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Fisher without fish
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Copyright: omer sozer (eng55) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-12-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: CANON 1Ds Mark III, Canon EF500/4L IS + 1.4x II
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): aquatic birds! [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-12-15 1:18
Viewed: 6548
Favorites: 4 [view]
Points: 176
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo was taken last Sunday at Riva.I'll hope to see him with fish next time:)
Have great week and thanks for looking.!

Infos from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Kingfishers are birds of the three families Alcedinidae (river kingfishers), Halcyonidae (tree kingfishers), and Cerylidae (water kingfishers). There are about 90 species of kingfisher. All have large heads, long, sharp, pointed bills, short legs, and stubby tails. They are found throughout the world.
The taxonomy of the three families is complex and rather controversial. Although commonly assigned to the order Coraciiformes, from this level down confusion sets in.
The kingfishers were traditionally treated as one family, Alcedinidae with three subfamilies, but following the 1990s revolution in bird taxonomy, the three former subfamilies are now usually elevated to familial level; a move supported by chromosome and DNA-DNA hybridisation studies, but challenged on the grounds that all three groups are monophyletic with respect to the other Coraciiformes; which leads to them being grouped as the suborder Alcedines.
The tree kingfishers have been previously given the familial name Dacelonidae but Halcyonidae has priority. This group derives from a very ancient divergence from the ancestral stock.
Kingfishers live in both woodland and wetland habitats. The Laughing Kookaburra, at 45 cm the world's largest kingfisher, is a woodland bird, while the European Kingfisher Alcedo atthis is always found near fresh water.
Kingfishers that live near water hunt small fish by diving. They also eat crayfish, frogs, and insects. Wood kingfishers eat reptiles. Kingfishers of all three families beat their prey to death, either by whipping it against a tree or by dropping it on a stone.

Canon 1 Ds Mark III
Focal Length: 700mm
Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
Metering Mode: Spot metering
1/1000 sec - F/5.6
Lens:Canon 500mm f4L
Exposure Comp.: +0.3 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 200
White Balance:Auto

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Selam Ömer Kardeşim, bu güzele bu müthiş poz için bir balık atsaydın Ya:) Her zmanki gibi birgelion "pir" gelion valla. Müthiş bir kompozisyon, detaylar, renkler ve zemin ile 4/4'lük bir çalışma.
Eline ve emeğine sağlık dostum.

Not: bugün off günümdeyim:)

Ciao Omer,
meravigliosa immagine di martin pescatore, catturato con una eccellente definizione in una composizione dalla bellissima classica posa ravvivata dalle piume mosse dal vento, magnifici i colori e stupendo OOF BG. Mi piace molto la luminosità e le piccole gocce attaccate al becco e alle piume. E' un ucello che ho fotografato molto anch'io.

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  • Rosa Gold Star Critiquer [C: 56 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-12-15 1:34]

Hello Omer,
what a stunning momment.
Beautiful colour and details
Have a wonderful day

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2008-12-15 1:42]

Hi Omer
Nice capture, perfect focus and good details. Good job.
Razvan Zinica

Hi Omer

Great shot of this beautiful species.
Excellent OOF background. the kingfisher is perfectly ballanced and highted in this shot.
excellent sharpnees and details


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  • sayat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 280 W: 0 N: 258] (1457)
  • [2008-12-15 2:46]


Mükemmel netlik ve detaylara sahip şahane bir kompozisyon, elinize sağlık.


Hello Omer !
I have heard that we have those birds, where I live, but I have never seen any - you're so much mre lucky than I am ! And you managed to get the best from these encounters, this picture is wonderful. Sharpness, details, colors, composition, POV, Bg and pose of the bird are just wonderful - even without fish ! :-) Very well done !

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-12-15 3:22]

Hello Omer
Wonderful shot of this beautiful Common Kingfisher,
Perfect details,soft lighting and composition,
Superb shot.


muhteşem bir güzelliğin, harika bir görüntüsü. her zamanki ustalığınızla çekilmiş, zevkle izlenen bir kare, Ömer Bey. elinize sağlık. selamlar.

Hi Omer!

You present us a fine picture of that "fishless" Fisher! The colours and the sharpness are superb and highlight this beautiful bird at best. From my point of view, the empty space on the left is a bit too important.

Kind regards


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  • cako Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
  • [2008-12-15 5:26]

Merhaba Ömer bey enfes bir çapkın karesi olmuş ellerinize sağlık.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-12-15 5:41]

Merhaba Omer,
No fish, but what a fine shot of a Kingfisher! Taken from a great side POV and a superb composition against a neutral BG with great sharpness.
Excellent image my friend and thanks for sharing it!
Kind regards,

Hallo Omer
You managed to capture this lovely Kingfisher in a great side view pose. Clear details of the paws, eyes and beak are beautifully displayed. Good focus and good sharpness. I especially find proof of your great photographic skills in the way you've captured the fine water droplets on the chest and beak of the bird. Image presented in a delightful manner. These birds remains one of my all time favourites. Thanks for sharing.
Kind regards

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2008-12-15 6:12]

Hi Omer,
Beautiful kingfisher in perfect composition and against contrasting background. tfs.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-12-15 6:55]

Hello Omer,
You mean a King without a fish! It must be the King of birds, at least here where you've captured it so well! I love the POV and the beautiful light and colours. Excellent sharp details too and I like the ruffled feathers.
It stands out very sharply against the plain background in this fine composition.
Many thanks and best wishes, Ulla

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-12-15 7:05]

Hello Omer,
Excellent clear and well saturated coloured photo. Fantastic sharp details and blurred BG. Perfect pose, POV and composition.
Very beautiful!

Merhaba Ömer bey,
harika bir açıdan yakalamışsınız..
renkler,netlik ve art alan nefis olmuş..
emeğinize sağlık...

Merhaba Omer,
that shot is wonderful, I love the sharpness of this fantastic bird. Excellent work, you can be proud ...
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-12-15 11:01]

Hi Omer,

He's wonderful even without the fish! This Kingfisher is magnificent with the most beautiful colors - even red feet. Perfect focus to give sharp details of the entire bird. Face, eye, beak, plummage, wings, and feet are all sharp and clear. Those ruffled feathers make him even more special. Lovely background and superb composition.


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-12-15 11:07]

Hi Omer.
Blameless shot of the most beautiful bird. I like this species so much despite I have met it in real life. All is perfect: composition and POV, fantastic colours and so great sharpness of the bird, pleasant blurriness of the neutral and very suitable BG. My greetings and TFS.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-12-15 11:24]

Hi OMer. A first class close up of the Kingfisher. Great detail and focusing with rich colours. he is already to fish. a nice pOV/DOF. well done TFS. good notes too.

Ciao Omer, beautiful bird with fantastic colors, good composition with lovely blurry BG, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio

A beautiful "textbook" capture of a fine Kingfisher individual Omer, its rich colouration and plumage characteristics were reproduced perfectly in your correctly focused and exposed shot. TFS indeed!

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2008-12-15 12:06]

Selam Önmer Bey nefis bir çekim. Her zmanki gibi. Teşekkürler.

Hi Omer,

what an great moment.
Beautiful shot of this Kingfisher.


Hi Omer,
Very nice picture of this beautiful Kingfisher with great pse and composition, sharp details and amazing colours.

Hola Omer,
nice picture of this fisher. Excellent colours and sharpness.


Hello Omer,
Great capture of this lovely colorful kingfisher,
amazing vivid colors, superb sharpness and epth of field,
nice catchlight, excellent details in the plummage and lovely oof background.
Wonderfully composed.

Merhaba omer,
another great shot of the Kingfisher with a good pose of it!
also in perfect sharpness, wonderful colour and details
well done

Netlik ve renkler nefis ,tebrikler Ömer .

Ömer Bey merhaba,nefis bir çekim olmuş.Renkleri zaten harika bir kuş,bir de böyle ustaca çekilip sunulunca övgüden başka diyecek birşey kalmıyor.Ellerinize sğlık :)

Ömer Bey çocukluğumdan beri favorim olan yalıçapkınının enfes bir fotoğrafı, çocukken ben mavi kuş adını takmıştım ve Sakarya'da Çark Deresinin kenarında oynarken önce çığlığını duyardım ve hemen ardından dere üzerindeki hızlı alçaktan uçuşuna bakardım, mavi bir ışın gibi! Dere kenarındaki bir dalda bekleyişi ve avlanışını da izlemek bir keyifti.

Bir çok fotoğrafı yüklenen bu güzel türün, parlak renkleri, canlı duruşu, kadrajdaki güzel seçimi ve arka planın sadeliği ile diğerlerinden bir adım önen çıkan bir çalışma olmuş, tebrikler.

  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2008-12-16 5:03]

Hello Omer, Interesting shot and a fitting caption. Lovely focus and superb shot Ganesh

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-12-16 14:39]

merhaba ömer
pozu, bakış açısı, fonu, ışığı, renkleri, netliği ve detaylarıyla nefis bir yalıçapkını karesi olmuş
eline sağlık

You have even "captured" the wind ruffling the kingfisher's feathers.
Mario with friendly greetings.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-12-16 19:31]

Hello Omer,
Incredibly sharp and vividly colored image of this amazing kingfisher. Thank you for sharing Omer.

Selam Omer Bey.
Cok guzel bir kus ve harika cekimi... elinize saglik...

Hola Omer, primero muchas gracias por tus amables comentarios a mi fotografía.
Respecto a tu toma, comentar que es impresionante, en primer lugar porque la luz es casi perfecta y e por ello además has conseguido un enfoque muy preciso y con profundidad.
Realismo y belleza en los colores y tonalidades.
Un gran trabajo.

Un saludo: Josep Ignasi.

I never tire of saying this again and again: Your images are unique creations which you post on TN only when they are to your own satisfaction, Omer.
You have truely set high standards on this website.
This solitary Kingfisher looks beautiful perched there on a knobby branch with its feathers ruffled by the wind.
I admire the vast expanse of space you have left in front of it.
Gives the sense of infinite possibilities . . .
Thanks for sharing this masterpiece of a picture.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-12-17 6:51]

Merhaba Omer,
such a wonderful shoyt with lovely composition. Superbs clarity and sharpness. The beauty is very well rendered and presented by you.
Such a brilliant shot, making me love nature more and more.


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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-12-17 11:05]

Merhaba Sevgili Ömer,
Bayram tatili dolayısıyla TN den epey uzak kaldım. Bu kareniz gerçekten kıskanılacak güzellikte. Bakış açısı, renkler, detaylardaki incelik ve artalan hepsi mükemmel görünüyor. Doğruyu söylemek gerekirse böyle bir kareyi çekebilmeyi çok isterdim. Fakat seyretmesi de büyük keyif. Ellerinize sağlık. Yeni karelerinizde görüşmek dileği ile...


Selamlar Ömer bey, çok hoş bir kompozisyon, detaylar ve renkler. Elinize sağlık.

Selam Ömer Bey, alışılmış bir Ömer bey karesi. her bakımdan muhteşem. Renkleri, detayları, pozlandırması ve kompozisyonu ile müthiş.
Elinize sağlık.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-12-17 14:31]

Incredible shot!!!
The colour of its plumage is just stunning!
Excellent detail and clarity.
Very good composition.
Great contrast.

Very well done,

Selam Omer bey, cok guzel bir kus... hic gormedim daha once. detaylar, rnkler ve kompozsiyon cok guzel... Tesekkurler.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2008-12-18 4:47]

hello Omer,
Must be the most popular bird on TN. I understand why, looking at its superb plumage. Very fine bird-picture, well composed and with fine sharpness. The neutral background is an ideal contrast to the striking colors of Kingfisher.
Thanks a lot and best regards

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2008-12-18 6:23]

Merhaba Ömer bey, sizden yine süper bir fotoğraf daha; renkler, netlik ve kompozisyon hepsi de mükemmel. Tebrikler, selamlar..

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-12-19 6:31]

Merhaba Omer Bey,
Herseyiyle harika olmus! tebrikler

Hi Omer,
brilliant presentation of the kingfisher overlooking its territory.
A perfect pose, a skillful composition that has much free space allowing to breathe.
Very nice subtle colours.
Thank you! With best regards,

Hi Omer,
Very nice.
The colors, details, DOF, exposure and POV R Excellent :)
Well done!
Happy Holidays to you,

Hello Omer,
Fantastic shot. Excellent focus, composition exposure and colors, perching and posture, point ofd view and depth of field, excellent bokeh and background and so forth...
Well done

Hi omer ,
What a nice capture.
Excellent details with amazing colours.
Nice pose too.

Very well done

Kind regards

Superb photo.What color are the image.I think he is ready to catch fish.The picture is made on a river or a pool?

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  • RP1 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 154 W: 1 N: 6] (251)
  • [2008-12-22 14:17]

Hi Omer,
Superb capture with nice colours. This bird is very beautiful. The composition and POV is excellent. Perfect picture.

hello Omer

I am always impressed with the quality of 500mm prime and this capture shows how sharp and good color you have done for this bird. Really very effective bird shot with such red on the feet, the orange body and blue feathers.

Contrast to the BG blur, good bokeh. I like the little short stump for added grey color.

I can see why you are successful with this capture in many ways.

tfs, bill

Hola Omer,
Una foto hermosa por el sujeto y la composición, excelente definición, luz y color. Que tengáis unas felices fiestas. Un cordial saludo
José Ramón

Hello Omer,

Great capture.
Beautiful colours with fantastic details.
Lighting and composition are excellent.


Hello Omer
This is such a colourful Kingfisher. I like the way you captured him on the right side with his large beak pointing into the center of the image. Well composed and excellent DOF.
TFS Janice

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  • hester Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1515 W: 18 N: 3165] (11638)
  • [2008-12-24 13:12]

Hi Omer

This is very beautiful with perfect DOF and fine natural colours. I like this composition as well



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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2008-12-25 14:50]

Hi Omer,very wonderful portrait,this pic no need comment about the quality,it's great!!My best whishes to a happy 2009!!Luciano.

hello Omer
Your galerie of bird shots are very impressive, each picture is a masterpiece. I have choosen this one while kingfisher are so special birds. The colors, the sharpness, the pose of the bird are greatas well as the BG
the note is very interesting
very well done

hello omer,
excellent capture of this beautiful bird, the imge is very sharp with excellent details of the plumage, well composed shot,
well done,
tfs & regards

Dear Omer,
Very well captured photograph of kingfisher. Excellent POV, colors, plumage details & sharpness. TFS.

hello Omer

superb shot of the Kingfisher with fine POV and framing,
excellent sharpness and details of the wonderful plumage
and excellent density and contrast of it colours, TFS


Hello Omer,
Fantastic capture.Details on plumage,colors and sharpness are perfect.Very well done! TFS:)

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  • mlines Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 556 W: 26 N: 668] (3116)
  • [2008-12-27 11:52]

Hi Omer, A very clear and sharp shot of this beautiful kingfisher. The colours and DOF are superb. TFS. Murray.

great-sharp jewel, TFS Ori

Hello Omer,
Your gallery is very beautiful. This Kingfisher has so nice colours and details. A qreat capture. I wish him a good capture: a nice fish... and I wish you a Happy New Year with many beautiful captures like this one!

hello Omer

beautiful picture
great colours
and big sharp
i like the bird very mutch

greeting lou

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  • crs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 469 W: 0 N: 922] (3551)
  • [2008-12-29 8:01]

Hello Omer,

This is an amaising photo of this beautiful bird. You have captured such an excelent light making the colors strong and the plumage shyning. The sharpness of the image is excelent making visible vene the most delicate details of the feathers beak and eye.

Thank you for sharing,

Hello Omer,

Beautiful presentation of this king fisher. Excellent focus on the eye. Great sharpness. We can see the water dropplets on its beak and its breast. Wonderful colours and a perfect plain background.
Best wishes for the New Year.

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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2009-01-01 5:22]

This is one of my favourite birds and I love the photo, it's really marvellous with such stunning colors and composition.
Congratulations and thank you very much for sharing.
Best regards

Merhaba Ömer bey,
Harika bir tür ve harekete her an hazır galiba,
Emeğinize sağlık.
Enfes bir çalışma olmuş. Tebrikler.

Hi Omer,
HAPPY NEW YEAR. A very good capture of this beautiful Kingfisher. Superb sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Hi Omer
Magnifique gros plan, une réussite, tant de netteté.Cet oiseau est de toute beauté avec ces belles couleurs.
Bravo et au revoir...JP

Hi Omer,

When you have a bird captured so beautifully, a fish is no longer necessary. Flawless sharpness and details with very fine pov.

Well done and best regards,

Çok güzel. Ben de bunu bir türlü istediğim kalitede yakalayamadım. Ama yılmak yok. Mücadeleye devam ;-)) Selamlar, sevgiler.

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2009-01-16 19:42]

Hi Omer,
Outstanding shot of this great looking Kingfisher with awesome colours and clarity of details. Immaculate sharpness and beautiful lighting. Excellent POV, DOF and composition.

Merhaba Ömer Bey,
Renkleri ve detaylarıyla mükemmel kusursuz bir fotoğraf. Ellerinize sağlık.

hi omer!
A exellent pic on this beauty!
sharp with perfect exposure and
a good composition!
well done!

just amazing!!!!
excellent sharpness & gorgeous colours!!!

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-02-24 18:41]

Hello Omer,
I could only dream of capturing an image someday such as this beauty!!
The colors and detail are outstanding!! Text book shot!!!


Hi Ömer,
Magnificent bird portrait, excellent colors, focus, sharpness and composition. Great choice of background, too, it doesn't lead the viewer's glance from the main theme (the bird). Simply a masterwork. Bravo.
Best regards from Hungary, László

bonsoir omer
j'ai choisit cette photo de martin pecheur car c'est une tres belle image et que c'est un oiseau que j'adore pour ses couleurs.
j'ai aussi reussi quelques photos de ce bel oiseau,
ici ou .
en tous cas bravo.

hi Omer,

This is an awesome picture of a very beautiful bird. Great colors and sharpness.

Well taken. TFS,


Happy New Year Omer!
in order to I wish you, accidentally in your splendid collection!
keep photographing! TFS

I guess this is the first real 3D-photo I`ve ever seen on this website.It looks so real that I feel I could touch the bird and I guess you can only achieve this with...well,"CANON 1Ds Mark III, Canon EF500/4L IS + 1.4x II"
Thank you professor,

Great capture.The very best with this species.

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