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kingfisher
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Copyright: Marcin Pakulski (marcin) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 0 N: 268] (2057)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, Sigma 100-300 f/4 EX HSM
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-23 12:39
Viewed: 2692
Points: 16
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Description

* Size: Slightly larger than a sparrow (ca. 18-19cm., with wings averaging 7.5 cm),

* Appearance: Adult is bright metallic blue in the upper parts, cobalt on the back, and showing greenish reflections on the head and wings. The ear coverts and under parts are warm chestnut, the chin and sides of neck white.
The bill of the female is blackish and reddish orange at the base; the bill of the male is all black; the legs are bright red with a dark blue stripe. In the young the bill is black.

* Flight: The flight of the Kingfisher is rapid, the short rounded wings whirring until they appear a mere blur. It usually flies near the water, but during courtship the male chases the female through and over the trees with loud shrill whistles.
The Kingfisher sometimes hovers over the water, with body held almost vertical, the tail and head bent slightly forward and the bill inclined downward.

* Courtship: From February onwards the male has a trilling song, a modulated repetition of many whistles. He also signals with a whistle to the female when he is feeding her, this being his share of the nesting duties. This whistle is produced even when his bill is loaded with food, yet is clear and distinct. The female will reply and emerge from the nesting hole, and may fly to meet him, take the fish from him in the air, and return to the nest.

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very nice shot this one MArcin

congrats

cheers
J

Witaj Marcinie!

Zimorodek wzorowo zdjęty - czyściutka kompozycja bardzo ładnie rozmyte tło - znakomity strzał

Pozdrawiam
Jacek

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  • batu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1079 W: 293 N: 4497] (16383)
  • [2010-06-23 13:22]

Hello Marcin,
an excellent kingfisher picture! Very good sharpness and well selected point of view!
In my opinion, brightness could be a bit higher.
Best wishes, Peter

HI Marcin,
this moment is fantastic, the bird is sitting there in a noble pose and you captured this shy bird so close and sharp, very well done, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2010-06-24 0:46]

Witaj Marcinie,
Dosc rzadko widuje i czesto w niespodziewanych miejscach tegopieknego ptaka. Tobie udalo sie pieknie uchwycic jego kolorystyke. Bardzo udana fotka.
Pozdrawiam, Pawel

Bonjour Marcin magnifique martin pecheur profondeur de champs exellente
a bientôt
Jeff

Hello Marcin,
Beautiful photo of this kingfisher. Very nice natural colours, excellent sharpness and a very good composition.
Regards,
Mircea

Hy Marcin
I saw only once this amazing bird, but I hope that I will have again the opportunity to see it again, and , of course, to photograph it.
Very good portret, with natural colors and sharp details.
Well done
Oana

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