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Green Bee-eater

Green Bee-eater
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Copyright: Rathika Ramasamy (radz) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-06-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, Sigma 170-500mm APO
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My Fav Birdshots. [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-06-01 9:01
Viewed: 9742
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 102
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis), also called Small Green Bee eater or Little Green Bee eater.
This bird is a very common mainly breeding summer visitor.
This was taken today morning,on the way to Sultanpur lake,on the paddy field two or three bee eaters were there.Light was perfect that time,b/g empty paddy field gives golden bokeh.Hope you like it too.
Nikon D70
2005/06/01 06:51am.
Lens: 175-500mm F/4.5-6.3 D
Focal Length: 440mm
Exposure Mode: Manual
Metering Mode: Spot
1/1000 sec - F/8
Exposure Comp.: 0 EV
Sensitivity: ISO 400
Optimize Image: Custom
White Balance: Auto
Flash :no
pp did crop&USM.

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brilliant - both the picture and the colors of the bee-eater. I like it a lot.
TFS - Shir.

Hello Radz!
Superb photo. Great colours and wonderful pose. I love this shining green :-)

A beauty !

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  • ddg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 867 W: 24 N: 1008] (5507)
  • [2005-06-01 10:36]

Belle harmonie de teintes Radz, c'est une superbe photo de Bee-eater perché sur ce tronc d'arbre déchiqueté. Félicitations Didier

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-06-01 11:27]

Hello Radz!
Wonderful bee-eter shot.Clear details,simple BG and composition are perfect.TFS...:-)

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2005-06-01 11:35]

it is a wonderful shot Radz...
an excellent BG... and very well focused...
beautiful composition...

This is a beautiful bird, Radz. Great pose and colors. Perfect BG. Eyes details are splendid as well as the whole composition. Thanks for sharing.

Cranes, Kingfishers and know bee-eaters. You have posted some birds that I would love to get. This one is no exception. The photo is fantastic. Really impressive composition and exposure. The details very sharp. MASTERPIECE!

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2005-06-01 12:57]

This is what I call a perfect photo.The light and the colors are incredible. Look at those feathers. All the details are very clear.
Well done and thanks a lot for sharing.


Superbe photo, très bonne netteté.
Felicitations !

Great colours, great capture, great composition and great picture, in three words, very well done!

Beautiful bird and you've isolated it very well indeed both in terms of the plain background and the colour contrasts.

Well done!

Perferct shot Radz!
Superb POV, composition, colours ...
I like it very much.
Well done!

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  • naki Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 382 W: 27 N: 5] (40)
  • [2005-06-01 14:55]

Great shot Radz. Very good composed with some loking space at the left. Excellent colours. Good details and amazing BG.
Very well done.

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  • gopi Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 22 W: 0 N: 70] (337)
  • [2005-06-01 16:21]

- The square crop goes well with the placing of the bird
- Choice of BG is good, it almost looks like a painted canvas
- Good sharpness
good job

Hello Radz

Beautifull with one superb background.


I like very much the colous. Well Done.

The focus is perfect!


A wonderful capture of this bee eater Radz!
The colors on this little guy are brilliant and the details well shown.
Thank you for a fine posting.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-06-01 20:36]

Gorgeous bird, Radz. Just fantastic colors and POV. Just perfect on all counts. Congratulations. : )

Good shot, Radz.
Well composed, good POV , nice pose and very good details.
Very well done.

Two thumbs up!

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-06-02 3:32]

j'aime bien cette composition, l'oiseau a des couleurs superbes qui ressortent bien sur le fond neutre. Bonne netteté.
Wonderful bird in a well done shot ! Congratulations !

Wow, Radz, not much to say here. Simply PERFECT Thanks

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  • red45 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2636 W: 74 N: 9091] (31094)
  • [2005-06-03 9:49]

Hi Radz!
Not much to say except - bravo! Absolutelly amazing bird on superb photo!

Composition: 5/5
Sharpness: 5/5
Color: 5/5
DOF: 5/5
POV: 5/5
In a friendly way Christophe

Radz, Superb capture! Beautifully colored and interesting looking bird..Great pose, sharp and detailed, great BG - Excellent work!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3277 W: 148 N: 6163] (18832)
  • [2005-06-03 16:45]

Oh, what a beautiful bird Radz. Such exquisite colours and pose, with the wind blowing his feathers. Well captured, thank you.

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  • CTP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 644 W: 6 N: 946] (2726)
  • [2005-06-08 18:20]

Hi Radz,This is an awesome shot.it is so sharp and clear.Nice DOF and POV.TFS

Brilliant photo! Superb sharpness and perfect composition. Lovely blurred background. Well done.

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  • eth (0)
  • [2005-06-17 10:55]

Beautiful...very well composed...perfect colours...neat and matching background. Great work!!

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-06-17 16:32]

Hi Radz, what a fine looking bird! The picture is excellent, one to be proud of. The composition is fantastic as are the colours, I like it alot, well done.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-06-17 23:20]

Superbe photo, félicitations pour les belles couleurs et le Bg qui s'harmonise bien avec le sujet.

Merci por l'envoi.

wowwwww! this is such a great shot! the colors, the sharpness, the background, the pose of the bird, the composition.. wow!
this is perfect!


Great shot Radz. Good pose, well exposed, great background giving good contrast. Good composition.

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2005-08-26 1:02]

this is stunning! brilliant colours and excellent focus on subject! very well done. tfs


it is a wonderful shot Radz, vivid colours & clear detail dof & pov are great. Congratulations about your Pbase gallery, very nice!

From Canada,

wow , what a wonderful picture of pretty looking fellow. TFS

Super post - clear, sharp, colour saturation good, excellent composition, TFS

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2006-01-30 10:53]

Rathika, this is very, very beautiful.

Excellent sharpness, composition and pov. I also enjoy the contrast between the main subject and the bg.


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  • Avare Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 4 N: 75] (514)
  • [2006-01-30 14:02]


Very well composed and exposed. The colors,lighting and DOF are excellent. Congratulations!

Fabulous portfolio, Rathika.
Warm regards,

Amazing colours, nicely taken shot.

It's me again! Perfect on this one! There is no need to say anything more!

Great shot Rathika!!! beautiful colors, great detail!!!

Excellent picture! Superb colors and great composition. Exposure and details are perfect! Congratulations and TFS!


Beautiful picture.TFS

Hi Radika,
I saw this one in your intro page.
Very beautiful. Didn't know India had such rocking birds...

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  • Denis Silver Star Critiquer [C: 18 W: 0 N: 178] (12)
  • [2006-12-19 11:19]

Bonjour Radz,

J'aime bien cet oiseau, J'apprécie particulièrement la composition en diagonale, le fond complètement flou et de couleur neutre s'armonisant avec l'oiseau et son perchoir. Aucun élément distrayant. Félicitation.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-03-24 9:56]

Hello Radz,
Superb photo. Excellent sharpness, composition and BG. Lovely colours.

Hi Rathika,

A very nice picture of a splendid bird.
The only similar species we have in Romania is Merops apiaster.
A wonderful pose of the bird, splendid colors, details and a very nice POV!


Best regards,

beautiful and elegant portrait, TFS Ori

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