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The Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)

The Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)
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Copyright: Thijs van Balen jr (Pentaxfriend) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 514 W: 24 N: 1888] (8048)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-09-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax K5, Sigma EX APO DG 50-500mm f/4-6.3
Exposure: f/6.7, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-09-18 14:47
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Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Alcedinidae
Genus: Alcedo
Species: A. atthis
Binomial name
Alcedo atthis

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 andNorth 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.

Source :http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Kingfisher

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構圖美麗 背景深遂

Hello Thijs,
Beautiful picture of this Kingfisher.Nice POV with its majestic pose.I like its natural colour and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice day,

A perfect shot of one of my prefered birds.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-09-19 7:05]

Beautiful image, fine composition and lovely kingfisher with great pose..the details and colors are admirable. tfs.

Super shot of this lovely Kingfisher. Great POV and DOF. Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2014-07-22 0:52]

Hello Thijs
such a lovely kingfisher. The small bird really looks so lovely.
Splendid sharpness and details. I like the shin eye as it is so difficult to approach this kingfisher at m place.


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