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Copyright: Ram Thakur (ramthakur) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4316 W: 231 N: 14052] (56953)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-12-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-01 6:16
Viewed: 1919
Points: 32
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Ciao Ram, lovely composition with beautiful birds in nice pose on blue sky, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, Happy New Year 2013, ciao Silvio

Hallo Ram
I love the mixture of bright colours in this image as it is very pleasing to the eye. The blue sky is beautiful and the ideal backdrop to highlight all the details of both the bird and the yellow leaf. The image also have an artistic appearance. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-01-01 7:45]

Hello Ram,
Very nice photo of this kingfisher in beautiful light, colours and a good sharpness.
The best wishes for the New Year too.

Hello Ram,
A wonderful catch with this superb KING FISHER and nice wishes too......The contrast against the blue sky is great.
I Wish you a prosperous NEW YEAR !!!

Happy new year to you and your family.
Nice capture with excellent clarity and a very creative composition too.
With regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-01-01 13:05]

Hi Ram,great choice for the new year wishes postcard,a minimalistic composition whit perfect focus on the bird and a beautiful blue in background,i like it! I wish you all the best me too and thanks for share,Luciano


The little kingfisher appears to be reluctant to acknowledge your "Happy New Year" to his left! Amazing birds ... wish we had them here. Think we do, but we don't see the common species very often. Have yet to photograph one. Nice job.


Hello Mr Ram
Symirna (now İzmir) is third biggest city of Turkiye and this pretty kingfisher was firstly decribed (to science) from there. Unfortunately we cant see it in Izmir around 15 years.
As I know, it is common in your area.
You nicely captured it and presented with a great frame as celebration gift. Thanks for sharing and your wishes.
I also wish a happy new year to you and your family, my friend.
best regards

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2013-01-01 21:15]

Same to you sir, interesting card. good work. tfs.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-01-02 4:08]

Hello Ram,
such a pretty bird with pretty additional element to make it exciting and different. The yellow leaf is so complementary and it adds the best spice to your capture.
Very creative composition. like it so much.


Happy New year sir to you and your family.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2013-01-02 10:37]

Hello Ram
Happy new year also,this is a very nice composition to started.nice point of view and pleasant pose from the bird.Good light and beautiful colours,I also like the nice catch light in the eye
TFS Michel

Hello Ram

Happy New Year 2013 also for you,
beautiful photo of this species of kingfisher,
fine frontal POV with the bird in his gracious pose
(bird's head pose) facing the beautiful light,
excellent focus, sharpness, & details, TFS


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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2013-01-03 8:26]

Merhaba Ram,
Bu harika fotoğraf 2013 yılını kutlamak çok güzel olmuş.
Tebrik ederim, saygılarımla.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-01-04 21:39]

Hello Ram,
I must admit I am just a little jealous that you have posted back to back images of a gorgeous Kingfisher. I think these birds globally have some of the prettiest plumages of any in the bird world.
We have a few types of Kingfishers here in the US, but as of yet I haven't been able to capture a single image of one. They seem to never let me get close enough for a decent shot.
You are very fortunate to have one living on campus with you. Well done!! TFS.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2013-01-06 1:37]

Happy 2013 to you and your family Ram!

A fine capture of the White-breasted Kingfisher to mark the start of the year and its nice to see it on a branch instead of a wire in this pleasing colourful composition.

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