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Red-Bearded Bee Eater

Red-Bearded Bee Eater
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Copyright: Phil Liew (A996sps) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 117] (969)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-03-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark III, Canon EF 600mm f4.0L IS USM + 1.4II ext
Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-07-07 2:00
Viewed: 4277
Points: 4
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Red Bearded Bee Eater (Nyctyornis amictus)

I never tire of taking this specie's photograph. This is a female with the red fore-crown whereas the male is pink all the way.

It has a distinctive gutteral call and are normally found only in deep jungle.

More often than not catching a glimpse of this bird is through a gap in thick foliage and canopy cover.

I like this shot because of the eye contact and also because the sunlight coming through canopy cover has managed to bring out the sheen in its feathers. Though the lower part of the bird may be obscured by leaves, it gives it a feel for the environment in which it thrives.

Hope you like it.

1D MkIII + EF6000mm + 1.4II ext
1/250s f/8.0 at 840.0mm iso200

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great buird, never saw this one before, TFS Ori

Hi Phil
Lovely composition with beautiful color and superb detail
Wonderful shot
tfs jon

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