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Merops apiaster

Merops apiaster
Photo Information
Copyright: Philippe Verdon (PhilippeVerdon) Gold Star Critiquer [C: 51 W: 0 N: 5] (678)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 20D, 100-400 4.5-5.6L Ø77
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of the World [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-06-02 15:23
Viewed: 4188
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Merops Apiaster
Ordre : Coraciiformes
nom Francais : Guepier d'europe
Taille : 28 cms
Habitat : sablieres , berges et talus en sable ou terre meuble
Nourriture : guepe ,frelon, mouche, papillon, libellule
Nidification : creuse des galeries de 1 a 2m de profond dans le sable
le guepier est souvent present en colonies de plusieurs individus

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Hello Philippe

Wow... this is a stunning shot. Everything here is just perfect. Congratulations.

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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
  • [2006-06-02 15:50]

Hi Philippe,
Excellent detail, POV and compo.
great effort on capturing the bird in sharp detail,
Cheers TFS,
Vishal Sabharwal

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  • pac Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 67 W: 13 N: 157] (1783)
  • [2006-06-02 16:00]

Supershot - colours, sharpness, composition: no complaints!

Well done..


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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2006-06-02 16:27]

absolutely beautiful shot, philippe! :-)
amazing sharpness and colors,
superb pov and composition and a terrific pose
with an over-the-shoulder-look and a freshly caught bee.
very well seen & done, thor.

This is in a scale of ten a twelve Philippe.
Great colors and details and the composition is superb.
I hope you don't mind that I have make some changes in the light and definition.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-06-02 17:42]

Beautiful shot, Philippe.
The colors are exquisite, and the composition is very simple and pleasing. Sharp details and good exposure.
TFS. : )

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2006-06-03 2:45]

Philippe bonjour, magnifique ce guepier venant de capturer sa proie. Belle harmonie de teintes avec le BG gris, mes félicitations, Didier.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2006-06-03 4:54]

wow! fantastic shot! great focus and resulting great details. perfect composition and colors! amazing. tfs

bonjour philippe
je ne connaissais pas cet oiseau tres coloré et fort utile pour nos barbecue bien souvent un peu gaché par les attaques de guêpe.je vais en inviter une paire a la maison.

Wonderful shot Philippe! Great detail and excellent composition. The meal in is a very nice bonus. Well done.

Splendid photo. excellent sharp, great capture, splendid color and the same are light and contrast in this. Good nature grey back.

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