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Pied Kingfisher

Pied Kingfisher
Photo Information
Copyright: Farid Radjouh (ridfa) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 0 N: 376] (4111)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS Mark II N, Canon 600 mm f/4 L IS USM, Compact Flash Card
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-01-12 1:41
Viewed: 3515
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The only KingFisher in the region with a pied black and white plumage.
The male has a double breast band, the female a single, incomplete band. Frequently hovers over water before diving to seize a fish.
Habitat : Any open stretch of fresh water, coastal lagoon and tidal rock pools. ommon throughout but absent from some dry western areas.

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Bonjour Farid,

What an amazing surprise, a pied kingfisher! It certainly gives a magpie a run for its colours!

Excellent capture and excellent presentation! Well done.
Merci beaucoup, Jay

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-01-12 3:25]

Hello Farid,
Great focus, sharpness and details. Liked the composition a lot. TFS

thank you for this sharp pic, Ori

Hello Farid,
Great capture of this bird.
Nice colours.
POV and background are great,
Well done

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  • swinny (28)
  • [2007-01-13 14:19]

hi farid, one of my favorite bird speices
and one i havent managed to take a shot of yet,
a lovely bird and a great photo well taken
keep them coming

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