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Pied Kingfisher on the river Ganges

Pied Kingfisher on the river Ganges
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Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 10 N: 494] (4536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-01-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alpha SLT A65V, Tamron 18 -270mm Di II
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-03-04 1:18
Viewed: 1840
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I fotographed this pied kingfisher(Ceryle rudis)sitting on a boat driving on the river Ganges in the early morning. It was low light and foggy!

The Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis) is a water kingfisher and is found widely distributed across Africa and Asia. Their black and white plumage, crest and the habit of hovering over clear lakes and rivers before diving for fish makes it distinctive.This kingfisher feeds mainly on fish, although it will take crustaceans and large aquatic insects such as dragonfly larvae.[7] It usually hunts by hovering over the water to detect prey and diving vertically down bill-first to capture fish. When not foraging, they have a straight rapid flight and have been observed flying at nearly 32 mph.

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Hello Mr.Pierre,
Beautiful species.Nice captured.Good details with attractive B/W colour.
Thanks for sharing,

Olá Pierre bela foto com qualidade muito boa composição e cores atraentes meus parabéns.

Hey, Pierre! This specimen Ceryle rudis is perched just so your what you photograph! Very beautiful photograph with beautiful details.
But ... There is complicity between this and your Kingfisher? ha ha ha! Congratulations, buddy.

Hernán Bortondello

Hello Pierre,
As usual you post a wonderful and interesting specie. Excellent photo with perfect focus and WB. Perfect clarity and fantastic sharp details. I like the contrast against the blurry background.
Thanks for sharing!

Good shot, Pierre.
This is a special Kingfisher which I have yet to see with my own eyes.
Thanks for sharing it.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-03-04 7:37]

Hello Pierre,
Very nice photo of this kingfisher in good sharpness and details. Excellent choice of composition. Beautiful natural colours.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-03-04 15:22]

Hi Pierre,this is the pic of the day,absolutely perfect! What a pose and what a perfect exposure to take the best white and the best details too,2 points are enough,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2014-03-07 2:10]

Hi Pierre,

Nice catch this pied kingfisher. I like the nice contrasting colors. Fine shot.


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