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Stork-billed Kingfisher


Stork-billed Kingfisher
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Copyright: Biswarup Satpati (Biswarup) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 243 W: 0 N: 868] (8282)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-07-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony DSC-HX400V
Exposure: f/3.5, 1/8 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-07-13 1:39
Viewed: 962
Points: 9
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I never seen such a beautiful bird seating close to me.
Suddenly I was looking through my window (office) and saw this fellow is seating just after me. Although I do not had the good camera but can not loose this opportunity.

The Stork-billed Kingfisher (Pelargopsis capensis) (formerly Halcyon capensis), is a tree kingfisher which is widely but sparsely distributed in the tropical Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia, from India and Sri Lanka to Indonesia. This kingfisher is essentially resident throughout its range.

This is a very large kingfisher, measuring 35 to 38 cm (14 to 15 in) in length.[2] The adult has a green back, blue wings and tail, and grey head. Its underparts and neck are buff. The very large bill and legs are bright red.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-07-13 5:50]

Hi Biswarup,truly beautiful this kingfisher,what a colors and what a excellent detail despite the light and location,very well done! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Really beautiful Biswarup.Very nice and natural colour.Good sharpness.Thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice time-Srikumar

BG not the best..

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2014-07-15 0:52]

Hi Biswarup
such a beautiful bird. Exciting colors and the shot is really near.
Well presented in lively environment.

Regards
Foozi

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2014-07-17 0:41]

Beautiful bird, expertly captured. Well done! Ishi

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