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Blue Tail!!

Blue Tail!!
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Copyright: Goutham Ramesh (goutham_ramesh) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 835 W: 154 N: 2871] (12237)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D50, SIGMA 70-300 APO MACRO SUPER II
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Vanderschelden's favourites, GouthamBirds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-02 14:09
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Hi all,

As mentioned yesterday, today Iím posting the picture of the same blue tailed bee-eater in a different position showing its wonderful blue tail! For details on the bird see yesterday's post post. This picture was shot in slightly different lighting conditions and the light was bit harsh and it was hot like hell inside the hide: - )

Hope you will like it.

Goutham R

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Dear Goutham, Wow ! this is very beautiful and very natural, well captured moment and great level of details, very nice composition.
with best regards.vab.

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  • Merlin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 445 W: 267 N: 455] (1713)
  • [2007-05-02 14:32]

This is absolutely fantastic. Beautiful bird, beautifully captured, with it's prey clear and sharp also. Perfect, uncluttered composition too.
Regards, Nigel

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  • marcin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 0 N: 268] (2057)
  • [2007-05-02 14:39]

this is very beautiful shot, very well done

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-05-02 15:07]

Hi Goutham, This is a very good shot of the bee eater. great colur and sharp detail.good compostion with anice POV. well done.TFS.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2007-05-02 15:49]

Hi Goutham,

Fabulous shot of the bee-eater, the composition is excellent and clean, the pose is just superb with the insect in the beak, super sharp detail and wonderful colours and a warm light.

TFS Hilary :o)

Hi Goutham,
you also have a dragonfly shot here today - but a little different ;-) Wow - what a moment - this bird is so impressive - and with the dragon in the mouth, it's a fantastic moment, I love it. So excellent sharpness and those colours, thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-05-02 16:48]

Hello Goutham,
Yes, this is what I ment. The beautiful tail.
The most beautiful photo I've ever seen of this bird. Everything on this photo is perfect.
For me an absolute favorite.
Thank you,

Hi Goutham,
Good image; great colours and well composed.
A plus is the insect.
Superb matching bokeh.

Hi Goutham,
Congratulations on a fantastic capture. The feather details are simply awesome. Food is another pluspoint Hope to see more from this series.


wonderfull capture, and color, and sharpnes!

This is a wonderful image Goutham. I bet you are pleased with it. I love the simplicity of the shot, the wonderful color, and the added interest of the insect. Super work. Exposure, sharpness and shallow depth of focus are excellent.

Evelynn : )

Great capture , Goutham . Heat must be a problem in your climate , I personally am working on a set of camouflage clothes . I hope I can get some mobility , and still keep out of sight . TFS , Kevin .

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-05-02 22:18]

Hi Goutham
Excellent capture Beautifull colors and sharpness.Very good composition and very good DOF for the occasion.
TFS Michel

Simply outstanding.These creatures are vsimply exotic POV is excellent.

Hi Goutham

Lovely snap! The colours are just fantastic as is the minimalist composition. I really like the POV as well. Razor sharp and the blurred background only enhances the shot. Great lighting too, not harsh at all.

TFS and well done!


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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-05-03 0:03]

A fantastic shot, Goutham.
This POV is awesome, showing the incredible colors on the back of this beautiful bird.
You managed to catch the iridescence on the plumage, and tack-sharp details.
Even the wings of the poor dragonfly in the beak are crystal clear.
Excellent work, my friend.
TFS. : )


Very nice composition. The colors are excellent. The exposure is accurate. I can even see the details of the dragonfly.

Murali Santhanam

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-05-03 4:58]

Hi Goutham

Another breathtaking capture from you!
The details here are simply amazing and i'm just speachless when i see what you are able to pull out of that rather small zoom lens.
The composition here is impeccable and the colors and textures on this splendid blue tailed bee-eater's plumage are fascinating! The blurred BG makes the subject stand out superbly and the lighting and exposure are great, too.
...what am i saying here...everything is just outstanding!!!


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-05-03 5:47]

Goutham Beautiful wonderful and I admire your bird watching and shooting capabilities. Ganesh

hello goutham!
wonderful catch, excellent composition and colors.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-05-03 11:48]

Hi Goutham,

This is marvelous!!! The bird is beautiful. And the details of his prey in his beak are amazing. Fantastic colors, pose and bg.


Brilliant capture, Goutham.
Murali showed us a Bee Eater with a red dragonfly it its beak; yours has a different one. What a variety!
Another truly classic shot.

Hello Goutham
Excellent shot of this Bluetail,
Great colors and composition,
Fantastic Bg and DOF,Superb shot.

Good Luck

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2007-05-04 13:14]

Colourful shot,excellent details!!Nice POV&composition.

Hi Goutham,
Very beautiful - the details of the dragonfly in its mouth are also so clear! TFS.
Cheers, Uma

Hello Goutham,
wonderful, perfectly composed iconic image of this most elegant, colourful bee eater proudly presenting an equally well detailed dragon fly prey.
Thank you! With best regards,

Beautiful Shot.

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