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Alcedo atthis


Alcedo atthis
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Copyright: Andrea Grigolo (grigand) Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 14] (256)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-05-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D3100, Tamron 18-270 1:3,5-6,3 DI II
Exposure: f/11, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-05-11 5:00
Viewed: 1164
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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Ciao Andrea, delizioso uccellino, fantastici colori e splendida nitidezza, bravo, ciao Silvio

Hello Andrea,
Beautiful picture of this Kingfisher.Very good colour and sharpness.Just BG looks little bit noisy.I have tried to remove this in WS.Hope you will like it.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,
Srikumar

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-05-12 15:13]

Ciao Andrea,te la invidio a morte...spettacolare specie e spettacolare cattura,con dettagli impeccabili e colori brillantissimi,questa specie manca proprio nella mia gallery...presa solo in Gambia da una distanza siderale..ehehe...buon Martedi' e complimenti,Luciano

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