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Moment supreme for Kingfishers 2

My heart beats faster everytime I think back of the day this occured right infront of my nose.

It all started by setting up my blind which I use to conceal myself for the wildlife.
10 minutes after setting up the blind the female Kingfisher flew down onto the branch wich overhangs the water.
About 30 seconds later the male Kingfisher came onto the branch aswell and he had brought a nice meal for his "wife"!
After giving her the fish the female Kingfisher signaled the male that she was ready for mating and WHOOP there they go!

Light circumstances were not great, I had to shoot this picture with the 40D +500mm f/4L at f/5 and ISO 800.
I did my best to get rid of the noise as much as possible.
But fortunatly the picture came out better as I expected!

Comments 97

  • Oprea Calin Paul 04/22/2010 13:37

    Very impressive !
  • rzabek 04/21/2010 15:18

    beautiful
  • hama omer 04/20/2010 19:53

    +++++
  • Dennis Rademaker 04/20/2010 15:56

    WOW!!!

    I never expected this!
    I really do not have any words!

    Thanks everyone for voting and the nice comments!

    Kind regards,

    Dennis Rademaker
  • hrishikesh thakur 04/20/2010 15:51

    A++++++
  • Dacos Libellen 04/20/2010 14:16

    +
  • Anne Gie. 04/20/2010 14:16

    +++
  • Anwer Sher 04/20/2010 14:16

    pro
  • Jens T. Hippe 04/20/2010 14:16

    pro
  • meije001 04/20/2010 14:16

    PRO
  • Waldi W. 04/20/2010 14:16

    +
  • Pawel Majewski 04/20/2010 14:16

    pro
  • Susana Miguel 04/20/2010 14:16

    Hello Dennis:

    Well seen and captured just at the right time.
    A great "portrait" of these kingfishers where their beauty can be perfectly appreciated.
    Congratulations for this shot and Pro!

    On top of everything it reminds me of an oil painting my late Dad once did of this bird...

    Regards,
    Susana
  • cosmosgirl 04/20/2010 14:16

    :-)

    PRO
  • Owen McLeod 04/20/2010 14:16

    Pro to animal Porn ;-) Just kidding. Great shot PRO.
  • Abdul Khaliq 04/20/2010 14:16

    Pro for the picture
    This is .com channel, pls. propose in English, so the voters can understand your comments.
  • Hans-Reiner Bohn 04/20/2010 14:16

    °P°R°O°
  • Monika Schieferstein 04/20/2010 14:16

    P
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  • - Edith Vogel 04/20/2010 14:16

    +++
  • guvo4 04/20/2010 14:16

    ~~pro~~
  • Black Pearl Design 04/20/2010 14:16

    ++++
  • Anne G. 04/20/2010 14:16

    +++
  • Ayse Nalan Yasin 04/20/2010 14:16

    Pro+++
  • ZORTON34 04/20/2010 14:16

    +++
    pro
  • Gasser Lisbeth 04/20/2010 14:16

    +++PRO+++

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