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Can i taste a bit?
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Copyright: mikael pettersen (Tamrock) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 337 W: 0 N: 290] (1928)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-11-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40D, Canon 300mm f2.8L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1000 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Anna's Favourites 1, CeltickRanger's favorite Bird photos -3-, Dainty birds 1, Masterpiece in Nature-Photography! [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-02-04 1:31
Viewed: 15192
Favorites: 15 [view]
Points: 108
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
hello all naturelovers!
this one i took in gambia
a paradise fore bird photographs
info about the little bee eaters you find here:

Miss_Piggy, Argus, siggi, adilakbar, Noisette, CeltickRanger, Juyona, tuslaw, marhowie, Amelia, alaguravi, oscarromulus has marked this note useful
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Hello Mikael,
excellent picture with great composition, colours, details and BG!

Best regards, Leonid

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-02-04 1:41]

hello Mikael
Wonderful capture, good details and great moment. The colors are beautiful.
Best regards.

Hallo Mikael
Sjoe! meaning Wow in Afrikaans. Once more Sjoe! It is indeed a display of beauty and grace. The colours and details are wonderful and very eye-catching. I am actually a bit jealous and envy you for this one. It is really very beautiful presented in a most favourable and pleasant manner. A super sharp, greatly focused and perfectly framed image. I cannot but place it by my favourites. Thanks for sharing. Kind regards.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2009-02-04 1:49]

Hej Micke!
A very fine capture of a couple of Little bee-eaters, one with a caught dragonfly. The sharpness, DOF, BG, composition and lighting are all perfect, whick makes this a top quality shot.
I was in Gambia before the digital camera era and it is a great country for bird photographers. I would like to go again but...
TFS this superlative shot,

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  • fiyo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1053 W: 5 N: 3475] (15161)
  • [2009-02-04 1:57]

Hello Mikael,
Lovely capture.POV,colors,catchlight in eyes,framing and visual impact are excellent

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2009-02-04 2:00]

Hello Mikael,
great shot of this two, excellent DOF and focus with beautiful colours. Your composition is very good too, well done!
Best regards Siggi

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2009-02-04 2:16]

Hi Mikael,

A superb capture of this beeater couple,superb compositionn and colors,tfs


Hi Michael,

I can only repeat miss Piggy's "Sjoe". Really good pose and action with the birds doing something together and lovely detail and colour on the feathers. A very well seen image.


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  • vral Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 65 W: 1 N: 218] (1049)
  • [2009-02-04 2:35]

Hello Mikael,
Awesome capture of this Bee eaters. very fine quality of image with action. POV,DOF and BG are superb. Thanks for sharing

perfect focus and sharpness!!! Thank you!

Tjena Micke,
ja man måste tydligen och till Gambia för att få till det. ;-)
mycket snygg bild men kanonskärpa och härliga färger.
Det är väl inget större fel på skärpdjupet heller.
Great work, mf.

Nu är jag kameralös ett tag, skickade in 40d till Canon
för att fixa till avtrycket.

Hi Mikael!

It's a great pleasure to discover your gallery. I'm impressed by the diversity and the quality of your pictures. This one here is particularly pleasant due to the fact it shows two birds. Moreover, as your title suggests, they seem to talk together. From the technical point of view, there's nothing to say, it's perfect.

Kind regards


Hi Mikael,
What a good timing you had for this one! This is a little work of art! Everything is excellent in this picture and details on both birds are amazing! Superb post, congratulations!

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-02-04 5:33]

Hello Mikael,
This is a gorgeous photo. The scene is so beautiful. Sharpness, details, colours, OOF BG, POV and composition are all excellent. A masterpiece!

hello mikael,
what a wonderful moment you have presented here, the focus is spot on and the details are amazing, the title is well thought off,
excellent work,
tfs & regards

fantastcily sharp capture, TFS Ori

Gosh, just great !!
Superb compo, posture of those 2 birds, especially the one in the BG
The ice on the cake with the dragonfly !
Mycket bra, Mikael

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  • eliz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 167 W: 20 N: 271] (1537)
  • [2009-02-04 7:09]

This is magnificent my friend. One of the best bird picture I saw on this site. This goes to my favorites.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2009-02-04 7:09]

Hi Mikael and nice to see you back here!

I see you've been doing some traveling since the last time i've seen you posting here, so i hope there will be some more beautiful photos for us to see :)
A truly terrific capture here! These two african bee-eaters look impressive and are presented with impeccable details!
Their colors are amazing, too and are even more enhanced by the vivid red of the dragonfly they just caught.
Very good overall DOF, perfect exposure and great composition, too.

Bravo and TFS

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-02-04 7:18]

Hej Micke,
What a pity on the Dragonfly but it's a terrific capture even so!! Fantastic timing and excellent focus. I love the sharp details and the coloiurs too. A beautiful composition against a fine background.
(I had a peep at your web site - most impressive and masses of great shots from Gambia!)
TFS and all the best, Ulla

  • Alutka Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 131 W: 43 N: 400] (1682)
  • [2009-02-04 8:26]

excellent picture, beautiful birds, interesting composition and pretty colours. Very good POV and depth of field. I congratulate...
TFS and best wishes

Woooooow - that's perfect, Mikael,
what a moment - such colours, such good sharpness, it's just fantastic, I love it so much, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Mikael,
Wonderful capture of bee eaters. Excellent DOF & sharpness. Amazing colors in this image. Well done. Regards - Adil.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2009-02-04 11:04]

Hi Mikael.
Superb shot of lovely birds. I am amazed with beautifulness of the scene, terrific details and sharpness of both birds and twig, wonderful delicate smooth BG. Especially I like sweet eyes of the bird and perfect image o the prey. Bravo and TFS.
Excellent picture as usual.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-02-04 11:30]

Hi Milael. This is a first class picture which has everything. Good detail ,sharp focusing, bright colours. along with a fine POV/DOF. well done TFS.

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2009-02-04 12:26]

Hi Mikael,
This is a great capture, from you and the bird. The sharpness, focus... everything is perfect.
I like the composition and your pov. Also the colours are beautiful especially with the green blurred bg.
TFS Paula

hello Mikael
Superb shot of this two colorfull bee-eaters
great sharpness with many details and fantastic colors
this shot is a delight for the eyes
TFS Jacqueline

hello Mikael

excellent photography of these beautiful birds,
shot with fine POV and apropriate vertical framing,
superb focus on them and the foreground,
beautifuly blurred background, great sharpness and details, TFS


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  • Ken52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 636 W: 93 N: 1243] (4195)
  • [2009-02-04 21:35]

Beautiful shot. Such rich colors and sharpness and detail! Excellent DOF and background.

hello Mikael
great picture
full of details and many colors
great composition
i like this picture

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2009-02-06 1:44]

Hola Mikael,
beautiful capture
technically excellent...
(the rainbow colors)
saludos amigo.

Hello Mikael,
Beautiful capture of these two bee-eaters, nicely composed photo with great focus and beautiful natural colours
Well done

Hello Mikael,
Beautifully done. A lot of content. Technically well done for instance in terms of exposure, light, sharpness...
Also wel developed.
You used a tripod in Gambia or was everything taken handheld?

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2009-02-09 19:07]

Amazing image Mikael,
I have never seen a more colorful bird!! Incredible sharpness and detail with perfect exposure!! Fantastic!!!

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2009-02-09 19:22]

Hi Mikael,
Outstanding shot and what a moment you have captured here!! Simply stunning colours and immaculate sharpness and superb clarity. This is one great photograph, my friend. Excellent POV, DOF and composition.

Excellent capture!

Hi Mikael,
Just priceless, wish this one was mine.
The interaction, combined with the red dragon prey is awesome :)
Technically excellent.
Very well done!


Oh my goodness what a beautiful shot,love the bright colors and those birds are adorable!
I just simply love nature...
Good job,


hello Mikael
very good work from the all sides
magic photo
best regards

Wonderful capture, good details and great moment. The colors are beautiful.

Excellent shot!! The colours, composition and details are just amazing. The different shades of charming green with mathcing yellow and contrasting reds make this pic an extraordinary one.

superb photo, razor sharpness, good POV, well done, regards.

wow...this is a really cool shot
super sharpness, super colors and wonderful scene.
really compliments
have a nice day

Beautiful catch.Well taken at the right moment.


fantastic shot of these lovely birds!
excellent sharpness, pose, backround and colors!
T a lot fs

fantastic colors, background, and capture

wow, beautiful focus, lovely detail , nice sharp image

Beautiful work Mikael. The colours, detail and BG are perfect. The dragonfly is almost as large as the bee-eater. I love the title too.

Warm wishes, Amelia

Great capture!
Ciao, Melania.

What a great shot, very romantic!

Hi Mikael,

Amazing shot! Such a beautiful bird (Merops persicus i believe)! Fantastic colours! Excellent detail and sharpness! Congratulations!!!


hi. excellent picture with great composition, colours, details and BG!

Beautiful shot Mikael. I love the way the one bird nudges the other. The colours really sell this picture. I especialy like the green backround mathing the birds. Very kool indeed. TFS Trevor

hi Mikael,
such a lovely photograph! tremendously good composition. natural perfect light, extremely good clarity and excellent timing! good DOF and nicely captured mood. every quality that should be in a perfect Nature-photograph.
hats off, my friend.
thanks a lot for making this shot and sharing that with us.

Nice picture with excellent POV, colors and sharpness. TFS


What a beautiful image, sharp.. No.. super sharp as Anna has put it and it make me envious too...Thanks for sharing...

Absolutely adorable.
The title ... so very appropriate!!!
Very sharp and detailed.

Wonderful capture and great moment.


Bom dia Mikael,
Superb freezing.
Great balance compositional, sharpness and definition.
Fine one.

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