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Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher

Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher
Photo Information
Copyright: Phil Liew (A996sps) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 117] (969)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon EF 600mm f4.0L IS USM + 1.4II ext
Exposure: f/8, 1/20 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-10-24 6:08
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Points: 14
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Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher -

This little gem measures no more than 6.5 cm (2 1/2 inches) and was a long wait for it to appear.

Taken under heavy canopy cover with minimal fill flash so as not to alter the sheen of the feathers.

This is a migrant for the area where it was photographed
1D MkIII + EF600mm + 1.4II ext (1/20s f/8.0 ISO500 EV +1/3 Fill Flash -3)

Note: Shutter speed corrected.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-10-24 6:15]

Hello Phil,
This is something different. Very beautiful original photo. What an amazing colours. Fantastic POV, composition and pose. A bit noise in the BG is a pity.

I don't think I have ever seen or heard of this bird... defin itely has the makings of a Kingfisher... :) Excellent composition, great detail and POV. Beautifully caught and presented... TFS Phil... :)


amazing flying jewel, TFS Ori

Hi Phil
Fantastic capture of this amazing colorful little Kingfisher. Definitely worth the wait. tfs jon

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-10-24 8:16]

hi phil,
extraordinary image, nice to see this little jewel so beautifuly captured. nice colors and good composition. tfs.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2008-10-25 14:52]

Hi Phil
Very nice capture of a beautiful bird.Nice colours good composition and details.
Regards Jiri.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2009-02-24 21:16]

Another unusual beauty, Phil.
I just went through your gallery, and enjoyed everyone of your posts.
Your birds are gorgeous and rarely seen.
Great work.
TFS. : )

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