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Common Kingfisher

Common Kingfisher
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Copyright: Achim Fried (John_F_Kennedy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 271 W: 0 N: 286] (3684)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-24 3:38
Viewed: 4611
Points: 7
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Common Kingfisher at the Chobe NP

The Common Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis, also known as Eurasian Kingfisher or River Kingfisher, is a small kingfisher with seven subspecies distributed across Eurasia and North Africa. It is resident in much of its range, but migrates from areas in which the rivers freeze in winter.

This sparrow-sized bird has the typical short-tailed, large-headed kingfisher profile; it has blue upperparts, orange underparts and a long bill. It feeds mainly on fish, caught by diving, and has special visual adaptions to enable it to pursue its prey under water. The glossy white eggs are laid in a nest at the end of a burrow in a riverbank

Exposure Time: 1/332
F-Stop: f/8.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 300/1 mm
Date Taken: 2008-09-28 15:40

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Hi Achim,

Lovely capture of this kingfisher, with nice focus and superb surrounding. Very sharp and clear image. I liked this composition. Well done


Hi Achim,
beautiful colours and good sharpness. I like the shot.
Just consider, that this is not the common kingfisher but the Pied Kingfisher (Ceryle rudis).

hello Achim

beautiful environemental photo of the Common Kingfisher,
with fine POV, fine focus of the foreground with excellent
sharpness and details, beautiful warm luminosity,
for the framing Achim, i would give less space at behind
the bird and more space in-front (where is looking) of the bird,



Hi Achim

Beautiful capture of the kingfisher... Background color has made the kingfisher look more amazing!!! Thanks for sharing


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