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becceric

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ISv

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No, I didn't. But I agree with you, it is indeed a Caspian tern. Thanks for your input, I appreciate it very much. I will change the name at the top of the picture.

Thank you so much, ISv
Always!
Just wonder if it's not over the top:oops:!
Even worse, there is a really ugly photo supposedly of me in a local paper - and it is of someone else.
I think I got it:)!
But what about a photo that looks great and it's still not you:D?!
 

AlanF

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I really love kingfishers.
FWIW and to give you a laugh :LOL:
I (less) proudly present my first picture ever of a Eurasian kingfisher (alcedo atthis)
I promise I'll to try to do better in the future. ;)

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this is the 1:1 crop from this picture below. Happy searching ;)

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My favourite bird for photographing is the Eurasian Kingfisher. I think it is the most beautiful of the kingfishers, and it is a magnet for bird photographers in the UK. Anyway, you have inspired me to go back over my old photos and rework them with modern software, and it's amazing how much you can improve. I'll start with ones in flight (even though this is not the BIF thread). Here are the ones I took with the 5DIII and 300mm f/2.8 II + 1.4xTC, before I used RAW, and I sharpened them with Topaz AI. The first three are of the bird emerging from a dive. The fourth is the next dive. All 100% crops. 2U4A6600_crop-sm1.jpg 2U4A6601_crop-sm.jpg 2U4A6602 crop-sm.jpg 2U4A6727_SH_Crop-sm.jpg
 
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usern4cr

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My favourite bird for photographing is the Eurasian Kingfisher. I think it is the most beautiful of the kingfishers, and it is a magnet for bird photographers in the UK. Anyway, you have inspired me to go back over my old photos and rework them with modern software, and it's amazing how much you can improve. I'll start with ones in flight (even though this is not the BIF thread). Here are the ones I took with the 5DIII and 300mm f/2.8 II + 1.4xTC, before I used RAW, and I sharpened them with Topaz AI. The first three are of the bird emerging from a dive. The fourth is the next dive. All 100% crops. View attachment 200118 View attachment 200119 View attachment 200120 View attachment 200121
I agree - that last shot is breathtaking!
 
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AlanF

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A Vampire Great Tit. A mutant Great Tit with a malformed beak this afternoon (R5/1000mm). It's a young bird as I saw it last month with juvenile colouring.

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ERHP

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One of the Yellow Crowned Night Herons just after grabbing a fresh crab hors d'oeuvres for sunset.
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R5 600 II w/1.4X 1/320 : f/7.1 : ISO 1000
 
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