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White-fronted Bee-eater


White-fronted Bee-eater
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Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-10-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax K100D Super, Sigma 150-500mm APO DG HSM, Digital ISO 800
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-11-24 3:52
Viewed: 4203
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The White-fronted Bee-eater (Merops bullockoides) is widely distributed through sub-Saharan Africa. They are mostly found near water, favouring gullies, as this is where their insect prey are abundant and the nest in hollows excavated in soft gully sides. We found this one at Crooks Corner, Kruger National Park.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-11-24 4:04]

Hello Chris,
Superb capture of a Bee-eater with a insect in its beak. Nice sharpness, compo. and pleasing neutral BG.Best regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-11-24 4:49]

Hi Chris,very nice moment and excellent pic,i like a lot the beautiful colors so well taken and the excellent sharpness.Very well done!Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 893 W: 0 N: 507] (1853)
  • [2010-11-24 5:09]

Hello Chris,

Every photographer dream for take this type of image.
Superb capture of a Bee-eater with a insect in its beak
Lovely presentation, also a good note we can all anything
learn.
Nice captured and composed, TFS.

Best regards,
John

Ciao Chris, great capture of splendid Bee-eater with fantastic colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-11-24 7:11]

Hello Chris,
A lovely Bee-eater very well captured with its prey in the beak.
Excellent sharpness and colours against a find soft background.
TFS and best regards, Ulla

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-11-24 7:27]

Hello Chris,
Very nice photo in beautiful colors and good sharpness. Maybe a bit more contrast within the bird is possible. Taken from an excellent POV in a very good composition. Nice plain BG. The little prey is a bonus.
Regards,
Peter

Hello Chris,
Great capture of this beautiful bee-eater with a bonus:the prey in its beak !
TFS
Albert

Bonjour Chris,
Agréable publication valorisant bien le sujet dans une belle attitude.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
Gérard

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