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    Default Kingfisher returning to Perch

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    I captured this image in Sebastian, Florida with the Nikon D850 and the AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4E FL ED VR from a blind.

    ISO 500
    f5.6
    1/4000
    Manual Mode
    Processed on LR and PS. Neat image for background noise reduction
    Cropped Approx. 40%


    Looking forward to your comments and critiques, they will be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you

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    Last edited by Arthur Morris; 02-15-2019 at 11:25 AM.

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    Killer good Juan. Has to be the best Belted Kingfisher shot I have seen! Fantastic details, beautiful wing position and the background, the prey items, the water droplets, the crop are all great. This is a heavily photographed bird and spot and you have managed a unique image from there. Just great!

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    Great capture Juan , I have tried these guys a few times never could get close.I agree with Issac hard to beat . Fantastic

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    This is lights out good! No critique, just praise.....

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    WOW! Outstanding frame Juan. BG, wing position, light and details are all perfect!

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    killer image!! Love every bit of this image,congrats!

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    Ditto all the positives above plus extra! Were you on a tripod? Was AF active at the moment of exposure or were you pre-focused with AF turned of?

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    Thank you Artie, yes tripod. Yes AF active, group.


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    Wow this is just stunning. Pretty much perfect. Love the HA and water drops. TFS

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    Amazing! Superb action shot with superb details. Belted Kingfishers are a nightmare here in Cayman, I have never been able to get close to one to photograph, they even fly away from cars.
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    All been said...and I totally agree. Fabulous looking image. What a pose, terrific.

    Very Well Done Juan

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    Killer action, prey item, light angle, BG and smoking details!! This is truly a Rock Star!!
    Looks like your new Nikon gear is working well!!
    Congrats on a great capture Juan!!
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    Killer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Salem View Post
    Killer action, prey item, light angle, BG and smoking details!! This is truly a Rock Star!!
    Looks like your new Nikon gear is working well!!
    Congrats on a great capture Juan!!
    Thank you David, you are referring to the D5 that I ordered after we spoke. Funny that I basically ordered it for this trip, but after really thinking about it, I decided to send it back and stick with my D850 and D500. I did it right there from the Fedex office, I can say that I had a D5 that I never touched.... :-)

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    Thank you all for the nice comments!! Much appreciated!!

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    Late to the party. Ditto all the kudos above. Simply spectacular. Congratulations!

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    Thank you Bill!


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    Spectacular Image. I like the Prey, Water Droplets and the Background.

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    Thank you Krishna!


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    super shot Juan, you did great!

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    Thanks a lot Arash! Much appreciated!


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