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Alcedo Atthis

Alcedo Atthis
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Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 13 W: 3 N: 40] (167)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ35
Exposure: f/4.4, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-08-25 10:58
Viewed: 3325
Points: 2
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The smallest type of the Kingfishr, it's scientific name : "Alcedo Atthis".
(Atthis = from Athens, Greece).
15 16cm length, 20gr+/- weight, wing-span of 23-25cm. A very large dispersion, all over Europe and N.Africa throughout Asia till China, on the same latitudes.
The most common kingfisher with 6 known sub-species .

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To ingridshaul: discourageikeharel 4 08-27 02:09
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Dear Ike,
I thank you for showing this lovely Kingfisher in beautiful, luminous colours as well as the interesting notes.

I really feel bad while I am writing this, but your focus is on the branches in the foreground - and lacking enough depth of field - the bird is a bit out of focus.

I do not know anything about your camera - and may be - the Panasonic Lumix does not allow you to control the focus to ensure the object (in this case the bird) be sharp, when the branches are so close to the bird?!?

I really hope these remarks do not discourage you, and you will try again and post another image to TrekNature.

I personally find birds very difficult to photograph and achieve a satisfactory result...

I wish you a nice cool evening and happy ''shooting''.

Best wishes and Greetings

Hi Ike,

The branches are framing well the bird. The point of view is allowing me to see the details and colors of the Kingfisher. The morning light is bringing out the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.


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