Southern Carmine Bee-Eater
- nglen (36145)
- [2008-09-06 13:05]
Hi Robin. Now this is some beautiful looking bird . The colours are fantastic and you have captured the with a natural look. Fine detail and good use of the light. very well done TFS. Interesting notes too.
- jrobertop (544)
- [2008-09-06 13:12]
Wonderful bird with extraordinary coloration!!
Excellent sharpness and details.
Very good luminosity and perspective.
I liked this framing!
Thanks for sharing!
- EOSF1 (23955)
- [2008-09-06 13:19]
A beautiful bird and a great capture! Sharp and clear image, beautiful light and great exposure, well done Robin, thanks!
- efsus (3947)
- [2008-09-06 13:36]
Bizim ülkemizde gördüğümüz arıkuşları da oldukça güzel ancak bu renklerde arıkuşlarını pek göremiyoruz. Çok güzel bir kare olmuş. Elinize sağlık. Başka karelerinizde görüşmek dileği ile.
- schnoopie (964)
- [2008-09-06 13:45]
great shot with beautiful colors and great bg.
Very good POV and composition. Sharpness is ok.
- manyee (23770)
- [2008-09-06 13:58]
What beautiful colors on this bee-eater, Robin.
You captured them very nicely, and well-shown against the clean and blurred BG.
Lovely shot. TFS. : )
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2008-09-06 14:06]
An ideal portrait of this Southern Carmine Bee-eater. Very beautiful light and colours. Excellent sharpness and natural pose. Very good composition and POV.
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2008-09-06 14:15]
Nicely spotted and captured, Robin.
I believe this Southern carmine bee-eater isn't quite as common as its peers in Kruger. I haven't spotted it at all.
I remember very well the 'shrub to shrub' event:-). As a photographer, you have to act calmly and be patient.
Thanks for sharing
this is an attractive bird and one I would love to someday see with my own eyes.The colours it has are very nice and the catch light in it's eye brings it to life,catch light is so important if you want to make the subject look alive.The pose is classic bird posture as most birds place themselves to the side to see better as with most non predators,rodents etc..do.Predators like we humans have forward facing eyes and have to turn our heads in a more direct gaze to see what is about,birds mostly do not.The details are good and I like the way those wispy feathers that curl up from it's breast touching the wing.Nicely exposed and thank you for sharing this bird with us. Bob
- GaryT (160)
- [2008-09-06 16:14]
I like the delicate colors and subdued lighting in this. Gary
- jaycee (25460)
- [2008-09-06 16:26]
This has to rank up there with the world's most beautiful birds. You show him off beautifully in this fine photo. Excellent pose, magnificent colors, superb details of the face and plummage. I love the feathers flowing over the wings.
- techranger (3462)
- [2008-09-06 17:00]
What an extremely colorful bird and beautiful capture. The very plain twig and background shows him off even better... TFS
And also thanks for your very informative notes.
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2008-09-06 21:08]
A beautiful Bee Eater, Robin. Its colours are really very charming. The Bee Eaters we find in north India are not all that rich in colour.
Your picture is technically perfect. Sharp focus, vivid details and rich colours. The plain neutral BG enhances the appeal of the main subject.
Thanks and regards.
- mariki (9477)
- [2008-09-07 1:11]
Not home, only marking.
- Seabird (1387)
- [2008-09-07 1:14]
what a beauty!! this is certainly one of the most beautiful birds I have ever seen. very nice colours, details and compositon. tfs.
- alliturnam (116)
- [2008-09-07 6:09]
Merhaba Robin,rekleri ve çekimi ile çok güzel bir kare,ellerine sağlık
- cicindela (9226)
- [2008-09-07 8:03]
I shoudl do this some time ago, but all the time is a luck of time... Anyway, finally I am in your gallery for a little longer :)
Great capture of this bee-eater. I like natural warm light and wonderful colours. It must be a very special moment to see so colourful bird in o dry landscape of S Africa :)
TFS and best greetings from Poland,
- volkan (2425)
- [2008-09-07 9:03]
Great capture and beautiful colors..
The BG,POV and DOF are superb..
Very well done.
i ahve the 170-500 too, but this is much better than anything i have managed to get so far bird wise. Excellent DOF and framing, great shot!
- soccer (2557)
- [2008-09-08 2:11]
The BG and DOF in your pic are excellent. It lends more detail to the subject and along with the sharpness and detail shown of the subject, you have posted a real winner here. I really like these birds but dont always get to capture them very easily.
- Nadeemkhawar (391)
- [2008-10-02 7:26]
Hello, Realy very colorful bird and shot.
- foozi (25839)
- [2009-02-19 4:38]
really a great shot., excellent capture of the colours and pose. the beauty is brilliant. Well composed in highly skilled shot.
- fragman (43778)
- [2009-07-31 2:06]
great capture, TFS Ori
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2009-08-02 6:02]
I am very jealous and envy you for this lovely image. The colours and details captured on this Bee-eater is absolutely striking and very eye-catching. I will surely be on the outlook for them when we are in the Satara area this year during our vacation in October. The combination of soft colours on the plumage, in contrast with the pitch black beak, eye and the stripe through the eye is really beautiful. Great point of view, well focused and really sharp, what more can one asks for? It was a real pleasure to stop by this beauty. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.
- amanengone (2113)
- [2009-08-31 15:03]
Lovely photography from the Southern Carmine bee-eater.
Very good point of view as well as composition from the photography. The sharpness is very good on the bird and we can appreciate all the details. The background is properly adapted to the topic.
Great photography;well done.
Hope to see you soon on treknature for other photographies.
All the bets.
This is a beautiful picture of the Carmine Bee Eater.
Funny enough I was watching a nature program today about a tour in Namibia and i also saw one of them.
Lovely composition, POV, sharp details and beautiful colours:)
I must say I am very jealous of people like yourself as I have never been in the Kruger and my in laws have just come back from there last week.
I will definitely be changing that in the very near future...