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Alcedo atthis "stretching"


Alcedo atthis
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Copyright: Maurizio Dalla Via (maurydv) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3114 W: 116 N: 9490] (36428)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 300mm AF-S f/4, Digital ISO 200
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/640 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-04-03 6:50
Viewed: 3261
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 72
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Alcedo atthis (Linnaeus 1758)
Common Kingfisher (inglese)
Martin-pecheur d’Europe (francese)

Ordine Coraciiformes
Famiglia Alcedinidae
Sottofamiglia Alcedininae
Genere Alcedo

Presento un’altra immagine di Martin pescatore, ritenendo che anche questa abbia un piccolo valore aggiunto ed inoltre, parafrasando il nostro amico Silvio Silvio2006, tutti i martin pescatori che girano nel mio Hard Disk e quelli nuovi appena entrati si mettono a litigare per lo spazio a disposizione, essendo uccelli molto territoriali ed aggressivi, per cui qualcuno deve cedere ed abbandonare il territorio alla ricerca di una propria affermazione in altri luoghi.

Per altre immagini ed le varie informazioni sulla specie:

Alcedo atthis

Nidificazione

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”CARE”

”CARE2”

”CARE3”

La fotografia

E’ stata scattata con il teleobiettivo 300 mm., con misurazione della luce spot, regolazione manuale del tempo e del diaframma, ISO 200. Fa parte della serie d’immagini in cui il martin pescatore si dedica alla meticolosa cura del proprio piumaggio ed è stata ripresa da capanno ad una distanza di poco superiore ai due metri, in condizioni di luce molto favorevoli del primo mattino, per cui le tonalità sono leggermente calde. Il martin pescatore è un uccello che predilige i posatoi e quindi si può fotografare facilmente allo scoperto e relativamente vicino, tenendo conto però che è sensibile ad ogni piccolo movimento. In questa immagine in particolare il martin effettua la sua ginnastica mattutina con un esercizio di stretching con l'ala destra.

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An excellent tele-macro study of a Kingfisher from an original vantage point Maurizio, the head and beak are reproduced in a high degree of definition and the eye is staring right into your lens, a fine job indeed my friend.
Cheers,
Mehmet

This is sheer magic, Maurizio!
Wow, what a stunning capture of a beautiful Kingfisher!
The face, especially the eye of the bird, is unbelievably life-like. The bird is either settling down or getting ready for a take-off. Marvellous action shot too!!!
TFS and regards.
Ram

Excellent catch.The colors are beautiful and the clarity is very good.

Hy Maurizio
This is a bird that I will like to see and to photograpf. The colors are so strong and briliant! Very good picture, considering that the bird is not so big...
Regards, Oana

Maurizio,with few words amazing
best regards
Nasos

hello maurizio,
what a lovely shot, the details of the plumage looks juct amazing, well saturated colours, i love the shine in the eyes and the eye contact,
excellent work,
tfs & regards
pankaj

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4957 W: 170 N: 12432] (45579)
  • [2009-04-03 8:31]

Hello Maurizio,
Unbelievable, a serie of seven!!! masterpieces. The 6 other photos are also of great class.
The sharp focus, clear colours, pose, POV, lovely BG, composition are in all photos fantastic. Congratulations with this serie.
Have a good weekend,
Peter

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2009-04-03 8:36]

Hello Maurizio, great shot of this beautiful kingfisher.
TFS and G's,
Mehmet

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 27 N: 3887] (16939)
  • [2009-04-03 9:37]

Hello Maurizio
What a beautiful capture. Great details and perfect focus. Wonderful colors too.
Regards
Razvan

Hi Maurizio
Beautiful razor sharp image. Great diagonal composition, perfect OOF background and good contrast. I also like the eye contact ;-)
TFS
Krzysztof

Fantastic kingfisher standing out so perfect against the blue bg.
Superb!!
Congratulations and TFS
Greetings
Marx

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2465 W: 10 N: 8043] (25458)
  • [2009-04-03 10:25]

Hi Maurizio,

A fantastic close-up of the beautiful Kingfisher. The face and eye are magnificent with amazing colors and details. I can't take my eyes off his eye - it's wonderful.

Jane

Hi Maurizio,
A nice capture of this beautiful common kingfisher. Superb sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

hello Maurizio
super picture
great sharpness with beautiful colours
nice composition
greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5047 W: 88 N: 13784] (56730)
  • [2009-04-03 12:00]

Ciao Maurizio,quasi mi vergogno a dare un giudizio a questo capolavoro! E' un vero spettacolo,i colori sono pazzeschi,sei un drago!! Buon weekend,Luciano

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2957 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-04-03 12:21]

Hi Maurizio . Well done my friend this is a first class close up of this beautiful Kingfisher. You have such fine detail in the head and body. It looks as its about to fly away. Your use of the light has given bright colours. well done TFs.
Nick..

postura inusuale quella che ci presenti oggi Maurizio,il nostro simpatico amico Martin Pescatore di primo mattino e' intento alla
pratica dello stretching,prima della
quotidiana caccia nelle acque per catturare le prede.Dettagli e definizione al top(come dice il buon Luciano!!!)

buon W.end sERGIO

Stupendo!!!!!! Bellissimi colori, nitidezza straordinaria.

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  • luibu Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13 W: 0 N: 54] (508)
  • [2009-04-03 15:36]

Ciao Maurizio , scatto molto bello, bel taglio bellissimi colori , grande nitidezza , dell'occhio , una gran bella foto complimenti. Luigino

hello Maurizio

what a superb close-up photo of the Martin-pêcheur,
shot with fine POV, superb focus with great sharpness
and details, beautiful luminosity and colour tones
and a graceful pose of the bird, TFS

Asbed

Hi Maurizio,

a beauty from an picture.
Nicely done this kingfisher.
Fine colours.

Gert

Hello Maurizio
Great shot of this kingfisher take in a beautiful pose
I like the crisp clear detais and the perfect colors
Superb composition and wonderful BG
have a good day
Jacqueline

Eres un buen artista Maurizio !!
Parece que hicieras un "traveling" para poder acercarte tanto al ave jejeje.
Impresinante acercamiento y como siempre en tus tomas: mucho realismo.
Buen fin de semana: Josep Ignasi.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3051 W: 3 N: 8565] (39772)
  • [2009-04-04 5:03]

Bonjour Maurizio,
Encore une superbe image sortie de tes archives! J'aime beaucoup ici l'angle de vue qui permet une composition très originale de l'image. Angle inhabituel, mais très efficace pour l'impact visuel. Bien vu, bien fait!!
Bonne fin de semaine
Amitiés
Anne

Hello Maurizio,
this beautiful bird is on my wish list, i hope to get some decent shot this year.
The head and breast are razor sharp but the DOF is bit shallow and odd again, the left foot is in good focus and the right OOF?.
The colours are beautiful and clear.
Well done.
Gert

Ciao amico Maurizio, a beautiful capture of this pretty kingfisher with lovely posture on a branch in a fine composition.
TFS and have a nice Sunday MF!
Cheers,
Bayram

Ciao Maurizio,
Perfect photo, unbelievably nice colors, excellent composition and of course a heartfelt dedication to Silvio. Magnificent image. Bravo amico.
Ciao e grazie, László

Ciao Maurizio e questo come hai fatto a farlo star chiuso nel tuo hard disk tutto sto tempo, ci credo che diventa aggressivo, meritava di uscire da molto tempo, vero che ne hai messi diversi tutti splendidi, ma questo è magnifico anche come composizione e poi i colori dire che son fantastici è troppo poco, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2009-04-06 2:54]

Hello Maurizio,

Focusing on bird's head was a very good idea. You have got a rasor sharp image with very fine details of the feathers from the head. As you have made very good use of the strong light you have had colors are wonderful being so saturated and vivid.

Thank you for sharing,
Cristian

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4343 W: 135 N: 7075] (23685)
  • [2009-04-06 9:17]

Hi, dear friend.
Watching your amazing pictures, I continue to dream about the 300 mm lens. However, it is easier to find and buy the lens, than to find such beautiful photo models and to get such outstanding shots as this one. Fantastic details, colours and magnification. I am also impressed with composition of the shot. Bravo.
Alexei.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3060 W: 108 N: 12171] (51056)
  • [2009-04-06 9:57]

Hello Maurizio,
Perfect photo of kingfisher. Great composition, perfect homogenous buckground. blue versus vivid red, orange . Great job.
Best regards Siggi

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5087 W: 260 N: 15584] (50590)
  • [2009-04-06 22:19]

Hello Maurizio,
Your Kingfisher photos are excellent, a joy to view and this one is no exception. The pose, lighting, POV and sharpness where focused are extraordinary. Superb eye contact as well.
Thanks and best regards,
Ivan

Hi, Maurizio,

wow, you have here a stunning, excellent capture of a beautiful, attractive bird!! I am sure this bird will be the champion if it takes part in a beauty contest : ) thanks a lot for sharing this masterpiece!!

chrs,
Man Yee

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2271 W: 64 N: 4205] (13964)
  • [2009-04-09 23:48]

Ciao Maurizio,
A lovely close-up portrait of this kingfisher. I like the light and pose a lot. Grazie e complimenti,
Selen

Bonsoir Maurizio,
Il est vraiment splendide ce martin-pêcheur, avec des couleurs si étincellantes! Les reflets de la lumière dans ses plumes turquoises sont fantastiques. La position est des plus originales. Bravo! Amicalement,
Catherine

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2827 W: 0 N: 6690] (25820)
  • [2009-04-18 23:25]

Hi Maurizio,
excellent clarity ans superbs close up of this beautiful and nice coloured bird. Really well captured to render the nature of its feather. Excellent presentation and lovely photo.

Regards,
Foozi

Stunning shot, Maurizio!
Perfect focus and amazing colors and details.
It´s my fav!! Congratulations and TFS!

Abraços,
Bruno

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