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Blue-Breasted Kingfisher

Blue-Breasted Kingfisher
Photo Information
Copyright: Reid Stone (go2stones) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 161 W: 0 N: 389] (1279)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Canon 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/50 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-11 2:55
Viewed: 2678
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This was taken at Zoo Atlanta. They have a nice bird facility where you're actually inside with the birds. I left this one a little soft.

cuckooroller has advised that this is Halcyon malimbica, Blue-Breasted Kingfisher. It is from tropical west Africa and is on the red list of endangered species.

Hope you enjoy,

jmirah, gracious, Ken52, angybone, gannu, marhowie has marked this note useful
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To cuckooroller: Thanks for the IDgo2stones 1 08-11 05:10
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Hello Reid, beautifull colors of this blue Kingfisher and nic composition, a litlle soft focus,

Halcyon malimbica.

Hi Reid,
A fine photo of a colorful Kingfisher...The Kingfisher is fairly common here but I have never seen one so colorful...Very well captured...


Hello Reid,
I loved the post of the Kingfisher!
good clarity, vivid colour and details
well composed and well seen

  • Great 
  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2007-08-11 12:11]

An interesting bird with unusual colors. I like the composition very much. It is nice POV with a good catchlight in eye. Focus is OK but not razor sharp. Exposure is good. TFS

Hi Mr. Reid,
An excellent capture with good POV of this beautiful kingfisher. Lovely colors and composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

WOnderful colors and great composition.

  • Great 
  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-08-12 5:48]

Reid, Very nice shot and you have portraied the shot very well. Nice closeup Ganesh

Morning Reid,
Well composed with good color, light, and exposure..Hard to get em' sharp @ 1/50th, not bad though.
Well done & TFS.

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