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The Common Kingfisher


The Common Kingfisher
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Copyright: Thijs van Balen jr (Pentaxfriend) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 514 W: 24 N: 1888] (8040)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-09-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax K5, Sigma EX APO DG 50-500mm f/4-6.3, Digital ISO 400
Exposure: f/6.7, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-09-20 11:08
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Alcedinidae
Genus: Alcedo
Species: A. atthis
Binomial name: Alcedo atthis

The Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) also known as Eurasian Kingfisher, or River Kingfisher, is a small kingfisher with seven subspecies recognized within its wide distribution across Eurasia andNorth Africa. It is resident in much of its range, but migrates from areas where rivers freeze in winter.

This sparrow-sized bird has the typical short-tailed, large-headed kingfisher profile; it has blue upperparts, orange underparts and a long bill. It feeds mainly on fish, caught by diving, and has special visual adaptions to enable it to see prey under water. The glossy white eggs are laid in a nest at the end of a burrow in a riverbank.



Source :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Kingfisher

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Ciao Thijs, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose on beautiful blurry BG, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hello Thijs,
Excellent picture.Nice colour and details of this Kingfisher.Like its majestic pose.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time.
Srikumar

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-09-20 12:08]

Hello Thijs.
This is a beautiful shot of the Kingfisher.a very nice pose.Very good colours and fine detail with sharp focus.I like the light in the eye. a nice POV and well framed. Very well done TFS.Regards Siggi

Ciao Thijs
照的清晰 也很美麗
構圖漂亮 謝謝分享
STONE

Hello Thijs
Beautiful capture with awsome detail and colour.
best wishes.
samiran

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-09-21 1:46]

Hi Thijs,
Fantastic portrait of a beautiful bird. Excellent detail and perfectly sharp photo with nice composition.
Regards Jiri.

hallo Thijs
deze staat er goed op !
super scherp mooie compositie en prachtige kleuren
gr lou

Hallo Thijs
This one is superb, what a beautiful bird in a perfect setting. Wonderful composition, sharpness and colours. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.
Anna

Hello Thijs,
Until now I was convinced that only NIKON cameras and CANON are the best in the world.....You did change my opinion when I see the marvelous natural colors and superb details of your images taken with PENTAX.....unbelievable......
Thanks for sharing this beauty.
Marius.

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