<< Previous Next >>


Photo Information
Copyright: Csaba Sztojka (Csabesz68) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 0 N: 113] (593)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-06-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alpha DSLR A300, Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/500 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-22 4:40
Viewed: 2844
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Details about merops apiaster on my previous posts... :-)

What I find really sad is that these birds habitat is shrinking... As you know these birds are nesting colonially in sandy banks. The place were I use to find these birds is suffering by mans greed... Sand exploitation, stock-raising... It is really sad... Year after year they are less...

maaciejka, Dis. Ac., Hormon_Manyer has marked this note useful
Only registered TrekNature members may rate photo notes.
Add Critique [Critiquing Guidelines] 
Only registered TrekNature members may write critiques.
You must be logged in to start a discussion.

Critiques [Translate]

Hallo my friend and neighbor ;)
How nice is to see such a pleasant shot with fine balanced symmetry and brilliant simplicity! As usually the detail is good and the colors warm and inviting! Maybe just a pinch of sharpness can add more tasty look to this recipe! Bravo!
George Veltchev

Hi Csaba,
very nice photo of this bird. Amazing colours. Great sharpness. Very good depth of field. I like this blurred background.

Hello Csaba,a most charming shot of this pair,lovely colours and good sharpness.
Best wishes Les.

Hello Csaba,
Lovely photo of these beautiful birds, very nice sharpness and great composition, wonderful colours and great out of focus background, very well captured,
Thanks for sharing and have a goodnight,
Best Regards,

Hello Csaba,

An very nice imae from you ftom this lovely pair of bee eaters.
Good of sharpness, pov and blurred bg.
Fine colors.


Hi Csaba,
Perfect timing with this interesting diagonal image portrayed.
Good strong contrast, sharp subjects and well detailed.

Szia Csabi!
Ha egy szóval kéne jellemeznem: fantasztikus! Azért megpróbálom többel is. :) Először tudjuk le a negatív részét: a bal oldali madár nem elég éles. Minden más az előtérben igen, de még kis élesítés ráfért volna a szép gyurgyalagra. A jobb oldali viszont tökéletes, ahogy minden egyéb a képen: kompozíció (tanítani való, elképesztően szép és harmonikus), expozíció, háttér, színek... Összességében igényes, kiváló kép, rendkívül tetszetős. Gratulálok!
Baráti üdv Miskolcról, Laci

Bonita escena de rico colorido y llena de vida.
Saludos Csaba: Josep Ignasi.

Hi Csaba,
Fantastic image. It's amazing you managed to catch the two beutiful birds in such a positon. Nicely focused and the backgroud works to.

The only downside to photoing and loving wildlife is seeing habitat and wonderful species being lost. I live in an area that is basically flat farmland. It's used to be fabulous boreal forest, I have to go further and further north every year to find wildernes. Very sad.

Calibration Check