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Bee-eater (portrait)

Bee-eater (portrait)
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Copyright: Sergey Osipov (sergeoss) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 49 W: 31 N: 513] (3305)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-07-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D-80, AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4D E
Exposure: f/11, 1/200 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): The predator with the Prey 2, Outstanding [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-07-23 12:54
Viewed: 4528
Favorites: 5 [view]
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Bee-eater. (Merops apiaster). Female.

Model: NIKON D80
Exposure Time: 1/200 sec
FNumber: F11,0
Exposure Program: Aperture priority
ISOSpeed Ratings: 250
Exposure Bias Value: - 1 EV
Focal Length: 300,00 mm
Exposure Mode: Auto Exposure
Focus Mode: AF-C
Lens Information: 300mm F/4.0 D
Flash Used: Did Not Fire

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-07-23 12:59]

Hello Sergey,
Very beautiful capture of Bee-eater in action. Very sharp details combined with good lighting showing all . Great pose. Excellent work.
Regards Siggi

Hi Sergey,

Nice capture with excellent sharpness and colours. Well done. tfs. stev

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  • odin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 177 W: 1 N: 209] (1169)
  • [2008-07-23 13:33]
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I don't comeback on TN monthly, but today i was realy happy to see your shot!! The light is amazing!! This one is one of the greatest!! What do you mean with did not fire!!

Hello Sergey,

Fantastic close up of this wonderful bitd.Excellent colours and composition.Superb details.

wow that was a big meal for him brilliantly captured at just the right moment. did you have to wait ages and set it up or was it a decisive moment?

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-07-23 14:15]

Hello Sergey,
This is a photo in high quality. Every aspect is excellent. Light and sharpness are amazing. Superb contrasting OOF BG. What a wonderful moment!

lovely colourfull and superbly sharp image.


Dont know what else I can say!

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-07-23 17:58]

Hola Sergey.
Beautiful photo My friend. Excellent sharpness, colors, light, and BG.

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2008-07-23 19:24]

Brilliant image of the Bee-eater AND the bee.
Perfect sharpness, super rich colours and clear details.
It's a lovely composition - I wish it was mine Sergey :)
Well done

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  • Bac Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 93 W: 3 N: 33] (486)
  • [2008-07-24 1:29]

Hello Sergey

It's uncredible the quality of this picture, the sharpness and the color are terrible. Very nice shot. TFS


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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2008-07-24 3:24]

Hello Sergey,

Hi Sergey,
Superb photo! The moment is just right, excellent details and composition. Well done!
Cheers, Andriy


I've seen this shot roll through the gallery some time ago but I just don't have the time to comment lately. Anyways, this is one of the BEST portraits of a Bee-eater I've seen. Colors, details, composition and the bumble bee(?) in the bill makes this picture just perfect. Excellent work and TFS.

Best Regards,


Hello Sergey,
exciting! Wildlife taken with utmost studio photography perfection to the slightes details. With the low sun in your back even the inner parts of the beak are perfectly lighted. No more words to say but: outstanding, perfect. A prize winner! My congratulations.
Thank you. With best regards,

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-07-26 0:21]

Merhaba Sergey,
Kusursuz bir portre olmuş.
Renkler ve keskinlik süper.
Arının kanat detayları bile kaydedilmiş.
Elinize sağlık.

Great shot!

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