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Ceryle rudis 2
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-01-06
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2014-01-29 6:10
Viewed: 2808
Points: 54
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ceryle rudis (Linnaeus, 1758). Male hovering
Pied Kingfisher

Ceryle rudis is a black and white Kingfisher in the family Cerylidae.
It is a very distinctive bird 17cm long with black and white plumage and crest. Males have a double band across the breast while females have a single one. It has a very wide distribution across Africa and Asia.

In Cyprus Ceryle rudis is a scarce and irregular passage migrant and winter visitor (Bred in 1996).

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Hello Mr.Christodoulos,
Wow!Very close picture of this Kingfisher.Great details with excellent colour.Even little water in beak is well visible.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2014-01-29 6:18]

Frozen in the air...beauty..its pose and keen eyes on its prey are well captured..the water drop at the end of beak is nice too. tfs.

Hello Christodoulos
Superb freez!
Masterpiece work.
Love it.
Best wishes,

Hello Christodoulos,
Excellent photo of this kingfisher in superb sharpness, details and pose. I made a workshop with a bit less of red. But that is another interpretation. This photo is awesome.

hallo Christodoulos
this is a super good composition of this bird
great sharpness and beautiful colours
i like this picture very much
greeting lou

Ciao Christodoullos, you frpozen this lovely in-flighf bird iin fantastic pose, perfect focus, fine details and dplendid sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Christodoulos,
nice bird. Excellent pose. A lot of dynamism. Perfect composition.
Have a nice evening,

Giasou Christodoule
An amazing photo, frozen in mid-air in a fantastic pose. Perfect focus and detail.
regards yiannis

A first for me, Chris. Amazing capture of the bird in mid flight. The natural black and white colour of the bird has an artistic outlook to it.
Thanks for sharing this exceptionally beautiful image.

照的清晰 很漂亮的鳥
黑白的顏色很突出 這個角度很棒 動作真是可愛
光線亮麗 構圖美麗

perfect !!!!!!!!!!!

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-01-31 0:41]

Hello Christodoulos,
You have frozen with your canera a most interesting pose of this Kingfisher, just in the moment it wanted to dive to catch a prey. As usual best composition and sharpness. It really looks like a bl/wh shot.
Take care

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2014-01-31 8:59]

Truly fantastic! An amazons hot!

TFS. have great weekend, Christodoulo,


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-01-31 10:04]

Hi Christodoulos,
A marvellous capture of flying bird and nice from close range. Amazing colors and excellen sharpness details.
Have a good weekend
Regards Jiri.

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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2014-01-31 14:33]

Maravillosa captura, Chris, perfectamente enfocado en el típico vuelo en el mismo lugar que emplean estos martines pescadores; mientras buscan un pez desde el aire. En adición, una perfecta gota de agua atrapada en la punta de su pico entreabierto. Gran obra...

Un abrazo
Hernán Bortondello

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-02-01 9:04]

Hello Christodoulos,
What a neat hovering shot of this gorgeous black and white colored Kingfisher. Perfect focus, outstanding detail and excellent eye contact. I would be thrilled to capture such a fine image!!!

Hello Christodoulos

Great close-up shot of the Pied Kingfisher in his hunting/fishing
pose from the airs, with excellent focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


Ciao Christodoulos. A masterpiece from Cyprus!


Perfect !!!

Hi Chris,

Wow, excellent shot with this kingfisher freeze frame in middle of the air. Excellent timing, the blur give a feeling of motion and the details is really wonderful, the eyes, the water drop at the tip of the bill and the the black and white plummage, excellent in every way.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-02-04 11:39]

Hi Chris,impressive capture of this in flight kingfisher,very very difficult to do with this incredible perfection of Dof and detail,another great work!!! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Chris,
phantastic capture! Perfect pont of view, perfect placement of focus, wonderful pose, marvellous image quality overall. And a quite unusual looking species of kingfishers, too. Great documention in combination with superior artistic qualities. Thank you!
With best regards,

Hello Christodoulos,
Great catch!remarkable sharp details and best clarity.

Hello Christodoulos,
An excellent action shot! lovely moment, great highlighted eye, very well exposure, good sharpness details, a very nicely captured!
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening,
Best Regards,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2014-03-05 3:38]

Hi Christodoulos.
Simply amazing picture. Bravo. Great freezing of the beautiful bird at the most attractive pose. Sharpness and details of the bird are stunning. Great in-flight picture. My congratulations.

amazing use of light, amazing eye, greetings Ori

Hello Christodoulos,
This is just fantastic! What wonderful action in such great quality. The composition and DOF are very impressive. Very well done indeed.

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