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Eurpean Bee-eater II

Eurpean Bee-eater II
Photo Information
Copyright: Tom Conzemius (pirate) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-06-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L USM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/1600 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-07 6:50
Viewed: 3848
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
About 25 species of brightly coloured birds of the family Meropidea. Found throughout tropical and subtropical Eurasia, Africa, and Australasia, bee-eaters range in length from 15 to 35 cm (6 to 14 inches).
The bee-eater's bill is moderately long, slightly downcurved, and sharply pointed. Brilliant plumage is characteristic; green predominates, but many species are partially coloured with red, yellow, blue, or purple. Many have elongated central tail feathers. Bee-eaters feed on bees, wasps, and other insects.


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Very nice photo, with very nice colourful birds. Splendid. Very good composition and contrast. Bravo. best regards, Cezar T.

WOOW ! Tom , excellent colors , sharpness and POV , i like very much , TFS.

What glorious looking birds Tom. Their colours are magnificent and they look wonderful against the nice blue background. The quality of the image is fabulous.

Very nice shot of these colorful birds Tom.
Wonderful to see them both looking in a different direction.
The birds do stand out beautifully against the blue of the sky.
I personally would have cloned out the out of focus branch left side because it distracts a little imho, but that's just me ofcourse :)
Very well done. Thanks for sharing.
Best regards, Harry

Très jolie composition, et les couleurs sont bien soutenues.

Par contre, la netteté me semble un poil faible.


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-06-07 8:47]

Hi Tom
Lovely composition .Sharp image with lovely colors.Excellent DOF ,I also like the catchlight in the eyes of those bird.
TFS Michel

Hi Tom,
A great photo of two very nice bird. POV and composition excellent. TFS. Mustafa

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  • falke Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 153 W: 18 N: 479] (1863)
  • [2007-06-07 9:07]

Great photo of these Beeaters! You have managed to capture the eye perfectly adn it is a very good composition. I might have lowered the exposure a tiny little bit....

Great photo /Bengt

i never saw a bee eater!...but your pictures are so real i can imagine!
thanks tom

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  • gelor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 124 W: 3 N: 12] (523)
  • [2007-06-07 10:43]

Bonjour Tom,
Je suis extrèmement surpris que ces guêpiers soient présent en languedoc-roussillon. Ils sont magnifiques et vous les avez bien mis en valeur. Superbe, merci.

hi Tom,
very nice shot. colors and details excellent. nicely composed. Eyes contact very well. thanks for sharing
best wishes

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  • smitha Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
  • [2007-06-09 14:55]

Two lovely birds in a single frame! Beautiful composition.Good details, light, colours and POV.
TFS, Smitha.

Very nice photo with vibrant colors. Good POV for this composition.

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