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Halcyon albiventris

Halcyon albiventris
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Copyright: Steve Coetzee (SteveCoetzee) Silver Note Writer [C: 9 W: 0 N: 66] (863)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-07-14
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.2, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-07-15 13:56
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I suspect that this is a fairly young Brown-hooded Kingfisher. Halcyon albiventris.
For those who know better, please rectify me.
I took this photo yesterday afternoon near the Magaliesburg mountain (Near Johannesburg/Pretoria in South Africa) while he/she? was sitting on a frame watching the water in the swimming pool.
If it is the Brown-hooded Kingfisher, then they -
eat: insects, fish,frogs,lizzards etc.
2 - 5 eggs in a hole.
20 - 22 cm 50 - 70 g

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To josediogo1958: Thank youSteveCoetzee 1 07-16 15:34
To lousat: Thank youSteveCoetzee 1 07-16 15:31
To Daffy: Thank YouSteveCoetzee 1 07-16 12:36
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  • Daffy (95)
  • [2012-07-15 13:58]
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its a very beatiful pic.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-07-15 16:07]
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Hi Steve,beautiful capture whit the usual great details,colors and light management,excellent composition and interesting specie too.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hi Steve, yeah, looking in the new Newman's Birds book it look like a Juvenile Brownhooded Kingfisher. A great POV and the colour and detail iare really good and the DOF is perfect.
What lens did you use?

Hello Steve
Cute pose of this kingfisher.Great POV and close composition,wonderful colours and sharp details.Thank You.
Have a good week!
Best regards

Hi Steve,
A Beautiful close-up of this Kingfisher. Clarity and detail, colours, DOF and POV is just great. Well done my friend.
Best regards,
Sorry that I have been absent from TN for a while but it is work related issues. Within a month my life will be normal again, . . . I hope.

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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2014-03-02 12:42]

First I must tell you that I have found your beautiful gallery by the interest shown in my picture you posted today (March 2, 2014) criticize but after doing a full tour of your work. I hope to tell you as a regular companion TN, Steve.

Charming portrait of this young Halcyon albiventris. I like the pose of the bird turning his head back.

A hug from Argentina,
Hernán Bortondello.

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