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Little Green Bee-eater

Little Green Bee-eater
Photo Information
Copyright: Emin Yogurtcuoglu (goldfinchtr) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 177 W: 22 N: 502] (2603)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-04-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 7D
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-09-20 6:27
Viewed: 1796
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
African Green Bee-eater (Merops viridissimus)

M. v. cleopatra Nicoll, 1910 Nile Valley in Egypt and (probably this race) N Sudan.

Feeds mainly on Hymenoptera, also beetles, termites, bugs, moths and many flies, ranging in size from fruit-flies (Drosophila) to large clegs; also a few butterflies, crickets, dragonflies, spiders and caterpillars. Hymenoptera comprise 75% of diet in Africa. Hunts from perch on fence, small thorny tree or sometimes the back of grazing cattle or antelope, making sallies low over vegetation.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-09-20 7:49]

Hello Emin,
Beautiful photo of this bee-eater, but this is not the Merops viridissimus. To me this is the Little Green Bee-eater, Merops orientalis. Splendid light and excellent sharpness.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2014-09-20 10:21]

What a good moment and picture. I like the title and the combination of color and background. It make mi smill. Congratulation.

Very nice, sharp, excellent lighting, well blurred background. I think it is an excellent idea to show a bird that seems at ease in the human world. The crop and pose are perfect.

Hi Emin- another well captured Green Bee-eater. I like this picture, despite of man made object in nature photography. Excellent BG, as well as good light on subject. Natural colour and catching light on eye made it attractive. Thanks for sharing. Regards and have a nice Sunday- Srikumar

Hello Emin,
Wonderful capture of a colorful specie of birds. Perfect focus and sharp details.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-09-22 11:42]

Hello Emin,
Gorgeous light and colours.Excellent detail and perfectly sharp photo.
Fantastic bbackground and composition. A marvellous capture of beautiful bird.
Regards Jiri.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-09-23 4:44]

Hi Emin,very curious location,but the warm colors are perfect to contrast the green of plumage of this beautiful bee eater,great composition and impressive quality of detail and sharpness,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

an amazing bird, amazing capture and great original setting and composition, TFS Ori

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