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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   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
:clap:
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weelittlesoul Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I love that the fish actually seems to have a very concerned expression. :D
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Zarafa Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009   Photographer
Magnificent capture, one we all dream of, and you actually shot. Well done.
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arumi Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow to catch something that looks so translucent :o that is really awesome!
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cycoze Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful bird and shot.
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LostImages Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
Wonderful capture!! :clap:
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abey79 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
Awesome image!
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Empa85 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Love all the details the droplets on his/her's chest and the tiny little fish, and the background goes very well with the birds amazing colours!
What else can i say yet another jawdroping shot from you! *INSTA FAVE!*
(sorry for my awful spelling >_<;)
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kkool Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009   Photographer
great capture love the water droplets. These guy's are so cool I love how they look like they have hiccups when they digest the fish ;p
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thrumyeye Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
Brilliant photo that deserves MUCH more appreciation!!!
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ahmedalali Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009   Photographer
Wonderful Catch... great capture.

Well Done.
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jayshree Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing detail. The droplets on her chest are wonderful.
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