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Copyright: Alptekin Kutlu (alois) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 41 W: 0 N: 107] (1205)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D2X, Nikkor 500 mm f:4.0 D, Digital - Raw/Tiff
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Kingfishers [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-04-16 4:13
Viewed: 3780
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kingfisher...Yesterday, I was very happy to see that mega star of mega city succeeded in finding another fish as well as very excited to capture the unique moment of the last breath.


Alptekin Kutlu

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awesome capture of the bird-mega-star! :-)
superb srong colors, excellent composition
and pov - the "classic" with the fish in the
very well seen & done, thor.

Brilliant photo Alptekin. Great POV and Composition. Is this a juvenile Kingfisher or do they all have short tails?
Good job, regards

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2006-04-16 4:37]

Hi Alptekin,

Splendid photo of one of the most interesting and colourful birds on earth.
The colours and the pose are incredible, well done!


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  • lebois Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 64 W: 3 N: 81] (236)
  • [2006-04-16 5:45]
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Hi Alptekin
What a fabulous shot! The composition is great and the colours magnificent. Well done.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 955 W: 0 N: 89] (7805)
  • [2006-04-16 5:50]

Selam Alptekin
Beautiful shot of this kinfisher.Great sharpnes, detail, colour, BG, DOF and DOF.
Well done


GREAT compo and colours, nice BG and common idea, bravo!!!
Best wishes,

Brilliant capture Alptekin,
Good detail, colours and sharpness. exposure and lighting are good. Good POV, DOF and framing.

Thanks for posting, Have a great week.

brilliant capture! I can sympathise with the fish's 'last breadth'. Very sharp camera work and good exposure control.

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-04-16 13:11]

Hello Alptekin , Perfect photo , beauty colours ,sharpnes pov
details the background very good , tfs Greetings Teunie .

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-04-16 13:20]

Hi Alptekin,
Great shot, the colours are beautiful. Nice detail and excellent composition, DOF is very good also and the blend of blue and green in the background contrasts well with the Kingfisher.

Hello Alpteki
Great shot. So perfect nothing to say more.

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2006-04-16 14:31]

Hello Alptekin!
Excellent capture.POV,vivid colors,catchlight in eyes,clear details,moment you caught and composition are wonderful.TFS...:-)

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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2006-04-16 15:28]

amoist the classic kingfisher pose.

great shot, and the colours are fanastic.

welll done and TFS

That's phantastic, Alptekin, I love this shot very much. The moment is so special and the colours and sharpness excellent. Congratulations to this exciting shot, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-04-16 16:30]

Hi Alptekin, excellent capture. Great colours and sharp detail.Brilliant lighting and POV. TFS.

Hi Alptekin

A perfect shot that is well composed, with good clarity, depth of colour and sharpness. Detail is spot on. A big tick for this shot! :-)

Magnificent picture. Colors, composition, every aspect is superrr..Thank you for sharing.


Great shot of this stunning bird. Absolutely stunning!! I recently visited South Africa and I have seen them there too, but I didn't get a shot like this.
Well done!

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  • TPAKT Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 97 W: 21 N: 20] (89)
  • [2006-04-18 13:19]

Privet Alptekin.
Really, the unique moment in a photo. Good color scale. Surprising work.

Hi Alptekin,
Stunning capture. Bang on exposure, great lighting and super sharp.

merhaba alptekin bey,mükemmel bir kompozisyonla süper bir kuş resmi!!!tebrikler.selamlar.hilmi yıldırım.

Ciao Alptekin,
bellissima foto del "martin pescatore" con la preda nel becco!
Ottimi i dettagli e colori deliziosi, bravo!


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-02-16 9:15]

Hello Alptekin, that's a very well captured image of that great bird! Very well composed, great technical qualities with fantastic colors and background, very well done, thanks!


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