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Kingfisher In Rain

Kingfisher In Rain
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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: 2015-06-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron AF70-300mmF/4-5.6Di-LD-MACRO 1:2
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Bird photos -4-, Birds Of Rajibpur [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2015-06-13 7:44
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Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have captured this "Stork- billed Kingfisher" in our yard when it was sitting just above the pond. It was raining heavily and almost dark.

The Stork-Billed Kingfisher(palargopsis Capensis) is a tree kingfisher which is widely but sparsely distributed in tropical South Asia from India and Sri Lanka to Indonesia.

Stork-Billed Kingfisher is a species of a variety of well- wooded habitats near lake, rivers or coasts.
The average life span f this Kingfisher is two years.

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Ciao Srikumar, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, I like beautiful drops, fine details, splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

hallo Sri
very nice to see this picture
good details and lovely naturel colours
thanks gr lou

Hi srikumar,
like your pic. You show us a very interesting kingfisher and the rain makes your pic even more interesting. 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)
  • [2015-06-13 11:00]

Hi Srikumar,simply fantastic.The rain effect in the composition is a winner..and the quality too is impressive despite the difficult light,very bright colors too.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Hello again, Srikumar
I absolutely love this shot, which is a strong message to the "fair weather" photographer. The dim light and the heavy rain add to the atmosphere of the scene, and the composition is just about perfect. I would have liked to see the Exif data for the shot to see the aperture, shutter speed and ISO values used, but very well done with this striking image.
Best wishes, Nigel.

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2015-06-13 13:24]

sublime shot despite poor light conditions .. can hear rain drops, .. well done Srikumar

nuri :)

hello Srikumar
thanks for your critique on my shot
you have a lot of excellent photos in your gallery, this one is superb, i love the water droplets on his beautiful colored plumage
great point of view
Have a great WE

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-06-13 19:12]

Hello Srikumar,
Great shot of this pretty Stork-billed Kingfisher. You did wonders with the exposure, especially considering it was raining hard and the light was fading. Beautiful natural colors and showing excellent detail. Love the way the water droplets are rolling off it's plumage. Well done!!

Very well done

The small vignette in the Gallery does not give this photo its due. Nice composition and lighting. Muted colours due to the weather and perfect shutter speed to show the streaks of rain.
Just saw the EXIF details. I can well understand your problems at that high ISO and wide aperture. Well done.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2015-06-15 2:08]

Hi Srikumar,
Nice image despite the difficult light. Amazing natural colors very good composition and details.
Regards Jiri.

Bonjour Srikumar,
C'est très beau, remarquable de finesse et de délicatesse dans une belle lumière.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Srikumar,
Thanks for visiting my gallery. Needless to say about the amazing quality of this image despite the weather condition.... Excellent colors and razor sharp details.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2015-06-16 2:21]

What a great picture Srikumar! It is so natural and so great. The drops of the water are also super!
Congratulation and thank you for sharing it.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-06-17 8:13]

Hello Srikumar,
Great photo of this kingfisher in a beautiful dramatic scene. Splendid colours.

Hello Srikumar,
This is just beatiful, the rain water adds a lot to the colours.
WEll composed with good sharpness and details.
Very fine work.


Hi Srikumar,

The branch is helping to frame the bird. The point of view is showing the details of the Stork-Billed Kingfisher. The rain has a special effect on the colors. Have a nice day.


Salam Srikumar,

Really an interesting and rare bird i think in the world,

Beautiful kind , colours and red pose and legs and nice taken in the raining,

well done!


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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2015-06-25 7:51]

Hola Srikumar; una especie y foto de lujo, increíble el tamaño del pico de este Kingfisher, me encanta el entorno natural, la percha y también la lluvia...saludos.

Hello Srikumar

WOW ! at ISO4000 you obtained a great photo, superbly focused with excellent
sharpness and details, the rain adding atmosphere effect to the photo, TFS.

Tell me Srikumar, how you protected your camera from the rain water ?


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