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'Common' But Not Common


'Common' But Not Common
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Copyright: manaswi jain (manaswi27) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 77] (753)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-01-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-01-10 7:51
Viewed: 1147
Points: 6
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Common kingfisher

The common kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) also known as the Eurasian kingfisher, and river kingfisher, is a small kingfisher with seven subspecies recognized within its wide distribution across Eurasia and North 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 adaptations 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.

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Alcedinidae
Genus: Alcedo
Species: A. atthis
Binomial name
Alcedo atthis

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Hi, Manasswi. This is an excellent photograph of the common Kingfisher perched on a branch. Colors, exposure and depth of field makes it a beautiful portrait. Thanks for sharing.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-01-10 11:39]

Hello Manaswi,
Very nice photo of this kingfisher in great sharpness and an attractive eye contact. Beautiful colors in beautiful light with a fine blurred background.
Regards,
Peter

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-01-10 14:11]

Hi Manaswi,very good capture of this kingfisher,the sharpness is close to perfection,just a bit overexposed in the middle of plumage,impressive metallic colors and nice pose too.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

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