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Woodland Kingfisher

Woodland Kingfisher
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Copyright: Biswarup Satpati (Biswarup) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 243 W: 0 N: 868] (8282)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-11-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony DSC-HX400V
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Kingfisher, Blue Birds, Blue Birds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-11-06 6:20
Viewed: 4460
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Woodland Kingfisher (Halcyon senegalensis) is a tree kingfisher which is widely distributed in tropical Africa south of the Sahara and from Pretoria northwards.

This is a medium-sized kingfisher, 20-23 cm in length. The adult has a bright blue back, wing panel and tail. Its head, neck and underparts are white, and its shoulders are black. The flight of the Woodland Kingfisher is rapid and direct. The large bill has a red upper mandible and black lower mandible. The legs are bright red.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To pankajbajpai: Woodland KingfisherBiswarup 1 11-07 02:58
To viv: Woodland KingfisherBiswarup 1 11-07 02:57
To taba: Woodland KingfisherBiswarup 1 11-07 02:57
To rufous03: Woodland KingfisherBiswarup 1 11-07 02:55
To fartash: Woodland KingfisherBiswarup 1 11-07 02:53
To wishnugaruda: Woodland KingfisherBiswarup 1 11-07 02:52
To coasties: Woodland KingfishrBiswarup 1 11-07 02:50
To rufous03: Woodland KingfisherBiswarup 2 11-06 14:56
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hi biswarup.
nice shot. well composed. good colours. nice framing. good sharpness.
well done.

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  • viv Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
  • [2006-11-06 8:18]
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Hi Biswarup,
What a very nice colourfull kingfisher, great colours and sharpness,


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  • taba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 466 W: 124 N: 312] (1847)
  • [2006-11-06 10:48]
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Hi Biswarup
Very good details in this capture.
Good composition and colours, I liked the sharpness you got in the bird back.
Great blues.
well done.

Good sharpness and color. I wish there was a bit more detail in the eye however. Perhaps a bit of work with the shadow/highlight tool in PSCS2 or put a bit of highlight in the eye.

Hello Biswarup
Very nice shot of bird,
Perfect focusing and
beautiful colors,Excellent


Hi Biswarup,
where have you found this beautiful bird?
I've never seen one in free nature ;-(
So beautiful blue feathers, very well done, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Biswarup

Nicely composed shot. Very good saturation of colour. Nice camera work.

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