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Chestnut-Headed Bee-Eater


Chestnut-Headed Bee-Eater
Photo Information
Copyright: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-03-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-03-14 22:57
Viewed: 2974
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Chestnut-Headed Bee-eater
(Merops leschenaulti)
Size: 21 cm
Location: Khao Yai National Park (Thailand)

Description:
Distinguishedfrom Little Green by yellow throat and no tail-streamers. Chestnut crown, nape, and upper back. Blue tinge on rump. Square tail. Sexes alike. Typical bee-eater flight and habits. More associated with forest edge than others in the family. In small groups.

Voice:
Various tree, tree…….and tetrew calls. Noisy.

Habits:
Resident in scattered colonies in forests and open country with trees in lowlands and up tp 1400m in dry hills. Nestign in burrow; March – May.

Distribution:
India South-east Asia and Java.


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great hapiness, TFS Ori

Hello,
A great shot. Fantastic set of birds. nice composition.
Regards
Lucja

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-03-15 0:18]

Hi,
Wonderful image, fine action and colors. tfs.
nagraj.v

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  • IR64 (114)
  • [2012-03-15 2:49]

Hi,
WOW,wonderful image, nice snapshot, compositin, colors.
Best regards
Ivan

Great pose and great pic even if the sharpness could be better.
Thanks for showing.
Pierre

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  • tree Silver Star Critiquer [C: 28 W: 0 N: 14] (8)
  • [2012-03-15 7:10]

Hey,
A very good shot. At the right spot at the right time with a camera. I like the colors of the bird.
Gary

hi Ang,
such a lovely shot. good timing! good clarity too. Bee-eaters are always awesome birds... but very few people give importance to them for they being common in the places wherever they are found... common and in plenty. my experience though.
lovely ballet! wish i could hug them. well, no!
tfs
Ruby

Hi Ang,
simply fantastic capture.
TFS
Samiran

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-03-15 8:56]

Hello Ang Hwee,
Splendid photo! Perfect timing.
Regards,
Peter

Hello Ang
Fantastic capture.Great pose of the birds and composition,wonderful colors and great sharpness.Congrats!
Best regards
J.Diogo

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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2012-03-15 12:34]

Hi,
what a stunning capture, .., detail of the right one about perching is captured with as great sharpness as the perching one, .., excellent movement capture and bg blurring

regards,

One of the most beautiful pictures i have seen for a long time , lovely moment well captured ! Congrats

Hi Ang ,
Beautiful display ..superb shot ,excellent timing

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