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Malachite Kingfisher

Malachite 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
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds Of South Africa - Part 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2018-09-16 5:38
Viewed: 579
Points: 12
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Malachite Kingfisher (Corythornis cristatus)

I've captured this 'Malachite Kingfisher' at Marieval Bird Sanctuary, early in the morning. As usual I was there before Sunrise to avoid harsh light and dark shadow which is natural after few hours of Sunrise. It is a river Kingfisher which is widely distributed in Africa, South of the Sahara.
This is a small Kingfisher, around 13 cm in length. In Southern Africa the reference size is 14cm and in the east Africa and Ethiopia 🇪🇹 12cm.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2018-09-16 6:23]

Hi Srikumar,welcome back with this perfect capture of the malachite knigfisher,not rare but not easy to take too,the pose is fantastic and the quality too! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2018-09-17 9:50]

Very nice picture of this fisher bird! I never had the chance to see one in the field!
Thanks for sharing it.

hallo Sri
so beautiful is this colored composition with this icebird in Holland
great sharpness to
thanks gr lou

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

Hi Srikumar,
Welcome back first of all. Sorry to hear the hackeer attack happened to you, and you lost so many photos, however, I hope you'll have many excellent images again, pretty soon. This one is fabulous, the composition's perfect, such as colors, lights, sharpness. Exceptional shot - and I wish you a lot like this, as soon as possible, to forget human greediness and infamy.
Kind regards from Ireland, László

Hi Srikumar,

The eye contact is great. The point of view is showing the details of the Malachite Kingfisher. The light is enhancing the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.


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