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Blue-Eared Kingfisher

Blue-Eared Kingfisher
Photo Information
Copyright: Phil Liew (A996sps) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 117] (969)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon EF 800mm f5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-09-18 5:35
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Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 16
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Blue-Eared Kingfisher (Alcedo Meninting)

Taken from a boat on the Kinabatangan River, this was my target bird last trip out. They are pretty common around the area and are not as shy as found in the other parts of Malaysia. This one was a full frame shot as I followed it along the river.

I like the deep saturated colours of this small little kingfisher.

1D Mk3 + EF800 mm 1/125s f/8.0 ISO800 EV + 1/3 Flash -2

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Hello Phil,

This is an excellent close-up capture of this Blue-eared Kingfisher with vibrant coloration, sharpness & fine details. Beautiful POV, pose & BG.

Very nicely done & TFS.



Hi Phil,
What a great capture of this kingfisher with striking warm colours and great detail.I like the small reflection in the eye, well done and TFS.

this is a really great job.
Wonderful the colors and the sharpness...really great clarty of image
so good job!!
have a nice day

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2009-09-18 5:59]

Very cute kingfisher, amazing colors, especially the blue, so deep. Excellent capture. tfs.

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  • Ena Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 324 W: 61 N: 594] (2454)
  • [2009-09-18 7:21]

Hello Phil,
It's a wonderful shot!
I simply love it! The colors and sharpness are amazing!

Beautiful shot. Lovely colors & sharp image.. thanks for sharing.

Just beautiful!

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  • Alutka Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 131 W: 43 N: 400] (1682)
  • [2009-09-18 11:21]

you used light very good, by what colours are rich and expressive. Very good composition and the depth of field (I never in nature saw this bird).
I thank for showing this picture and I greet .

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 797 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2009-09-18 13:04]

Hi Phil
excellent compo, sharpness and of course colors!

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2009-09-18 20:40]

Very nice colors, colors and details, very good composition!

Hello Phil,
The most beautiful photo of this species I've ever seen. Superb in all aspects.

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