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Stork-billed Kingfisher

Stork-billed Kingfisher
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Copyright: Soumen Mandal (freakywindow) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 116 W: 39 N: 71] (990)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-03-10
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-04-23 8:06
Viewed: 1649
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Stork-billed Kingfisher (Pelargopsis capensis) (formerly Halcyon capensis), is a tree kingfisher which is widely but sparsely distributed in the tropical Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia, from India and Sri Lanka to Indonesia. This kingfisher is essentially resident throughout its range. This is a very large kingfisher, measuring 35 to 38 cm (14 to 15 in) in length. The adult has a green back, blue wings and tail, and grey head. Its underparts and neck are buff. Source: Wikipedia

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Hallo Souman
this is a beautiful coloured kingfisher
good pose in the tree to see this one good
thanks greeting lou

Good picture under difficult light conditions.

Hello Soumen

Excellent photo in a difficult POV and light situation,
with the wonderful eye-contact of the Kingfisher, TFS


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-04-23 8:50]

Hello Soumen,
Nice photo of this special kingfisher. Not easy to take a good shot in this conditions, but you managed it very well.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-04-23 10:56]

Hi Soumen,a brave attempt in the most difficult situation,a terrible backlight and the bird in the full shadow,an half miracle is your solution to could see something..ehehe..excellent work whit good details and beautiful colors.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Ciao Soumen, great capture of lovely kingfisher with fantastic colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Soumen,
nice photo of the bird. Amazing colours. Perfect low point of view. Nice composition and presentation.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2013-04-23 13:18]

Hi Soumen,

nice catch of the kingfisher, the billed is different than the regular kingfisher. I like the natural surrounding of tree branches


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