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(Merops apiaster)

(Merops apiaster)
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Copyright: Jose Diogo (josediogo1958) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 494 W: 27 N: 1837] (11747)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-08-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: canon 1 dx mark 2, Canon 500mm f4 L IS, Canon 2X converter
Exposure: f/8, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-08-16 8:08
Viewed: 2405
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Abelharuco, European Bee-eater (Merops apiaster)

Bee eaters eat bees...what I didn't know is that from time to time they regurgitate undigested debris... I post this as document.

Model: Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Software: PhotoScape
Exposure Time: 1/1579
F-Stop: f/8.0
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 1000/1 mm
Date Taken: 2012-08-14 16:20
Metering Mode: Spot
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 242 kb

Please see the WS..

Thanks for viewing..

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hello Jose
very good sharpness and good details 'the colours are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

Hello Jose,
An excellent capture with fine colors, details & pose. Well composed & presented with a great POV. The debris is clearly seen & interesting to know this fact. They mainly eat bees, but they also eat other insects when bees are scarce. Great work & TFS.


Hi Jose,
nice and interesting photo of lunch :)
Very good point of view. I like this bird and its colours.
Thanks for sharing,

hello Jose,
a perfect moment, Henri Cartier-Bresson's word decisive moment. nice sharp picture with good composition and perfect colour,
best wishes,

Hello Jose,
As usual a wonderful photo with a nice species of bird. The focus, exposure and WB are perfect. It is a great composition. I like very much the contrast against the background.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Jose,
Impressive capture of this Merops apiaster,with very nice details and exceptional sharpness.

Ciao Jose. Grea close up from the low POV. Excellent colours results and great contrast against the blue BG.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-08-21 11:33]

Bonjour Jose,
Un document vraiment intéressant. Tu as cliqué au bon moment (mais peut-être pas le plus appetissant). Un oiseau que je n'ai encore jamais vu, mais il semble s'installer aussi chez nous avec le réchauffement climatique.
Meilleures salutations

Hola Jose,
El abejarruco no es un pàjaro difícil de fotografiar i tu lo has bordado además en el momento oportuno.
Gracias, Un saludo cordial.

Hello Jose

Excellent close-up photo of the European Bee-eater
with its prey, in difficult back-light light situation
but with great exposure to obtain details of the plumage, TFS


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