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'Brakes On' by Photosbykev 'Brakes On' by Photosbykev
slightly reframed to suit the 3 x 2 format and uploaded to the print gallery.

I've left the original intact in my gallery as I really do have a problem with modifying images after people have commented.
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:iconmagicbirdie:
MagicBirdie Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great shot :D
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:iconjmporter:
JMPorter Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wowie! o.o
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:iconstawberrylover101:
StawberryLover101 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh, what a nice picture, i can tell you had really good lens:)
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:iconm-n-a:
M-N-A Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing capture!
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:iconweinen:
weinen Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
Lovely ! Nice details and really beautiful bokeh.
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:iconrichardconstantinoff:
RichardConstantinoff Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
incredible photo :wow: :#1: :wow:
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:iconkornera:
kornera Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
very beautyful moment of the nature!
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:icongravitylens:
GravityLens Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2010
I can only echo everyone else, it is a beautiful moment captured perfectly. :thumbsup:
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:icontypicaltash:
TypicalTash Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
Just beautiful!
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:iconmoem-photography:
moem-photography Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
hi! i featured you in my journal! [link]
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:iconjenfire1212:
jenfire1212 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009
I think you've managed to shoot every feathery detail of this bird in one shot. incredible...
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:iconjshapeshifter:
jshapeshifter Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
I can feel the breeze from it's wings.....thank you for sharing, jack
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:icondaniel-volpert:
Daniel-Volpert Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009
That's a really beautiful photo! May I ask how do you made it? I've read in the comments, that you've used the 600mm lens. Did you use it freehand or with a tripod? And did you sit in a hideout? Last week I've managed to get my first kingfisher, but only while he was sitting on a branch. And I don't really know how it is possible to get a photo of a flying kingfisher - they are so fast.
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:iconphotosbykev:
Photosbykev Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
600mm on a tripod and about 150 hours of shooting a pair of kingfishers. After a while you start to notice their patterns and habits so it's possible to predict (to a degree) what they are going to do.

This image is one of a sequence of 6 frames of the bird going into a hover just before landing on a favorite perch. The hover wasn't expected but I already had the bird in the frame so I just hit the shutter and prayed lol :)
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:iconvolkanakgul:
VolkanAkgul Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
Woww... Excelent photo!

Thanks
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:icondrewhopper:
DrewHopper Featured By Owner May 26, 2009  Professional Photographer
Fantastic!
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:iconabikeodyssey:
abikeOdyssey Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
Absolutely incredible shot!
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:iconrookinherrookery:
RookinherRookery Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
That is heart-achingly beautiful. I am deeply smitten with kingfishers - this is a treasure. Almost literally a jewel. I admire your work!
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:icontheguilleh:
theguilleh Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
you have depicted a beautiful moment of nature, the bird has such grace. amazing capture, the beauty of nature.
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:iconsortvind:
Sortvind Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009
Featured this piece here: [link] :heart:
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:iconamordragon:
amordragon Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful!
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:iconbogdanepure:
BogdanEpure Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Advanced critique you say?
Well, it's very well frozen very very nice blur, stunning colors, but I don't like the fact that it's kinda central in the picture...
Anyway very nice and great shot. I'm curious what lens did you used and the setting especially the shutter speed...
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:iconphotosbykev:
Photosbykev Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
a 600mm prime lens, 1/1250sec @ f6.3 iso 200
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:iconbogdanepure:
BogdanEpure Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
aham...nice lens you have there... and what camera?
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:iconphotosbykev:
Photosbykev Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
this was a Canon 20D but that is now a backup since the 1D MkII N was bought :)
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:iconbogdanepure:
BogdanEpure Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
He he... you surely have some nice money if you can afford 600mm lens and that Canon...
Good for you ;)
And thanks for sharing the nice photos... but
I was looking at you main page? Subscribed until when?!
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:iconphotosbykev:
Photosbykev Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
because I'm a Gallery Director, dA owns my soul :)
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:iconbogdanepure:
BogdanEpure Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I see... weird and funny way to say it :D
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:iconpaulmckinnon:
PaulMcKinnon Featured By Owner May 10, 2008
Excellent capture, amazing!
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:iconewiku:
ewiku Featured By Owner May 7, 2008
amazing
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:iconshell4art:
shell4art Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008  Professional Photographer
Happy Earth Day! :earth: Today dA :devart: is celebrating Earth Day by giving 10% of all print sales to the Nature Conservancy !

I am featuring this wonderful art piece in my journal as well as news article. Thank you!
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:iconphotosbykev:
Photosbykev Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Shell :)
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:iconpistolpete2007:
Pistolpete2007 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
This is a stupendous image on one of my favourite birds.
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:iconsype:
Sype Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008
This is just absolutely fantastic! :wow: I like the cropping a lot and the colours are amazing too! Great capture!
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:iconzozzy1980:
zozzy1980 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008
Excellent !!!!!!!! I like it a lot !
Grat!

thx: [link]
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:icondieffi:
Dieffi Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Great! :clap:
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:iconjayshree:
jayshree Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing capture. i dont have any idea how u did this, but its amazing. your timing was perfect.
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:iconchilipalmer:
chilipalmer Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
Awesome, really stunning photo. Composition-wise I might have shot this with more negative space to the left. However I've never managed to get a good bird photo so perhaps I'm talking rubbish ;)
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:iconwolfesskiss:
WolfessKiss Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008  Professional General Artist
wow, so beautiful!!

its so hard to get the wings to not look like a huge blurr @___@

good job!!
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:iconshinpai-san:
shinpai-san Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2008
this is perfect. That's all there is to it. :heart:
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:iconartstarter:
artstarter Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perfect detail...what a brilliant catch. Thanks for sharing this one with us. :)
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:icondavincipoppalag:
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Just wonderful!
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:iconwillrobh:
willrobh Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
Speechless!!
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:icongrammoo:
GramMoo Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
This shot is so wonderful, and the colors are so bright !

You've been featured [link] :w00t:
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:iconphotosbykev:
Photosbykev Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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:icongrammoo:
GramMoo Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome ! :)
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:iconkyasarin121:
Kyasarin121 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2007
Wow this is a great photo!!
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:icongeminiartnstock:
GeminiArtNStock Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2007   Digital Artist
very impressive

There were kingfishers on this river [link] where i live at one point all that can be seen now is just ducks and swans
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:iconmeiolga:
Meiolga Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2007
Great shot .............. beautiful colors.
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:iconseashellz:
seashellz Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007   Photographer
I think someone else said this too "WOW FREAKIN' WOW!! :clap: Amazing shot I just love it!!! WOW again :boogie: :w00t: :highfive: and all that jazz!!
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