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Mrs. Kingfisher

Mrs. Kingfisher
Photo Information
Copyright: Alper Oztutar (twin) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-04-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EF100-400 IS L
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Kingfishers [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-04-20 12:16
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Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The beautiful iridescent plumage of the kingfisher makes it one of our most colourful and instantly recognisable birds; despite this it is rarely seen due to its shy nature. The upperparts are bright blue, while the underparts are a rich chestnut-red, although if seen in flight these colours may not be very obvious. The bill is very long and dagger-like. Although the sexes are generally similar, in breeding pairs they can be distinguished by the bill; in females it has a red base, whereas in males it is completely black. Although similar to adults, juveniles have duller, greener plumage.

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Good picture with very ood colours of this beautiful kingfisher.
It looks a bit soft or something strange on the bird edges.

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  • Eugene (264)
  • [2005-04-20 13:08]
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Well captured. Nice colors and nice sharpness against the background. Thanks, Eugene

Very nice picture of this beautiful bird.
Good details, POV and composition.
Well done.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-04-20 15:46]

Beautiful picture of this kingfisher. Colors are very nice, good composition. The details could be sharper, but excellent capture all in all. Welcome to TN, Alper. : )

Çok güzel bir yalıçapkını.Kıskanmadım desem yalan olur.Tebrikler ve hoşgeldin.

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-04-20 16:28]

Very nice composition with the kingfisher sitting on the rock. Pretty colours too. A bit soft but it makes it seem like a painting.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-04-21 3:38]
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Belle et intéressante composition photographique pour ce superbe oiseau. Jolies couleurs et bonne netteté.
Well Done !

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-04-21 4:51]

Welcome Alper to TN. Mrs KF is beautiful. You have captured her very well. Good composition and her details and colours are easily seen. Very well done and TFS (thankyou for sharing).

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-04-21 6:15]
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Excellent post. Very sharp details and superb colors. Well composed, great DOF & POV. Well done.

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  • Okan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 104 W: 57 N: 68] (518)
  • [2005-04-21 7:47]
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Selam Alper, kuşun pozu ve arka plan çok çok iyi. ancak mavi tonlarında hafif bir yapaylık sezdim, fazlaca mavi doğal renkleriyle uyumsuz gibi. Onun dışında harika olmuş eline sağlık. Tebrikler.

Exceptional image of this kingfisher, Alper.
This is quickly becoming one of my favorite birds due to wonderful photos such as yours. Well composed shot with great color, detail, lighting and BG. Thank you for sharing it, and a belated welcome to TN.

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-04-21 13:37]
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Mükemmmel bir iş çıkartmışsın Alper, eline sağlık.

Lovely shot Alper. I love kingfishers :) and this is a good image. I think the bird has come out beautifully, lovely colours and sharp around the eye where it matters most. I find the light patch to the left of the image a bit too bright and therefore distracting so might be tempted to tamper with that in some way but you have composed the shot very well. Thank you for posting it for us.

Wonderful, such a nice bird, the kingfisher and you have a great one here !

Nice shot! I'm always partial to Kingfisher shots, particularly when it's my native species :) You've captured this one well, composition is good, focus is good, and the catchlight in her eye is very nicely done. That said there's a little noise in the background which I'd probably squash (use NeatImage/NoiseWare/NoiseNinja), and I think it could probably stand a bit more sharpening and contrast - although I realise that's a matter of personal taste more than anything. Anyway, very well captured :-D

P.S. I've posted a Workshop for you, which I hope you'll like!

Welcome to TrekNature!

çok net ve güzel renkler tebrikler

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-05-05 21:51]

Une superbe photo.


very nice composition,good sharpness and details.color is nice too.perfect capture.

this is one beautiful specimen of a kingfisher. great shot and nicely composed.

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  • tinman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 242 W: 7 N: 458] (2663)
  • [2005-05-12 18:08]

Great post and a lovely bird. Colour and lighting is super and the POV really makes it live on the scren. Well done. Tim

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  • orme Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 45 W: 0 N: 56] (188)
  • [2005-05-17 2:58]

The kingfisher is a very beautiful bird, and this is an excellent photo of one. The colours and detail are both superb. Nicely framed. Well done, Alper.

I can't get enough of kingfisher photos and this one is superb. Lovely composition with the eye in the right place and the diagonal rock. Well blurred but still interesting background. Very well done.

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  • Pedda Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 41 W: 1 N: 247] (1287)
  • [2005-05-28 15:50]

Hi Alper,

It's a well exposured and sharp picture that I really like. Great composition and DOF as well. Incredible colours also.

Thanks for sharing

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-05-30 1:16]

Excellent shot Alpher,love the bokeh.Good details you got this shot.11/10.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-06-03 17:09]

Alper, what a beautiful picture. It even looks like a picture - and that's great.

Very nice colors, composition and blurred bg.

Pássaro de linda plumagem. boa foto com realce das cores. Particularemente não gosto do BG com este desfoque, mas isso em nada prejudica a beleza da foto. Parabéns!!!

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  • Hisam Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 18 W: 1 N: 22] (215)
  • [2005-07-02 17:02]

I like this bird love the color. Very good shot

I'm trying to find one of these to snap myself. Hope mine turns out as well as yours.

Very nice capture Alper,
Nicely composed, good sharp detail and colour.Ellerine sağlık.

Hi Alper,

Excellent capture
Perfect sharpness,details,colours,POV,BG.

Gr Thijs

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