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Green Bandit

Green Bandit
Photo Information
Copyright: Himanshu Ranade (Xplorer) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 125 W: 13 N: 327] (2187)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-11-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XT, Canon 75-300 1:4-5.6 III USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-02-26 7:23
Viewed: 2106
Points: 34
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Of course this is the Little Green bee (Merops Orientalis) eater a rather common bird found in India.I call it the green bandit for the black band running across its eyes.

They have a very nice short and sharp flight method repeated throughout the day from well defined perches to catch insects , bees in flight.

Cropping exposed some grain noise especially on the BG. Cleaned it though Neat Image and hence the very small file size.

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Classic shot, Himanshu.
That glint in the eye does it for me.
Marvellous capture and a wonderful composition.
Thanks and regards.

Hello Himanshu,
a little common beauty. yes it is a common bird but we are not resist us to take picture of it, because it is so beautiful and i found that beauty in your picture.
good control of light and focus.
very well composed picture.
best wishes,

hallo Himanshu
very nice and sharpness picture
great details nice BG and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Nice little one - good pic.

Hello Himanshu,
Nice capture with fine details and lovely natural colours.

Ciao Himanshu, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose on beautiful blurry BG, excellent clarity, fine details, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Himanshu,
A fascinating photo with razor sharp details, very nice natural colors and perfect exposure. I like this interesting species never seen by me in the wild. In Europe I can find only Bee Eater (Merops Apiaster). The image is taken from a very good low POV with excellent light. Perfect details and focus.


Hello Himanshu
Impressive photo with excellent composition, fantastic colours and good sharpness!

Hello Himanshu.
Beautiful shot at this bee-eater. Excellent plumage details and vivid colors of this pretty bird.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-02-27 0:13]

Hello Himanshu,
Lovely photo of this Little Green Bee-eater in excellent sharpness and composition. Beautiful light, colours and background.

Hello Himanshu,
Wonderful capture of this beauty!Supeb composition,wonderful colours and lighting and excellent sharpness.Thank You.
Have a good day!
Best regards

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-02-27 3:32]

Gello Himanshu
very pretty bird and the eye is so sharp. You have detailed the features successfully and the smooth blurry background make this shot into an excellent work.
Lighting is splendid. Wonderfully composed shot.


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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-02-27 4:30]

Hello Himanshu,
Very fine and subtle shot of this colorful Bee-eater. Very fine vertical and decentred composition and a lovely background. Well done!
Kind regards

Lovely picture Himanshu! the perch with bird is well composed and the catch light is special. Love the details as well

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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2013-03-08 13:44]

Hello Himanshu,
Outstanding light, colours and BG ! Beautiful composition ! TFS Tina

Hello Himanschu
I very beautiful photo, excellent light, good background, very good detail.
Lovely bird, beautiful colours
regards yiannis

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