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Bee eater in the evening sun

Bee eater in the evening sun
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Copyright: Pierre Heimann (heimann2) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 430 W: 10 N: 494] (4536)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-04-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Alpha DSLR A450, Sigma 170-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO Ultra DG
Exposure: f/13.0, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-29 0:20
Viewed: 2267
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Merops apiaster - the european bee-eater.
Spain has a lot of bee-eater and you often can hear them before you can see them.

The bee-eaters have an Old World distribution, occurring from Europe to Australia. The centre of diversity of the family is Africa, although a number of species also occur in Asia. A single species occurs in Europe, the European Bee-eater and Australia, the Rainbow Bee-eater; and there is one Madagascar species, the Olive Bee-eater (also found on mainland Africa). Of the three genera, Merops, which has the majority of the species in the family, occurs across the entirely of the family's distribution. Nyctyornis is restricted to Asia, ranging from India and southern China to the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Borneo. The genus Meropogon, has a single species restricted to Sulawesi in Indonesia.[3]

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-01-29 3:10]

Hello ierre
this bird is so swift in disallowing people to approach.
The feathers are clear and the situation is difficult here.
But you manage to show us its beauty in its natural way.


Hi Pierre
I really like the pose and the sharpness of your image under difficult light conditions. Shot from a good POV and composed very well.
Thanks for sharing
Best regards

Hello Pierre,

Hope you are well and nice to meet you friend. This is indeed a very good shot in quite difficult condition for it was taken in the evening light. As Colin has noted the focus is sharp and the colours of these beautiful and colourful birds are quite clear and visible.The last rays of the setting sun on the yellow feathers look fantastic.
Thanks for sharing a superb photo, take care....warm regards/Abid

Hello Pierre,
Very nice back light make it dimensional.
good sharpness, perfect colour and nice shadow detail.
best wishes,

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Hello Pierre,
An outstanding composition with beautiful rendering of rhythmic lines and forms highlighted by a very sensual light.
TFS and my regards,

Hi Pierre,
nice presentation of these birds. Very good low point of view. Excellent sharpness.
Have a nice evening,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-01-29 14:38]

Hi Pierre,there is a magic and special light into this pic,perfect to create a different capture of the bee eater,great composition,perfect exposure and beautiful colors and details.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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