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Blue-eared Kingfisher

Blue-eared Kingfisher
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Copyright: Joydeb Chaudhury (JoydebChaudhury) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 558 W: 6 N: 860] (7753)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-12-28
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-12-30 6:49
Viewed: 1984
Points: 32
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The Blue-eared Kingfisher (Alcedo meninting) is found in Asia, ranging across the Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia. It is found mainly in dense shaded forests where it hunts in small streams. It is darker crowned, with darker rufous underparts and lacking the rufous ear stripe of theCommon Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) which is found in more open habitats. A number of subspecies have been described that differ in measurement and colour shade. Adult males have an all dark bill while females have a reddish lower mandible.

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Hallo Joydeb
You captured this Blue-eared Kingfisher in a great pose showing the details of brightly coloured wings beautifully. The fish in its beak is an additional bonus and a delightful one too. Not that I am delighted to see a dead fishy but a delight to see that the kingfisher caught himself a meal. Pleasant point of view and framing. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hello Joy

WOW ! great photo of the Blue-eared Kingfisher
with its catch, fine POV and framing,
wonderful light rendering the Kingfisher more
beautiful with its color tones, great focus,
sharpness, and details, TFS


Hello Joy
Beautiful photo with very good composition and fantastic colours. Interesting bird too.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-12-30 7:33]

Hello Joy,
You were on the right place at the right time. Very nice photo to look at in great sharpness, beautiful colours and a very good composition. Exceptional background.
All the best for the new year to you and your family,

Hello Joydeb
Excellent photo, perfect setting, background, light and detail. Beautiful colours.
regards yiannis

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-12-30 7:57]

Hello Joydeb,
This is an outstanding shot. Classic pose of Kingfisher with the fish in a beak, that always look great and very good quality. I like it a lot!Regards Siggi

These Kingfishers must have excellent dexterity in there beaks. Wonder how many times they "drop" their fish?! Very nice image with great POV which shows a linear effect, i.e., long beak, head, body and single limb all going the same direction. Interesting to see the water droplets adhering to the breast area!! Nice work. TFS


Hi Joydeb
Happy New Year. What a colourful bird. Great timing he won't need to eat for a while. You caught the light just right to capture the head and wing detail.
I also like your POV and composition
Thanks for sharing

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-12-30 12:25]

Hi Joy,magnificent capture of this kingfosher whit the small fish on the beak,great details and fantastic colors in a very nice composition!!I wish you all the best for the new year and thanks for share,Luciano

Hello Joydeb,
outstanding photograph, excellent sharpness, good composition, excellent background.

God morning Joy,
Very nice picture of this colourful bird you captured very well in a perfect moment. colour and sharpness is very good. Perfect light also.
Regarding the ID it is a Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) not the Blue-eared Kingfisher (Alcedo meninting). Orange colour below the eye is the main character of the Common Kingfisher. Please verify.
with best wishes.
samiran da

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2012-12-30 23:21]

excellent image with kingfisher and fish. good angle and framing. tfs. happy new year friend.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-12-31 6:24]

Very fine composition and lovely bird with great colors. tfs.

Hello Joydeb,
As usual a top quality image with superb colors. A very nice capture of a wonderful bird species. Amazing details and splendid natural colors. Very good WB and perfect POV. Incredible sharp details and lovely clarity.
Thanks for sharing!

Joydeb, this is a great capture of this kingfisher. I like the sharpness, detail and POV. Beautiful job.

Hello Joy.
Beautiful blue eared with fish in its beaks. Love the space ahead giving me the pleasure of seeing the habitat it is in.
Thanks and have a nice day.

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