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White-throated Kingfisher

White-throated Kingfisher
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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: 2012-12-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX120
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-12-11 5:06
Viewed: 2050
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I shot this Kingfisher outside school campus today afternoon with my compact camera since I did not have my DSLR with me. Since I do not use this camera for bird pictures, I could manage only a passable shot in the low late afternoon light.

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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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2012-12-11 5:14]

Hello Ram
Nice closed up.Good point of view and pleasant pose from your subject.I like the leave on the bottom of your presentation it had perspective & I also like the catch light in the eye
TFS Michel

Hello Ram
Wonderful capture of this kingfisher.Great POV and composition,wonderful natuarl colours and excellent sharpness.Thank You.
Have a good day!
Best regards

Very nice capture with beautiful catch light, great PoV too.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-12-11 6:12]

Though this is a common species of Kingfisher in India, I didn't know it occurred as far north are your neck of the woods Ram.
Nice capture with top sharpness and good management of the difficult lighting.
Thanks and yes, I'm getting better!
All the best,

Ciao Ram, difficult light but great capture of lovely kingfisher with beautiful colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

hello Ram
very nice picture with great details and lovely colours
thanks greetinglou

Hi Ram,
beautiful photo of this bird. Nice composition. Interesting pose.
Thanks for sharing

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