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Stretching bee-eater

Stretching bee-eater
Photo Information
Copyright: Zeno Swijtink (Zeno) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-02-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, Nikon 200-500 mm.
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Southern Africa II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-15 7:40
Viewed: 4744
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
It looks like this little bee-eater is stretchting the feathers. I saw this bird in Bijilo park in Gambia.
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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2008-02-15 7:48]

Beautiful shot, excellent details, colours and light. Great work. TFS


Hi Zeno,
Show off time apparently....
Well done

Hi Zeno,
Fantastic photo of this colorfull bird with splendid sharpness and colours in a great composition.

Ha Zeno,

Prachtige compo met fantastische kleuren
Schitterende details van de bevedering en een mooi lichtje in het oog

TFS Thijs

Hi Zeno,
You have captured such a lovely pose from your sweet model! Details on its wings are wonderful and so are colors and exposure. You are lucky to have photographed this bird that I have never seen in real :) Thanks,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-02-15 8:18]

Hello Zeno,
You caught this Little Bee-eater in a fine pose while stretching its wing. I also like the sharpness and lighting as well as the POV.
You inspire me to travel to Gambia again!
Thanks for sharing this one and have anice weekend!

hello Zeno

superb shot of this lovelly colourful bird,
excellent pose of the bird with excellent POV
and excellent sharpness & details of his plumage, TFS


Very sharp photo, nice colors, beautiful wing detail!TFS

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2008-02-15 9:58]

hi Zeno,
very colourful picture..The details are amazing..wing display is too good.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2008-02-15 10:05]

Hi Zeno,
Perfect pose of this beautiful bee-eater. Lovely colours and great sharpness.
TFS, Josť M.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-02-15 10:16]
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Ha Zeno,

Wederom een mooi gekleurd plaatje uit west africa,de kleuren en de pose zijn fraai,bedankt en prettig weekend


ps ik dacht dat jij een sigma 170-500 mm had,nu zie ik bij al je fotos tamron 200-500mm,wellicht vergis ik me.

Colours and detail are good, Focus is just off the critical eye area, but still a good image.

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-02-15 11:22]

Hello Zeno,
Great pov, the composition and the pose of the Bee-eater
are phenomenal.. well done


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-02-15 11:33]

Hallo Zeno,
Een bijna onwerkelijke houding en door de fantastische kleuren wordt het bijna een expressionistisch abstract schilderij. Geweldig goede scherpte en compositie. Spannende foto.
Goed weekend,

Hi Zeno,

Wonderful pose, perfect timing, outstanding colors! Very slightly out of focus on eye or it may be just motion effect? I also like this lens, but prefer to use it at f/8-f/9 for optimal sharpness. Very well done! Thank you,


Hi Zeno,

Exellent colours, good composition and beautiful colours.

Regards Gert

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-02-15 14:40]

Hola Zeno.
Great image here, looks like he wanted to show his colorful feathers.
Excellent image Zeno.

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  • Jamesp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
  • [2008-02-15 15:06]

Hi Zeno

Superb POV and excellent detail.

Sorry this is short - on hotel interent in Madeira


wow amazing colors.the detail and sharpness and excellent!

hello zeno,
very nice shot, this bee eater has been captured with excellent deatils, liked the pov , composition and the lighting, well saturated colours, sky makes nice & uniform bg,
well done,
tfs & regards

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  • loga (22)
  • [2008-02-15 19:18]

Hello Zeno

Very nice bird, and very nice shot. Great colours and perfect focus. Great details.
Congratulations TFS

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2008-02-16 2:11]

Exceptional image Zeno!!!
It is so sharp!
Dazzling colours and nice, warm lighting.
Great clarity and detail.
I love the pose :-)
Splendid work!

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-02-16 3:17]

Hi Zeno.
Tremendous by scene and terrific by quality picture. Great posture of the bird, superb colour and details of the image, wonderful sunlight and exposure. My congratulations. Once more great bird picture from you.

Hoi Zeno,
wonderfull shot, fantastic colours, perfect focus and lovely pose,
great shot my friend,

Hi Zeno,
Wow! I love the pose on this bee-eater the plumage is gorgeous, this bird is quite the show off and again the colors are spectacular. Nicely captured. TFS :)

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