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Common Kingfisher

Common Kingfisher
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Copyright: Atanu Chanda (atanuchanda) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 44] (210)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D 60, Tamron 70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD Macro
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-29 0:38
Viewed: 2484
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Common Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis, also known as Eurasian Kingfisher or 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 adaptions 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.

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Hi Atanu,

Beautiful kingfisher shot with a nice POV, however, I feel the image is little under-exposed. Try opening the levels in photoshop.

Thank you for sharing.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-12-29 5:14]

Beautiful species of bird, common kingfisher, fine composition. Bit underexposed, can be adjusted. tfs.

Dear Atanu,
Nice capture of this colourful bird, good composition, try to shoot RAW and then process.If face any problem fill free to contact me.
With good wishes.
Happy New Year.
Samiran Nandy

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