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Green Bee eater

Green Bee eater
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Copyright: kapil koltharkar (kapildk) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 181 W: 32 N: 502] (3197)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-02-15
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon coolpix L110
Exposure: f/5.4
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-04-18 9:54
Viewed: 2503
Points: 12
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Hi Friends,
I am not so good in bird photography but i've some quite good pics in my archive. From now i'll be posting some common bird in my chiplun. Hope you like it.

Green bee eater:
The Green Bee-eater, Merops orientalis, (sometimes Little Green Bee-eater) is a near passerine bird in the bee-eater family. It is resident but prone to seasonal movements and is found widely distributed across sub-Saharan Africa from Senegal and The Gambia to Ethiopia, the Nile valley, western Arabia and Asia through India to Vietnam. They are mainly insect eaters and they are found in grassland, thin scrub and forest often quite far from water. Several regional plumage variations are known and several subspecies have been named.
Like other bee-eaters, this species is a richly coloured, slender bird. It is about 9 inches (1618 cm) long with about 2 inches made up by the elongated central tail-feathers. The sexes are not visually distinguishable. The entire plumage is bright green and tinged with blue especially on the chin and throat. The crown and upper back are tinged with golden rufous. The flight feathers are rufous washed with green and tipped with blackish. A fine black line runs in front of and behind the eye. The iris is crimson and the bill is black while the legs are dark grey. The feet are weak with the three toes joined at the base. Southeast Asian birds have rufous crown and face, and green underparts, whereas Arabian beludschicus has a green crown, blue face and bluish underparts. The wings are green and the beak is black. The elongated tail feathers are absent in juveniles. Sexes are alike.
The calls is a nasal trill tree-tree-tree-tree, usually given in flight.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-04-18 11:22]

Hello Kapil
Nice presentation.Good POV and sharp image.Details and colors are very good.
Best regards Siggi

Bird imagery is not all that easy, Kapil. Even with a 300mm zoom lens, I sometimes feel frustrated at its results. You have managed a fairly good shot of the Bee Eater with your comppact camera.

Hello Kapil,
a good try with a moderate picture, I am appreciate your frankness. I know and wish you, one day you will be a good bird photographer.
best wishes,

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-04-18 21:22]

Hi Kapil.
I like the species so much. These birds are widespread in our region and I also like to shoot them. However, it is difficult to come nearer to them. Subject is very nice and picture is looked pleasantly despite some softness. My kind wishes and TFS.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2012-05-02 5:30]

Hello Kapil
Very beautiful bird. Excellent work really lovecthe details.
Lovely capture that allows me to appreciate the colors. The isolation is so pretty. Simple and exciting.


Hello Kapil.
Bee eater is a beautiful bird. This is nicely discovered in great perch and well silenced bg.
Thanks and have a nice day.

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