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Storkbilled Kingfisher

Storkbilled Kingfisher
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Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 10 N: 494] (4536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-09-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony ILCE 7, Sony SAL 70-400mm GII /4.0-5.6
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-11-05 4:46
Viewed: 1253
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A difficult situation against a bright sky. I had to work a bit on it.

The stork-billed kingfisher (Pelargopsis capensis) (formerly Halcyon capensis), is a tree kingfisher which is widely but sparsely distributed in the tropical Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, from India to Indonesia. This kingfisher is essentially resident throughout its range.
This is a very large kingfisher, measuring 35 to 38 cm

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-11-05 8:39]

Salut Pierre,lumiere difficile pareil a ton image de trekearth...ehhee...mais aussi cette fois tu as bien travailee',exposition qui donne nous une correcte vue sur le kingfisherm,curieuse position et tres bons details aussi.Belle soiree' et merci,Luciano

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-11-05 13:44]

Hello Pierre,
This s a beautiful bird and nice specie that you captured in good composition, details and exposure.Regards Sigi

You have presented this picture quite aesthetically, Pierre.
This is a unique species of Kingfisher we do not see here in north India.

hallo Pierre
very good picture with good details and nice composition

gr lou

Hello Pierre,

Yes, difficult situation, no doubt. But color looks natural. A common species in our yard, just next to pond. Please try to avoid man made things.....
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice WE,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-11-06 18:01]

Hello Pierre,
You managed quite well considering you had to deal with such harsh back lighting. Colors are vivid yet natural and focus is very sharp. Even with the bright back lighting you still managed to capture a tad bit of catchlight in it's eye. Nice work!!

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