<< Previous Next >>

Malachite Kingfisher

Malachite Kingfisher
Photo Information
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: 2017
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 South Africa - Part 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2017-04-09 10:34
Viewed: 1523
Points: 13
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have captured this 'Malachite Kingfisher' (Corithornis cristatus) at Marieval Bird Sanctuary, yesterday.
It was bit cloudy and foggy early in the morning. I found this Kingfisher first time, diving and was trying to catching fishes. Very small Kingfisher but very attractive colour.

pierrefonds, CeltickRanger has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

  • Great 
  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-04-09 18:36]

Hello Srikumar,
I have always found the kingfisher species interesting. These unique looking birds sport beaks which normally appear too large for their heads and also come in a variety of colors and body sizes.
This particular specimen is very colorful and has lovely markings. You made wonderful eye contact and completely isolated it from any distracting BG clutter. Nice sharpness and just the right amount of exposure. Well done!!

beautiful bird lovely colors

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-04-11 3:57]

Hi Srikumar,you have raison,very small but very attractive watching the colors of plumage. I like a lot the sun in the blurred background,you lost a bit of sharpness close to head and eyes,but still a good pic. Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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

Hi Srikumar,

The point of view is showing the details of the Malachite Kingfisher. It is clear and sharp. The good luminosity is bringing out the beauty of the colours. Have a nice day.


Hello Srikumar

Wonderful portrait photography of this Malachite Kingfisher with its beautiful plumage,
very fine POV obtaining its lovely eye-contact, great focus, sharpness, details, TFS


Wonderful portrait - thank you and congratulation, srikumar,

Calibration Check