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White-throated Kingfisher

White-throated Kingfisher
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Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 10 N: 494] (4536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-01-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alpha SLT A65V, Sigma 170-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO Ultra DG
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-03-24 4:13
Viewed: 1427
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) also known as the White-breasted Kingfisher or Smyrna Kingfisher, is a tree kingfisher,[2] widely distributed in Eurasia from Bulgaria,[3] Turkey, West Asia east through the Indian Subcontinent to the Philippines.
It perches conspicuously on wires or other exposed perches within its territory, and is a frequent sight in south Asia. This species mainly hunts large crustaceans,[10] insects, earthworms,[11] rodents, snakes, fish and frogs.

In the bird sanctuary of Bharatpur they occure quiet often and can be well aproached.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-03-24 4:53]

Hello Pierre,
Very nice photo of this White-throated Kingfisher in excellent sharpness, beautiful colours with a remarkable blurred background and an attractive diagonal composition.

Hi Pierre!
Great shot of white-throated Kingfisher in very good sharpness and details. Fine natural colors, lovely catch-light in the visible eye and a beautiful blurred BG. Thanks for sharing this lovely shot,
Best Regards,

Hi Pierre, Beautiful pose with splendid light and colours. The diagonal angle adds to its elegancy. Best regards

Beautiful minimalist composition with this so well portrayed smyrnensis halcyon. Congratulations.

Hernán Bortondello

Hello Pierre,

Hope you are doing fine. Wonderfully focused shot of this colourful kingfisher of our region. His perch is also a typical one and the stare so peculiar to kingfishers, TFS, take care,

warm regards/Abid

Bonjour Pierre,
Une très belle publication avec un excellent rendu des couleurs dans une lumière bien maîtrisée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Mr.Pierre,
Beautiful picture of this Kingfisher.Nice colour and details.Like its pose.Well framed.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

A beauty of a Kingfisher Pierre
super good composition with beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-03-24 15:55]

Salut Pierre,une perspective tres originale pareil a la couleurs de l'arrier plan,capture simplement super de ce kingfisher,couleurs tres brillantes et details au top.Belle journee' et merci,Luciano

Hello Pierre
Lovely shot of this KF.
Superb sharpness and colour.
Well composed also.
Best wishes.

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