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White-throated Kingfisher

White-throated Kingfisher
Photo Information
Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-03-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax K100D Super, Sigma 150-500mm APO DG HSM, Digital ISO 800
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-05-08 14:17
Viewed: 7510
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) is widely distributed in Eurasia from Bulgaria and Turkey, east through South Asia to the Philippines.
It is generally a terrestrial kingfisher and can often be found far from water.
This one was taken at Tissa in soithern Sri Lanka

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-05-08 14:48]

Splendid capture of this kingfisher, Chris!
Sharp image with a perfect POV and excellent light; splendid colours of the bird and nice contrast with a blurred background. Very well done!

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2012-05-08 16:03]

Bela foto de qualidade muito boa meus parabéns por esta linda imagem.

Hello Chris,
great capture of this Kingfisher, with good sharpness and a well chosen POV. I also like the nicely blurred background and the beautiful colours.
Best wishes,

Ciao Chris, great macro of lovely bird with fantastic colors,, beautiful blurry BG, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Chris
I love this species.Wonderful pose and composition,beautiful natural colours and great sharp details.
Thank You
Best regards

Bonjour Chris,
Un bon angle de prise de vue et une excellente profondeur de champ valorisant bien le sujet dans une belle lumière.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-05-09 6:38]

Hello Chris,
Wonderful photo of this kingfisher in a great pose.
Regards from Lesvos,

Hello Chris,
really this is a unique capture. very nice composition, sharpness and perfect colour.
well done my friend,
best wishes,

Hello Chris,
What a splendid photo with a interesting and a lovely species of birds. Absolutely amazing colors and focus. The light and exposure are excellent. The contrast against the background is perfect.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-05-09 12:39]

Hello Chris.
Nice kingfisher shot. Amazing colours. Good difference in sharpness on the foreground/ background.Best regards Siggi

Fantastic bird and fantastic photo Chris! The composition, the pose, the colours and the sharpness are excellent!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-05-15 4:22]

Hello Chris,
Missed this beautiful picture from Sri Lanka which presents this striking Kingfisher. Very well composed in decentred manner and the branch used as diagonal. Good sharpness and a fine background. I'm always amazed about the length of the beak.
Thanks and kind regards

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