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White Throated Kingfisher

White Throated 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: 2013-06-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Sigma DG 150-500mm 1:5-6.3 APO HSM
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-06-14 6:39
Viewed: 2197
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
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, West Asia east through the Indian Subcontinent 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.
This is a large kingfisher, 28 cm in length. The adult has a bright blue back, wings and tail. Its head, shoulders, flanks and lower belly are chestnut, and the throat and breast are white. The large bill and legs are bright red. The flight of the White-throated Kingfisher is rapid and direct, the short rounded wings whirring. In flight, large white patches are visible on the blue and black wings. Sexes are similar, but juveniles are a duller version of the adult.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-06-14 6:42]

Hello Foozi,
Very beautiful presentation of this White-throated Kingfisher in an attractive composition, splendid natural colours and excellent sharpness. Nicely contrasting against the dark background.

Hello Foozi, what a pleasant surprise you are my neaghbour today.

Brilliant picture of this White-throated Kingfisher parched on a banana leaf.
sharp and fabulous colour.
great eye contact.
best wishes,

Hello Foozi,
After a long time I am watching your picture.Wish you are well.
Nice picture of this kingfisher on Banana leaf.Very sharp with nice colour.Good light and beautiful POV,
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

hallo Foozi
great sharpness picture and beautiful colours
good composition on this leave
thanks greeting lou

Adorable capture of a White-breasted Kingfisher, Foozi.
The light management is perfect here.
I like the banana leaf perch of the bird.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-06-14 8:33]

Hi Foozi,welcome back after longtime! Magnificent capture of this kingfisher,i like the pose,looks like a woman looking out from her window..ehehe...great details and perfect metallic colors too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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

Hello Foozi,
Once again a wonderful photo taken from a very good angle and POV. Exceptional quality....Outstanding sharp details. Splendid contrast of this interesting Kingfisher against the background.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Foozi,
鳥照的清晰 光線很充足
鳥看的很清楚 羽毛真是美麗 神情也特別

Hello Foozi

Excellent close-up photo of the White Throated Kingfisher,
fine POV obtaining his expressive eye-contact,
beautiful light, excellent focus, sharpness, details, TFS


GREAT photo Foozi! Excellent composition and impressive sharpness. The lighting and the colours are fantastic! Wonderful BG too!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-06-14 23:08]

Beautiful frame...lovely kingfisher on banana leaf..the colors and good too. tfs.

Hallo Foozi
Great capture of this beautiful Kingfisher. All nicely in focus and the beautiful light makes the plumage really shine and display beautifully. Great composition and point of view. Thanks for sharing.
Best regards.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-06-17 3:30]

Hello Foozi,
excellent capture halcyon,great details species,regards..

Hi Foozi,

The leave is helping to frame the bird. The point of view is showing the details and colours of the White-throated Kingfisher. It is clear and precise. The light has a good effect on the colours. Have a nice day.


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