<< Previous Next >>

Pied Kingfisher

Pied Kingfisher
Photo Information
Copyright: Bala Raman (kobala) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 27 W: 0 N: 61] (368)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-08-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 60D, Canon 100 - 400 L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-08-11 9:56
Viewed: 2136
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I saw this Pied Kingfisher on a construction site on the banks of Lake Victoria in Tanzania. I found it sitting on the top of the Iron rods and the reminiscence of the droppings in the rod indicated that these birds regularly use these rods as perch. I could see it holding an insect in its mouth. Normally they can swallow a small prey in a flight without returning to a perch. They used to feed on haplochromine cichlids, whose supply got reduced with the introduction of Nile Perch in Lake Victoria. Hence they have adopted to other feeds such as fish, crustaceans and large aquatic insects (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pied_kingfisher ) .

nanreh has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Nephrotome2: Pied Kingfisherkobala 1 08-11 13:08
To euroblinkie: Pied Kingfisherkobala 1 08-11 13:06
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

hallo Bala
very nice composition with good details and lovely colours
thanks gr lou

Hi Bala,
Nice capture, but the white halo all around the bird and bars is disturbing. I guess something went wrong during post processing. Do you still have the original? This bird deserves a repost as it is further an excellent capture with crisp clear details.
Best regards

Hello Bala,

Hope you are doing fine. Nice to meet you and I also do hope you'll have a good time here. This is an excellent shot, top quality.JM is right about the correction process and the halo. Please do repost.This photo deserves more comments and I don't know why friends kept away. I am all praise for this. Thanks a lot for sharing and thanks for your comments, take care,

warm regards/Abid

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-08-12 9:13]

Hi Bala,very good capture of this black and white knigfisher,a difficult ligh very well exposes and fine detail everyhwere too,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano


Ciao Bala, great capture of lovely kingfusher on beautiful blurry Bg, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Calibration Check