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Hind Pattern of Halcyon smyrnensis

Hind Pattern of Halcyon smyrnensis
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Copyright: Foozi Saad (foozi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-12-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D90, Sigma DG 150-500mm 1:5-6.3 APO HSM
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-01-31 2:16
Viewed: 2545
Points: 50
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Taken from the car window, hand held.
The White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) also known as the White-breasted Kingfisher or Smyrna Kingfisher, is a tree kingfisher,
The adult has a bright blue back, wings and tail. Its head, shoulders, flanks and lower belly are chestnut, and the throat and breast are white. The large bill and legs are bright red. The flight of the White-throated Kingfisher is rapid and direct, the short rounded wings whirring. In flight, large white patches are visible on the blue and black wings. Sexes are similar, but juveniles are a duller version of the adult.

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So nice and colourful. Thanks for showing..!

Hi Foozi
Funny guy! Great capture!Beautiful natural colors and great sharp details. Well done!!
Best regards

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-01-31 3:16]

Hello Foozi,
A very fine capture of the White-throated Kingfisher. Bothe the POV and composition suit the pose, taken with excellent sharpness and natural colours against the clean natural BG.
Here we can really see the massiveness of its bill.
Thanks and best regards,

Ciao Foozi, great capture of lovely bird in nice standing pose on a beautiful blurry BG, fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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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 3:32]

Hi Foozi.
It is wonderful that you managed to take so nice shot through the car window. All is fine: composition of the shot, pose of the bird, perfect reproduction of colouration and other details of the species. Excellent job. TFS and warm greetings.

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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 3:55]

Hello Foozi,
Great photo in splendid saturated colours and an attractive composition. Nice pose with eye contact. Very sharp.

Ciao Foozi. Very good details and exciting colours against the brilliant BG.


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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-01-31 5:33]

Great capture of this beauty, Foozi!
Excellent sharpness and splendid colours; perfect POV and beautiful light; nice contrast with a blurred background. Very well done!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-01-31 6:59]

Hi Foozi,a lucky meeting and a magnificent position,it turn the head only for you for the best pic..ehehe..great sharpness and a magnificent festival of colors,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Very interesting to see the back pattern of the kingfisher, but also in a good pose and with eye contact. Excellent detail and nice background.
regards yiannis

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2012-01-31 7:40]

Salaam Ya Foozi,
What makes me anxious about a beautiful shot is the detail that I have not studied and here below I find this.
Model NIKON D90
Software Ver.1.00
Exposure Time 10/2000 sec
F-Stop f/10.0
ISO Speed Ratings 640
Focal Length 500 mm
And this open the door to my knowledge that how can I make a excellent shot like this so it is very charming and nice shot, TFS.

Salam Foozi,
You have managed many beautiful birds with this strong glass. The dorsal pov and the head turn exposing vivid details of the plumage. Buttery smooth bg for good contrast and subject isolation is visually pleasing.
Kind regards,

Hi Foozi,
amazing photo of this bird. Amazing colours. Very good composition. Beautiful shot.
Thanks for sharing,

Great photo Foozi! Beautiful subject, excellent composition and very good sharpness. The colours are fantastic!

hello Foozi
this is Beautiful ,i like this shot
great sharpness good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Foozi,
This is an outstanding shot, very clear and sharp, and the smooth background really makes the subject stand out nicely. I also like the vivid colours and fine details. Well done!

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2012-01-31 19:51]

Hello Foozi,
Look at the beak on that guy! Absolutely stunning image Foozi.

Hi Foozi,
The oversize bill is well seen here. Very nice composition and the light green background is perfect. TFS,

great composition with this colorful bird, very fine sharpness, it is excellent photo!
regards Foozi

Wow, great shot! Beautiful detail and colors

Sawasdee Ka Foozi,
A very nice captured of this Kingfisher with perfect pose, wonderful colours, good sharpness and very nice background,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice afternoon,
Best Regards,

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-02-01 10:24]

Hi Foozi!
Fantastic capture from your car window!
A sharp image, with fine details of the bird. Great contrast against the BG.
Well done: congratulation.
Ciao! Vanda

Hi Foozi, Great effort with this White-throated Kingfisher, good POV and what a wonderful pose giving us the best view angle, nice high-lighted eye, superb lighting and lovely natural colours, beautiful presentation here Foozi and very well done,
Best Regards,


Hi Foozi,

The eye contact from the bird is very good. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the White-throated Kingfisher. The combination of the morning light and the light of the flash are giving nice tints to the colors. Have a nice day.


Hello foozi

Excellent shot of this exotic Kingfisher,
fine POV and framing, excellent focus
sharpness and details,beautiful background, TFS


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