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White Collared Kingfisher

White Collared Kingfisher
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-12-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma DG 150-500mm 1:5-6.3 APO HSM
Exposure: f/11, 1/40 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-02 3:51
Viewed: 2361
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This Collared Kingfisher was shot under the canopy of the mangrove swamp. The dark background is the muddy silt with a bit of waterholes here and there.
The bird is very agile and easily fly off upon seeing human movement.It is most commonly found in coastal areas, particularly in mangrove swamps.

The Collared Kingfisher (Todiramphus chloris) is a medium-sized kingfisher belonging to the family Halcyonidae, the tree kingfishers. It is also known as the White-collared Kingfisher or Mangrove Kingfisher. It has a wide range extending from the Red Sea across southern Asia and Australasia to Polynesia. It is a very variable species with about 50 subspecies.
It varies from blue to green above while the underparts can be white or buff. There is a white collar around the neck, giving the birds its name. Some races have a white or buff stripe over the eye while others have a white spot between the eye and bill. There may be a black stripe through the eye. The large bill is black with a pale yellow base to the lower mandible.
Females tend to be greener than the males. Immature birds are duller than the adults with dark scaly markings on the neck and breast.
It has a variety of calls which vary geographically. The most typical call is loud, harsh and metallic and is repeated several times.

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What a lovely Kingfisher found in your part of the world, Foozi!
Very nice POV, details and colours.
Thanks for sharing this image.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-01-02 4:37]

What a cute kingfisher..the blue of the wings are fantastic. well captured. tfs.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-01-02 5:28]

Hello Foozi,
Very beautiful Collared Kingfisher, nicely contrasting against the background. The background is a bit noisy, a pity. Good sharpness and details.

Hello Foozi,
Very beautiful spices and captured with nice details,lovely natural colour and well balanced composition.
TFS and my regards,

Hello Foozi

Excellent photo of the White Collared Kingfisher,
fine POV and framing, excellent focus, sharpness,
and details, the catch-light render the photo
more beautiful, TFS


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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2013-01-02 7:22]

Hello Foozi,
beautiful capture of this kingfisher taken by a excellent POV;
good light and detail;nice eye contact.
My best wishes for the New Year!

Hello Foozi,
what a brilliant picture of this KF. with great colour and clarity.
water bokeh is marvelous.
best wishes,

Ciao Foozi, great capture of lovely bird on beautiful lighting BG, perfect focus, splendid sharpness, fine details and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, Happy New Year 2013, ciao Silvio

Salam Foozi brother,

Hope you are doing fine and the family is well. I wish you a happy new year too. I am sorry that my visits to your pages were seldom and this is because I am very busy running fa heavy college as a principal. However, I do admire you for all your efforts and the marvellous photos you post here with accurate notes, it is a great merit.
This is an amazing shot of this collared kingfisher which for me is a new species as we have other ones here. It is wonderful indeed. The reflection of water in the background and the exquisite contrasting colours of the bird in the foreground.....very nice.
Thanks a lot for sharing.....take care.....warm regards/Abid

Amazing bird and beautiful photo Foozi! Very good composition, fantastic colours and good sharpness! Try to delete (clone out) the lower white spot in the eye!
Happy New Year!

Hallo Foozi
A beautiful image, filled with striking colours and fine details which you captured beautifully. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

This is first time i'm seeing this kind of king fisher.Nice one

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-01-02 11:17]

Hi Foozi,a magnificent specie and a very good capture in a terrible light and a background full of reflections,beautiful composition,i like it!Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-01-03 3:11]

Salam Foozi,
Fantastic bird, Kingfisher ..
Nice composition, natural colours with a lovely bird.
Best wishes & salam,

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2013-01-03 6:28]

Hello Foozi
Excellent closed up.Good point of view and sharp image.I love the colours also.Like Peter I notice a little bit of noise but it is still a nice image
TFS Michel

Salam Foozi,
A great capture with striking colors, details & pose. Well done & presented. TFS & best wishes!


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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2013-01-05 22:02]

Ya Foozi,
Assalamu alia kum wa rah mat ULLAHA hay wa bara ka tu hu,
Nice cool blue that never seen, well captured and TFS.
Best regards,

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