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Bee Eater-3

Bee Eater-3
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Copyright: cahit agcal (cako) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-03
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200 DSLR, Sigma EX 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO HSM DG
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-12-11 12:47
Viewed: 3603
Points: 60
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Merops apiaster=(tr):Arı kuşu
The bee-eaters are a group of near passerine birds in the family Meropidae. Most species are found in Africa but others occur in southern Europe, Madagascar, Australia and New Guinea. They are characterised by richly coloured plumage, slender bodies and usually elongated central tail feathers. All are colorful and have long downturned bills and pointed wings, which give them a swallow-like appearance when seen from afar.

As the name suggests, bee-eaters predominantly eat flying insects, especially bees, wasps, which are caught in the air by sallies from an open perch. While they will pursue any type of flying insect, honey bees predominate in their diet.
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Arı kuşu, arı kuşugiller (Meropidae) familyasından Merops cinsini oluşturan temel besinleri arılar olan kuş türlerinin ortak adı.

Arılar ve diğer böceklerle beslenirler. Yatay kum tünellerine ya da toprak oyuklarına yuva yaparlar. Açık alanların sivri gagalı, uzun gövdeli ve uzun kuyruklu kuşlarıdır. Uzun, üçgen şekildeki kanatlarını süzülürken düz tutar ve ani hızlanma sağlayacak şekilde geriye ya da aşağıya doğru hafif vuruşlar yapar. Sesi berrak, tatlı ve sık tekrarlı bir prup prupdur.
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Hi Cahit,
Very good capture of Bee-eater with good poe and composition, sharp details and nice bright colours.

İyi Geceler Cahit Bey,
Güzel yakalanmış bir kare.:) Özellikle gözü çok hoşuma gitti.Tebrik ederim..

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2008-12-11 13:03]

Hi Cahit. I just love the colours in this Bee Eater. And the detail in the brightly coloerd feathers. A nice pose with its head turned to one side. well done TFS.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-12-11 13:21]

Hello Cahit,
Beautiful bird very well captured with excellent details and very nice colours.
Thanks for sharing!
Best regards Siggi

Merhaba Cahit,
This bird is so colorful, and you've got his best side from this upper POV.
I like a lot the colour contrast got against the green and leafy background.
Excellent the composition made with the use of the branch all along the diagonal.
Congratulations and thanks for share.
My best regards,

Merhaba Cahit,
bellissima immagine di Gruccione catturato con straordinaria definizione in una splendida posa, magnifici i colori e BG naturale.

Merhaba Cahit Bey, önceki karelerinize göre biraz dolu bir Zemin olmasına rağmen, daha doğal görünümlü nefis bir Arı kuşu karesi olmuş. Ben çok beğendim. Teşekkürler.

Hi Cahit,

Lovely bird and good capture.

Merhaba Cahit Bey, harika bir çekim. Elinize sağlık.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-12-11 21:54]

Hi Cahit.
It is my lovely species which I managed to catch for the first time only this year. Excellent natural scene (pose of the bird is very cute and surroundings are very attractive), great vivid colours and superb details. My kind regards and compliments.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-12-12 1:59]

Merhaba Cahit,
Nice to see a photo of a European Bee-eater that is not sitting on a wire! Excellent capture from a fine frontal POV taken with great sharpness to make it stand out against the natural OOF BG.
Cok tesekkür ederim.

Hi Cahit

Great shot of this beautiful bee-eater. Excellent composition. Great sharpness and POV.


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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2008-12-12 6:26]

Merhaba Cahit Bey,
Güzel bir çalışma olmuş.Arka plan,kırmızı gözler ve kadraj mükemmel.
Selamlar,ellerinize sağlık!

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2008-12-12 9:05]

Renkler,netlik ve kompozisyon çok güzel olmuş Cahit bey, ellerinize sağlık, selamlar..

Merhaba Cahit hocam. Hakkaten hakikatli poz olmuş. Bu güzel kuşların güzel bir pozunu yakalamışsınız. Eline sağlık üstad.

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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2008-12-12 14:39]

This is a very good image of the bee eater, Excellent details, good clarity and sharpness, good compositon. Love the color, nicely saturated, but not over done. Great job.

hello Cahit

excellent shot of the Bee Eater with fine POV and framing,
excellent hard density of the colours, excellent sharpness
and details of the bird and the foreground branche, TFS


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2008-12-12 18:08]

Hello Cahit,
Bee-eaters always catch my eye with their bright plumage and your image is sharp and colorful giving us a great view of this brilliant plumage,thank you Cahit.

This species of Bee Eaters is extremely handsome looking, Cahit. Our green ones found in India look rather plain in comparison.
This is a very attractive capture from a good point of view.
All the colours on the bird are well recorded.
Thanks and greetings.

nice capture and very beautiful colours

Merhaba Cahit, great capture of splendid bird with fantastic colors, good details and excellent sharpness, very well done,, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hi Cahit,
Very good sharp and colours.
TFS. Ferran

This is such a beautiful shot. Great job on this. Bill

Hello Cahit

Lovely vibrant colours.The exposure is very good.
The focus is sharp with excellent plumage detail.
Very good POV.
The red eye stands out well.


Hi Cahit,

I like those birds a lot but unfortunately, we don't have them in my country! I like those striking colors and beautiful green background that makes a fine composition with good contrast and details!

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-12-15 9:36]

merhaba cahit
yemyeşil fonu ve klasik pozuyla nefis bir arıkuşu karesi sunmuşsun
ışık, renkler ve netlik harika olmuş
eline sağlık

Hello Cahit,
Excellent capture of the colorful bee eater, superb
sharpness and clarity, nice details and good depth of
field, beautiful vivid colors and lovely
natural surroundings, well done.

Hi Cahit,

One of the most beautiful bird you have captured so well and the perch is stunning. Well done and TFS.

Best regards,

Hello Cahit !
I love this picture, it is cheerful and very pleasant to the eye ! The vivid colors are fantastic, and the bird in itself is wonderful too. You captutred him in a great pose, with excellent details, and I also like the composition, the POV. It's great. Very well done !

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  • rommel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 446 W: 0 N: 287] (3628)
  • [2009-09-16 21:39]

Hi Cahit,
Subject very well placed against a natural soft BG.Brilliant colours of the beeeater with indepth datail, great shot and TFS.

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