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Little green bee-eater

Little green bee-eater
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Copyright: Alan Kolnik (Alan_Kolnik) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 38 N: 343] (2616)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2019-06-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D610, Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM+1.4xTC
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/4000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-08-27 4:56
Viewed: 254
Points: 8
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Little Green Bee eater - Merops orientalis

Known in Israel as shrukruk gamadi - שרקרק גמדי


The green bee-eater (Merops orientalis), also known as little green bee-eater, is a near passerine bird in the bee-eater family. It is resident but prone to seasonal movements and is found widely distributed across sub-Saharan Africa from Senegal and the Gambia to Ethiopia, the Nile valley, western Arabia and Asia through India to Vietnam.[2] They are mainly insect eaters and they are found in grassland, thin scrub and forest often quite far from water. Several regional plumage variations are known and several subspecies have been named.

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  • Great 
  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2019-08-28 2:07]


Hello Alan,
Nice capture with good focus.

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2019-08-28 5:02]

Hi Alan,magnificent capture of this green bee eater with the fly in the beak,i like the perspective and the top sharpness too. Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Alan,
Beautiful Green Bee Eater. Excellent details and exposure. Personally I would like to frame it bit tighter (cropping bit left side). Well focus on its eye.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice weekend,

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