I took this shot at Basirhat(a town near Kolkata). You can see the White-Throated Kingfisher and his lunch
The White-throated Kingfisher (Halcyon smyrnensis) also known as the White-breasted Kingfisher or Smyrna Kingfisher, is a tree kingfisher,widely distributed in Eurasia from Bulgaria, Turkey, West Asia east through the Indian Subcontinent to the Philippines. This kingfisher is a resident over much of its range, although some populations may make short distance movements. It can often be found well away from water where it feeds on a wide range of prey that includes small reptiles, amphibians, crabs, small rodents and even birds. During the breeding season they call loudly in the mornings from prominent perches including the tops of buildings in urban areas or on wires.
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papagolf21 (79762) 2013-11-05 1:14
Nous n'avons pas la chance sous nos latitudes de pouvoir contempler un tel oiseau.
Félicitations pour cette magnifique prise de vue.
Les couleurs sont superbes et le rendu impeccable.
krzychu30 (12859) 2013-11-05 2:29
that´s really amazing nature photo my friend!
Superb clear and sharp "main subject" and lovely blurred background to intensify the graphical impact of the scene.
Perfectly composed and executed picture!
I have only one word-fascinating!
Have a nice day
Kamilutka (3738) 2013-11-05 3:26
wonderfully caught moment! Well done! The picture is really good quality in terms of colors, contrast and sharpness. I love the DOF with the blurred background for better depth.
macondo (18461) 2013-11-05 3:56
A very good and colorful bird photo, certainly captured at the 'decisive moment'. The colours of the bird are marvellous, and you have also achieved a pleasing 'bokeh' in the background. You chose a fast shutter which gave you a very sharp image. Nicely done.
timecapturer (37412) 2013-11-05 4:12
an amazing bird this and captured so beautifully. Kingfishers are notoriously difficult to photograph so this is superb. Such a wonderful pose and all the colours and detailing immaculate. Stunning!
PaulVDV (17485) 2013-11-07 12:16
A beautifully sharp and very colourful picture of this kingfisher and its prey.
A high quality shot.
Very good with the blurred background.
Best regards, Paul
subhendu_bagchi (21364) 2013-11-15 3:32
wow, it is a class shot dear brother. Sorry I am reacting on it so late. The kingfisher is looking so elegant with the crab on its lip. Great depth and sharpness. Superb colours. You do it always perfectly when you shoot a bird. Tfs.
macjake (45832) 2013-12-03 15:56
love seeing these colorful birds, and to have one like this while its having a meal is pretty cool.
- Copyright: Indrasish Guha (Indrasish) (2355)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-02-17
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D200 DSLR, 80-200mm Nikon
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/500 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-11-05 0:59