Common Kingfisher Observing

Common Kingfisher Observing

As I was watching the Pied Kingfisher I published a couple of days ago, this Common Kingfisher came to rest on a branch right in front of me. I couldn't resist taking a photo of this beautiful bird, even though he was a bit too far away for my liking. This tiny Kingfisher, arguably the most beautiful of them all, is a regular visitor in Israel this time of year. You can get an idea of how small he is by comparing him to the plant nearby that's waving in the wind.

What do I like about this photo? The colors, obviously. The Kingfisher has incredible colors, that really stand out from his surroundings. The plant adds to the nice contrast in the photo, providing an extra point of interest. The shallow depth of field makes the Kingfisher and the plant in focus, with the rest being blurred out.

What would I want to improve? I would have wanted to be closer, to get better details on the Kingfisher. Being closer would also have blurred out the background more, which would definitely help in isolating the subject a bit better.


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