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(Merops apiaster)

(Merops apiaster)
Photo Information
Copyright: Jose Diogo (josediogo1958) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 494 W: 27 N: 1837] (11747)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-06-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: canon 1 dx mark 2, Canon 500mm f4 L IS
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/1600 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-06-12 16:46
Viewed: 1228
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Abelharuco, European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster)

Hi TN Friends!
For a long while (at least for me) I didn't come here for posting or critic and I'm not sure that I could come very often and see Your pics.

This is a contribution for the European Bee-eater... for this I must tell a little story... I went to the Alentejo, Portugal SW looking for this birds. On the deepest part of isolation we found some people asking for the birds or even conditions to occur such as hives... after a long of road we met a small chapel of Our Lady of Snows.Wonderful high place in that landscape... believe it or not a little while after that visit we found a colony of bee eaters...

Very sorry for the insect Lovers but this species is a part of the environmental regulation...

Exposure Time: 1/1579
F-Stop: f/4.5
ISO Speed Ratings: 1000
Focal Length: 500/1 mm

Have a wonderful days and thanks for looking.

José Diogo

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Ciao Jose, fantastic in-flight capture of lovely bee-eater and its prey wonderful colors, perfect focus, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

great moment and beautiful colours. A very difficult pic well done

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-06-13 6:38]

Hi Jose,absolutely fantastic!! A great in flight capture,one of the most difficult to do and a spectacular result talking about timing and sharpness,i dream to do the same one day,maybe with a butterfly....eheheh...have a nice weekend and thanks,luciano

Bonsoir José,
Très belle et très réaliste scène de la vie sauvage magnifiquement restituée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

What a shot, Jose!
The Bee Eater and its prey in the beak are in perfect focus.
It is a pleasure to see your work again.

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