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    Kingfisher

    Hi Folks,
    Have recently been watching a pair of kingfisher's but the weather hasn't been to good,howeverI was able to get a few shots the other morning before one man and his dog frightened them off.I have croped to give a portrait orientation but am not sure that it works.I would be most appreciative of your critique and comments.
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    Re: Kingfisher

    good capture of a great bird,pity about foreground but well worth getting up that early
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    I've been after a shot of Kingfishers for ages so I am very jealous, lovely captures of a lovely bird, nice one

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    It's one of my favourite birds and I too am very jealous that you managed to get so close to them. They are magnificent.

    As for the crop, could you post the uncropped images? I think I'd get rid of some of the foreground concrete and perhaps give a bit of room to the right and top, where the bird is looking / facing. I just feel the bird needs a little bit more room in which to 'breathe'.

    Great sharpness! Thanks for sharing!

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    I think, Pat, I would try cropping the first one very slightly to reduce a bit of the top and left side.

    Personally, I don't mind the concrete as it gives a new twist to the classic kingfisher shots.

    I sometimes see them on the local fish quay pontoon, or flying past, but I have yet to photography one. The trouble is they always see me at the same time I see them. So they are gone before I even think about a photo.

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    Re: Kingfisher

    Those are beautiful birds and lovely captures. The colors are bold, did you boost the saturation?

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    I too am jealous, hard little bird to find around here and super wary and quick! Nice job. I agree with the crops suggested above so I will leave you with this....if another chance arises being it sounds as if you have a pair that you watch regularly.....try to get a little lower, the first shot is close but I think cropping and getting the room needed may be easier if you were to get a little lower angle. I know easier said than done. As they are, fantastic color and spot on for sharp. Beautiful!

    I am not dicounting the fact that you did get low....just a little lower I think.

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    I like the mossy concrete with the orange. Maybe a little over saturated. I would also like to see the uncropped picture.

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    beautiful work Pat! I stay jealous.

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    Re: Kingfisher

    Many thanks to you all for your input and comments.With regard to the question of saturation I applied an overall amount of +10which is the kind of standard I think, maybe a bit too much for these.As the shots were being taken I had in mind that the images would be cropped.Here they are straight out of camera with no pp applied.Best Wishes,Pat

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    Great shots Pat, do you know the species? They look a little like our Azure Kingfishers down under. I'd crop them a little less myself and keep them in a landscape. It would be good to see the comparison.

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    great shots Pat,been trying for months to get a half decent photograph of Kingfisher but just can not get close enough as they always zoom off as soon as there is any movement,well done....

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