'Common' But Not Common
|Copyright: manaswi jain (manaswi27)
|Date Taken: 2016-01-10|
|Camera: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS|
|Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2016-01-10 7:51|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
The common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) also known as the Eurasian kingfisher, and river kingfisher, is a small kingfisher with seven subspecies recognized within its wide distribution across Eurasia and North Africa. It is resident in much of its range, but migrates from areas where rivers freeze in winter.
This sparrow-sized bird has the typical short-tailed, large-headed kingfisher profile; it has blue upperparts, orange underparts and a long bill. It feeds mainly on fish, caught by diving, and has special visual adaptations to enable it to see prey under water. The glossy white eggs are laid in a nest at the end of a burrow in a riverbank.
Species: A. atthis
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Hi, Manasswi. This is an excellent photograph of the common Kingfisher perched on a branch. Colors, exposure and depth of field makes it a beautiful portrait. Thanks for sharing.
- [2016-01-10 11:39]
Very nice photo of this kingfisher in great sharpness and an attractive eye contact. Beautiful colors in beautiful light with a fine blurred background.
- [2016-01-10 14:11]
Hi Manaswi,very good capture of this kingfisher,the sharpness is close to perfection,just a bit overexposed in the middle of plumage,impressive metallic colors and nice pose too.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano