|Copyright: Eyal Bartov (bartove)
|Date Taken: 2011-12-31|
|Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1250 seconds|
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|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2012-01-08 13:58|
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|The White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) also known as the White-breasted Kingfisher or Smyrna Kingfisher, is a tree kingfisher,] widely distributed in Eurasia from Bulgaria, Turkey, east through South Asia to the Philippines. This kingfisher is a resident over much of its range, although some populations may make short distance movements. It can often be found well away from water where it feeds on a wide range of prey that includes small reptiles, amphibians, crabs, small rodents and even birds. During the breeding season they call loudly in the mornings from prominent perches including the tops of buildings in urban areas or on wires.|
This is a large kingfisher, 28 cm in length. The adult has a bright blue back, wings and tail. Its head, shoulders, flanks and lower belly are chestnut, and the throat and breast are white. The large bill and legs are bright red. The flight of the White-throated Kingfisher is rapid and direct, the short rounded wings whirring. In flight, large white patches are visible on the blue and black wings. Sexes are similar, but juveniles are a duller version of the adult. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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As Always, pefect timing, colors and copmosition.
aww what a cutie, and such a big beak and head for that lil body! Interesting POV and didn't know they had such rich aqua green under their feathers. love this
Great pose of the bird and great photo Eyal! The composition, the colours and the sharpness are excellent!
amazing composition, dash Ori
- [2012-01-10 11:33]
Nice colours very good composition and sharpness details.