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carmine bee eater

carmine bee eater
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Copyright: Paul Bright (paulbright) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 99 W: 0 N: 238] (2764)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of South Africa 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-02-14 13:24
Viewed: 3559
Points: 4
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
carmine bee eater - merops nubicoides
common summer resident and visitor.
flocks occur near rivers, marshes, in woodland and bushveld where they hawk from trees and from the ground.
reference: newmans birds of southern africa.

got this shot on the way to Satara from Lower Sabie on the tar road. the day was very cloudy so the light didnt help too much. I used ISO 800, but looking at the speed I used, I could was easily used ISO 400. then again the bird won't be there by the time I made the change. thanks for watching.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-02-14 16:49]

Hi Paul,
Despite the cloudy weather,and the high ISO you got a good result, there is apparently no noise at all, and the colors look good, you made a good exposure control. TFS

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-02-15 2:13]

What incredible colors on this bird, Paul.
Very subtle, but stunning.
Focus and light are very good.
I like that curved beak too.
TFS. : )

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