~ The Fishing King @ Kingfisher ~
Kingfishers are a group of small to medium sized brightly coloured birds in the order Coraciiformes. They have a cosmopolitan distribution, with most species being found in the Old World and Australasia . The group is treated either as a single family, Alcedinidae, or as a suborder Alcedines containing three families, Alcedinidae (river kingfishers ), Halcyonidae ( tree kingfishers ), and Cerylidae (water kingfishers ). There are roughly 90 species of kingfisher. All have large heads, long, sharp,pointed bills, short legs, and stubby tails. Most species have bright plumage with little differences between the
sexes. Most species are tropical in distribution, and a slight majority are found only in forests. They consume a wide
range of prey as well as fish, usually caught by swooping down from a perch. Like other members of their order
they nest in cavities, usually tunnels dug into the natural or artificial banks in the ground. A few species, principally
insular forms, are threatened with extinction.
Now, without thinking about these data about the kingfishers...
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yquem46 (38746) 2013-12-14 1:57
You're becoming an addict at shooting birds, with good success I have to say
here another good one of this king fisher razor sharp on a nice neutral BG
have a nice WE, open a beer !
Subhogen (4065) 2013-12-14 2:03
Ei pakhita ami chini!!! Etar nam 'Machranga'
Beautiful sharp picture of the kingfisher, again caught at the very right time when it turned its head towards you. Lovely contrasting colors on plumage. Great shot and thanks for sharing. I see you have inspired many...onekei bhalo bhalo pakhir chobi tulche ar share korche :-)
CLODO (30836) 2013-12-14 3:09
the ray of light illuminates the vibrant feathers and the red beak of the bird, enhanced by the dark background. It is pin sharp whereas the bokeh due to the wide aperture is composed of light circles. Generally, they stay on a branch to look at the puddle under it and when they dive, they always catch a small fish or schrimp they ate on the same place.
Have a nice WE
timecapturer (49288) 2013-12-14 3:13
kingfishers are one of my favourite little birds and this one is just amazing. They are so difficult to capture photographically speaking, so I am impressed with this shot. Love his/her pose and the detailing is just beautiful. Well done!
Enjoy the weekend - B.
snunney (86500) 2013-12-14 3:47
Another delightful capture in this well presented series of nature pictures. The diagonal sweep of the twig brings strength to the composition. The bird is very well placed and the colours and detail in the plumage beautifully rendered.
Sergiom (63002) 2013-12-14 5:35
Namaste mon ami.Décidément, tu sembles entouré de toutes les sortes d'oiseaux dans ta région. Cette lentille donne de très beaux résultats. J'aime toujours le choix de profondeur de champs.
danos (88347) 2013-12-14 8:55
nice the view of te colourful bird as sitting on the branch of the tree.I like the good placement in the frame as the excellent light and colour management.
aleXundar (1256) 2013-12-14 9:43
Very good colors, nice pose again,
difficult shot well taken.
Good bokeh, perfect light.
Well composed, framed tight.
lousat (79165) 2013-12-14 15:51
Hi Subhendhu,very good capture in a difficult location and light too,i like the quality of metallic colors of plumage,good details too despite the distance.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
Cricri (108775) 2013-12-15 4:31
Il y a de beaux oiseaux dans votre pays, celui ci aux couleurs exceptionnelles sont magnifiques, la prise et le bon DOF
switch2ayan (169) 2013-12-16 20:45
Its looks like a painting. Very clever ahot, beautiful color tone. The color of Kingfisher is always attractive and you got it. Blur background makes it very nice. Nice frame dada.
adores (38709) 2013-12-22 15:26
It's a beautiful kingfisher and you captured a great pose! I like the pole in diagonal and the leaves on the top corner. It's a good shot with good colours!
- Copyright: Subhendu Bagchi (subhendu_bagchi) (25913)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-12-08
- Categories: Nature, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D5100, AF-S VR-NIKKOR70-300 f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): BIRDS [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-14 1:14