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Copyright: Jose Diogo (josediogo1958) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 494 W: 27 N: 1837] (11747)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-03-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: canon 1 dx mark 2, Canon 500mm f4 L IS
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-03-27 6:32
Viewed: 1990
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
kingfisher - (Alcedo atthis)


Kingfishers are a group of small to medium sized brightly coloured birds in the order Coraciiformes. They have a cosmopolitan distribution, with most species being found in the Old World and Australia. The group is treated either as a single family, Alcedinidae, or as a suborder Alcedines containing three families, Alcedinidae (river kingfishers), Halcyonidae (tree kingfishers), and Cerylidae (water kingfishers). There are roughly 90 species of kingfisher. All have large heads, long, sharp, pointed bills, short legs, and stubby tails. Most species have bright plumage with little differences between the sexes. Most species are tropical in distribution, and a slight majority are found only in forests. They consume a wide range of prey as well as fish, usually caught by swooping down from a perch. Like other members of their order they nest in cavities, usually tunnels dug into the natural or artificial banks in the ground. A few species, principally insular forms, are threatened with extinction."(Wiki)

Model: Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Software: PhotoScape
Exposure Time: 1/790
F-Stop: f/8.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 250
Focal Length: 500/1 mm
Date Taken: 2012-03-26 08:33
Metering Mode: Spot
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 273 kb

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Hi Diogo,

A typical wallpaper shot - perfect - can only be commented on & beyond critique - still I chose the later!


Very Nice Jose, always an exciting moment to spot these flying gems


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-03-27 7:13]

Hello Jose,
My neighbour today. Very beautiful photo of this kingfisher in excellent sharpness, details and a fantastic composition. Great DOF and blurred background. Nice natural colours.

perfect in pose and technical work!!!

A work art, Jose!
What a fine composition with this lovely Kingfisher perched on a sawn-off branch!
Immaculate details and superb natural colours.
Well done and TFS!

hello Jose
super sharpness composition with nice light and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-03-27 8:47]

Hi Jose,the top of perfection in this pic! What a fantastic details and sharpness,what a brilliant colors and perfect saturation,and what a great idea the kingfisher in the right part,very elegant monocromatic background too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-03-27 8:56]

Fresh from the bathtub, beautiful and colorful jewel of kingfisher, fine composition and background, well done. tfs.

Hello Jose,
Very nice photo of this Kingfisher in sunnshin, great sharpness and fine details, TFS!

Hi Jose,
what a nice photo of this bird. Great point of view. Amazing colours.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Jose,
Very nice presentation of this Alcedo atthis in great sharpness and details.Beautiful natural colours.
Best regards

Hi Jose,
A perfect shot of this beautuful bird.Amazing colours,perfect focus and Bg.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2012-03-27 9:48]

Una foto muy bien hecha y bien presentada de este precioso pescador. El espacio dejado a la izquierda es un gran acierto por la posición de su cabeza. Muy bien captada su mirada, la nitidez que tiene hace que se puedan ver las pequeñas gotitas de agua en su plumaje que hablan de que está sumergiéndose en el agua. El color es muy natural. Mi enhorabuena y un cordial saludo.

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  • Merlin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 267 N: 455] (1713)
  • [2012-03-27 10:06]

Hi, Jose
A "dream" portrait of a kingfisher, with an attractive perch and a perfectly smooth background. I am certain that a lot of planning went into getting this image - it would have been nice to see an account of this in your note. Excellent work in all respects.
Best wishes, Nigel.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-03-27 10:36]

Hello Jose.
Excellent capture of the Common Kingfisher in a good pose, from a fine POV and with pretty good sharpness and a superb composition.Best regards Siggi

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2012-03-27 10:37]

hi jose,
Excellent picture of this lovely bird. great details here.

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2012-03-27 10:51]

Hi Jose
Classical but perfect

Bonjour José,
C'est splendide !!!
Excellente valorisation du sujet sous un bon angle de prise de vue et dans une belle lumière.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Ciao MF Jose. Exciting colours result and very good details even in low light. Magnificent BG.


Ciao Jose Diogo, great capture of lovely kingfisher in nice pose, fine details, beautiful blurry BG, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Ciao Jose.
Splendida cattura uno degli uccelli più belli il martin pescatore,ben fotografato con una ottima nitidezza,e dei colori eccellenti,molto bella complimenti.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

Hi Jose,

Excellent shot
Perfect sharpness and BG
lovely colors and a great pose

TFS Thijs

Buen encuadre y unos colores muy fieles José !
El fondo muy apropiado, con un contraste muy elegante... sin distracciones.
Saludos: J. Ignasi.

Hello Jose

Great close-up shot of the kingfisher,
very fine POV and framing, superb focus
sharpness and details, TFS


Great photo Jose! The composition, the BG, 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)
  • [2012-03-28 5:15]

Bonjour Jose,
Une petite beauté superbement présentée avec cette image. Un arrière-plan neutre met en relief le plumage magnifique de cet oiseau extraordinaire. Parfaite netteté aussi et une présentation décentrée judicieusement choisie.
Très beau!

Hello Jose,
A very beautiful neat and clean picture of this kingfisher, excellent details sharpness, great composition, lovely highlighted eye and a perfect background, an excellent captured!!
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day,
Best Regards,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-03-29 10:15]

Hi Jose,
Very nice portrait of a beautiful bird. Nice colours good composition with excellent details.
Regards Jiri.

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