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European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster)

European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster)
Photo Information
Copyright: Baczo Zoltan (baczozoli) Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 43] (412)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-05-31
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D 80, AF-S VR Nikkor 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 IF-ED
Exposure: f/5.3, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-06-01 3:10
Viewed: 3231
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
"This is a bird which breeds in open country in warmer climates. Just as the name suggests, bee-eaters predominantly eat insects, especially bees, wasps and hornets which are caught in the air by sorties from an open perch. They will also catch lizards on the ground. Before eating its meal, a European Bee-eater removes the sting by repeatedly hitting the insect on a hard surface. It eats some 250 bees daily."

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-06-01 3:17]

Hello Baczo,
Very nice composition with lovely bee eater couple.Nice colors and good sharness.
Thanks for sharing.

Hello Baczo,

Superb colours, Awesome composition, nice focus and great pose!


Selamlar Baczo,
arı kuşunun harika bir çalışması olmuş,
hem de 2 taneler.
Elinize sağlık en güzel dileklerimle hoşca kalın.

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  • bubinu (40)
  • [2009-06-01 5:03]

Hi Baczo,
A wonderful couple of colorful Bee-eater!
A pleasing composition adorned with fabulous lighting and accurate sharpness.
A neat presentation.
Well done,

Francis Xavier

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-06-01 6:15]

Frumos surprinse si datrita fundalului inchis care scoate bine in evidenta subiectul.
Numai bine.

hello Baczo
wonderful scene from these splendid colourful birds

Hi Baczo,

I guess they're talking about bees... Good picture.


Wonderfull my friend. Great capture.

Szia Zoli, nagyon jo kep,kituno kompozicio,jo hatter,elesseg,minden. Gratulalok, Istvan

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