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Stork-Billed Kingfisher

Stork-Billed Kingfisher
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-09-03
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/50 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-11-13 3:28
Viewed: 1502
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Stork0billed Kingfisher:-I have recently captured this Kingfished from my window,when it was resting on a Mango tree,just next to Pond.It was afternoon.

The Stork-billed Kingfisher,is a tree Kingfisher which is widely but sparsely distributed in the tropical Indian Subcontinent and Southeast Asia,from India and Sri Lnka to Indonesia,This Kingfisher is essentially resident throughout its range.

Scientific Classification:
Species:P.capensis(Linnaeus 1766)

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照的清晰 很漂亮的鳥
顏色鮮豔華麗 光線亮麗
眼神亮麗 表情逗趣
構圖美麗 背景深遂

Hi Srikumar
What a bill!!
Great compo and nice colors

Bom dia Srikumar,
Excellent shot, great clarity, colors and tonalities.
Fine presentation.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-11-13 5:08]

Hello Srikumar,
You couldn't miss a bird with such a striking big red bill:-). The bird itself is shown in a very proud attitude. Another nice guest from your surroundings.
I wish I could take pictures of such creatures from my window.
Well chosen decentred composition and fine natural environment.
Thanks a lot

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-11-13 5:23]

Hello Srikumr
such a lovely bird in splendid colors. The clarity and lighting is really wonderful.
Very lively composition. I really like the head with such a big beak and shiny dark eeye.
Well done.


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-11-13 5:56]

Lovely species of kingfisher giving striking pose..well captured. tfs.

Ciao Srikumar, great capture of lovely kingfisher, fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Srikumar,
Great details and lovely natural colours saturation of this Stork-billed Kingfisher.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-11-13 7:57]

Hello Srikumar,
Indeed a bill like a stork, good to see on this photo. Nice pose with eye contact in beautiful colours and good sharpness. Well balanced composition.

hallo Sri
great shot with beautiful colours
nice composition to
thanks greeting lou

Hi Srikumar,
nice point of view. Amazing colours. Perfect composition.
Thanks for sharing,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-11-13 12:54]

Hi Srikumar,it seem very proud to have a photographer like you ready to take it,what a beautiful pose,really perfect and a bit funny..ehehe..the result is great,a magnificent composition,fine details and bright colors,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • aruntp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 590 W: 1 N: 357] (5379)
  • [2013-11-13 22:08]

beautiful bird. good closeup and nicely presented. tfs.

Hi Sri,
First I should say you are so lucky to live in such a beautiful place where you can capture all these species from your window. Wonderful to see this nice different species of kingfisher from those in Guangzhou. Excellent sharp details, gorgeous composition, marvellous lighting and splendid natural colors. Very well done, my friend. Thanks and have a nice weekend!
I don't know why there's no point rating signs below, so I have to give you two points with a smiley this way.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-11-13 23:41]

Hello Srikumar,
nice photo bird,regards..

Beautiful bird and beautiful photo Srikumar! Nice pose, good composition and fantastic colours.

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2013-11-16 7:33]

Hola Srikumar, que belleza de especie y una gran foto, me gusta mucho la composición y el entorno de la escena...saludos.

Hello Srikumar

Excellent close-up photo of this exotic kingfisher, fine POV obtaining
its eye-contact, very beautiful light, excellent focus, sharpness, details, TFS


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