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Ceyx pictus, Ispidina picta


Ceyx pictus, Ispidina picta
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Copyright: Gerard Calberac (Pitoncle) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1173 W: 0 N: 1594] (9508)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 G ED, SanDisk Ultra II, Hoya UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-11-01 1:11
Viewed: 6589
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ceyx pictus, Ispidina picta, African Pygmy Kingfisher, Martin-pêcheur pygmée observé dans le delta de l'Okavango, Okavango Delta.

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-11-01 1:16]

Hello Gerard,
very exciting capture you have here. I really like the colours of this kingfisher.
you have shown the features so well and very splendidly composed.
A big congratulations for this lively presentation.

Regards,
Foozi

Very nice shot of the little Malachite Kinfisher. Good colors and detail. The bird is a little too central in the frame. More space in front and less at the back will improve the composition.
Well done.
Greetings
Frans.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3052 W: 3 N: 8715] (40572)
  • [2010-11-01 1:46]

Bonjour Gérard,
Ton voyage en Afrique a été un grand succès du point de vue photographique! Une image plus belle que l'autre. Ce Martin-pêcheur pygmée est admirablement présenté, avec une attitude concentrée, ne prêtant pas atention au photographe. Belles et fines couleurs et une très bonne gestion de la lumière. Bravo encore!
Bonne semaine
Amitiés
Anne

Impressive capture with strong powerful colors , good detail and pleasant composition friend Gerard!
Regards,
George Veltchev

Hi Gerard,
very interesting capture with beautiful, natural colours. Well done!
Maciek

Bonjour Gérard,
Quelle merveille! J'imagine que cela n'a pas dû être facile de prendre cette photo, avec une lumière qui semble très vive et difficile à contrôler. Mais quel bonheur d'avoir pu saisir si bien ce bel oiseau, entièrement concentré à guetter le poisson qui viendrait à la surface. La composition et l'arrière-plan sont splendides et très naturels. Les couleurs sont stupéfiantes. Bravo et bonne journée,
Catherine

Hi Gerard
beautiful shot of a beautiful kingfisher
lovely sharp colours and details
TFS
manaswi

Hello Gerard,

an nice picture from this beautiful bird.
The bg ate a little busy but it's enough blurred.
Fine warm colours.

Gert

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  • fthsm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
  • [2010-11-01 4:23]

It could be much better if you had more space on right and less on left but this is just a minor issue. Great photo of a beautiful bird which I can only dream to see. TFS Gerard.
Best Regards,
Fatih

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-11-01 6:38]

Hi Gerard.
Lovely and a bit unreal colour palette of the shot. I like a calm pose of the bird, perfect reproduction of all its features. Natural surroundings are blurred nicely. And lights of the shot are simply amazing too. May be shot is too centered but it is not a point at all. My kind wishes and TFS.
Alexei.

hello Gerard
super good sharpness and beautiful colours
nice pose and good details
greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-11-01 10:32]

Hello Gérard,
Beautiful photo of this kingfisher in fascinating colours. Good sharpness, details and taken from a good POV. About the composition I agree with Frans.
Regards,
Peter

Hello Gerald,
Lovely capture with good details and natural colours.
Great shot.
Marius.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-11-01 11:55]

Hello Gerard,
This one is colorful and beautiful. Sharp with fine details are clearly seen. Excellent exposure and color contrast. TFS this fine image.Best regards Siggi

Hola Gerard

Que ave más original, mide tanto la cabeza con el pico cómo el cuerpo. Que bellos colores y que buen POV. Excelente nitidez.

Un saludo de Antonio

amazing flowering jewel. TFS Ori

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-11-01 23:05]

Bonjour Gérard,
A superb capture of the African Pygmy Kingfisher.
The pose and lateral POV are excellent and taken with great sharpness and natural colours in a pleasing composition.
Bravo!
Merci et a bientôt,
Amicalement,
Ivan

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2010-11-02 0:13]

Bonjour Gérard,

Another beauty from your African Collection. Great colors, composition. and fine details.

Thank you for sharing those!

Ishi

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  • chudy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 176] (899)
  • [2010-11-02 14:10]

Hi Gerard,
Super snapshot, great colours, very good work.
I am greeting Slawek

bonne soireé Gerard!
espèces intéressantes de martin-pêcheur capturés au cours de votre voyage vers l'Afrique .. excellente détails et définition

ciao sERGIO

Hi Gerard,
I really like this image, it has sharpness, good detail, well exposed and a strong contrast.
erwin...

Greetings Gerard, You've done a wonderful job with this shot... an excellent picture. I've really enjoyed viewing your photos. You have such variety. Thanks for bringing your part of the world before my eyes.

Paul

Hi Gerard,

You have captured a beautiful shot of such a colourful kingfisher. A similar looking kingfisher, Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher (Ceyx erithaca) is found in densely shaded forests of India as well.

The background could have been better, nevertheless, an amazing shot.

Thank you for sharing.

Regards,
Vinay

Excellent image of this coloured Marin pêcheur! ah!!! l'Africa
Ferran

Hello Mr.Gerard,
Excellent picture.Nice details and colour composition.
Beautiful POV and sharpness too,
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards and respect,
Srikumar

Bonjour Gérard,

L'oiseau est bien placé dans le cadrage. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails du Martin pêcheur pygmé. La bonne luminosité fait ressortir les couleurs. Bonne journée.

Pierre

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