Rainbow bee eater
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|I have moved to a new location and was delighted when I saw this beautiful bird settling on a post near my house.|
"A striking, colourful bird, the Rainbow Bee-eater is medium sized, with a long slim curved bill and a long tail with distinctive tail-streamers. It has a golden crown and a red eye set in a wide black stripe from the base of the bill to the ears, which is edged with a thin blue line. The throat is orange-yellow, with a broad black band separating it from a green breast. The upperparts are green, with the flight feathers coppery and black tipped. The underwings are bright orange, with a black edge. The lower abdomen is blue. The tail is black, including the long tail streamers, with a blue tinge." Ref: http://birdsinbackyards.net/bird/174
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- [2009-12-16 4:00]
Beautiful capture of this bee eater with his prey.I liked simple BG,moment you caught and composition a lot.
Thanks for posting..
- [2009-12-16 4:47]
An impressive capture of a Rainbow Bee-eater with its dragonfly prey. Though a little soft, the colours, BG, POV, pose and composition are excellent.
My wife an I have seen this species near Yorkies Knob when we were in Queensland 4 yrs ago but didn't get as good a shot as this!
Thanks and best regards,
- [2009-12-16 15:24]
Very good capture of this bee eater with great composition.Nice colors and fine details.TFS.
Excellent shot of this beautiful Rainbow Bee-eater, and with the added bonus of a dragon fly for lunch, wonderful colours, really good separation from the OOF background, super shot :)
Cheers Rick :)
this is a beautiful bird and you have captured nicely,
nice colours, good POV and the bird standout well from the BG.
But it's a bit soft as Ivan mention.
I think you should have use 400iso and f8.0 to get a bit faster shutter speed, even with a tripod 1/60sec can be to slow.
I use tripod to 95% to my birds picture and trying to use at least 1/125sec to get the picture sharp. It's not only the movement which can be the problem, also mirror movement can decrease the sharpness.
- [2010-03-28 3:17]
it is not easy to capture bird like this, especially with the food between the beak.
Excellent pose and the bokeh work well here.