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The King

The King
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Copyright: T H Su (suleesia) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 64 W: 5 N: 129] (1924)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70S, Nikkor AF300mm f2.8, Digital ISO-200
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Kingfishers, _Fotos adicionadas por 5 ou mais membros, Karatash's other favorite -I-, Malaysia...truly Asia, Outstanding [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-11-26 10:59
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Favorites: 11 [view]
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
White Throated Kingfisher.
New shot taken today, same stick probably the same bird knowing how territorial they are. Got lucky this time around, bonus frog in beak!

Full frame image, shot taken from a vehicle 'hide', range to subject about 12-15 feet.

300mm @ f8 1/200 shutter priority -0.7EV ISO-200.

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Wow! What a picture. The bird is perfectly in focus with fantastic DOF. The background is also very nicely blurred.

Well done and thanks for sharing.


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  • klemmg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 40 N: 484] (1719)
  • [2005-11-26 11:07]

WOW, stunning !!! This is an excellent shot Ken, the colours are gorgeous, the detail is great and the pose and composition too. Can't find any nit here. You captured a wonderful moment.

Wow, again this wonderful kingfisher, today with a big frog-bonus! I like to see one of this birds one time in my life in nature, it must be an exciting experience.
Thank you very much and have a wonderful weekend, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

One day,
i hope,
i will tane a photo like yours

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-11-26 12:09]

Just one word, Ken. Stunning!
TFS. : )

extra ,superbes couleurs,tres bonne netteté.
je lui souhaite bon apetit.

Hi Ken.
This is an excellent capture. Excellent colours, great sharp details, great lighting and POV. Composition and DoF are excellent also. Very well done. Thanks for sharing.

This is an excellent capture, great details and very good pose with great composition, very well done!!!




very sharp,did you do any sharpening in software or is that out of the camera ?.

Absolutely perfect in every wy Ken, I enjoy your bird pictures very much. :)

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  • Libor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 164 W: 1 N: 25] (1101)
  • [2005-11-26 15:14]

excellent shot
Great Sharp , DOF , colors , timing !!!
Well done
TFS Libor

Nothing much to say about the picture. It's just perfect!
Thanks for sharing.


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  • reina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 257 W: 1 N: 330] (2032)
  • [2005-11-26 16:12]

Excellent, this is really the thing, what a capture! Great job Ken Su congratulations Reina

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-11-26 16:34]

Tout est parfaits,les couleurs,la netetté,l'action,la pose de l'oiseau et l'éclairage.

Félicitations pour les détails!

Very sharp and interesting photo. Very nice model :-) Aga

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  • Kris Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 174 W: 0 N: 129] (1818)
  • [2005-11-26 18:43]

Magnificent photo! Wonderfull! Bravo!
Very clear image this wonderful bird. The colors are impressive. Very good job.
Regards, Krzysztof.

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  • Merlin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 267 N: 455] (1713)
  • [2005-11-26 19:38]

Absolutely fantastic photograph!!! Now you must go out and photograph another species! ;) Stunning picture- one of the best I've ever seen.
Regards, Nigel.

Fantastic capture Ken! Colors are outstanding. DOF and POV are excellent. Razorsharp details and beautiful light. SUPERB!

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  • Circe Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 54 W: 4 N: 22] (86)
  • [2005-11-27 0:46]

Excelente fotografia. Que colores tan hermosos, una escena muy interesante y un punto de vista muy completo. Gran trabajo.
Un saludo de circe.

Hi Ken

Stunning shot. Colours are so rich and the meal in the beak is awesome. Perfect! Thanks.

Mind blowing quality, flawless and absolutely perfect, top stock photography quality.

Hi Ken,
Superb shot!
Very sharp and detailed, beautiful colours.

I think you are the king Ken! Beautiful work. Did you hand hold this? Like the simple composition and background without distractions. Thanks for sharing! Poor frog.

Amazing shot, outstanding colors. Framing is good, composition excellent.

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  • Dave Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 503 W: 43 N: 657] (2178)
  • [2005-11-27 11:33]

That frog can't be too happy about "The King" ;( Wonderful picture!-)
Nicely seen and captured!
Thanks for sharing,

Bravo! Super photo. Straight into favourites. I just say only one thing. It's perfect.

Superb, flawless picture of bird and prey.
Sharp in every aspect. Very well set off from the background. A rare masterpiece of nature photography. Congratulations!

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  • emmari Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 0 N: 387] (3105)
  • [2006-01-15 12:11]

Quand l'oeil du photographe, son talent, mais aussi son matériel, sont excellents, cela donne de tels clichés devant lesquels les mots manquent pour exprimer notre admiration...
Simplement merci.

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  • memo Silver Star Critiquer [C: 10 W: 0 N: 5] (108)
  • [2006-02-07 16:16]

Perfect capture! flawless.. congrats! Mehmet

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2006-02-28 21:11]

Thank you, Ken.
Sorry, I have no time today to write complete comments.
Very well done. Well deserved icon.

"Nature never repeats herself, and the possibilities of one human soul will never be found in another." ~ Elizabeth Cady Stanton ~

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  • edal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 48 N: 413] (1853)
  • [2006-04-02 14:33]

It can't be better! With the bite in his beak!
What a capture!

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  • DOBIS Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 126 W: 16 N: 170] (632)
  • [2006-05-22 3:30]

Wonderfull,... clear photo, great colours, detail is perfect and contrast to the background can not be better.
Very well done
Thank you

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2006-11-07 7:57]
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Your portfolio is amazing... I'm afraid I'll end up adding them all to my favorites. Great work! TFS

Very nice shot! Beautiful colours and subject!
Bye Tom

Hello Ken,

Just two sentences, Ken. "Crystal clear" and "stunning". I love the compo. Regards and TFS BOB

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2008-03-09 1:30]


Terrific shot. Very sharp and satured colors.The combination of colors -also the background - is magic.


Superb shot!


Wow, wonderful photo. What luck to catch him eating! Great colours!

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