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Bluetailed Bee eater with common lime

Bluetailed Bee eater  with common lime
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Copyright: Goutham Ramesh (goutham_ramesh) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 835 W: 154 N: 2871] (12237)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-05-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D 80, Sigma 50 -500mm f4/6.3 DG EX APO HSM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-17 3:45
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Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 22
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Last month I shot this beautiful bird "Blue tailed bee eater with a common lime butterfly".

These birds are amazing and their in flight acrobatics to catch insects is a must watch:-)

I was in a hide when I shot this and I personally feel the position of the bird could have been a bit off center :-) in the frame


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WOW! Goutham, what a catch!
Ofcourse for you and the bird.
Superbly composed and framed and taken with a fantastic POv, focus and sharpness, this one is a real beauty.Lovely colours and smooth clean background.
Well done.:)

So the Bee Eaters are not necessarily dependent on the staple diet of bees, Goutham.
This fellow with a butterfly in its beak shows it is not averse to chage in the menu once in a while. :)
Superb capture and a unique action shot.
Well done and TFS.

Goutham, I agree with you as to the crop...perhaps positioning the bird a little more to the right would make it...well...even MORE perfect! This shot is stunning even without that correction. It never ceases to amaze me how the capture of the detail of feathers on birds in photographs shows us beauty we never quite notice as they're soaring by. You've got a great presentation here.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-06-17 7:02]

Hello Goutham
A top quality image with wonderful composition and great details

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-06-17 11:00]
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Hello Goutham,
There isn't much interest in this fantastic photo. It deserves great attention. A very beautiful sharp detailed photo in beautiful natural colours. Very nice pose with its prey. Ideal POV. Maybe little crop from the right makes a better composition.

What can I say.....
HE shoots...
HE scores

awesome shot here, i don't agree with your remarks, sometimes you should break the rule and have a subject dead center. Just keep the eye and bill on the golden rule line!

amazing, respect for this picture

Hi Goutham,

WOW, a perfect shot of the perfect moment!
I love this picture!


wow, amazing capture, TFS Ori

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  • Zet (24)
  • [2010-06-21 2:54]



Hi Goutham,
a rare combination of two perfectly well identifyable species, indeed.
Perfectly captured and presented. Thank you!
With best regards,

Beautiful shot Goutham. I think the b-fly is in just the right "position"..
Especially if you happen to be a bee eater ;-)
Very nice!

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