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Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher

Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher
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Copyright: Raja Purohit (Rajapurohit) Silver Note Writer [C: 3 W: 0 N: 46] (239)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D2X, Nikkor 600mm f/4D ED-IF AF-S II
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-06 4:01
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Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A tiny,mainly violet and orange kingfisher with a long,waxy red bill and very short tail.Head ,tail and underparts orange-chestnut with violet on crown.Wings blackish-purple,blue and white cheek spots.Tiny red feet.

Inhabits small pools and streams in hill forest understorey.Shy and easily overlooked.Solitary.Sometimes attracted to lights during nocturnal migration.

Distribution.... Scarce breeding resident subject to local movement in the Northeast,West Coast and Sri Lanka Also occurs in S.China and SE Asia.

Size around 13 cm

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Remarkably beautiful image, Raja.
The colours are saturated but not garish.
Well done and TFS.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-02-06 8:05]

Hello Raja,

The colours are lovely strong and pleasant for look at.
Sharpness and clarity are of high quality.


Hello Raja,
So beautiful kingfisher. The colours are really amazing. Well done, with good sharpness and pose. Cheers,

Hello Raja,
Great shot with excellent details, POV & colors. TFS
Regards Ranjan

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2010-02-06 10:26]

hello sir,
outstanding picture of this OD king....
colors are excellent

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2010-02-06 12:19]

Hello Raja...
A warm welcome to TN.
What a lovely shot of this kingfisher.
Its coloring (pinkish head) distinguishes it from the other kingfishers I have seen on TN.
Amazing how vivid the colors are.
Also love that big heavy-looking beak for one so small.
Great details and POV, with excellent eye contact.
TFS. : )

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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5524 W: 722 N: 4163] (11276)
  • [2010-02-06 12:38]

Hi Raja

First, a belated and hearty welcome to the TrekNature site. I hope you have a fabulous
stay, that you will sill make many friends, and that you will still treat us with numerous
images of this quality.

Wow, what a magnificent capture of the stunning Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher. I honestly
cannot recall seeing this specific Kingfisher before, although it looks much like the little
Pigmy Kingfisher we find here in my nick of the woods. The biggest difference is that
the Pygmy Kingfisher has a blue streak on its orange head and not the all violet head
as seen in your image. Anyway, you've captured wonderful details of this dainty little
bird and the colours are absolutely dazzling.

Well done and TFS.
Take care and have a great weekend.

amazing colours, TFS Ori

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