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Chestnut-headed Bee-eater

Chestnut-headed Bee-eater
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Copyright: Joydeb Chaudhury (JoydebChaudhury) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 558 W: 6 N: 860] (7753)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-05-26
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-09-07 9:18
Viewed: 2444
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Chestnut-headed Bee-eater (Merops leschenaulti) a.k.a. Bay-headed Bee-eater is a near passerine bird in the bee-eater family Meropidae. It is a resident breeder in the Indian Subcontinent and adjoining regions, ranging from India east to Southeast Asia, including Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia.
This species, like other bee-eaters, is a richly coloured, slender bird. It is predominantly green, with blue on the rump and lower belly. Its face and throat are yellow with a black eye stripe, and the crown and nape are rich chestnut.This species is 1820 cm long; it lacks the two elongated central tail feathers possessed by most of its relatives.(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chestnut-headed_Bee-eater)

Thanks to Peter van Zoest for helping to find out its ID.

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Ciao Joy, great capture of lovely bee eater and its prey, fantastic colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Joydeb,

Excellent capture of this Bee eater.Good POV,colours &DOf

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-09-07 10:08]
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Hello Joy,
This is the Chestnut-headed Bee-eater, Merops leschenaulty.
Fantastic photo in splendid clear colours and good sharpness.
Great diagonal composition and a beautiful background.

Hello Joydeb Da,
Like the interplay of light and shade all over the frame.Nice POV.Like the Bee-eaters active moment.Nice colour.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice day tomorrow,

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-09-07 12:04]

Hello Joy.
This is beautiful and colorful Bee-eater. Very nice pov and composition. Good sharpness and exposure. Very well done.Regards Siggi

Ciao Joy
照的很美麗 尤其鳥補食的動作 很難見到
構圖美麗 背景深遂 謝謝分享

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-09-07 19:40]

Hello Joy,
I have to admit Bee-eaters are one of my all time favorite birds to view here on TN. To be able to photograph one with it's prey in it's beak must have been a special moment for you. Congratulations!!

Another very nice picture from you.
best composition and PoV.
good catch light make this image more attractive.
framing and border is also appropriate.
best wishes,
samiran da

Hi Joydeb,
Fantastic timely capture of this beautiful never seen bird (to me) and a bee in its mouth! Excellent composition, superb colours, fine details, and nice POV. Great work, my friend, and thanks for sharing.

excellent image, really like an art. good work.

Hi Joydeb,
great composition and colours - sharpness a little week!
best regards

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