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The White-throated Kingfisher

The White-throated Kingfisher
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Copyright: Goldy RS (goldyrs) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 974 W: 51 N: 2913] (11497)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon S2 IS
Exposure: f/4, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-10-13 2:23
Viewed: 3612
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This one's from my archives.
I clicked this while driving back to Delhi from my home here at Haldwani.

The White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) also known as the White-breasted Kingfisher or Smyrna Kingfisher, is a tree kingfisher, widely distributed in Eurasia from Bulgaria, Turkey, east through South Asia to the Philippines. This kingfisher is a resident over much of its range, although some populations may make short distance movements. It can often be found well away from water where it feeds on a wide range of prey that includes small reptiles, amphibians, crabs, small rodents and even birds. During the breeding season they call loudly in the mornings from prominent perches including the tops of buildings in urban areas or on wires.

Source:- Wikipedia

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Ciao Goldy. An inteersting POV with good colours. Bit tender shapr.


Ciao Goldy, lovely bird in a beautiful natural ambientation, great sharpness and splendid colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-10-13 10:49]

Hi Goldy,
Very good photo of this Kingfischer, interesting species for me, TFS!

Hi L'il Bro,

Nice capture of this Izmir (Smyrna) beauty!.
The shallow DOF works extremely well in this situation, good composition too.
TFS and have a nice night!


Hi Goldy,

An nice picture from this bird with good pov, sharpness and details.
fine colours.
I have been written in the mornig... but the text are gone??


Hola Goldy

Un ave original, con esos colores y el blanco en su pecho, y el pico rojo, contrastes de colores originales, perfecta composición y nitidez.

Un saludo de Antonio

1950's Kodacolor is what some of your styles appear as and I have always found that an interesting change from what seems to have become the "norm". If all were alike then it would be a homogenous world and no need for photographers..I love your work!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-10-13 14:43]

Hi Goldy,you work very well in this difficult backlight,excellent composition and natural colors,very nice perspective too.Thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-10-13 19:16]

Hello Goldy,
very nice low upward view of this kingfisher.The blurry background is very helpful in detailing the feature of the bird.
Good view to share.


Bonjour Goldy,
Agréable publication valorisant bien le sujet dans son environnement.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Goldy
great image of this Kingfisher captured from a nice POV, so we can good see his white throat, lovely composition with great details and color tones,
Have a great WE

Hi Goldy
I like the view you captured this White-throated Kingfisher in, is shows off his underside and large beak nicely. Excellent colour and composition.
TFS Janice

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-10-19 4:50]

I remember almost always seeing these kingfishers perched on wires Goldy.
But here the OOF leaves of the tree against the sky provide quite an attractive BG, making the image more attractive than if it were just plain sky.
The White-breasted Kingfisher itself is sharp with nice natural colours.
Thanks and cheers,

Hi Goldy,

The branches and the wires are framing well the bird. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the White-throated Kingfisher. The morning light is bringing out the colors. have a nice day.


hello Goldy

excellent photo of this Kingfisher, i love the againts diving POV of this photo,
it shows its beautiful plumage, fine focus sharpness and details,
the catch-light render the photo more beautiful, TFS


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