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Little Green Bee-eater

Little Green Bee-eater
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Copyright: Emin Yogurtcuoglu (goldfinchtr) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 177 W: 22 N: 502] (2603)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-02-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 7D
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-08-23 5:54
Viewed: 1959
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Little Green Bee-eater (Merops orientalis)

It has a large distribution from west coasts of Africa to East, Nile Valley, many parts of middle east, and South Asia towards Indian Subcontinent and Southeast asia.

As a result of this eight subspecies currently recognized. The jizz is almost the same but the colors may vary. In this ssp.cyanophrys, where it occur in South Israel, and West & South Arabian coasts, it has a blue throat and bluish chest.

This one might occur in Turkey and the most exciting for me :) The northernmost distribituon is 200 km away from southermost part of Turkey. Who knows, they can fly? ;)

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Hi Emin,
Excellent picture of this Bee-eater.Nice colour and impressive sharpness.Well managed natural habitat.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice WE,

A real jewel bird, great capture, TFS Ori

Hallo Emin
I love the bright, natural colours that is so beautifully portrayed in this scenery. This image would make a wonderful cover on a Birthday card, and it will even look beautiful in an all blown up poster on a wall. The whole setting is just so gorgeous to look at. The composition and point of view is super. Best regards and thanks for sharing.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-08-23 19:54]

Hello Emin,
What an attractive presentation. Bee-eaters are always a thrill to view and you've captured this one in a nice relaxed pose. It even fluffed it's head feathers a bit just for you. Gorgeous vivid yet natural colors and outstanding detail. You should be proud of this shot!!
Ps. I agree with Anna....this would make a great cover for a card or poster.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-08-24 0:33]

Hello Emin,
Fantastic photo of this little Green Bee-eater in splendid light and colours. Great to see it in this natural surroundings. Sharpness and details are marvelous. Taken from an attractive POV in a perfect composition.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6568 W: 89 N: 15654] (65467)
  • [2014-08-24 13:06]

Hi Emin,absolutely beautiful this colorful bee-eater caught in a great way despite the difficult location,impressive detail and very bright metallic colors too,i like it! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 235 W: 1 N: 534] (5797)
  • [2014-08-26 8:16]

Very good and natural picture here. Congratulation.

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