White-Throated Kingfisher at our Bedroom Window

White-Throated Kingfisher at our Bedroom Window

One of the frequent guests at our garden is the White-Throated Kingfisher. Beautiful birds, with distinct high-pitched singing sounds, that are considered Kingfishers but actually would eat anything nature presents them with: fish, insects, smaller birds...

Saturday morning this beautiful young Kingfisher (we know it's a young one because the wings are partially black and partially blue, whereas the adults have fully blue wings) was standing right next to our bedroom window - what a treat! Great way to start the morning :)

What do I like about this photo? The amount of detail - you can see individual strains on individual feathers if you zoom in, and you can see incredible details in the eye as well. The pose is dynamic and beautiful - the white chest can be observed very nicely. The branch the Kingfisher is standing on is also interesting, and the diagonal plays very nice with the composition. I used an open aperture to create a shallow depth of field, so the Kingfisher and the branch are in focus, but the background is blurred out.

What would I want to improve? More blurring of the background would have been nice. Eye contact might have upgraded this photo, as well.

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