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Pigmy Kingfisher

Pigmy Kingfisher
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Copyright: Tom Conzemius (pirate) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-10-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon 500mm f4 L IS
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-11-15 11:49
Viewed: 2447
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The African Pygmy Kingfisher (Ispidina picta) is a small insectivorous kingfisher found in the Afrotropics, mostly in woodland habitats.
This one was found in a coffee plantation just outside the NP.
As its name suggest it is really small, even smaller than Malachite Kingfisher and unlike that species it is hunting and living far from water in wooded areas.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-11-15 12:09]

Hi Tom,
Very beautiful photo of this African Pygmy-Kingfisher. Full saturated colours in splendid light. Taken from an excellent POV in a marvellous choice of composition with a great DOF, thanks to the beautiful branch. Fine sharply detailed.
Enjoy the weekend,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-11-15 12:31]

Hi Tom,spectacular capture of this kingfisher in a tender pose,its birght colors are perfect to contrast the green composition,perfect DOF for the best details,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2013-11-15 14:08]

Excelente foto com nitidez e cores muito boa,maravilha de imagem parabéns.

Nice compostion and sharpness.


Very nice photo. The colours of the bird are exceptional. The angle of the perch and the moss gives life to the photo. Maybe an horizontal crop with less space at the bottom?

Hello Tom
Beautiful colour and sharpness. Great natural BG.
I think the full body view is more exciting.
may be next time.
best wishes,

Hello Mr.Tom,
Beautiful Kingfisher.So many attractive colours.Very well captured when it was engrossed to catch fish.Good sharpness and nice POV.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

interesting image of bird. good lighting and nice contrast. tfs.

Hi Tom,
What an amazing capture of this beautiful kingfisher with excellent sharp details, fabulous lighting, brilliant natural colors and gorgeous blurry BG. Very well done, and thanks.

  • kinglove Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 783 W: 0 N: 623] (11338)
  • [2013-11-16 3:52]

Hi Tom
照的清晰 很漂亮的鳥
顏色鮮豔華麗 很新奇
光線亮麗 取景的角度也很棒
構圖美麗 背景深遂

Hi Tom
I think I miss Your pics from Uganda.Great trip hey? This one is fantastic kingfisher species.Magnificent colours and details.Tipical pose.Thank You.
Have a good weekend!
Best wishes

Another great photo from Africa Tom. Interesting species excellent composition, and very good sharpness. The colours are fantastic!

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