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White-throated Kingfisher

White-throated Kingfisher
Photo Information
Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-08-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-10-26 6:00
Viewed: 2306
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) also known as the White-breasted Kingfisher or Smyrna Kingfisher, is a tree kingfisher, widely distributed in Eurasia from Bulgaria, Turkey, east through South Asia to the Philippines. This kingfisher is a resident over much of its range, although some populations may make short distance movements. It can often be found well away from water where it feeds on a wide range of prey that includes small reptiles, amphibians, crabs, small rodents and even birds. During the breeding season, they call loudly in the mornings from prominent perches including the tops of buildings in urban areas or on wires.


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Hi Ram,
amazing colours. Very good composition. Interesting bird.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-10-26 9:24]

Hi Ram,a good capture in a difficult backlight very well exposed,excellent colors too,only the details on the bird head are not the best,but i like the beautiful composition.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

hello Ram
very nice picture of this bird
with good details and lovely colours
greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-10-26 11:06]

Hello Ram,
Beautiful photo of this White-troated Kingfisher. A bit more contrast in the colours is possible, but the light was harsh, I see. Then you see more of the details too. Fine composition with eye contact.

Ciao Ram, lovely composition with nice kingfisher, fantastic colors, great sharpness and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Ciao Ram. Wonderful colours, lovely compo. Bit problems for the details.


Oh Ram, sure do hope one day I can see one of these in the wild. Absolutely gorgeous bird, love love your capture, especially the delicate fern against the white background spot...just gorgeous

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-10-27 1:39]

Hello Ram,
Very vivid pose of the Kingfisher, I love especially your horizontal composition
including the fine leaves on the right. Well chosen also the diagonal of the branch.
Very pleasant natural picture.
Have a nice weekend
Herzlich grüsst

Amazing picture Sir, very nice capture with fantastic colour and the composition is great.
Really it is a beautiful photo of this White-troated Kingfisher.
with best regards,

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2012-10-30 6:29]

Hi Ram
Nice capture of unknow species for me.Good POV and beautiful colours.
TFS Michel

Hello Ram,

This is a cute little fellow, colourful and very characteristic!
The composition is well balanced, and the accurate DoF isolates the subject nicely from the surroundings...
Good details in the plume, and the special expression is well conveyed!

Pablo -

wow this is a really beautiful bird Ram, I only have seen the species from europe, congratulations for the picture !

ciao, tino

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