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"Martin pescatore 2"

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Copyright: franco taschin (takos1) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 261 W: 25 N: 208] (2607)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon EF 70-200 1:2.8 L IS + EF 2.0x II
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/4000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): The predator with the Prey [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-20 4:22
Viewed: 4020
Points: 36
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Martin pescatore - Alcedo Atthis

Altra foto del "martin pescatore" con in bocca il pesciolino.
ISO 800
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Hallo Franco
This is the shot I would love to take of a Kingfisher. One where the bird has an insect or food in its mouth, like this one of yours. What a lovely image, with a wonderful pose from the bird. Vibrant colours of the plumage that stands out so well. My first photo on Trek Nature was of a Brown Hooded kingfisher and since then my eyes don't miss other similar birds on the gallery. The detail and clarity is really good. Well done for a wonderful close-up.That tiny fish in the birds beak, the very small waterdrop and of course the sparkle in the eye really does it for me. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

Fantastic shot of a Kingfisher doing what it does best - fishing. Very good clarity and well composed. TFS.

Hi Franco,
Excellent shot..the details simply amaze me.Thanks for sharing!

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2008-02-20 7:10]

Hello Franco
Nice closed up presentation.Good POV and excellent pose from your subject.Sharp image with nice details.Light and color are beautiful.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-02-20 7:57]

Hi Franco.
Once more great picture from you. All is perfect. And composition of the shot. And splendid colours. And DOF, sharpness of the bird and fish. Wonderful colourful and smooth BG. My congratulations and thanks for pleasure from watching this masterpiece.

hello franco,
lovely capture of the predator with the hunt, you have captured a fine moment with good timing, the image has been composed well, beautiful colours,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • kjpweb Gold Star Critiquer [C: 326 W: 86 N: 1084] (4788)
  • [2008-02-20 10:03]

Great capture! Tack sharp in a priceless pose! Superb! Cheers, Klaus

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2008-02-20 10:05]

Hi Franco,
I would have liked to make this shot. There is one kingfisher that visits my pond in the garden every day. But still I never seem to be able to capture one, because he/she is so fast.
This one is well timed. Great capture from you and the kingfisher. Sorry for the fish, but that's life.
Great compo and very nice colours.
TFS Paula

...che invidia...
Sempre sulla solita cannuccia sulla destra del capanno?
Complimenti anche per questa foto.


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  • lise Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 169 W: 48 N: 548] (2877)
  • [2008-02-20 16:04]

Hi Franco,
This is a beautiful bird! Amazing sharpness and lovely vivid colours, nice blurred bg.
Well done!

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-02-20 23:37]

Ciao Franco,
Lovely capture of this kingfisher. Good pose and timing. Grazie

Amazing capture.

Ottima anche questa: complimenti! Sei l'uomo del Martin ;-)

Ciao e grazie, Emanuele

Ancor pił bella, in posizione pił favorevole per la luce che ne esalta la nitidezza e la belle zza dei colori. Molto bello anche lo sfondo. Complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-02-26 13:42]

hello Franco
good capture of this famous and cute bird with the bonus that is among its beak
i like composition, point of view, blurry background, lighting, colours, contrast, sharpness and details
thanks for sharing

Hi Franco
Fantastic shot and great moment,

Hi Franco,

Wow, what a beautiful action shot. You've got the bird in perfect focus with great vivid colours, the prey nicely stuck in his beak (love this little drop of water also) all this on a perfect background. What else can we ask!!!!!
Amazing shot!


Hola franco.
Una bella imagen de ese martin pescador.Un saludo antonio.

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