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Colourful couple

Colourful couple
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Copyright: Elroyie David (elroyie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 299 W: 87 N: 1482] (6439)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF100-400 IS L, Kenko Pro 300 1.4x Teleconvert
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): !Fine Feathered Friends, Selen's Favorites, Karatash's other favorite -I- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-05 8:03
Viewed: 6991
Favorites: 4 [view]
Points: 72
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Two bee eaters were on the branch, I liked the way those look at the same time to the same spot.
They pose the same for few minutes and it was amusing to watch those two doing the same movements, I took few pictures and this is one of them.

Full description you can find in my former post European Bee-eater.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-03-05 8:07]

Hola Elroyie,
Magistral trabajo,
bella captura,
genial bg. y detalles.

bonjour Elroyie,

waaaaahooooo splendide photo magnifique couleurs et exelente netteté une superbe composition bravo


Hi Elroye :)
This birds are so beautiful
Excellent capture,
Superb composition, crystal clear detail and colours.
Regards, Krzysztof.

Hi Elroyie,
Great shot with super composition colours and sharpness.

hi elroyie,
what a lovely shot , you got a lovely couple posing for you. well composed with fine pov,
nice colour tones, nice blurry bg,
tfs & regards

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-03-05 8:29]

Hi Elroyie,
Your timing is excellent, it's a very good catch- showing them exactly looking at the same time to the same place. Eye contact, focus, sharpness, light, clarity and the composition is very good. Very well done. Bravo and TFS.

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-03-05 8:45]

Hi Elroyie,

An indeed colorfull pair,well see and captured with nice colors,details and BG,TFS


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  • kag Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 36 W: 0 N: 20] (106)
  • [2007-03-05 8:46]

Hello Elroyie,
A great picture with a lot of detail, colour is good which makes them stand from the rest of the photo. It looks like they were posing for you.
Well done.

hello elroyie!
two beautiful bird as you
show very nice
sharp with good composition
and fine pov and dof
well done!

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  • shal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 256 W: 64 N: 481] (2140)
  • [2007-03-05 9:09]

Hi Elroyie,
Beautiful details and composition,
great to see these two :)
Cheers :D

Hi Wlroyie,
This is really an excellant capture. Have you cloned the bird above> Just kidding. Excellant focus. Great details especially red eyes and feathers.The composition is also excelant. Great DOF. In all very good pic.


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2007-03-05 10:11]

Hello Elroyie,
Most impressive and well-timed capture of these two beauties! Excellent depth of focus and I love their pose on the thin branch and sharpness and colours are perfect. Very nicely composed too.
Many thanks, Ulla

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-03-05 10:46]

Hi Elroyie,
Beautiful composition indeed, details are razor sharp and the colors are amazing.

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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-03-05 10:58]

Wonderful shot of these two lovely Bee Eaters. Great colours and sharpness. Beautiful composition.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2007-03-05 11:03]

Hi Elroyie,

This should be framed and hung on a wall. Beautiful shot of the two Bee-eaters in a magnificent pose.


Excellent... what else is there to say!

cette photo est merveilleuse.
les couleurs sont superbes.j'aime aussi le fait que les deux oiseaux regardent au meme endroit.

Hi Elroyie,
it's a wonderful shot, what a great moment, thanks
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Great picture, Elroyie.
Easily the best so far as classic way of presenting bird studies is concerned. Reminds of the bird sketches done by gifted artists of the past.
You deserve all the praise and adulations for this superb picture.

soooooo gooooood, I would hang it on my wall anytime! TFS!

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-03-05 17:17]

Hi Elroyie

What a magnificent capture!
The fact that you've managed to catch them both looking in the same direction is amazing and most impressive. It really adds to the overall beautiful composition.
Also the sharpness of the details on them is great, the colors are charming and the DOF is impeccable, isoalting them very nicely from the blurred BG.
All-in-all a superb picture!

Bravo and TFS

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  • Swats Silver Star Critiquer [C: 37 W: 0 N: 3] (151)
  • [2007-03-06 0:35]

Fantastic capture! Nice colours, details and composition.

Hi Elroyie

A stunning pair. Awesome colours. Well composed and excellent quality! :-)

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-03-06 3:07]

Wow, Elroyie.
Absolutely beautiful. Exquisite details and gorgeous colors.
I too like their parallel poses. A fantastic composition.
TFS. ; )

Hallo Elroyie,

This is another stunning shot from you! The resemblance in the birds' poses is a strong element here! Not to mention each bird individually. The composition is clean and simple and the plain, OOF background is a real compliment to your shot! The razor sharp details are a proof of the accurate focus and the overall high quality of the shot demonstrate outstanding photographic skills! At the first glance I was tempted to say I'd remove the branch in the lower left side but eventually I agree it balances the composition very well so it is needed there! You did an outstanding job! Thanks!

With Friendly Regards,

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-03-06 16:24]

Hi Elroyie,
Another wonderful capture where -as you said- pose is really beautiful. Colours, focus, sharpness and composition are simply the best.
TFS, José M.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-03-06 21:16]

Quelle belle photo,tout est parfaits.

this is just lovely... lovely colors, lovely sharpness, lovely couple, lovely poses, lovely DOP, simply lovely.


Parades David.
Have you beautiful pictures.

Excellent Elroyie..They make a beautiful couple :)
I like the way the small branches form a natural frame around the birds...
I see no wrong..only an artist at work here.
Very well done.

Boy I'd hate to be a bee in their company! What a superb capture, and beautiful presentation! Tfs, Jay

Hello Elroyie.

Excellent picture,nice composition and colors.

Jose Luis.

Hi Elroyie,
Fantastic dou shot of these lovely bee-eaters. The DOF is well chosen and the natural lighting in combination make this an excellent capture. :)

This is a fantastic shot of these two bee-eaters. Good composition, in focus, sharp, nice DOF and BG. Well done.


anmazibng pic, toda Ori

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  • darwin Gold Star Critiquer [C: 259 W: 0 N: 403] (1401)
  • [2008-01-15 20:29]

Hi Elroyie
Super cool shot
tfs jon

Hola Elroyie,

Awsome picture! Nice colours and brightmness. Nice capture!

Thanks for sharing,

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