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Copyright: Jose Diogo (josediogo1958) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 494 W: 27 N: 1837] (11747)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-01-29
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/45, 1/10 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-30 0:43
Viewed: 1760
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
(Alcedo atthis)

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." (Wiki)

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-01-30 3:58]

Hello Jose,
I am quite jealous to see this kingfisher. I have been hunting this one for quite sometimes but never get it so pretty as this one. Excellent colors, lively shines and pleasant pose by the bird.
congratulations for such an attractive composition and presentation.


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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2012-01-30 5:14]

Otima fotografia desse agil pescador.
Preciso angulo de captura e apurada nitidez.
Enquadramento muito bem realizado.
Até mais.

Brilliant picture of the Kingfisher, Jose.
The light in this capture is just perfect. The darker plain BG adds a fine touch to the image.
Thanks and regards.

very nice composition and colour. dark BG enhance the colour of the subject.

Olá Diogo!
Ahhhh !!!! Esta foto está muito melhor que a sua precedente! a nitidez é perfeita, as cores são absolutamente lindas.Adoro o jeito como o pássaro olha para você; um olharzinho desconfiado....;) O Bg está muito elegante.Um belo trabalho! Pode ficar orgulhoso!Obrigada por compartilhar aqui no TN.
Um abraço!

PS: obrigada por seu gentil comentário em minha última foto!Adorei!

Hello J.Diogo.
You have amazing collection of bird shots in your gallery. I like this kingfisher perch and how well you have captured the details in fine lighting. Excellent lenswork and thanks for sharing.
Kind regards,

hello Jose
again this Kingfisher who is so beautiful with the nice light on his bag
Great sharpness nice composition and beautiful colours
Thanks greeting lou

Nice shot, good pose and color. I wonder the choice of f45 and 1/10 of a second tho, or is that a mistake?

well done

Ciao Jose Diogo, great capture of lovely kingfisher with fantastic colors, nice pose on a beautiful blurry BG, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Jose,
amazing colours. Very good composition. Great sharpness and details.
Have a nice week,

Ciao Jose. Brilliant metallic colours MF! And excellent details against the blurred BG.


Hello Jose,
Great photo of this Kingfisher, excellent sharp and colorful details, TFS!
Regards, Joska

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-01-30 11:25]

Hello Jose.
This is an other excelent photo with the Kingfisher. The image has a high quality due to the extreme sharpness and excelent color rendering.Best regards Siggi

Hello Jose

If i compare the photos, i prefer the pose
and the POV on it of the previous photo,
excellent shot of this Kingfisher with the
lateral POV and excellent framing,
great focus sharpness and details, TFS


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-01-31 1:07]

Hello Jose,
Another great photo of this kingfisher in excellent sharpness, details and beautiful colours. Fantastic DOF and a pleasing composition. Nice contrasting dark background.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-01-31 3:47]

Hi Jose.
It is simply amazing bird picture. Captured scene and quality of the shot are first rate. Piece of tree branch and charming bird on it create a lovely composition and superb details and vivid colours reinforce the impression. Excellent job. Best regards and TFS.
P.S. Thanks also for kind comments to my last pot.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-01-31 6:14]

Olà Jose!
Spectacular portrait of Kingfisher, with marvellous, vivid colours and great blurred BG!
Great eye contact and excellent lighting. Very well composed.
Ciao! Vanda

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2012-01-31 19:42]

Hello Jose,
You have captured this beautifully in wonderful light. Superb work Jose, thank you for sharing.

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