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Kingfisher - Alcedo atthis
I liked this moment so much........and I was so happy that I was able to witness and photograph it...
The only pity was that I couldn't get closer (that would have disturbed them), or actually: that I don't own a 500mm prime that would have given this photograph the nice & smooth bokeh it deserves.

Edit: So to honour this beautiful nature I decided to blur the background artificially to give all attention to these gorgeous birds...
Canon 300 mm +1.4x converter +tripod
Image size
900x600px 343.71 KB
Canon EOS 7D
Shutter Speed
1/800 second
Focal Length
420 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Apr 12, 2010, 11:07:40 AM
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FloraCutegirl's avatar
Absolutely gorgeous!
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well done. truly amazing
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Oh I've never seen kingfishers like that, they're vibrant!
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Brogan-is-amazingHobbyist General Artist
All kingfishers rank as my second favorite animal, very close behind my favorite.
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Very nice photo
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musi1Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing ,  i love it :love:
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amazing!! Heart
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great shot!
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Oukami-SuGoHobbyist General Artist
Beutiful birds and an awesome shot! =)
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Akemikitten122Student Artist
That's just like Assasins Creed, bird eddition~
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DionalliStudent Digital Artist
"What do you mean, hes right behind me?!"
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I just had to say it :D Great capture btw :)
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Hello ! Very good picture ! I used this picture for one of my Digital art ([link]) Sorry to ask for your permission later, if there is a concern I would withdraw my image ! :)
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914fourHobbyist General Artist
I've been browsing your images and I've noticed a few are taken at 420mm, which I am assuming is a maximum focal, I was just wondering what lens that is? Are you using a 300mm with a 1.4 converter?
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M0NY11Hobbyist Traditional Artist
read the description :D
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914fourHobbyist General Artist
Ah, thank you. I have the Canon 100-400mm zoom, and have been considering the 1.4x or 2x converter, can you give me your thoughts on the 1.4? Have you ever regretted not getting the 2x? I had a 2x in my Canon FD kit, but I have been spoiled by IS and AF, and would prefer not to sacrifice this should I need them.
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M0NY11Hobbyist Traditional Artist
To be honest am not the expert to take to in converters, but look at these two links in a forum called (photography-on-the. net), its canon only and you can learn pretty much everything in there [link] [link] or you could create an account and start asking questions, am not advertising here but deviantart does not talk very specifec in technical photography stuff.
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914fourHobbyist General Artist
Before I got the 100-400, my main zoom was a Canon EF 75-300mm, which gets horrid reviews everywhere, yet I've done some pretty good motorsports photography with it, and have met another on :devart: who agrees with me. I suspect that this community has different views, and I was just wondering about yours.
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How do you take so many amazing pictures?
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