Kingfisher spotted on a palm tree, within a residential area - far from any water reservoir - Sorry but no fish there...
It's scientific name: Halcyon smyrnensis, 25 - 28 cm long and huge red-beak and more noticed is it's white chest.
Probably same guy as in my other photo on him …
A slightly diff. pose on the WS.
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eldancer1 (36343) 2011-03-09 10:03
A kingfisher looking for lunch. I like the low pov. Nice dof with good details. Great colors. Well done, tfs.
danos (99309) 2011-03-09 11:05
nice the placement of the piece of the palm tree as the Kingfisher sitting so carefree on it and outlined perfect against the blue of the sky.
Bluejeans (64251) 2011-03-09 11:12
Ola Ike ,
Que bela captura este peixe pescador , seu bico e fantástico bem aguçado , mas tem uma plumagem linda , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
emka (100059) 2011-03-09 12:42
Wow, great view. Strange that it hasn't flow away. Great picture. Excellent composition.
sacavem (18620) 2011-03-09 13:30
Excellent photographic moment. Good shot. Good work to capture this image. Good colour, contrast and definition.
pierrefonds (67601) 2011-03-09 15:36
The palm tree is helping to frame the bird. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the kingfisher. The morning light is enhancing the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.
AKITA (15125) 2011-03-09 17:52
a beautiful picture of wonderful kingfisher,
its keen eye is very well captured here, maybe it aims the fish,
its brown and white body is so lovely and looks a part of branch indeed,
thank you for your excellent shot,
rodgerg (55767) 2011-03-10 0:51
An another excellent bird's portrait in your gallery. I like the balance of your compoistion with the bird very well located. Beautiful chromatic contrast too btewwen the blue of the BG and the another element.
jemaflor (98793) 2011-03-10 4:33
Good attitude of this bird on your shot, interesting eye for an expressif glance, good focus and sharpness, well made.
dip (23888) 2011-03-10 5:10
the kingfisher posed himself as if wanted to photograph,and you captured the scene excellent!
Very nice shot!
raszid62 (18515) 2011-03-10 6:29
Wonderfully captured in the camera lens, a beautiful kingfisher, perched on a shelf with the bark and cheaters of the large fish. Excellent picture quality.
בוקר טוב. כבשו להפליא עדשת המצלמה, שלדג יפהפה, יושב על מדף עם הרמאים הקליפה של דג גדול. איכות התמונה מעולה. דרישת שלום.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-03-10 10:31
Nice shot of the kingfisher at perfect position on the palm tree. Good clarity, nice expression on the bird looking for food.
adramad (46542) 2011-03-10 11:09
Magnificent capture this curious bird, surprised the peak so big and strong that it has, well prepare for fishing.
The image is lovely with texure the trunk of the palm and the soft blue of the sky.
Image with good brightness and sharpness.
Have a good night.
Silvio1953 (145731) 2011-03-10 12:37
Ciao Ike, beautiful composition with lovely kingfisher in nice pose, good ambientation, splendid colors, fine details and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
delpeoples (58618) 2011-03-11 1:02
What a lovely little fellow he is, beautifully captured amid all that blue and light. We have a beautiful kingfisher here in Australia called the Kookaburra, he looks a little similar.
Lovely job, thanks for sharing
jmdias (65141) 2011-03-17 18:05
excellent view of this beautiful bird, I guess I saw it before in your gallery.
nice framing, excellent light and sharpness
serp2000 (44612) 2011-04-28 22:26
Wow! Excellent capture, Ike.
An i9nteresting note, I have never seen this amasing bird.
Indrasish (2939) 2013-06-21 6:58
Great shot of this white breasted kingfisher.. Also a good composition.. Very well done.. Good sharpness and clarity too..
Cricri (120609) 2013-11-01 5:14
Vous capturer toujours de beaux oiseaux de votre pays, j'aime les couleurs de celui ci, une vue différente de celle déjà présenter, très bonne lumière et cadrage, très joli le theme
Miguel82 (27646) 2014-08-13 10:23
That kingfisher with brown feathers is waiting on promontory, to see a fish in the river. Great nature picture, greetings
silah (2798) 2014-12-30 5:13
What a big chance to catch this beautiful bird at 80 mm focal length. I wish I would do. Very well presented shot. TFS, GREETINGS, Salih
mcmtanyel (24041) 2015-09-08 21:05
Cute little fella against a cloudless blue sky. Well seen and rendered.
mkamionka (37855) 2016-09-01 8:49
lovely wild life photography. I have seen kingfishers only in ZOO, I would like to see it once in their natural surroundings. I heard they are around where I live but in very particular spots and you have to be lucky. I haven't been so far.
This one is a different species than I am used to: black and white,
very well spotted!
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (72971)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-03-05
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Birds, animals and other nature's creatures [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-03-09 9:21