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Copyright: Joydeb Chaudhury (JoydebChaudhury) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 558 W: 6 N: 860] (7753)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-03-05
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-03-12 9:13
Viewed: 1444
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A white-throated kingfisher or Halcyon smyrnensis is a type of tree kingfisher widely distributed in Asia.This is a common species of a variety of habitats, mostly open country in the plains with trees, wires or other perches.The white-throated kingfisher begins breeding at the onset of the Monsoons. Males perch on prominent high posts in their territory and call in the early morning. The tail may be flicked now and in its courtship display the wings are stiffly flicked open for a second or two exposing the white wing mirrors. They also raise their bill high and display the white throat and front. The female in invitation makes a rapid and prolonged kit-kit-kit... call. The nest is a tunnel in an earth bank.

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Darun Mach-ranga Joydeb Da. Akdom original color and nice composition.
Valo theko. Goodnight,

Ciao Joy, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

What a beautiful bird and a unique bill. Nice capture.

Hello Joydeb,
The 2 species of kingfisher you post are amazing. This one, I never meet in the wild because it is not migrating in Estern Europe. I meet only the common kingfisher.
You post a excellent image details and colors with perfect focus as usual.

Hello Joydeb,

is very different in color than de European.
Very nice photo ,sharp,colorful and fine details.

Thanks for sharing.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-03-13 10:05]

Hi Joy,magnificent capture of this kingfisher sleeping or waiting for a prey...ehehe..beautiful composition made with excellent details and bright colors.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano.

hallo Joy
super good composition with lovely naturel colours
thanks gr lou

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2015-03-13 17:55]

Hi Joydeb
An excellent note for such a cute bird. The DOF isolates very well the bird from the background.


Bonjour Joydeb,
Une bonne lumičre qui fait resplendir de belles et originales couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hi Joy,
The guy has a very strict look. :-) Absolutely perfect photo, I'm surprised it has got so few comments. Composition's very pleasant, great off-centering with negative space in the direction of the bird's look, kingfisher's tack sharp while the mish-mash of the background is more than excellent. Hats off for this photo, man, you rule!
I hope you'll return to the site once, with your extraordinary photographs. 'Til then, have a nice festive season. Kind regards from the Emerald Isle (Ireland), László

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