Belted Kingfisher

Posted by Alan Murphy on Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:38 am

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Belted Kingfisher

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D850, 300, ISO 1000, f7,1, 1/8000

In the 25 years I've been taking photographs of birds, these images of a diving Belted Kingfisher have been my most challenging. During the three years while working on this project, I managed to document the "behind the scenes" of how I got the images, which I will be sharing in my next newsletter. To sign up for my newsletter and see more images click here:

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by Karl Egressy on Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:09 am
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Wow, this image is just out of this World. Alan.

by Mike Wooding on Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:29 am
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OMG Alan, this is fantastic. Words fail me.
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by Debapratim Saha on Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:36 am
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Standing ovation Alan!!

by Ron Day on Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:59 pm
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Spectacular, Alan! Congratulations.

by Gene Gwin on Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:25 pm
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Alan, Truly exceptional. Congratulations. Can't wait to hear what your next impossible project will be.

by WDCarrier on Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:52 pm
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About as difficult as getting an image of a speeding bullet. Superb!
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by David J. Bogener on Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:05 pm
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Incredible image.

by Carol Clarke on Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:26 pm
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Standing ovation Alan!!

+1.  Stunning shot !
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by robateau on Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:52 pm
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Awesome shot!

by KK Hui on Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:05 pm
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Stunning shot indeed, Alan!
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by Mako_Elite on Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:40 pm
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Wow, it won't get any better than this. What a shot. I agree Belted Kingfisher are very difficult to capture like this. Great job Alan.


by Mark Boranyak on Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:24 am
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One of, or maybe the best, bird in flight photo I have ever seen. This is jaw dropping.


by E.J. Peiker on Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:44 am
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Freaking awesome!

by David Salem on Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:23 am
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Sick as it gets!!
Not an easy one to get so I can't wait to see how you got this.
Well done
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by Arabinda Debnath on Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:08 pm
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Superb timing,Alan! Enjoyed a lot.

by david fletcher on Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:11 pm
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Congrats Alan. Looks like you have this photo lark nailed... Nice one
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by mlgray12 on Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:02 pm
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Super Alan - see you are putting new camera to some real tests - Iso 1000 to get 1/8000 sec
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by Robert Sabin on Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:56 pm
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Carol Clarke wrote:
Debapratim Saha wrote:
Standing ovation Alan!!

+1.  Stunning shot !

by Swissblad on Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:05 am
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Simply - AMAZING!

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