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Green Bee-eaters

Green Bee-eaters
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Copyright: Vinay Sinha (vinaymms) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 34 W: 0 N: 118] (635)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-11-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1000D, Canon EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-01-12 11:24
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Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here is another shot of the green-bee eater taken in Allahabad in November 2010.

About Green Bee-eaters:
The Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis) is a near passerine bird in the bee-eater family found across India. They are mainly insect eaters and they are found in grassland, thin scrub and forest often quite far from water. Several regional plumage variations are known and several subspecies have been named. This species of bee-eater is a richly coloured, slender bird measuring about 9 inches (1618 cm) long with about 2 inches made up by the elongated central tail-feathers. The sexes are not visually distinguishable.

They are mostly see in the plains but can sometimes be found up to 5000 or 6000 feet in the Himalayas. They are resident in the lowlands of South Asia but some populations move seasonally.


Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Meropidae
Genus: Merops
Species: orientalis

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Bee-eater

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Hallo Vinay
Lovely image of a most beautiful bird. The color, detail and overall balance of the composition are wonderful. The colours of its plumage blends in beautifully with the leaves and the background. The note is very informative. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hello Vinay,

another good picture from this lovely and beatiful bird in natural environment.
Good pov and sharpness.
Fine colors.


Ciao Vinay. Good colours and details with intrigant light too.


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