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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-05-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: NIKON D810, Nikon 300mm f/4D IF-ED AF-S + 1,4TC II
Exposure: f/8
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-07-21 4:48
Viewed: 1081
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

The European bee-eater (Merops apiaster) is a near passerine bird in the bee-eater family Meropidae. It breeds in southern Europe and in parts of north Africa and western Asia. It is strongly migratory, wintering in tropical Africa. This species occurs as a spring overshoot north of its range, with occasional breeding in northwest Europe.

This bird breeds in open country in warmer climates. As the name suggests, bee-eaters predominantly eat insects, especially bees, wasps, and hornets.

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perfect composition - both birds looking in opposite directions

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2016-07-21 5:48]

Hello Marius,
lovely and wonderfull shot, very good focus, splendid colors and genial pose, good note too, a great composition.Siggi

hallo Marius
very nice composition with good BG and beautiful colours
great sharpness to
thanks gr lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-07-21 8:23]

Hi Marius,another great shot from your May meeting with the bee eaters! Looking left and looking right in a magnificent perspective and quality,i like it! Have a nice evening and thank,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-07-21 8:56]

Hello Marius,
Very beautiful photo of these Bee-eaters. Splendid natural colors, excellent sharpness and a gorgeous composition with the two birds in this pose. Nice blurred background.

Hello Marius,
Still I don't have a single Bee-Eater photograph in my gallery. Hope in December I'll find different kind of Bee-Eater in KNP.
As usual perfect BG; yes I first watch BG (smile). Excellent timing to capture their facial expression. Natural color....
Thanks and best regards,
P.S : So busy that didn't get a chance to watch TN photographs and post a photo.

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2016-07-21 16:10]

Hi Marius
V of victory! You caught an awesome couple of birds.
Beautiful colors and neat background.
Excellent work.


Ciao Mariusz, lovely composition with fantastic couple, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Beautiful picture of these Bee Eaters, Marius.
The composition is a pleasure to look at.
Thanks for sharing this wonderful image.

oho.....what a capture...


Thanks for sharing.

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