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Copyright: Andrea Piazza (elefantino) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1123 W: 115 N: 2184] (14406)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon F100, Nikon 70/200 f2.8 VR + TCII 1.7x AF-s, Fuji Velvia 100F
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-07-12 1:56
Viewed: 5936
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
(merops nubicus)

Habitat: Wooded savannas, grassy plains, swamps, lakeshores and mangrove forests from Senegal to Somalia. Southern species breed in Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, and Botswana. Moves into South Africa after breeding.

Migration: Northern species move south during the winter to the edge of the rainforest in west and coastal Kenya andin Tanzania in the east. Southern species migrate to Zaire (Democratic Republic of Congo) and Tanzania.

Nest: Large colonies of 100-1,000 pairs. Lays 2-5 eggs at end of nest burrowed in steep earthen cliffs.

Voice: Deep, throaty "tunk" in flight; a series of "rik" notes when perched.

Notes: Carmine bee-eaters feed as they fly. The northern species ride on the backs of large mammals catching insects flushed into the open. They also fly beside vehicles and herds and are attracted to brushfires, all opportunities to seize escaping insects.

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Hello Andrea!
What a different bee eater! Beautiful colours on it. pov, sharpness, bg all are very nice. Thank you!

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2006-07-12 3:18]

Beautiful shot Andrea!Good perch it got.Nice compo&details.

Good shot !!!

Hello Andrea,
Nice shot on this little bird. Feeling lonely with your composition. Good sharpness and dof. TFS


I like the side Lighting this pic displays. The colour is good with great Composition, OOF BG and DOF. TFS,

forse un p troppa aria sopra.
risposta: meglio cos vola via prima!

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  • Anton Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 46 W: 11 N: 154] (595)
  • [2006-07-12 14:10]

Another one of your beautiful photographs. Well done and TFS.

Hi Andrea!
Beautiful colours, good pov, sharpness, bg.

Nice capture Andrea,
The details are nice, clear and sharp.
Good colours, lighting and exposure. DOF is spot on and the POV is good.
Well composed and good notes.
Thanks for posting, have a great week

Hi Andrea,
Beautiful capture! Very sharp and clear details, nice colours, excellent background.
Thanks for sharing!

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