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Pied Kingfisher

Pied Kingfisher
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Copyright: Paul Lees (PaulLees) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 548 W: 0 N: 1647] (9004)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-12-31
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D800e, Nikkor 200-400mm f4 VR II
Exposure: f/8, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-04-09 8:46
Viewed: 2100
Points: 21
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello everyone, this Kingfisher was taken at a Dam just north of Pretoria, late afternoon Dec 2013, hope you like this one,

Best Regards,

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Pied KingfisherJakkals 2 04-09 15:50
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Bonsoir Paul,
Très belle attitude du sujet sous un bon angle de prise de vue et sous une excellente profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-04-09 9:29]

Hi Paul,absolutely perfect,great details and a very professional exposure for a magnificent white of plumage,i like the imposing perspective too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-04-09 10:21]

Hello Paul,
Nice to see a new posting from you after a month.
Great photo of this Pied Kingfisher in very good sharpness and details. Good DOF. Beautiful natural colours with a nice blue sky in the background.

Hello Paul!
Beautiful shot of this pied Kingfisher in very good sharpness and details. Great exposure to capture black and white almost perfectly. Beautiful BG in form of clear. blue sky.Thanks for sharing this lovely composition.
Best Regards,

Hello Paul,
Beautiful picture of this KF.Nice colour and details with splendid light.Nice managed BG.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

Hi Paul,
What a beautiful exposure of the Pied Kingfisher? Excellent capture with the slight breeze just lifting the plumage on the back. Nice sharp detail and a perfect blue BG which reminds me a lot of my Rugby team, the Blue Bulls!!. Always as professional as it can get as a photographer! Well done my friend.
Best regards,

Ciao Paul, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose on fantastic blue sky, fine details, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-04-10 4:30]

Hello Pauly,
Striking Kingfisher of which existence I discovered on this site..very well shown with good sharpness in front of a very blue sky.
Take care

Hello Pauly

Excellent close-up photo of the Pied Kingfisher,
with fine lateral POV, excellent light, great focus,
sharpness, details, and contrast, that very little
catch-light it enhance the photo by big way
rendering it more beautiful, TFS


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2014-07-09 16:46]

Hi Paul
nice to see you again. Such a beautiful kingfisher...how I like the patterns. So unique. Never seen in real yet.
You shot is so pleasant with details and lovely blue sky.


sharpness is great, but the lower angle doesn't do good, composition ? there is none ...

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