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Belted Kingfisher

Belted Kingfisher
Photo Information
Copyright: Chris Buxton (windancer) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 22 W: 0 N: 89] (607)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Canon 70-200/2.8
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Kingfishers [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-08-18 7:40
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The only kingfisher in most of North America this male Belted Kingfisher is distinguished from the female by the rusty belly and flanks. This fellow was part of a flock of 6 all fishing a small stretch of water along the river.

I took this from a blind about 5m away from this branch. Used 70-200mm f2.8 with 2xTC and telephoto. It has been cropped slightly, and USM. Maybe should have used a flash but I only have the on camera flash and its not very strong.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-08-18 7:44]

Hi Chris, you've managed to just get the bird in between the twigs. He's nice and sharp - his feathers sjow so well. Good colours and details. Well done. An unusual kingfisher - good job!

Hello Cris, beautifull picture of this kingfisher, good details, maybe the little vertical branch in the front/left is a little bit disturbing.

Well done!

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  • ridfa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 0 N: 376] (4111)
  • [2005-08-18 9:36]

Merci Chris de nous faire découvrir une espèce de Martin-Pêcheur que pour ma part je ne connaissais pas. Ta photo est tout dans le détail et cela est vraiment intéressant pour qui découvre pour la première fois, comme moi, cet oiseau.

Thank you.


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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-08-18 10:17]

Hi Chris,

A beautiful capture and well done on the composition and details.
A natural nature shot. Perfect. If you would have used the flash, the image would have been harsh.
Your lighting is just right showing the "True" colors of this very difficult bird to capture.

My compliments.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-08-18 10:50]

Very Sharp shot.Details come out very well.Good POV&Composition.
Very well captured.

Fantastic sharpness. Great colours and superb pose.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-08-18 21:23]

Bonne composition, la pose du Martin pêcheur sur cette branche est parfaite.

Félicitations pour cette belle prise nature.

  • Great 
  • law Gold Star Critiquer [C: 60 W: 2 N: 7] (87)
  • [2005-08-20 2:50]

Nice shot! I like to composition and POV. The lighting and the colors are great. Good job!

Hi Chris
Wow... what a wonderful capture. Great looking bird. Excellent exposure, depth of colour and POV. Very nice work. Thanks.

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