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Common Kingfisher ( ALcedo Atthis)

Common Kingfisher ( ALcedo Atthis)
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Copyright: Nitin Jawale (NitinJawale) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 17 W: 0 N: 119] (1494)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-01-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Cannon EOS 550D, Canon EF-S 55-250 IS
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-13 22:48
Viewed: 2716
Points: 11
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis) also known as Eurasian Kingfisher or River Kingfisher, is a small kingfisher with seven subspecies recognized within its wide distribution across Eurasia and North Africa. It is resident in much of its range, but migrates from areas where rivers freeze in winter.

This sparrow-sized bird has the typical short-tailed, large-headed kingfisher profile; it has blue upperparts, orange underparts and a long bill. It feeds mainly on fish, caught by diving, and has special visual adaptions to enable it to see prey under water. The glossy white eggs are laid in a nest at the end of a burrow in a riverbank.

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Ciao Nitin, great capture of lovely bird with fantastic colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • deons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 0 N: 55] (595)
  • [2013-01-14 1:24]

Hi Nitin
Lovely Colourfull and detailed photo of the Kingfisher.
The reflections on the water really adds to the image.

Hi Nitin,
A spectacular, colorful image spoiled by the unnecessary watermark on the bird's body. What a pity!
Regards, László

hello Nitin,
after a long interval!
nice spectacular picture with good sharpness and colour.
best wishes,

Good to see you posting again, Nitin.
I tend to agree with Laszlo. Watermark on the bird itself could have been avoided.
Other than that, it is is good picture. I feel the focus could have been better.
All the best!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-01-14 15:41]

Hi Nitin,beautiful and colorful capture,nice and elegant pose,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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