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Apr 12, 2010, 11:07:40 AM
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Your place or mine...? by thrumyeye Your place or mine...? by thrumyeye
A while ago I was lucky enough to see two kingfishers mating.
This is the moment where the male bird lands on the female of its choice. The whole happening lasts just a split second...
Unfortunately the background was highly distracting, so I decided to manually soften it to bring all attention to this special moment.
I hope you'll forgive me that. ;)


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:iconangelichope:
angelichope Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
Ah, I never seen birds that look like that before!!:)
Very pretty!:)
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:iconrjet33:
Rjet33 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Beautiful capture!
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:iconmafteion:
mafteion Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
hmm... maybe they can find a way to share the same place ;)
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:iconamethystamy:
amethystamy Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011
It's just beautiful - and the camera managed to capture a really high level of detail in the foreground as well
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:iconxbastex:
xbastex Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I have featured this exquisite piece of Your work [link]
Please :+fav: the article if you like it, and so that the work will get more exposure.
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:iconglassreflections:
glassreflections Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot you got here- what a moment to capture!
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:iconkaede-kit:
kaede-kit Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
Great capture!
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:iconlisaluchtenberg:
LisaLuchtenberg Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
Nice picture! =) And very sharp
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:iconch0wda:
CH0WDA Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist
They are suck beautiful birds. I think you made an excellent choice softening the background a bit. Well done! :)
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:iconch0wda:
CH0WDA Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist
Crap... that was totally suppose to say SUCH* ... not suck.
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:iconlittlemissmischief:
LittleMissMischief Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You have been featured here [link] :)
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:iconpan-zareta:
Pan-Zareta Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I've said it before, NatGeo quality.
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:iconinsanebythelb:
InsaneByThelb Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
awwww it's so cute ^^
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:iconstroody:
Stroody Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning photography :)
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:iconelchanan:
Elchanan Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your work is featured here ->nmulder33.deviantart.com :hug:
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:iconorinoor:
orinoor Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
Personally, I don't care that you softened the background. This is an absolutely stunning shot, the colors are so vibrant and the action is perfect.
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:iconiamveryawesome:
iamveryawesome Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So adorable they're making little babies!
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:iconpaul-1485:
Paul-1485 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Professional Writer
Oh my god! Great shot! :)
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:iconlilhighness:
LilHighness Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
I love how your titles are so funny! And it's a special moment indeed.
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:iconmileniakitsuvee:
MileniaKitsuvee Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconiloveitplz: Aww they are cute
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:iconcenixnova:
CenixNova Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!!! :clap:
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:iconteamsora255:
TeamSora255 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
XD this made me giggle!
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:icon2112yyz2112:
2112yyz2112 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
LOL:)
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:icontwigglesbear:
twigglesbear Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Student General Artist
surprise sex!
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:iconprobzilla:
probzilla Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
loved the photo... beautifully captured...
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:iconpanmera:
Panmera Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
you're the best animal-photographer on the whole world!
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:iconlacerna:
LaCerna Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
so beautiful..
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:icondeath-soldier101:
Death-Soldier101 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
Your kingfisher photos are always amazing. I love them. Keep them coming.
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:iconfeatheryspirit:
FeatherySpirit Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Student General Artist
If you don't mind me asking, what camera do you use? I was thinking about getting into photography this year but my camera isn't the best, it makes the colors all muted and the overall photo very blurry, and I've been looking for a good camera to upgrade to.
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:iconmangalover123123:
mangalover123123 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
love it!!!!!
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:iconmiffix:
Miffix Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"What's up babeh!?" 8D
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:iconleona1981:
Leona1981 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
Such an intimate moment! And you taking pics.....
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:iconsimon0108:
simon0108 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Great catch! :clap:
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:iconk-p-photography:
K-P-Photography Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Really cute picture :)
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:iconmardoqueo:
Mardoqueo Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Prity like a dream!
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:icongutheory:
gutheory Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011   Photographer
Great shot.:)
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:iconstefannch:
StefanNch Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
"Unfortunately the background was highly distracting" .... Nope! Birds porn > distracting background!..
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:iconfamimao:
Famimao Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
Wooooooow
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:iconpicturebypali:
PictureByPali Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Well captured :)
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:iconinvisibleinvincible:
invisibleinvincible Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
awesome :D
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:iconwickedowl514:
WickedOwl514 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this how cute!
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:iconxaikora:
xaikora Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Student General Artist
CHHH, MY PLACE :D
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:iconanimated123:
Animated123 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
lol i enjoy the title xD
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:iconwriterofbooks:
WriterOfBooks Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
I don't know whether to think this is cute...or should have a mature content warning.

I'm guessing the first, because there are no birds on DeviantArt (that I know of...?)
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:iconpoesheiky:
PoeSheiky Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
hahah strangely cute. These birds are amazing.
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:icontheblueunicornparty:
theblueunicornparty Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
"Your place or mine?"
"Both you go to your and i go to mine"

HAHA this is sooo....cute ? i guess
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:iconcountryfreshapples:
countryfreshapples Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
get a room you two.
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:iconanaturalbeauty:
AnaturalBeauty Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, amazing shot! nice title too! ;)
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:iconburplenurpxx:
BurpleNurpXX Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
guy: My happy place C;, I haz cookies
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:iconthroughthelenz:
ThroughTheLenz Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
LOL at the title! Good shot :D
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