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Common Kingfisher II

The Common Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis, also known as Eurasian Kingfisher or River Kingfisher, is a small kingfisher with seven subspecies recognized within its w...
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The Common Kingfisher, Alcedo atthis, also known as Eurasian Kingfisher or River Kingfisher, is a small kingfisher with seven subspecies recognized within its wide distribution across Eurasia and North Africa. It is resident in much of its range, but migrates from areas where 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 see prey under water. The glossy white eggs are laid in a nest at the end of a burrow in a riverbank.



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docdpp
 
docdpp March 10, 2013
Great capture of a hard to capture subject. Good work. :-) Danny
cevert
 
cevert March 10, 2013
Wow, awesome capture!
Genius
 
Genius March 12, 2013
Wow !!! Amazing !
kasper PRO
 
kasper March 14, 2013
Great timing.
CB1985
 
CB1985 March 14, 2013
Awesome Capture... Awesome little birds... I don't have a lot of experience with this species, but growing up in New Hampshire in the U.S. with a brook running behind our house I was privileged to grow up bird/animal watching. I saw many "Belted Kingfishers"... Great Work...
pierrebils
 
pierrebils March 14, 2013
great shot!
inoenesia
 
inoenesia April 23, 2013
perfect timing!
CoranGleed
 
CoranGleed April 23, 2013
awesome stuff
arambecker
 
arambecker April 23, 2013
Awesome shot! Love that slobber in his mout ;)
timot78 PRO
 
timot78 April 23, 2013
Great capture.
Ghauri
 
Ghauri April 23, 2013
This is some thing really exceptional shot, great moment captured, congratulations.
nikkiness PRO+
 
nikkiness April 23, 2013
Wow this is amazing!!!
HaliSowle
 
HaliSowle April 24, 2013
Great timing and capture. These birds are elusive and shy from what I understand so it makes it even more impressive
voodoopics
 
voodoopics May 02, 2013
amazing capture.. well done!!
PSJPhotography
 
PSJPhotography May 02, 2013
Amazing shot!
jrsosky
 
jrsosky May 18, 2013
Awesome!
fila4
 
fila4 May 18, 2013
Amazing catch!
Jolitana
 
Jolitana June 10, 2013
Amazing Capture!
mylene_ralph
 
mylene_ralph July 11, 2013
What an awesome capture.
Bannekh
 
Bannekh July 27, 2013
great shot
Timbo
 
Timbo August 12, 2013
Wow, excellent capture.....
sachinus2010 PRO+
 
sachinus2010 September 01, 2013
Wow ! Excellent shot ! Great timing !
Thimbee
 
Thimbee September 01, 2013
Nice catch for both of you. Congrats
SarahKeates PRO
 
SarahKeates September 01, 2013
Amazing capture!
Tim_Haynes
 
Tim_Haynes September 11, 2013
Very nice work!
photosue50
 
photosue50 September 24, 2013
Wow, awesome shot
animals
 
animals October 02, 2013
Wonderful!
akhtarkhan
 
akhtarkhan November 09, 2013
Amazing .....out of this world......fantastic catch, excellent timing. Superb capture.
rach_who
 
rach_who November 26, 2013
Nicely timed shot
Thimbee
 
Thimbee January 25, 2014
What a capture! Congrats
Pixelbug PRO
 
Pixelbug February 12, 2014
congrats on your Win Very well deserved
!!! love it, is so perfect in every way
1Ernesto
 
1Ernesto February 21, 2014
Live action! What a great photo - good luck in the contest VOTED
Soon
 
Soon February 26, 2014
That is SO COOL
cjbdigitalimaging PRO+
 
cjbdigitalimaging February 26, 2014
wow! Congratulations !
RavIvar
 
RavIvar February 26, 2014
Aaw....what timing.....Patience is Rewarding and this picture is an example...great shot...I have known Jaw dropping pics this one takes the Jaw away...and thanks for the write up on the bird...Congrats...
tmlakshmi PRO+
 
tmlakshmi February 26, 2014
congrats. I love this
lito
 
lito February 26, 2014
Good job indeed!
t33tjt
 
t33tjt February 27, 2014
Wow... What a mesmerising image of nature, fantastic image and congratulations on being a finalist.
jrhalphen
 
jrhalphen February 27, 2014
great capture with great color
CherylG
 
CherylG February 27, 2014
Very cool capture!! Beautiful photography!! Keep it up :)
chocovoices
 
chocovoices February 27, 2014
lovely
ArtQ
 
ArtQ February 28, 2014
Congrats on your finalist award.
TrevJel
 
TrevJel February 28, 2014
Amazing capture, well done.
JDLifeshots
 
JDLifeshots February 28, 2014
Great shot! Congrats.
nuvisionsphoto
 
nuvisionsphoto February 28, 2014
truely magnificent
Franwyner PRO+
 
Franwyner March 01, 2014
Amazing Shoot!
Joebo PRO
 
Joebo March 02, 2014
Great shot mate. Joe :-)
cilla8 PRO
 
cilla8 March 02, 2014
Simply amazing!!!!! Congrats on award!
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 March 05, 2014
Fabulous capture! Congrats on being a finalist!
BensPhotography
 
BensPhotography May 15, 2014
breath taking:O amazing job
FrankSomma PRO+
 
FrankSomma May 26, 2014
Your Kingfisher work is off the charts good Boris. Outstanding!
PrinceNacho
 
PrinceNacho August 08, 2014
Great capture :) I'd like to know which lens did you used?
bobgladue
 
bobgladue August 12, 2014
Wow!
Great capture!
THOMMAS
 
THOMMAS September 30, 2014
outstanding,wow, that's the winner in our book,wow,great photo,very artistic ,one for the wall,wow,wow
photosue50
 
photosue50 September 30, 2014
Awesome shot
Bannekh
 
Bannekh October 27, 2014
Great shot
KIRWAN PRO
 
KIRWAN November 29, 2014
Simply stunning. A beautiful photograph of a beautiful bird.
gondmagdi Premium
 
gondmagdi November 29, 2014
This is unbelievable capture ! Fantastic !!!!!!!!
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 April 15, 2016
Excellent, voted Show Movement
estercastillo08
 
estercastillo08 July 06, 2016
Congrats Won Featured, June 2016
loved2030
 
loved2030 March 17, 2017
Amazing capture, well done

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