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Rufous Collared Kingfisher - Male

Rufous Collared Kingfisher - Male
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Copyright: Phil Liew (A996sps) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 117] (969)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon EF 600mm f4.0L IS USM + 1.4II ext
Exposure: f/8, 1/8 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-05-23 9:14
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Rufous Collared Kingfisher (Actenoides concretus)
This juvenile male sat quietly for me to take a few photos of it. The photo was taken under full canopy cover and exposure was crucial to give a good balance of fill flash. As can be seen from the settings the whole system was locked down and shutter released with mirror lock up to reduce mirror slap.
This small kingfisher measures approx 22 cm in height and have been observed to sit quietly motionless for long spells which works for me.

1D Mk3 + EF600mm + 1.4 II ext 1/8s f/8.0 ISO1000 EV +2/3 Flash -3

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  • Marx44 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 97 N: 926] (3891)
  • [2009-05-23 10:50]

This is a great capture of this kingfisher.
I like the colours very much and the perfect pose.
The composition is also very attractive.

Hi Phil,

A beautiful capture of this Kingfisher with nice colors & details. TFS.



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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2009-05-23 12:12]

hi phil
Amazing picture of this KF...very nice details and compo with a pleasant BG

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2009-05-23 22:26]

Merhaba Phil!
Zannediyorum ki doğu asyaya özgü bir tür bu. Çekim tekniği, renkler, netlik ve kompozisyon bakımından birinci-sınıf bir çalışma olmuş. Tebrikler.


hello Phil
beautiful photo with very fine colours

Perfect photo of kingfisher, very sharp, good detais, nice colours. Regards, Marius.

Hello Phil,
So beautiful species very well presented, with a colourful and sharp composition. A great shot! Best regards,

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2009-08-27 11:39]

Hi Phil,
I just stumbled upon this shot, and it is so awesome,
I went to look through your other posts.
You have the most beautiful gallery of birds!!!
Each one is more gorgeous than the next.
Thanks for sharing these beautiful birds with us. : )

  • RDx Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14 W: 4 N: 65] (282)
  • [2009-09-09 9:06]

C'mon !! This is too perfect !!!

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