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Small Blue KingFisher

Small Blue KingFisher
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Copyright: Sudhakar Y G (sudhakar_yg) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 16 W: 0 N: 41] (217)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-11-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 30, 75-300mm USM, KodakEliteChrome100, 58mm U.V. filter
Exposure: f/11, 1/90 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2006-04-07 8:03
Viewed: 4435
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi All,
Here is one more picture shot in our same old 'adda'(our usual Place for photography) at Dayanand's form house.This was my first experience of shooting Kingfisher!!
I was so much excited by seeing the bird in my view finder that I just forgot to shoot some of them.
This is one bird which I admire for its best color.

And once again thanks to Dayanand for this opportunity.....:)

Thanks in advance for your feedback.....

Here is some information on the bird...
Physical Description
Kingfishers are not much bigger than a house sparrow and are very brightly coloured. They have bright orange underparts with a white bib. The wings are bluish-green and the back, rump and tail are bright blue. The kingfisher’s head is blue with orange marks in front and behind the bird’s eyes, and a white mark on each side of the head. The legs are short and orange in colour. The bright colours are most obvious when the bird is in flight. Males and females are nearly indistinguishable, the female can, however, be distinguished by the orange coloration on the lower part of her bill. The wings and tail are relatively short, and the bill is long and pointed.

They live around streams, slow-flowing rivers, ponds and lakes.

Kingfishers hunt for fish in rivers, lakes and ponds. They perch on a favourite branch near to water and watch out, with their keen eyesight, for a suitable fish. When a fish is spotted, the kingfisher will dive, beak first, into the water. The kingfisher has to rely on memory to predict where the fish will be after it has entered the water and will sometimes return to the surface with a stone in its beak if its prediction was wrong. After it has caught a fish it will fly back to its perch with the fish in its beak. The kingfisher does not eat it immediately and instead will beat the fish against its perch to kill it and then consume it head-first. Kingfishers will regurgitate pellets containing accumulated indigestible material such as fish bones. These are very helpful to scientists who are studying kingfishers as they contain evidence of their diets.

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Hi Sudhaker,

Nice picture and a very good composition and a natural un distracting perch!!!. But the nit in the picture is noise, i have done a workshop to remove noise hope you will like it.
BTW - we will meet in omkar hills tomorrow.
Goutham R

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-04-07 10:16]

A beautiful bird, a great composition,
and most of all, a wonderful pose with that morsel in his beak.
I have never seen a kingfisher hold the fish in that direction in his mouth. Very funny.
It sures sounds like you and Dayanand have found a great place to shoot. : )
TFS. : )

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  • Jannie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 6 N: 264] (1227)
  • [2006-04-07 10:25]

Great POV and perfect DOF. Saturated colours and a great pose.

Well done

Hi Sudhakar,
Good picture. The perch looks nice, but i think it is of Sappota tree? Does it sit on that? As Manyee has pointed pout the fish is turning that side. When the bird is feeding for itself, the fish face will be inside the beak. When the bird is feeding it's young, the fish face will be outside, so as to feed the young, the face of fish goes indide the chics mouth.
Color is slightly over saturated.
good picture.

Beautiful shot Sudhaker ... the pic is not as sharp as it could be and I am not sure if it is the noise or if you did not use a tripod ..
However the colours and subject are excellent.

Magnificent bird Sudhaker, great capture. Regards Steve.

Excellent shot of this kingfisher.
Excellent composition bu can use a bit of light and a bit of sharpeninh.
Stll, the colors are good and the POV is excellent.
Like the pictures in your Portfolio.
Welcome to TN

Hello Sudhakar

The colours in ths Kingfisher are beautiful. What a great capture for you and the bird. Shame about the noise in the BG. Still, it is great to view. :-)

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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2006-04-09 13:06]

Hello Sudhaker , A Great photo from the bird with his prooi ,
good compositie colours pov dof details ,tfs Greetings Teunie .

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