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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
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:iconmasterdragooon:
masterdragooon Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!:)
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:iconnotecardpasta:
notecardPasta Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I've never seen kingfishers like that, they're vibrant!
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Brogan-is-amazing Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Student General Artist
All kingfishers rank as my second favorite animal, very close behind my favorite.
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Ebiru123 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
Very nice photo
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musi1 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing ,  i love it :love:
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:iconrochaluarts:
Rochaluarts Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing!! Heart
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:iconhippievan57:
HippieVan57 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
great shot!
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:iconoukami-sugo:
Oukami-SuGo Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beutiful birds and an awesome shot! =)
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Akemikitten122 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Student Artist
That's just like Assasins Creed, bird eddition~
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:icondionalli:
Dionalli Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
"What do you mean, hes right behind me?!"
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SaraPereiraArt Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning!
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:iconl0stlove:
L0stLove Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Incoming!!!

I just had to say it :D Great capture btw :)
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DevilJim Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
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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XiiaaooNaa Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
AWESOME <3
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914four Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist 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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M0NY11 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
read the description :D
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914four Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist 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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M0NY11 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist 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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914four Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist 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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M0NY11 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
talk*
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MewtwoKi Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
How do you take so many amazing pictures?
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Al1c3-R0s399 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Wow :D
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sailsire Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:love:
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michelemibell Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW!
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AlchemyFox Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! :D
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hg-project Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012   Digital Artist
I freaking love kingfishers!!! :,,,D
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:iconaguashida:
Aguashida Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That is amazing photo I ever see! :la:
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DebbyLoveMia Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I Love ! It's verryy
Cuteee
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WhiteDemonWolf0 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
it looks like a sneak attack
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MaxsPlace Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
Wonderful image!
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woberttodd Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This shot right here is circuling around the world in an email titled "The colors only that God can do." They cropped out your copyright, but I knew as soon as I saw it it was yours.
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juggalette123 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student
lol pretty what type are thay jc
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ElenaHelfrecht Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
Suprise Buttsex! ♥ Great shot (literally)!
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Bahar1 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think it was such a surprise hahah, look how she's sitting with a pissed look on her face.
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ElenaHelfrecht Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Professional Photographer
Well, okay that's true :D
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Bahar1 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
xD
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berryrue Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:) !!!!!!!!!!
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JMiera Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Such beautiful colors! :heart:
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StellaMay2807 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
:wow: Wooow, how did you capture that exact moment? It is incredible!! Well done! Love Kingfishers :heart:
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CrazyyPenguin Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
Thats amazing, but the little guy in the air looks quite scary :o
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Michawolf13 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very, very beautiful!
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Chipson Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
awesome!
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kytesandfairies Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist
Beautiful.
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Montieze Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Student Filmographer
Awesome!
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hatefueled Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
gettin pounced!
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SnowNightFall Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Student Photographer
SNEAK ATTACK!

This is beautiful! Ohmygod I love their blueye wings!!
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MotorTomten Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012
Is that a UFO?
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shellandshilo Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
OMG awesome shot beautiful birds.
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DieselsArt Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
wow. this is awesome. priceless shot
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Canon
Model
Canon EOS 7D
Shutter Speed
1/800 second
Aperture
F/9.0
Focal Length
420 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Apr 12, 2010, 11:07:40 AM

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