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Copyright: Akif Aykurt (Raptorman) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 649 W: 11 N: 1065] (10388)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon 300 4.0L
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-24 6:16
Viewed: 3795
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lt : Alcedo atthis
Tr : Yalıçapkını
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Hallo Akif
Kingfishers will always remain my favourite bird. This one of yours is no exception and this is an excellent photo. I remember my first posting on Trek Nature also being a Kingfisher and a dedication to my husband Loot. Every little detail of this beauty is just excellent. From the feathers on this beauty's head, right down to the paws clutching onto the branch. It is amazing how bright the paws and that lovely beak are. This is quite outstanding and one of the best kingfisher shots I've seen. I love the pose of the bird, details are razor sharp and colours wonderful. A fine composition and the frame fit very nicely. A swanky bird. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

Hi Akif
Excellent shot of this colorful fisherman :)

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-06-24 7:56]

Hai Akif,
very good capture of one of the cute birds.
well composed, the lines worked well here for a good composition and also the Bg colors has made the common kingfisher more prominent which is beautiful in classic pose. TFS.

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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-06-24 8:26]

Merhaba Akif,
Ağzında balığı yok ama çok kaliteli bir çalışma.Renkler,detaylar,göz teması harika.Tebrikler,ellerine sağlık!

amazing-perfect pic! TFS Ori


Wwoww , une photo de tres haute qualité !

Grand bravo !


hi Akif,
very proffesional portrait of this kingfisher, perfect composition, quality, colours... very well done!

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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-06-24 10:15]

Merhaba Akif bey sade fonda nefis olmuş ellerinize sağlık.

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2008-06-24 10:37]

hi akif,
Wonderful picture of this KF.the colour contrast against dull BG looks gret

Hi Akif,
Very good job. Not easy to capture this shy bird. The colours are really nice and the background too. The composition is perfect. Congratulations,

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  • marcin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 0 N: 268] (2057)
  • [2008-06-24 11:37]

Hi Akif
Excellent shot


Hallo Akif

A stunning shot of this beautiful Kingfisher, the detail is excellent, colours are simply superb, really well framed and composed, all the best,

Cheers Rick :)


I a hurry a just marking excellent pictures today. Be back later.



Hi Akif,

This is really a fantastic image. The horizontal arc of a perch. The vertical grass blade adds up to the mood. But the sharp and crisp image of the common kingfisher is impeccable.


Great capture of this Kingfisher. Superb exposure with excellent background matching.
Best regards,

harika fotoğraf ellerine sağlık selamlar

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2008-06-25 3:53]

Renkleri,netliği,arkaplanı ile bir bütün halinde çok güzel bir kare olmuş.Tebrik ederim.

Beautiful shot!!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-06-25 10:04]

Hello Akif,
I've seen a lot of photos of this Kingfisher, but this is one of the best I've ever seen. Light and colours are amazing in a great composition. Excellent sharpness and details. Fantastic BG, DOF and POV. Compliments!

harika renklerle nefis bir çekim olmuş Akif. eline sağlık, selamlar.

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-06-27 0:56]

Merhaba Akif,
Tek kelimeyle muhteşem bir kare. Canlı olarak göreceğim günü özlemle beklerken sizden gelen bu enfes kareyle hem avundum, hem de biraz daha sabırsızlanır oldum. Fazladan söz söylemeye gerek yok. Elinize sağlık.

This is an exquisite shot of a beautiful bird. The focus and lighting is just perfect. Congratulations!

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