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Woodland Kingfisher

Woodland Kingfisher
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, 95mm UV Filter
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds Of Kruger National Park Through My Eyes, Birds Of South Africa - Part 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2019-09-15 5:24
Viewed: 285
Points: 14
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Woodland Kingfisher
Place - Kruger National Park, South Africa

The woodland kingfisher (Halcyon senegalensis) is a tree kingfisher that is widely distributed in Africa south of the Sahara.
The woodland kingfisher is widely distributed in tropical Africa south of the Sahara and from Pretoria northwards. This kingfisher is essentially resident within 8° of the equator, but northern and southern populations are migratory, moving into the equatorial zone in the dry season.

It is a common species of a variety of wooded habitats with some trees, especially Acacias, including around human habitation. Although it is a "kingfisher", it prefers drier habitats in more traditional woodland and can be far from water. It is often solitary but can occur in small groups

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Ciao Srikumar, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose on beautiful blurry BG, fantastic colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2019-09-15 9:43]

Fantastic picture of this beautiful bird! I like how the beauty blue color is contrasting with the area of brown brunches!

Hi Srikumar,

The bird is impressive. The point of view is showing the details of the Woodland Kingfisher. The colors and the sharpness are very good. Have a nice day.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2019-09-15 14:16]

Hi Srikumar,this kingfisher say thanks to you for a pic so beautiful!! Wonderful capture very close,bright colors and fine details for the usual top masterwork,i like it! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hi Srikumar,
Last week I was thinking about this seeing my old photo from Berlin. Nice that it is telepathy that you were preparing same for posting.
Very nice shot.


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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2019-09-15 23:12]


Hi Sri,
Beautiful kingfisher, like a flying little gem (not even that little, as I just read on wikipedia ☺). Your photo's gorgeous, the lack of sunlight (at least I guess you haven't had much) was compensated with the perfect exposure. Lovely composition with eye contact - again one of your "must see" images! Bravo!
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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