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Woodland Kingfisher

Woodland Kingfisher
: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1429 W: 20 N: 2079] (13688)
: Animals
: 2017
: Birds
: Nikon D5200, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, 95mm UV Filter
: 2017-05-06 5:50
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I had captured this 'Woodland Kingfisher' (Halcyon senegalensis) in Kruger National Park during staying Northern Kruger camp. When we were just walking in the camp area for bird, saw this vocal species sitting on a very dry and damaged branch. Light was bit harsh in thevBG so here needs perfect exposure.

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Ciao Srikumar, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose on beautiful blurry BG, fantastic colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2735 W: 280 N: 4913] (19848)
  • [2017-05-07 17:04]

Hello Srikumar,
I have never seen this particular species of kingfisher before, it is very beautiful. I love the sky blue and black wings in contrast to its bright white breast and orange bill. Very nice eye contact with just the right amount of catchlight visible.
Wonderful exposure on the bird considering the harsh back lighting you had to deal with.

Hello Srikumar,

Another superb presentation from you. Lovely color & splendid sharpness against a great BG.

All in all a super shot.


Hello Srikumar

Great close-up shot of this kingfisher species, fine POV and framing,
beautiful light, excellent focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


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