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Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)

Common Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis)
Photo Information
Copyright: Joao Edgar (joaoedgar) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 39 W: 0 N: 86] (528)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-02-23 12:47
Viewed: 2214
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Portuguese]
"Look there a kingfisher" - this is often heralded as the sight of a blue arrow on the surface of
water, which immediately animates any session of bird watching. This is a small aquatic bird one of the most colorful species of birds and charming Portuguese.
Unmistakable. It is often detected when it does its flyby and direct. when rested, can be easily recognized by the back and blue wings and the breast and belly orange in color. Often rests on small poles or twigs near the water, from where hunting practice waiting.
Being a bird so colorful, it is well known populations, so that christened this species with at least twenty-five different names. Here are some: wheatear-of-stream, stalking-tides, nun, Judge-of-river-martin fisher, pass rivers, fish-bites, piçorelho, Robin Brook-king-the-sea.

Source. avesdeportugal.info

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  • thijs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 1 N: 104] (529)
  • [2012-02-23 12:49]

Hi Joao

Very nice action captured. Not the easiest spiecies. I really like the interaction between the birds and their poses. Well done!


Boa noite João
Tinha vontade de ver esta foto. Grande tiro!
Excelente acção,bem composta,nítida,cores fantásticas.Edição de Luxo!
Grande obrigado

Hi Joao
This is great!
Why not try a square frame with one Kingfisher in the upper left and one in the lower right corner?

Hello João

Excellent close-up photo of the kingfishers, fine POV,
their open wings and beaks and the way they are
framed it gives a great dynamism to the image,
superb focus sharpness and details, TFS


what a action shot you captured with great sharpness! perfect colour and composition.

Fantastic photo Joao! The composition, the colours and the sharpness are excellent!

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2012-02-23 22:26]

really excellent image of birds. great composition. tfs.

Hello Joao,
Excellent photo of these Kingfisher in action, TFS!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-02-24 0:45]

Hello Joao,
this is a fantastic shot. Excellent moment and the action of the KF is splendid. Superb sharpness and simple straight beauty.
Very well done.


Hallo Joao
A deligthful-moment-in-action photograph you share here today. Kingfishers are beautiful birds and your image shows its beauty well. I just love the movement of the wings that you captured so skillfully and that is seen so well in the scenery. It is a pleasure to look at and enjoy. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

hi Joao,
simply awesome! good timing and nicely captured mood. good clarity too.
thanks for sharing.

hello Joao
super this picture with his great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-02-25 3:55]

Hi Joao,
Perfect shot with a very good moment captured. Very good composition, colours and details.
Have a good weekend
Regards Jiri.

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