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Stork-Billed Kingfisher

Stork-Billed Kingfisher
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Copyright: Phil Liew (A996sps) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 117] (969)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon EF 600mm f4.0L IS USM + 1.4II ext
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/160 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-03-02 6:03
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Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The stork-billed kingfisher is a close cousin of the brown-winged kingfisher. The obvious difference is the colour of the wings. This was taken at Air Hitam Dalam, Penang in my quest for getting as many kingfishers as possible last week.

1D Mk3 + 600mm + 1.4II ext (1/160s f/10 ISO250 EV -1/3 Fill flash -2

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Hi Phil
Wonderful capture
Amazing color and amazing big bill
Excellent detail
Great catchlite. tfs jon

  • Great 
  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2008-03-02 6:54]

Hi Phil,

Interesting kingfisher that I have never seen before. I like the colors and the bill of this bird. TFS.


Again you have come up with another great shot. What more is there to say but congratulations on doing it again. I love all of your colorful bird photos. Bob Zeller

Hello Phil,
Extraordinary Kingfisher, this stork-billed one. Not only the bill is special, its colors are amazing.
Well done

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