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Rainbow bee eater

Rainbow bee eater
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Copyright: Biswarup Satpati (Biswarup) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 243 W: 0 N: 868] (8282)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-01-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony DSC-HX400V
Exposure: f/4, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-24 0:54
Viewed: 3736
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Rainbow Bee-eater, Merops ornatus, is a near passerine bird in the bee-eater family Meropidae. It is the only species of Meropidae found in Australia.

Rainbow bee-eaters are brilliantly colored birds that grow to be 7 to 8 inches in length, including the elongated tail feathers. The upper back and wings are green in color, and the lower back and under-tail coverts are bright blue. The undersides of the wings and primary flight feathers are red and tipped with black, and the tail is black to deep violet. The rainbow bee-eater's two central tail feathers are longer than the other tail feathers, and are longer in the female rainbow bee-eaters than in the males. The crown of the head, the stomach and breast, and the throat are pale yellowish in color, and the rainbow bee-eater has a black bib and a black stripe through its red eye.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-02-24 1:30]

Hello Biswarup
Nice capture with beautiful colors and composition. Well done

Hallo Biswarup
The mostly green colours of this tiny Bee-eater is really lovely and displays beautifully against the blurred background. I like the centralized composition and the side view in which you captured it. What I also like very much is the clarity of the lighter shade of blue under the eye. Although this bird was quite a distance from you, the polka dot eye and the stripe through the eye is very noticeable. It is a pretty picture to look at. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hello Biswarup,
Long time ago I've seen a photo from you. Good to see a new one. This is a beautiful clear photo of this Bee-eater. Very nice pose with eye-contact. Good sharpness and DOF.

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-02-24 4:17]

Hello Biswarup
Nice to see you back.Beautiful bird with nice colors.Nice pose in an natural habitat
TFS Michel

Hi Biswarup,
A beautiful bird worth to be here.
You've got a good pose and nice light to better appreciate its colourful plumage.
Good work and thanks for share.
It is great to catch you again around,

Not Merops ornatus. Does not range. This is Merops orientalis.

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