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Alcedo atthis - female


Alcedo atthis  -  female
Photo Information
Copyright: Enrico Pegoraro (pegos) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-10-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, 300 mm f/4 ED AF-S Nikkor
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-10-18 7:21
Viewed: 3079
Points: 90
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Alcedo atthis ♀
Lunghezza circa 16 cm, apertura alare fino a circa 26 cm. Becco nero ma nella femmina mandibola inferiore arancione. Tarsi e piedi di colore arancione – rossi. Blu verde sup. con groppone e dorso azzurro . Petto, ventre, copritrici inf. e parte delle guance arancione vivace per i maschi, più ruggine per le femmine. Gola e lato della nuca bianchi. I due sessi sono simili a parte per il becco e per la brillantezza dei colori nel periodo del corteggiamento. Testa grande, coda e ali corte. Volo diritto e velocissimo. Si nutre di pesci che sono il suo cibo preferito ma in mancanza di questi cattura anche crostacei, anfibi e insetti acquatici. Si posa spesso sui rami vicino all'acqua, da dove si tuffa per catturare le sue prede.
A volte fa lo "spirito santo": rimane fermo in volo sopra la superficie dell'acqua per poi lanciarsi in picchiata sulla preda. Nido: scava un tunnel con camera finale in argini di terra o sabbia vicino all’acqua. È molto diffuso in Europa (tranne l’estremo nord), Asia e Africa.

LA FOTO: scattata con il nikkor AFS 300 F4 + kenko 1,4 , con cavalletto, F 5,6 , 1/250 s , ISO 200; le condizioni di luce non erano ottimali ma nella ripresa non c’erano alternative! Il martin si è posato sul ramo e si è girato verso di me per un istante ed è subito volato via.

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Hello Enrico,
Spectacular capture of a lovely species.
Excellent details, colors and great sharpness.
Exceptional focus and clarity.
Thanks for sharing!
Marius.

hello Enrico
super sharpness pose with great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

A fantastic pose of the bird and a great photo from you Enrico! The POV, the composition and the BG are excellent. The colours are fantastic. Very good sharpness too!
Regards,
Christodoulos

Hi Enrico

This is a standout photo of a Kingfisher. Great colours, sharpness and POV and sparkle in the eye makes it special.

Himanshu

Hi Enrico,
amazing bird. Beautiful colours and low point of view. Great sharpness and composition.
Have a nice evening,
Maciek

Hi Enrico,
Fantastic shot with excellent colours, clarity and DOF.
Regards,
Carl

Ciao Enrico.
Grande foto con colori molto vivaci, bene la nitidezza, ottimaa la composizione stupenda complimenti.
Ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

Hi Enrico,

Fantastic picture of this beautiful bird captured with very good details & colors.
Great sharpness & a lovely composition with nice blurry BG. Well done & TFS.
Kapil

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-10-18 10:43]

Hello Enrico.
Wonderful colours and detail in the shot!A very sharp and clear image. I like POV, Composition and BG too. Great pic.Best regards Siggi

Impressive photo, excellent detail, good light and beautiful colours. very good to see this bird. regards yiannis

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-10-18 11:20]

Grandissima cattura e impressionante tempismo,hai fatto in tempo a prenderlo,non come la mia farfalla mai vista prima che settimana scorsa mi ha girato le spalle nel momento dello scatto..ehehe...fantastica foto con grandi dettagli ed un vero festival di colori metallici.Complimenti e buona serata,Luciano

barthatibor
Hello Enrico
Beautiful image,fine texture and colors well captured.-Regards
Tibi

Ciao Enrico, magnifica cattura, fantastici colori metallici, splendidi dettagli e ottima nitidezza, quando riesco a farlo cos'ì bene anch'io mi faccio monaca, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

Hello Enrico,
A very beautiful bird captured in wonderful colours. Details, POV and composition are also wonderful. Well done!
Regards,
Mircea

Ciao Enrico,
fantastico primo piano di questa femmina di Martin pescatore, una cattura favolosa in cui hai colto una magnifica postura con il raggio di luce che illumina la parte "catalizzante", ottima nitidezza in condizioni di luce non facili, se poi l'hai fotografato senza essere in capanno la fortuna ti ha trovato, poiché sapeva che la stavi cercando.
Grazie e sinceri complimenti
Buona serata
Ciao Maurizio

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2011-10-18 14:01]

Ciao Enrico,
What a beautiful capture of this colourful bird in nice pose.Great sharpness and details...
Have a nice day!...
Dûrzan

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-10-18 22:22]

Hi Enrico,
Very nice photo of this beautiful Bird, TFS!

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  • BREARD Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 106 W: 1 N: 419] (2141)
  • [2011-10-18 22:32]

Bonjour Enrico,
Un oiseau aux très belles couleurs et dans une bonne lumière.
La pose est belle.
Amitiés
Serge

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2011-10-19 4:26]

Bonjour Enrico,
Un oiseau au merveilleux plumage qui est assez souvent montré sur ce site, mais qui reste toujours un sujet intéressant. J'aime bien la pose de l'oiseau (qui regarde vers le photographe) que tu as captée et le fait qu'il soit à l'ombre et que seul sa tête soit dans la lumière. Bon cadrage vertical et bonne netteté.
Un grand merci
Anne

Hello Enrico,
wow, fantastic capture of this most beautiful bird with great sharpness and wonderful colours. I also like the lovely eye contact and the nicely blurred background. We do also have the Kingfisher in our region, but there is no chance with a 200mm lens. :-(
Best wishes,
Helmut

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2011-10-19 7:34]

Ciao Enrico!
Splendido ritratto di Martin pescatore. I colori sono meravigliosi, esaltati dalla bella luce. Sfondo favoloso e grande armonia di colori.
Eccellente la composizione e la scelta del formato.
Carinissima la posa dell'uccellino: sembra quasi che si stia girando a un tuo richiamo::)
Complimenti!!
Ciao e buona serata! Vanda

Excelente trabajo Enrico. Si ya es difícil fotografiar aves, esta tiene
sus complicaciones especiales por su movilidad, tamaño, etc, de ahí que
valore especialmente tu trabajo. Buena luz, PRECIOSA POSE DEL AVE, y unos
colores muy naturales.
Saludos: Josep Ignasi.

Ciao, Enrico, Wow what a terrific capture of this fine bird my friend, superb exposure/white balance control that supplements these lovely saturated colours, very strong composition and just love the over the shoulder pose with a nice catch-lighted eye, splendid opaque and pleasing backdrop, excellent work here Enrico Bravo! and very well done,
Best Regards,

Pauly.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-10-20 11:07]

Hello Enrico,
A superb view of a Kingfisher in a lovely pose! Wonderful light and colours and pin sharp details. A real feast for the eyes!
TFS and best regards, Ulla

Hello Enrico,
Beautiful picture of this beautiful bird, very good sharpness, nice pose, lovely highlighted eye and fantastic colours,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend,
Best Regards,
Bungbing.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-10-21 13:17]

Hi Enrico,
Excellent photo of this beautiful bird. One of my favorite.
Nice colours with good details.
Very good composition and background.
Have a good weekend
Regards Jiri.

bellissima la ripresa di schiena di questa signora Martin , complimenti Enrico, molto belli dettagli, i colori e sopratutto la luce e la maf sul soggetto,

un caro saluto,

tino

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-10-22 1:55]

Hello Enrico,
A photo in splendid light and colours. The light on the head is gorgeous. Good sharpness and a pleasing pose. Beautiful blurred background.
Regards,
Peter

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-10-22 17:37]

Hello Enrico,
How could you not enjoy viewing a bird when it has such a gorgeous plumage as this fellow. The iridescent colors are simply stunning, and the attractive facial features can be seen in fine detail. Love the composition and nice clean BG. Wonderful work!!
Ron

Hallo Enrico
The colours of this Kingfisher is beautifully shown in this image, and it is because you captured it so skillfully. I like the pose very much, as if the bird was looking up and back to something that caught its attention. Kingfishers remain one of my favourite birds, and your image just reminded me about that fact again. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.
Anna

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-10-29 9:34]

Ciao Enrico,
A very fine close capture of a European Kingfisher.
The pose is great, taken from a nice POV with excellent sharpness and natural colours against a good neutral BG.
Thanks and have a good weekend,
Ciao,
Ivan

Enrico, this is such an excellent shot of this beautiful bird. It has great sharpness and detail. Thanks for your comments. Have a great day, Bill

Hi Enrico,
that's a wonderful bird shot. Very sharp, well exposed with a super background. I really like the eye and the beak. Incredible ! Fantastic colors too.
Jurek

fantastic!!
nothing more to say
Pierre

Hello Enrico,

Just superb! The pose, the details, the colours - all could not be better - congratulations.

Take care,

Peter

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-11-01 2:39]

Hello Enrico,
such a splendid capture with the colors so pretty and sharpness so impressive. Exciting bird in its best feathers and shines of lighting.
A smashing features and the diagonal composition of the branch make it a piece of art.
Congrats.

regards,
Foozi

Hi Enrico.
Great shot, excellent colors!

e vero devi cogliere l'attimo,Enrico
il martin pescatore e' rapidissimo ed io sarei molto soddisfatto della resa di questo scatto,le cui condizioni critiche di ripresa sono testimoniate dal raggio di sole che illumina becco e testa
sERGIO

impressive close up with fine details and great colors!
regards Nasos

amazing colours and light, TFS Ori

Hi Enrico,

The branch is helping to frame the bird. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the Common Kingfisher. The light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.

Pierre

Hello Enrico,
Beautiful kingfisher and you have captured with fine sharpness and details. Pleasing light around the head of the fabulous image.
Thanks and kind regards,
Jusni

Ciao Enrico,
bellissima, straordinaria fotografia di questo martin pescatore, perfetta!
Forse un giorno riuscirò ad effettuare uno scatto come il Tuo.
Complimenti , Bravo
Ciao Vanni

Hello Enrico

Excellent close-up of the kingfisher, with fine POV
and appropriate vertical framing, excellent focus,
sharpness and details, TFS

Asbed

Ciao Enrico,
Questa non l'avevo notata! Che meraviglia! Grande scatto Enrico! WOW... Sei riuscito a cogliere l'attimo, grande!
Complimenti
Manuel

Ciao Enrico
I love this bird!
Beautiful capture.Great pose and composition.Beautiful enhancement of the eye and smoothness of the feather's.Wonderful colours and great sharpness.
Thank You
Have a nice day!
J.Diogo

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