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Brown Winged Kingfisher

Brown Winged 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: 2013-07-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Sigma DG 150-500mm 1:5-6.3 APO HSM
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-07-22 2:45
Viewed: 2276
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I knew there many species of Kingfishers, but never know about the Brown Winged until a friend told me.
The nearest place is Langkawi Island, specifically Kuala Temonyong.
We travelled to the island by boat and rented car just to feel the joy of shooting and seeing the bird for the first time.
It was quite difficult as high tide make him shy away in the mangrove trees. We were able to see him very much later. Better late than never.

The Brown-winged Kingfisher (Pelargopsis amauroptera) is a species of bird in the Alcedinidae family. It is found in Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Thailand. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.
In India, it has been mainly reported from the Sundarbans region but records from further south near Chilka exist.
- From Wikipedia

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Hello Foozi,
After a gap watching your picture.Wish you are well.
What a beautiful kingfisher.Nice colour and sharpness with nice BG.
Thanks for sharing,
Kind regards,

amazing kingfisher, TFS Ori

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-07-22 3:53]

Hi Foozi,it's nice to see you again whit this magnificent rare kingfisher specie that i never seen me too,great capture in a classic pose and whit the best details and colors,i like it! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hi Foozi,
真是可愛的鳥 大大的嘴吧 非常特殊
眼神亮麗 構圖美麗 謝謝分享

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-07-22 4:28]

Hello Foozi.
Fantastic shot of this beautiful Kingfisher, exposure is spot on as is the dof, love the framing, very nice work congrats.

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

Beautiful capture with sharp focus


Hello Foozi,
Nice bird,you've taken from a beautiful PoV,nice exposure and lovely natural colours.
Best regards,

Hi Foozi,

The eye contact with the bird is excellent. The point of view is showing with precision the détails and colours of the Brown Winged Kingfisher. The good luminosity is making the colours to stand out. Have a nice day.


Hi Foozi,
nice and interesting bird. Amazing natural colours. Perfect point of view.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-07-22 7:16]

Hello Foozi,
Nice to see your new posting.
Very good photo of this kingfisher in beautiful natural colours and fine sharpness and details. Pleasing composition with a nice blurry background.

Wauwh Foozi this is a super shot !
great sharpness good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Foozi

Not the most common kingfisher, but a nice one, especially with that big strong long beak. Beautiful capture with the well focused and sharp bird well separated from a bit noisy but complimentary BG. Nicely captured and well presented picture.


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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-07-22 9:43]

Hello Foozi,
great capture bird,good details species,regards..

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2013-07-22 11:07]

Hi Foozi,
Beautiful photo of this nice bird. Nice colours good composition and sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

wow... a real beauty. interesting colors on its wings. The beak color is spectacular. nice contrast with background. good job. tfs.

Fantastic bird Foozi! Fantastic photo too! Nice pose, very good composition, wonderful colours and impressive sharpness!

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-07-23 8:03]

Salam Foozi,
Welcome back after a long break ..
Very good shot of this beauty Brown Winged Kingfisher. Superb POV, good details and nice natural colors.
Best wishes,

Welcome back MF Foozi. Jus a show of colours. Sharp and details perfect. Great compo.


Hello Foozi,

You're capturing well this bird by a good composition, a good focus and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the kingfisher with red beak/reg, yellow body and brown wing. It looks like unusual species of kingfisher. You catch a good posture that it's stopping on the stalk. And, the blurring greenery in back draws out a good atomosphere in this image.

Kind regards,

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