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The Collared Kingfisher

The Collared Kingfisher
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-06-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Sigma DG 150-500mm 1:5-6.3 APO HSM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-07-24 3:11
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Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Collared Kingfisher (Todiramphus chloris) is a medium-sized kingfisher belonging to the family Halcyonidae, the tree kingfishers. It is also known as the White-collared Kingfisher or Mangrove Kingfisher. It has a wide range extending from the Red Sea across southern Asia and Australasia to Polynesia. It is a very variable species with about 50 subspecies.
The Collared Kingfisher is 22 to 29 cm long and weighs 51 to 90 grams. It varies from blue to green above while the underparts can be white or buff. There is a white collar around the neck, giving the birds its name. Some races have a white or buff stripe over the eye while others have a white spot between the eye and bill. There may be a black stripe through the eye. The large bill is black with a pale yellow base to the lower mandible.
Females tend to be greener than the males. Immature birds are duller than the adults with dark scaly markings on the neck and breast.
It has a variety of calls which vary geographically. The most typical call is loud, harsh and metallic and is repeated several times.

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Hello Foozi
Superb photo, excellent setting with the branch providing nice backdrop, very good detail.
A beautiful bird, very nice to see
regards yiannis

Ciao Foozi, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-07-24 6:58]

Hello Foozi,
What a beauty! The kingfisher as well as the photo as a whole. Splendid saturated colours, excellent sharpness and a perfect pose with eye contact. Awesome composition.

Hello Foozi,
Lovely species,you've captured from an impressive angle,excellent poV and very nice composition.
Best regards,

Hello Foozi,
great capture of this kingfisher with good sharpness and beautiful colours. I also like the way the brachiate branch comes from the lower left corner diagonally into the picture.
Best wishes,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-07-24 9:15]

Hi Foozi,the top of perfection for this magnificent kingfisher,it looks in pose only for you like a movie star..ehehe...perfect DOF for the best details and very bright colors despite the cloudy day.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2013-07-24 9:52]

Hi Foozi,
an excellent capture of this wonderful bird,
lovely composed, outstanding details !
Well done !
Best regards !

hallo Foozi
great sharpness and good details
i like the colours of this beauty
thanks greeting lou

Hello Foozi,
Excellent picture of this beautiful Kingfisher.Splendid sharpness with its majestic pose.Nice color with catching light on eye.Well captured.Like it.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

You were away for some time, so welcome back, Foozi!
This is a beautiful species of Kingfishers and you have captured it extremely well. I like the blue and white colours on it.

Hello Foozi
鳥照的很清晰 也非常自然 眼神可愛
構圖很美麗 背景也很漂亮 謝謝分享

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-07-25 0:08]

Hello Foozi.
Excellent details & sharpness, perfect composition and great colours. Fantastic work! Well done.Regards Siggi

Another GREAT photo of an amazing Kingfisher Foozi! Excellent composition, fantastic colours and impressive sharpness!

I mist this fantastic image also....

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