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Common Kingfisher


Common Kingfisher
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Copyright: Joao Edgar (joaoedgar) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 39 W: 0 N: 86] (528)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009
Categories: Birds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-03-02 0:54
Viewed: 2000
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Kingfishers are a group of small to medium sized brightly coloured birds in the order Coraciiformes. They have a cosmopolitan distribution, with most species being found in the Old World and Australia. The group is treated either as a single family, Alcedinidae, or as a suborder Alcedines containing three families, Alcedinidae (river kingfishers), Halcyonidae (tree kingfishers), and Cerylidae (water kingfishers). There are roughly 90 species of kingfisher. All have large heads, long, sharp, pointed bills, short legs, and stubby tails. Most species have bright plumage with little differences between the sexes. Most species are tropical in distribution, and a slight majority are found only in forests. They consume a wide range of prey as well as fish, usually caught by swooping down from a perch. Like other members of their order they nest in cavities, usually tunnels dug into the natural or artificial banks in the ground. A few species, principally insular forms, are threatened with extinction.
Source: Wikipedia

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Hello Joao,
Splendid photo of this Kingfisher in action, TFS!

barthatibor
Hello Joao,
Wery good pic whit perfect focus and sharpnrss,excellent light balance and rich background too.
Have a nice weekend!
Regards,Tibi

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 233 W: 1 N: 534] (5797)
  • [2012-03-02 2:51]

Una excelente presentación de es pescador. Me gusta ese foco en la cabeza y cuerpo, y el desnfoque y difuminación con movimiento en las alas. Una foto mágica, una composición perfecta que lo presenta como si estuviera colgado en el aire. Una foto preciosa y muy bien hecha, Mi más enhorabuena. Un saludo.

Hi Joao
great action shot!
a bit tight in the frame with less than 600 pixels wide, maybe less cropping and better compo with Kingfisher in upper left corner would even improve the picture
tfs
Tom

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2012-03-02 7:22]

Hi Joao,

Great in flight shot. Not easy to make and very sharp. My compliments.

regards,
Zeno

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-03-02 9:31]

Hello Joao.
What a great timing you had with this Kingfisher! Composition, colors and BG are great. Very well done.
Best regards Siggi

wonderful frozen scene, this posture with open wings, the performance is just excellent against the small frame!
regards Joao
Nasos

Joao.
Grande tempismo nel fotografare questo martin pescatore in una posizione di caccia,belli i colori,
ottima nitidezza,complimenti.
Ti auguro un buon week end ciao Marco.
Grazie della condivisione.

Boa noite João
Fantástica foto da pequena em acção.Excelente momento com grande nitidez e belas cores.
Parabéns e obrigado pela partilha!
Grande abraço
J.Diogo

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-03-03 0:56]

Hello Joao ,
this is a superb shot, really! The motion blurr of the flapping wings is splendid. What a shot you presented in a real captivating composition.
Excellent skill you posses.
Very well presented in highly appreciated style.

Regards,
Foozi

Hello Joao
Very good timing of this capture, I like the composition and the depth of field, great details. Well done!
Regards Hedesan

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