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Halcyon smyrnensis

Halcyon smyrnensis
Photo Information
Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-12-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma DG 150-500mm 1:5-6.3 APO HSM
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-12-30 3:01
Viewed: 1938
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sometimes it is so hard to get a shot of this guy. This one was handheld taken from the window my car.
The bird was sitting on a fallen branch in the middle of a small stream, where it has a narrow path by the side.

The White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) also known as the White-breasted Kingfisher or Smyrna Kingfisher, is a tree kingfisher,[2] widely distributed in Eurasia from Bulgaria,[3] 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.

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Hello Foozi,
Well done with capturing this one hand-held in its natural habitat. What a beautiful bird. Well seen and well presented here. Best wishes.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2012-12-30 4:21]

Salam Foozi,
Very nice bird ..
Excellent shot. Fine natural colours and impressive sharpness.and composition.
Best wishes & salam,

Hello Foozi,
Very interesting bird in a cool environment.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-12-30 6:10]

Hello Foozi.
Very good shot. Nicely composed with very good light. The detail is sharp and the colours, spot on. Good job. TFS.Regards Siggi

Hallo Foozi
I like this image of the Kingfisher behind the twigs, as it is so natural looking and as it should be. I like the natural sunshine that brings out the bright colours of the feathers and the red beak beautifully. Thanks for sharing a great image. Best regards.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-12-30 7:40]

Hello Foozi,
Excellent photo of this kingfisher in superb sharpness, details and an attractive pose with eye contact. Beautiful lioght and colours.
All the best for the new year to you and your family,

merhaba akhi Foozi
Smyrna, namely İzmir is the third biggest city and one of the northwesternmost points of this beautiful kingfisher. Unfortanely there is no record more than ten years from there. But we can find it in Mediterranean coast.
You nicely captured it in typical pose among branches. Thanks for sharing this beauty. Well done.
Best regards was-salaam.

Salam Foozi,
A great capture with striking colors, details & pose. Nice work & TFS. Best salam & wishes!


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-12-30 12:30]

Hi Foozi,a very good capture of this beauty in a difficult situation,maybe the best DOF is on the branch and not on the bird beak,but no problem,the composition and the specie are great beauties!I wish you all the best for the new year and thanks for share,Luciano

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2012-12-30 19:10]

Hello Foozi!
What a very bright picture!Lovely to see how the kingfisher is so relaxed looking at you.The light is also so gorgeous!I love it!TFS
Thanks also for visiting my gallery! I appreciated it!
May God bless you and all your familly during all 2013!

Hello Foozi
Beautiful photo with very good composition, fantastic colours and good sharpness.
My best wishes for the New Year

Ciao Foozi, great capture of lovely kingfisher with fantastic colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, Happy New Year 2013, ciao Silvio

Hello Foozi,
Wish You a Happy Prosperous New Year 2013
what a nice picture of this KF with perfect colour and composition. nice natural ambiance also.
best wishes MF.

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