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I saw something...
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Copyright: Elroyie David (elroyie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 299 W: 87 N: 1482] (6439)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-03-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF100-400 IS L, Kenko Pro 300 1.4x Teleconvert
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Kingfishers [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-03-23 13:15
Viewed: 5085
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is again White Throated Kingfisher, it was taken in gold fish ponds, I was waiting for the kingfishers and they came.
This one just stood very close to me, the light as you see is a late afternoon light with warm tones, it was a perfect light for shooting and I took the opportunity with thinking twice :)
A full description on this White Throated Kingfisher you can find in my former post White-throated Kingfisher.

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  • pompey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 4 N: 746] (2774)
  • [2005-03-23 13:33]

Great kingfisher shot Elroyie, nice colours and light, good detail and background.
Thanks for sharing.

Fantastic photo.

Excellent! I have never seen this bird before TN, and never this splendidly! Great composition, colors and detail. I especially like the lighting in this shot. His beak is almost as large as he is! Thank you so much for bringing him to us.

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  • pgmoni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 343 W: 100 N: 637] (2769)
  • [2005-03-23 14:05]

Great picture. The bird is almost too good to be true.
fantastic work!

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-03-23 14:28]

Magnifique prise et quelle belle position.
Amicalement Toni

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-03-23 14:31]

Another beautiful "Fisher" :)
Excelent capture the colors are beautiful you have him/her exposed beautifully. Well done, Elroyie.


What a beauty. The colours are just incredible. This is a fantastic shot, great detail and the bg is stunning. Well done

Good shot! You know I love Kingfishers (in fact I have a theme for them, feel free to add any shots you feel apply), and this is an excellent shot. I love the warm tones here - it complements your other shot well! About the only thing I can see is that the pole feels very slightly tilted to me - try a fractional rotation 0.15CW maybe, see what you think. Anyway, an excellent capture :-D

A fine capture Elroyie, what a great looking bird, love that vibrant wing colour, well taken and TFS.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-03-23 15:50]

Superb capture! I love the pose and the colours. Great composition too. It's a very nice shot Elroyie, well done.

Elroyie, Great capture man! The warm tones bring out the best in the colors of this bird. Excellent detail & sharpness. Very well done!

Great shot on this Kingfisher. The color is excellent in that soft light. Very Good Work!

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  • Okan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 104 W: 57 N: 68] (518)
  • [2005-03-24 1:55]
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The scientific name (halcyon smyrnensis)of this bird is coming from the city I live (İzmir/Smyrna-Turkey). İzmir is the most north-west point for this species.Tough I had saw this bird only one time :)
A wonderful capture, good light, colors and DOF.TFS...

Great shot, colours, POV and pose.
Well done.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-03-24 6:51]

Excellent colors and details on this one Elroyie. Exposure is great too. POV & DOF are very good. TFS!

I love those kingfishers Elroyie,
fantastic capture here, and indeed I think he saw something, very good composition and good details in the shot, fantastic job.
gr. Jaap

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  • Esox Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 20 N: 344] (972)
  • [2005-03-24 13:32]

Stunning bird you show here!
Good colours, great sharpness, and efficient DOF.
A superb one for sure!

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-03-24 14:50]

Hi Elroyie,
Wonderful capture. Great colors, BG. and focus.

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  • VeTTe Gold Star Critiquer [C: 162 W: 0 N: 0] (684)
  • [2005-03-24 16:35]

composition; colors; sharpen are wonderful..


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2005-03-24 17:52]

Beautiful shot. Great colors. You have really nice birds in your country. You did it very well. I love the background. Thanks.


Wonderful,colourful kingfisher photo!
Good sharpness and details!
Well done!

The afternoon light has certainly provided you with warm tones. The composition is good and its sharp enough. Not a bad job.

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