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Giant Kingisher

Giant Kingisher
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Copyright: Farid Radjouh (ridfa) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 0 N: 376] (4111)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS Mark II N, Canon 600 mm f/4 L IS USM, Compact Flash Card
Exposure: f/4
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-12-05 0:12
Viewed: 3443
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The largest Kingfisher in the region, the male is unmistakable with its long heavy bill, its dark, white-spotted back and rufous breast. The female has a rufous belly.. Does not hover over water as frequently as the Pied Kingfisher preferring to sit on wires or branches overhanging water. Habitat : Wooded streams and dams, fast-flowing river in mountains and coastal lagoons. Common but thinly distributed throughout, being absent from the dry west.

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Hello Farid,
Very good POV and DOF with excellent details.
You captured this kingfisher very well.
Moreover your other photos are also so amazing.
Very well done and thanks for sharing.

Hi Farid, very nice capture of this Kingfisher. Capturing a dark eye on a dark background is very difficult but you have done a great job on this one. The presentation is excellent.

Thanks, John

Nice portrait of this male giant kingfisher.
It's really amazing to see them hunting.


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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-12-05 4:21]

Hi Farid

What a superb portrait of this cute, spotted bird.
The focus on the eyes here is impressive and the details very nice and sharp. Also the DOF is excellent, giving you a wonderful monochrome BG.
Excellent exposure management and the lovely colors complete this great composition.

Bravo and TFS

hi farid,
lovely shot,
well composed,
nice dof, good pov,
well saturated colors,
very well done,
tfs & regards

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