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Fresh Catch by garion Fresh Catch by garion
Showing off her predatory hunting skills, a female Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) lands on the perch with her catch, a small fish, barely moments after diving into the water.

These kingfishers are accomplished hunters and are able to see prey and even dive up to depths of 1m below the water surface, though most of the time they prefer to catch their prey in shallower waters (thru my personal observation). They are able to do so at such a speed that if you just blink, you'll miss it!

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meihua Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010
This is a beautiful capture, great timing!
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garion Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for your comments! Appreciate it. =D

It was just down to pure luck and timing. All I had to do was wait, and press the shutter at the right moment.
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RHCheng Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome shot!
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garion Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! :)
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jodipheonix Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2009   General Artist
this is a fabulous shot - great catch ( to both of you ) :)
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PatrickRuegheimer Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009   Photographer
 
 
         ❤ Hi, I featured this Photo in Suggested Daily Deviations for October - Vol. 4!
         ➪ Feel free to comment and +fav the articel.
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Sandy33311 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
Perfection! :love:
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MummsyWummsy Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
:wow:Amazing shot:clap:
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Kikariz Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009
Wonderful shot. Great details and sharpness. :D
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serhatdemiroglu Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
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