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Blue Eared Kingfisher

Blue Eared Kingfisher
Photo Information
Copyright: shaiful azhar abu bakar (APong) (12)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-01-22
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/15 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2013-03-09 18:39
Viewed: 1787
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

This is my first post at TrekNature.

The Blue-eared Kingfisher (Alcedo meninting) is found in Asia, ranging across the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. It is found mainly in dense shaded forests where it hunts in small streams.

This 16 centimetres (6.3 in) long kingfisher is almost identical to the Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) but is distinguished by the blue ear coverts, darker and more intense cobalt-blue upperparts with richer rufous under parts.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-03-09 18:59]

Salam Apong
First of all welcome and congratulations in joining TN.
Your first upload is really heart throbbing as this specie is so so difficult to see in Malaysia. Im yet to see one.
You have framed it well in excellent colors and the branch is very complementary in giving a good leads.
Splendid colors again with abundance light to highkight details and feature.
What a composition....


Salam Shaiful.
Welcome to TN with this stunning bird shot. The perch, plumage details, sharpness are very good in pleasing framing. For a bird fan, this site will give you great pleasure in sharing you beautiful work and learn from members all over the globe.
Thanks for sharing and kind regards.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-03-09 19:32]

Hello Shaiful, and welcome to TN.
I must say your first post is simply stunning. You have captured this gorgeous Blue-eared Kingfisher in a top quality photo. Colors are well saturated, yet natural and the detail couldn't be any finer.
Love the eye contact and wonderful composition. Hope to see more from you in the future. Your notes are very informative.

Hello Shaiful,
Welcome to TN, outstanding photograph of this kingfisher, excellent sharpness and details, outstanding composition, good background and outstanding lighting.


Wonderful portrait of this colourful little kingfisher.
Thanks for showing

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