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Old Apr 7, 2012, 2:34 PM   #1
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Default Common Kingfisher - Alcedo atthis (FZ150)

These are not good IQ, but this subject is very difficult to photograph!
Mostly cloudy, low light, hand-held, cropped and max zoom, 400 ISO, 1/1600 shutter speed, hidden inside a hut for birdwatchers:

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Old Apr 7, 2012, 7:39 PM   #2
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very nice captures. i especially like #4. beautiful bird with beautiful colors.
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Old Apr 8, 2012, 1:27 AM   #3
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Many thanks Mary, I made ​​the mistake of zoom images too much so the suffering of IQ, they left in their original size are little better:





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Old Apr 8, 2012, 2:55 AM   #4
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excellent shots! Dont worry about the IQ, not an easy bird to to catch, very fast. Good job
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Old Apr 8, 2012, 12:25 PM   #5
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Thanks Steve for the kind words and appreciations!
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He is a fine looking bird. Shot look fine to me, but, even if they were not, a not so great shot of a a great bird is better than a super shot of a not so exciting bird.

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Old Apr 9, 2012, 1:00 AM   #7
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Thanks Steve for your words of encouragement!
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I would just like to see one of those in the wild, enjoyed viewing Catalex.

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I think they are really great photos! I love #1 (zoom). The colors on this little guy are so vivid!
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Such a beautiful bird, I don't think we have those where I live..... I love his red "boots"!!
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