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Green Bee-eater

Green Bee-eater
Photo Information
Copyright: satirtha ghosh (bluesky1975) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 37 W: 0 N: 235] (1572)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-11-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 550D, Tamron 150-600mm
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/4000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2017-12-09 4:55
Viewed: 1044
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This photo of the Green Bee Eater was shot inside the Dandeli Timber Depot which harbors amazing bird life. I was in search of the woodpeckers and was deep inside the timber forest when I spotted a Bee-eater sitting on a log. As I tried to focus on the log, this fellow flew in & perched itself on a branch very near to me. I was lucky with the light & the DOF as there was no other branches at the BG.

Green Bee-eater:
The green bee-eater (Merops orientalis) is a near passerine bird in the bee-eater family. It is resident but prone to seasonal movements and is found widely distributed across sub-Saharan Africa from Senegal and the Gambia to Ethiopia, the Nile valley, western Arabia and Asia through India to Vietnam. They are mainly insect eaters and they are found in grassland, thin scrub and forest often quite far from water. Like other bee-eaters, this species is a richly coloured, slender bird. It is about 9 inches (16–18 cm) long with about 2 inches made up by the elongated central tail-feathers. The sexes are not visually distinguishable. The entire plumage is bright green and tinged with blue especially on the chin and throat. The crown and upper back are tinged with golden rufous. The flight feathers are rufous washed with green and tipped with blackish. A fine black line runs in front of and behind the eye. The iris is crimson and the bill is black while the legs are dark grey. The feet are weak with the three toes joined at the base.Southeast Asian birds have rufous crown and face, and green underparts, whereas Arabian beludschicus has a green crown, blue face and bluish underparts. The wings are green and the beak is black. The elongated tail feathers are absent in juveniles. The calls is a nasal trill tree-tree-tree-tree, usually given in flight.

Info Courtesy: Wikipedia

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Hello Satirtha,
Outstanding quality....A very interesting photo with excellent clarity and sharp details. The photographers note are useful. I like the natural colors of this lovely bird.
Thanks for sharing!

Hi Satirtha,
Beautiful composition, the way how you composed the bee-eater and the branch into the frame is fantastic, and the bird's pose is very spectacular. Great lights as well, and conspicuous colors. On the other (negative) side, the image is too noisy and the bird could be a little sharper - I demonstrate my idea with a workshop.
Kind regards from Ireland, László

Perfect light conditions, Satirtha.
Full catch light in the eye of the bird is the hallmark of this well composed shot.
Well done and thanks!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2017-12-10 6:58]

Hello Satirtha,
Beautiful photo of this Green Bee-eater. The light is gorgeous and so are the colours. The contrast against the background is very attractive. Nice eye contact.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-12-11 11:49]

Hi Sathirta,a magnificetìnt bee eater taken in a great way. I like a lot the composition,and the quality is excellent,bright colors and fine details,well done! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

The bird seems to glow in the light against the dark background - lovely shot.

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