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Bee Eater

Bee Eater
Photo Information
Copyright: Eyal Bartov (bartove) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 178 W: 1 N: 588] (7772)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1V, 600 mm f 4, Fuji Provia 100F
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Wildlife of israel [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-11-10 7:40
Viewed: 5786
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 50
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A huge population of Bee Eaters( Merops apiaster) is nesting in hundreds of tunnels dug in the cliff above the see of Galilee, together with Rollers and Kingfishers. They nest in a family group and the older chicks help their parents to feed the new young generation.

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Amazing shot well done great colors.

Beautiful birds. Beautiful lens also :)

Eyal, Beautiful birds with incredible color design. Well caught. You probably didn't have to get too close with that lens ;-)
Greetings, Jan

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  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
  • [2004-11-10 11:06]

Good capture. It looks to me like the European Beeater ( Merops apiaster )
nevertheless, I think this is a great capture.
wonderful focus and good colours. Into my favourites for sure. Well Done

Bonne profondeur de l'image

This is a brilliant composition. Remarkable poses and eye-contact of all the birds. Lovely colours that contrasts well with BG. Masterpiece. 10 points.

Eyal, Wonderful capture! Beautiful birds with very dramatic colors to dazzle the eye. Well done & thanx for posting this gem!

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2004-11-10 15:06]
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Great shot, the colours are vibrant and the composition very good. The background colours add much also. Excellent work.

THIS is a composition!
Fantastic shot, colours a outstanding, and very artistic. Nice work.

Nice birds, good capture but it lost some of its charm when you overly blured the background and darkened the sky too much in order to enhance the chest of your subjects.

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  • RAP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2524 W: 345 N: 2373] (7405)
  • [2004-11-10 16:43]

Hermosa composicion de estas adorables aves, por su colorido, su estilizado porte y por una presentacion con la diagonal de la rama que realza la imagen.

Beautiful composition of these adorable birds, by its colorful one, their streamlined bearing and by a presentation with the diagonal of the branch that heightens the image.

Very nice photo

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2004-11-10 22:53]

Need I say more than that this is going to my favorites.

Thanks for posting

Great Eyal.
Very good pose , beautiful colours and good details.
Well done.

Were they painted to match the sky or was the sky painted to match these exquisite birds! Wonderful composition. Great POV. Just Fantastic! Good work.

Great composition for this beautiful bird, well done.

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2004-12-06 21:25]

Eyal, what a beautiful shot. The colors are amazing, and the composition is great.



Une photo extraordnaire de toute beautée. tout est au rendez-vous, couleurs, composition,netteté,p.d.c. Mais vavorie

Gorgeous group shot. Nice complimenting background.

Great colours, The background matches their plumage! Excellent composition.

Eyal, I simply don't know how I missed this one- it is a fantastic cature with so many birds in one picture and the way they make a diagonal is perfect. Also the colours are very good. Only tiny nit is that it is a little soft in focus but it a minor thing here. Great capture and very good job.

it is almost impossible!!how can you do that!

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  • kazan Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 35 W: 0 N: 36] (158)
  • [2005-04-07 16:33]

Eyal, whatta wonderful combo. Amazing capture of the B-gang ;-)

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2005-05-09 14:51]

it is an excellent capture... a great composition of bee eaters... very very beautifıl.. congrats.. :))

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2005-05-27 17:50]

This is absolutely my favourite bee eater.
Wonderful composition. The colors in the background are just right.
My compliments for this nice caught.


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  • gelor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 124 W: 3 N: 12] (523)
  • [2006-01-29 11:30]

Très belle composition pour un très beau shot. Félicitations. Gérard

great pic, great composition, TFS, dash Ori

Superb photo with excellent composition.

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