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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 6th September, 2017)

Kingfisher


Kingfisher
Leeds Liverpool canal, Haigh, Wigan.

Photo: David  (Canon G3 X)
Views: 2,490

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 6th September 2017 at 00:46

David, as I've already stated, I know nothing whatsoever about photography, and I don't mean to be disrespectful, but there's something about this photograph that doesn't quite ring true. You haven't superimposed the bird onto the branch by any chance have you, just for fun say? No offence intended by the way but It just doesn't look right somehow.

Regards. Ozy.

Comment by: Veronica on 6th September 2017 at 01:22

You're having us on David?
That 'bird' looks superimposed on the branch-it looks like a watercolour image!
Well that's what it looks like to me!

Comment by: Alan lad on 6th September 2017 at 05:19

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Comment by: JJP on 6th September 2017 at 07:56

Not one of your better pics David. Incidentally, there is a little known law that forbids photographing Kingfishers close to there nests, do you have the required license ?. Like other comments, I think you have deceived your fans with this one !.

Comment by: Veronica on 6th September 2017 at 08:45

I wouldn't say deceived JJP - it's too obvious a painting of the bird for deception. I imagine David is just having a bit of fun- showing what can be done with trick photography. He has still taken a picture of nature beneath the image.

Comment by: Dave (Oy) on 6th September 2017 at 09:13

Takes some doing getting this close - well done David!

It looks to me like David had use flash - which is why it looks a bit separated from the background.

Comment by: . Ozymandias . on 6th September 2017 at 09:56

That would appear to be a perfectly feasible explanation Mr. Green. What it doesn't explain however is what Veronica is doing out of bed at half past one in the morning.

Comment by: David Barker on 6th September 2017 at 10:22

Seen Kingfishers at Haigh on canal far bank ,but never managed to get a photo.In the afternoon the sun is on the far bank,so you can raise the shutter speed ,because they are a fast little bird.I wouldnt say its super imposed ,just quite a bit of noise in the photo from cropping i think, but worth sending in David ,one of our most colourful birds.thanks.

Comment by: Titus on 6th September 2017 at 10:44

Yes VeeBee what were you doing being up at 01:39am 😀
By the way, it is Carol's 50th wedding anniversary today!

Comment by: Mick on 6th September 2017 at 11:13

Its just a photo of a bird enjoying its self next to the canal in Haigh near Wigan.

These are things that you see if you get out there in the fresh air it, and it dosent have to be an award winning photo to on Photo a Day

Comment by: Veronica on 6th September 2017 at 11:26

Sleepwalking! Give Carol my best wishes Titus. I recall Auntie Janey showing me her wedding picture. I was still fancy free at that time.

Comment by: Lectriclegs on 6th September 2017 at 13:53

I see Micks spat his dummy out, again. Grow up.

Comment by: Maurice on 6th September 2017 at 17:23

Nice one,maybe our prettiest bird,Iv'e seen them near the next bridge up from Red Rock bridge.

Comment by: Titus on 6th September 2017 at 17:32

Yes VeeBee what were you doing being up at 01:39am 😀
By the way, it is Carol's 50th wedding anniversary today!

Comment by: Howard P on 6th September 2017 at 18:39

I suspect Mick is right. It's not a contest show.

Comment by: Pat McC on 6th September 2017 at 18:50

A beautiful photograph David. I live near a river estuary and often see these beautiful birds. They're almost too good to be true - the blue and orange colouring is magnificent.
Thanks again, lovely photograph.

Comment by: Veronica on 7th September 2017 at 08:06

It's very gratifying to see David's photographs ( speaking for myself as I know nothing about photography) the bird looks a trifle 'cartoonish' because of it's colouring. I can see now that it is the 'genuine article'....and as Pat says "almost too good to be true"!

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