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King II
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Copyright: Redzlan A Rahman (Tabib) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 5 N: 167] (859)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS400D, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-06 23:03
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Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis)
Local name: Pekaka Dada Putih
Size (cm): 28
Habitat: Parks, wooded areas

This is my second posting of same White-Throated after my first King posting.Taken yesterday evening with a very fine sunny evening light. This is to celebrate my one month staying here.
Thank you to ALL TrekNature members for your support. I have learned many valuable lesson here, and eager to learn more.

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Very impressive capture of this colourful Kingfisher, Redzlan.
I like your POV and rich saturated colours.
Well done and TFS.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-02-07 1:14]

Hello Redzlan,
This is a fine capture of the White-breasted Kingfisher in a good pose and from a pleasing POV that shows its colours. Technically this is of high standard and the composition against a blue sky and light management are excellent.
Thanks for sharing this beauty,

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-02-07 1:31]

Hi Redzlan

Great POV with excellent detail and colour. Well seen and captured.


Hi Redzlan;

Nice captured of the WTKF. I guess you are very closed to this bird during the shot. I seldom have chance to get close to this bird, they are so timid.


Hello Redzlan A Rahman ,
Nice one , Colors and composition is very nice, I sugest try to capture the subject from your eye level.May be it will improve the strenght of object. with best regatds.Nadeem Khawr.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-02-07 9:25]

Hola Redzlan.
Great photo here. Nice colors and excellent pose. The blue sky looks so nice too.

Assalamualaikum Rezlan,

This is beautiful shot with the beaks wide open like it is shouting for something. Very well managed light and shadow exposing those colorful plumage and the eye is so dazzling - I like the eye. The perch is natural and on a branch (not on cable) - well done for a well cropped presentation.


Selam Redzlan,
sorry I am busy with new book on biodiversity, so I could not visit yours and other friends' new posts on TN. But I see that you added several new great capture. Last one from famous bird in Turkiye (its species name was derivated from our third biggest city, izmir; unfurtonately it disappeared recently in there). interestingly it extinct in its type-locality, but it was seen commonly other areas, extends to SE Asia.
You present it with a very nice POV, composition, focus, eyes contact and details. good notes. Shukran kesira.
maa selama, Ahmet
PS: sorry, I saw now that a bit correction better for spelling of species name: Halcyon smyrnensis

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  • darwin Gold Star Critiquer [C: 259 W: 0 N: 403] (1401)
  • [2008-02-08 17:52]

Hi Redzlan
Nice shot
Well presented
Fine detail
Nice color
tfs jon

very nice pov.beautiful detail and colors.great capture!

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2008-02-10 9:40]

Hello Redzlan,
Excellent capture.I liked POV,vivid colors,lighting and visual impact a lot.TFS

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-02-13 19:09]

Hello Redzlan

What a spectacular bird,so vibrant and colourful.
The POV is wonderful,and the DOF is well done.
Excellent colour saturation and lighting.
Well composed in the frame.


Hallo Redzlan
The Kingfisher is my favourite bird and you give me great pleasure through this lovely capture. I would love to see one of these birds one day. Beautiful pose, outstanding colours and the details are nice and sharp. My first post on Trek Nature was a Brown Hooded kingfisher. This one has such a beautiful eye and beak. You have taken the image in such a way that one cannot miss out on why it is called a White Throated kingfisher.Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your weekend.
Kind regards

Hello Redzlan

This is a stunning photograph.
Beatiful little kingfisher.
A very inspiring result.
I really like the way the colours grab your attention and it is a great point of view also.
Thanks for sharine it with us.



This bird too - Please send so I can conduct a photo shoot.
Another FANTASTIC PHOTO. Love it.

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