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(Merops apiaster)


(Merops apiaster)
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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, 1/1600 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-07-06 3:37
Viewed: 1292
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Abelharuco,European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster)

Maybe the last pic of this species for now...

Once we found the bee eaters colony we spent there two days trying to get different pic of this birds specially in flight. At this time they are already feeding the chicks and spent all day doing this.These colonies have nests with up to about 2 meters deep.
To get this pics we choose one nest and set the AF on the way of the bird...

Hope You like it and have a good Sunday!

Thanks for viewing...

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SIR
照的清晰 很漂亮的鳥在吃蝴蝶蝴蝶
顏色鮮豔華麗 很新奇 時間點抓的很完美
很棒的作品 光線亮麗
構圖美麗 背景深遂
謝謝分享
STONE

Hello Jose-Another beautiful picture of this Bee-eater.Nice focus on eyes.Like attractive colour and the way its flying with a Butterfly.Nice work.Thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice time-Srikumar

hallo Jose
Great shot with beautiful colours and good details
thanks greeting lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-07-06 11:11]

Boa noite Jose,
Great in flight shot of this European Bee-eater. Excellent sharpness, details and composition. The butterfly prey is a big bonus.
Regards,
Peter

Ciao Jose, fantastic in-flight capture of lovely bee eater with its poor prey, wonderful colors, excellent sharpnerss, fine details and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2014-07-07 2:00]

a prowess here, .. stunning capture in movement, .. great photography !..

regards,

nuri :)

Hallo Jose
What a super image, filled with lots of detail, beautiful natural light, strong colours and a great point of view. Best regards and thanks for sharing.
Anna

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-07-08 7:32]

Hi Jose,this isn't a good pic to a butterflies fan like me...ehehe....but this is the life cycle and the butterfly is the dinner of this beautiful bee-eater,a fantastic in flight capture,what a timing and what a quality,i like it!! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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