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Common Kingfisher

Common 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/10.0, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-04 2:42
Viewed: 2172
Points: 24
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Though it is named common, it not really commonat my place. It is so difficult to spot. Maybe there are many White Throated KF ( my guess only).
This is the best that I can approach.

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.
The genus Alcedo comprises a number of small, exclusively fish-eating kingfishers. The Common Kingfisher’s closest relatives in the genus are three similar blue-backed, orange-breasted species, the Blue-eared, Half-collared and Blyth's Kingfishers

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Ciao Foozi, great capture of lovely kingfisher on beautiful lighting BG, wonderful colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-01-04 3:35]

Hi Foozi,great capture of this kingfisher,a great quality despite the difficult pose,perfect details everywhere and bright metallic colors.Happy Birthday and thanks for share this beauty,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-01-04 4:56]

Hello Foozi,
Nice photo in a great composition and beautiful colours, but the noise in the photo is a pity.

Hello Foozi

Excellent close-up photo of the Common Kingfisher,
fine POV and framing, excellent focus, sharpness,
details, and contrast, TFS


Hi Foozi,
beautiful bird. Very nice colours. Perfect composition. A lot of details.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Foozi
Excellent photo, good detail and light.
Nice setting and background. Good pose showing the colourful back.
A really beautiful bird
regards yiannis

Hello Foozi,
Yes it is a common KF at our place, but not easy to photographed.
your picture is very well composed with perfect colour and clarity.
i particularly like the soft tone with great BG.
best wishes,

Hello Foozi,
Very lovely composition with beautiful natural colour and clarity.
Sorry my friend no more green smile left.
With regards,

hello Foozi
very nice composition with good details and lovely colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Foozi,
Outstanding photograph, excellent sharpness, outstanding composition, outstanding background.

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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 21:03]

Hello Foozi,
Kingfishers always seem to have such unique and colorful markings and this one is definitely no exception.
I have yet to capture an image of a Kingfisher here in the US, but hopefully this will be my year.
Thank you for posting this shot for all to enjoy viewing.

Hello Foozi
Beautiful photo with excellent composition and fantastic colours!

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2013-01-05 16:29]

Hola Foozi, hermosa foto la de esta bella ave, me gusta mucho la composición, luz y el entorno de la foto...saludos.

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