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White Fronted Beeeater

White Fronted Beeeater
Photo Information
Copyright: Erwin Kruger (rommel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 446 W: 0 N: 287] (3628)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-12-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS USM, (digital)
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-05 2:04
Viewed: 3284
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The white fronted beeeater [ Merops bullockoides] is a species of beeeaters widely distributed in sub equatorial Africa.They have a destinctive white forehead,square tail and a red patch on their throat.They nest in small colonies digging holes in cliffs or earthen banks but can usually be seen in low trees waiting for passing insects from which they hunt either by making quick hawking flights or gliding down before briefly catching insects.

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What a fantasic Beeeater and I can say unknown for me, Erwin! Good colors and composition!
George Veltchev

Hi MF Erwin,

Amazing capture! Very good job with the focus and exposure, can make out each and every detail. This is also a novelty for me!
TFS and have a nice WE!


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-06-06 2:55]

Hi Erwin,
a very beautiful capture of the bee eater, Nice colours and the eye is well seen in its shine.
The colours are vert pretty and you have composed it with the branch giving agood graphical effect.
Nice blurry background too to enhance the beauty of the bird.


It must be amazing to see such a colourful bird, Erwin. I love the red neck and the nice pose.
Thanks for sharing this beauty with us
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hello Erwin
WOW ! very beautiful shot of a superb Bird, i love his pose, his colorful plumage and the fine sharp details
very well done and have a good night

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2010-06-09 8:28]

Nice bird. Amazing colours of feathers. Good presentation and note.
Have a nice evening.

Hi Ermin,

The branches are framing well the bird. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the white-fronted beeeater. The bird is clear and sharp. The morning light is enhancing the colors. have a nice day.


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