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I think every nature photographer dreams of taking pictures of a kingfisher. In any case: I did.
So when I got my chance and found a good spot I was hoping that at least one kingfisher would show up and that I would have a chance to make at least one decent portrait...

But......I never expected this: after a few hours hiding under a camouflage net, with my hands frozen and my knees in some nettles......all of a sudden they mated right in front of me...!
It all happened in a split second and i was glad I had my pictures to see what actually had happened...;)
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:iconnilescclover:
nilescclover Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2017
awesome pic!
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:iconcrimson-wolf2323:
Crimson-Wolf2323 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
even birds scruff 
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:icondormery1:
dormery1 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Birds do it!
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KMTwiddley-Wings Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Good timeing for this one!
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matnic17 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
knees in the nettles was worth it!

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:iconaidaabozaid:
aidaabozaid Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
really great one
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byawex Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
çok güzel teşekkürler
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:iconpriscillalibelle:
PriscillaLibelle Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011
Incredible photography!!
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MagnusBane2 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
wow cool but a little disturbing lol a camo blanket i bet it was cold
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:iconrapierr:
Rapierr Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
what a chance!!!

This is the first time I see kingfisher mating.
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:icon999999999a:
999999999a Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
Featured [link] Thanks
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:iconkagome-chuu:
Kagome-chuu Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
What patience! And look at what it got you! Awesome picture~! Hehe wow! It's kinda embarrassing for me though :blush:
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:iconhraundrangi:
Hraundrangi Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Profligate birds lol
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:iconeurophoto:
europhoto Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
Simply amazing. Good award for the waiting effort.
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:iconluvtulips:
luvtulips Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
You are a true artist, master craftsman!
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:iconwytch1:
Wytch1 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your hours of waiting were definitely worth this shot....:clap:
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:iconphoenix-ocean:
Phoenix-Ocean Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010   Photographer
Woww... awesome capture! :)
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:iconcolorsandfeelings:
colorsandfeelings Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010
just. wow!
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:iconn-inverse:
n-inverse Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
When I grow up, I want make fantastic photos like you!
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:icon999999999a:
999999999a Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
Absolutely stunning, a truly great pic. Thanks.
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:iconglowworm56:
glowworm56 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
Get a room, you two! :giggle:
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:iconamatsu1614:
Amatsu1614 Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
incredible
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:iconjakespain:
JakeSpain Featured By Owner May 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic!
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:iconmarob0501:
marob0501 Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing capture
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:iconinbalance:
inbalance Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
Brilliant capture :thumbsup:
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:iconvuxtac:
Vuxtac Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I feel the mature content should be on for this one ;). Amazing shot as usual.
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:icontigerstorm97:
Tigerstorm97 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
nice capture
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:iconrawrjustlooking:
rawrjustlooking Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha, explicit content much!! Kidding, mostly ;)
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ColorMeetsPaper Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
What an opportunity. Lovely photo.
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floortjesart Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, what a lucky shot! Great job!
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:iconmbkkr:
MBKKR Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
amazing capture!
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:iconcwylldren:
Cwylldren Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely moment you captured!
But... Shouldn't the "mature content" filter be on? ;) :D
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:iconlaurainga:
LauraInga Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
Look at them go! What a beauty of a photo!
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:iconyoulittlemonkey:
youlittlemonkey Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
They are so beautiful! What an amazing photo!:clap:
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:iconjosemelim:
JoseMelim Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful light and colours. Great subject.
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:icongregstolze:
GregStolze Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
"Um... well you see, son, the bird in front is sick and the bird in back is pushing him to the hospital."

(Paraphrased from Buddy Hackett.)

-G.
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Andicous Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010
What the heck xD
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:iconthrumyeye:
thrumyeye Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Professional Photographer
:laughing:
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:iconappleeclipse:
Appleeclipse Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
Beautiful shot!

I thought kingfishers were extint in the wild O.O
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:icondirzyn:
Dirzyn Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010  Professional Photographer
Hilarious and very well executed. Glad to hear your patience paid off. :clap:
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:iconsolyarise:
Solyarise Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
Fine photo!
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Lou-in-Canada Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010   Traditional Artist
omy.. this is one excellent shot! Those who wait eventually get rewarded.. The colours are so stunning! And how you got this SO sharp is a mystery to me. But awe.. I :heart: this picture!
So beautiful!
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xibalba Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010
awesome capture :clap:
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ariseandrejoice Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010  Professional Photographer
wow - what a moment to capture! fantastic!!!
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ogiedomane Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
amazing capture..
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Kitsuchan59 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
Eewww....
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:iconhagenees:
Hagenees Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
Wow, you lucky B.....!!
This is once in a lifetime I think !!!
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:icontaures-15:
Taures-15 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
sometimes, things work out..
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Pretendingxme Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
Very, very awesome! :D :P
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kiki-lee7122 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Student Writer
nice shot :D
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