcar and Zoomn but its a start...
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Old Aug 12, 2005, 3:23 AM   #2
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Ive never seen one of these ones. I see a lot of kingfishers but nothing like this one. As for the quality of the photos you take, well I noticed that mine improved just from practice and info from the nice people in forums such as in here.:-)
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Old Aug 12, 2005, 7:58 AM   #3
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Very nice capture, and I agree with Alady about the quality issue.
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Old Aug 12, 2005, 9:02 AM   #4
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I like it too.
And as a birder, I have to say that I really love how many different plumages a kingfishers come in around the world. I only get one where I am and I feel deprived!

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Old Aug 12, 2005, 9:13 AM   #5
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The most important aspect of an image is its framing. I like the way you framed this guy - Nice shot!

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Old Aug 14, 2005, 12:43 AM   #6
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Great shot, and welcome to the forum. I really like the way that you composed this shot too, and that bird is not an easy bird to get close to. I'm sure that all Kingfishers have similar natures, which means that they don't like to be near photographers.
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Old Aug 15, 2005, 12:38 AM   #7
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Hey John, does it live in the dead tree?
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Old Aug 15, 2005, 1:04 AM   #8
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Thanks for the comments guys. Since posting, I've had a chance to "work" on it a bit more, here is the recropped, noise cleaned up version.



"Hey John, does it live in the dead tree?"



Good morning zolbol, it doesn't live in the dead tree, but because the tree is the only perch along the river other then the mud, alot of birds use it to rest. Its begging for a hide to be set up next to it.
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Old Aug 15, 2005, 1:24 AM   #9
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Sorry, forgot to add the photo...
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Old Aug 15, 2005, 11:41 AM   #10
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Looks more like the belted kingfisher we have over here in US. I saw some real nice kingfisher on my trip to India last week. Wish I had my camera/lens and time to take some shots.
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