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Kingfisher / Alcedo atthis

Kingfisher / Alcedo atthis
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Copyright: Bedri Kalemci (bedri) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 237] (1284)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300s, Sigma APO 500mm f/4.5 EX DG HSM
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Pentaxfriend's favorites 2, Bayram's Favourites-III, Metallic wonders of nature 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-05-13 7:38
Viewed: 3348
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 44
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Alcedo atthis / Kingfisher / Yalıçapkını ( Tr. )

Kingfishers are a group of small to medium sized brightly coloured birds in the order Coraciiformes. They have a cosmopolitan distribution, with most species being found in the Old World and Australia. The group is treated either as a single family, Alcedinidae, or as a suborder Alcedines containing three families, Alcedinidae (river kingfishers), Halcyonidae (tree kingfishers), and Cerylidae (water kingfishers). There are roughly 90 species of kingfisher. All have large heads, long, sharp, pointed bills, short legs, and stubby tails. Most species have bright plumage with little differences between the sexes. Most species are tropical in distribution, and a slight majority are found only in forests. They consume a wide range of prey as well as fish, usually caught by swooping down from a perch. Like other members of their order they nest in cavities, usually tunnels dug into the natural or artificial banks in the ground. A few species, principally insular forms, are threatened with extinction.

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hello Bedri
super sharpness picture
Great details and beautiful colours
greeting lou

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-05-13 7:57]

Hi Bedri. This is a first class close up of the Kingfisher.You have taken this with sharp focusing and fine detail. Your use of the light has given such bright colours showing the bird of to its best. Well taken TFS.

It can't be done better, Bedri, merhaba, your shot is excellent.
The warm and brilliant colours, the fantastic sharpness, I love this shot - special this bird, never had the chance to see one close.
Thanks, selamlar
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Bedri,

Its surreal image of the bird, I can almost feel it and touch it kind of image, awesome!! well done,on the thumbnail I thought it was too tight a picture....but when you want to show details this is the best anyone can do.


sooooo sharp and colorful!

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-05-13 9:09]

Hello Bedri
Superb capture, a top quality one!
Thanks for sharing

Hi Bedri

A splendid shot of the kingfisher, good focus and details, good colours and a nice POV. Pose is good on a nice diagonal branch. Good oof background.

TFS regards Bill

Technically flawless. A fantastic capture that shows both beautiful color and detail in this amazing looking kingfischer. Well done Bedri. :)

Hello Bedri,
Wonderful image with this Kingfisher taken with vivid colors, good sharp details, excellent composition and POV.

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-05-13 11:58]

Bedri merhaba,
Bu ne güzelliktir böyle? renkler,netlik,kompozisyon hepsi bir bütün olarak harika.Eline emeğine sağlık.

Wonderful image of this King Fisher.Color,details and clarity are very good.

Hallo Bedri
I gladly add a smiley to this super sharp image. Everything I see in this image is praiseworthy and deserves a round of applause. In my personal opinion it is flawless and just perfect. The bright colours of the plumage come across so beautifully and true to nature. But what I like the most of this stunning image, is the clarity of the water droplets on the feathers on the Kingfisher's stomach. I have seen many Kingfishers and they remain one of my favourite birds, and the one you share with us is no exception. Thanks for sharing this showpiece filled with splendour and charm. Best regards.

Hello Bedri,
Exceptional capture with superb colours and outstanding details.
Amazing composition with great blurred background and excellent POV.

Selamlar bedri bey,
harika bir kare
adeta vesikalık olmuş
süper bir çalışma.
En güzel dileklerimle,

Bedri dostum. Detaylardan doğal renklere, diyagonal kompozisyona, etkileyici detaylara, tüyleri üzerindeki su damlacıklarına, güzelin pozuna, gözündeki parıltıya, nreden baksam kusursuz, sıradışı güzellikte bir çalışma olmuş dostum.
Favori kotam dolu olmasaydı yıldızlardım ama maalesef ancak favori temama alıyorum.
Emeğine sağlık dostum.
Selam ve sevgilerimle..


Merhaba Bedri bey,
Fantastic shot, with a perfect sharpness and composition. The colours are really magic, with this so attractive blue and the red legs. Tebrik ederim. Selamlar,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6522 W: 89 N: 15623] (65353)
  • [2010-05-13 16:00]

Hi Bedri,just my best and greats compliments,this fantastic pic no need comment but only a long standing ovation.Thanks for share,have a nice day,LUCIANO

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 821 W: 0 N: 2415] (10650)
  • [2010-05-14 0:22]

Bedri bey selamlar,
Ezik fon ve çok şık bir Yalıçapkını ...
Kadraj ve canlı renk ile keskin detayları ile mükemmel güzellikte.
Emeklerinize sağlık,

Hi Bedri what a BEAUTY
Lovely pose and colors
Perfect sharpnes showing amazing details
Excellent BG

TFS Thijs

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2010-05-16 9:50]

Wow, Bedri, a beautiful shot!
Very sharp details, and the colors are so vivid!
Love the drops of water on the feathers.
Great pose and gorgeous BG.
TFS. : )

enfes bir kare. zevkle izledim. elinize sağlık Bedri Bey. selamlar.

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2011-06-07 11:52]

Hi Bedri,

Another excellent shot of a kingfisher. The orange is probably a bit overdone, but the waterdrops on the chest are magic. I also like the green background.


Superbe! Encore mouillé de sa dernière pêche, vraiment magnifique!

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