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Copyright: omer sozer (eng55) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-07-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: CANON 1Ds Mark III, Canon EF 800mm f5.6L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Goldys' Personal Favorites, Bayram's Favourites-III, Alex99 favorite pics, CeltickRanger's favorite bird in-flight photos 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-09-18 2:17
Viewed: 5185
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 76
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi again Friends!
I was not active for a long time on TN and it's nice to be here and watch your wonderful works.
This photo was taken in Riva-Istanbul,dad is bringing hoverfly for his wife and babies.
(DUYDUM:)!!Special thanks for Bayram who is invited me many times:))
Thanks for looking..

European Bee-eater
Infos from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
European Bee-eater
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Meropidae
Genus: Merops
Species: M. apiaster
Binomial name
Merops apiaster
Linnaeus, 1758

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, India and Sri Lanka. This species occurs as a spring overshoot north of its range, with occasional breeding in northwest Europe.

This species, like other bee-eaters, is a richly-coloured, slender bird. It has brown and yellow upper parts, whilst the wings are green and the beak is black. It can reach a length of 27–29 cm (10.6–11.4 in), including the two elongated central tail feathers. Sexes are alike.

This is a bird which breeds in open country in warmer climates. Just as the name suggests, bee-eaters predominantly eat insects, especially bees, wasps and hornets which are caught in the air by sorties from an open perch. Before eating its meal, a European Bee-eater removes the sting by repeatedly hitting the insect on a hard surface. It eats some 250 bees daily. Lizards and frogs are also taken.

These bee-eaters are gregarious, nesting colonially in sandy banks, preferably near river shores, usually at the beginning of May. They make a relatively long tunnel in which the 5 to 8, spherical white eggs are laid around the beginning of June. Both the male and the female take care of the eggs, which are brooded for about 3 weeks. These birds also feed and roost communally.
The call is a pleasant distinctive trill.

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woww.. donusunuz muhtesem oldu Omer bey! Iyiki dondunuz.
Guzel fotolarinizi ozlemistik. Tam usta isi.
Ellerinize saglik. Londra'dan selamlar.
Mel

Ahhhhhhhh.... nihayet:) hemde tüm ihtişamıyla Prensimiz döndü:)
Ne iyi ettin, beni ne kadar mutlu ettin bilemezsin dostum.
Gerek seni, dostluğunu, gerek kusursuz eğlenceli, fotografik kalitenin zirvesindeki karelerini çok özlemiştim. Bir de özellikle teşbihli yorumlarını.
Görünüşe göre tamda arıkuşunun yusufcuğu yakalama anında çekmişsin.
Muhteşem zamanlama! Kalite her zmanki gibi zirve yapmış. Baş köşe derdim:) ama burda o tabir sökmüyor:) 2 puanım var ama bana göre puanla değeri ölçülebilecek kare değil zaten.
Tebrikler ediyorum ve beni kırmayıp dönüş yaptığın için de ayrıca teşekkürler dostum. Ellerine ve emeklerine sağlık. Bu arada Afrikalı yamak kargaya dikkat et bulaşabilir:)))
Selam ve sevgilerimle...

Bayram
Not: Kuzen benden hızlı çıktı:))

Merhaba Ömer Bey,
Nihayet nefis bir arıkuşu diyeti fotosuyla geri dönmüşsünüz. Yılanın intikamını yusufçuktan almışa benziyor:))) Bu arada Güney Afrikalının örümcek fotosuna dün sabah taciz ateşinde bulundum:) Kızmış biraz.
Selamlar,
Ömer.

tekrar döndüğünüze çok sevindim Ömer Bey. ne iyi ettiniz de geldiniz. harika bir yeniden başlama karesi. başlık da tam uymuş. açısından netliğine, aksiyonundan renklerine hepsi müthiş güzel. tebrikler. yusufçuk bile buradan teşhis edilebilir. sanırım Libellula depressa dişisi. uzmanları daha net söyleyebilir.
yeni karelerinizi görmek dileğiyle hoşçakalın, selamlar.

Hello Omer!
Extraordinary, in-flight presentation of the european bee-eater!!! Well focused, great shutter speed emphasizing dynamics, natural, well saturated colors!
You can find some of these in may gallery, too... :-)) They are my favorites!
Csabi

Dönüşünüz mükemmel olmuş Ömer bey,
harika bir çalışma ve Değerli hocalarımızdan nefis yorumlarla çok keyifli bir kare olmuş.
ellerinize sağlık.

Merhaba Omer,
well come back, very nice to see a new picture from you; a fantastic capture of the European Bee-eater in-flight with its prey, superb sharpness and impressive details, perfect focusing on the eye, marvellous natural colours, excellent POV and dynamic composition with a great action.
TFS
Best regards
Maurizio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-09-18 3:54]

Hello Omer,
What a comeback! Fantastic photo of this Bee-eater in flight with prey. Superb clarity and very sharp with the focus on the head. Splendid well saturated colours. Great pose and composition.
Regards,
Peter

Ömer bey muhteşem bir dönüş:) Süper bir kare.
Her açıdan kusursuz. Ellerinize sağlık.
Özgür

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2010-09-18 5:12]

Ömer bey, Hoş Geldiniz ..:)
Arı niyetine, Yusufçuk ..!
Kompozisyon, detay ve renkleri mükemmel güzellikte.
İyi bir, hafta sonu dileklerimle,
Seyfi

Ciao Omer. One of the best detailed and sharpened flying capture that I ever seen. Impressive focus on red eye and fabolouse natural colours.

Roberto

Thrilled to see your very original and masterly nature photography once again, Omer! Welcome back!!
This is a fabulous action shot of a Bee Eater in flight and with a winged insect in its beak.
Only Omer or Howard can conjure up such masterpieces for us mediocre TNians.
Looking forward to some more.
Ram

Great sense of movement with the wing blur Omer, and that head with bug is sharp..Well composed, nice POV of the action too :)
Have a great weekend!
PS - Will be buying a 1D Mark IV soon, looking forward to the added res..

Ömer bey, muhteşem! Güzel karelerinizi yeniden izleyebilme fırsatı bulabileceğime sevindim. Her zemanki gibi bir fenomen sunmuşsunuz.
Emekelerinize sağlık. Hoş geldiniz!
Selamlar,

Deniz

Hi Omer,
A lovely capture of this beautiful bee eater with a dragonfly in his mouth. Good sharp details and a lovely composition. Thanks a lot for sharing.

Wowww. Ömer bey süper.. her bakımdan kusursuz dahiane kuş karelerinizi yeniden görmek ne güzel. Muhteşem zamanlama! Yılanın intikamını alan arıkuşu:) hoş espiri olmuş:)
Selamlar, saygılar,

Bahadır

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-09-18 16:02]

No Comment....simply fantastic...thanks to show us this impressive beautifull pic!Luciano

This is one of the best in-flight shots on TN, my brother Omer!
Simply stunning!
Thanks for sharing this shot!
Goldy

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  • Heaven Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 996 W: 123 N: 2341] (7912)
  • [2010-09-18 22:27]

Dear Omer

It's a pleasure to see you back and to discover this beautiful picture. It's not easy to catch a bird in flight, and you realized a perfect picture. Moreover, the fact that the bird has an insect in its beak clearly adds to the value of the picture.

Kind regards

Markus

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2010-09-18 22:43]

Hi Omer.
My congratulations. Amazing returning. Outstanding in-flight picture. Pictured moment and scene are breathtaking. Quality of the shot is exceptional. Bravo.
Alexei.

Omer bey hosgeldiniz..karelerinizi ozlemistik..gelisiniz de cok hos olmus:) muhtesem bir foto..ellerinize saglik.
Leyla.

Hallo Omer
Welvome back after such a long time, I for one has missed your presence on the site.
Good shot, with nice inclusion of the environment. What a wonderful composition! Great detail, lovely pose, this photo has everything! Awe inspiring! The Bee-eater is one of my favourite birds and you have captured this one beautifully. The lovely coloured plumage, the wide opened wings, sharp beak and tiny eye is seen with so much clarity, and then off course the dragonfly in its mouth is an additional and most pleasant bonus. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.
Anna

Hello Omer,
You have taken the most beautiful Bee-eater that I ever seen- spectacular moment, in flight with fine details, lovely colours, great focus and eye contact. Well done!
Regards,
Mircea

Merhaba Ömer bey,
It's great to see your return. Fantastic in-flight shot (as always from you) with perfect timing, sharpness and colors. A wonderful bird captured the most excellent way. Bravo MF.
Friendly regards, László

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-09-19 10:07]

Hi Omer,

It's been a long time - welcome back. This in-flight bee-eater with his prey is a marvelous post for your return. You have captured him superbly in a wonderful pose with brilliant colors and amazing details. He stands out beautifully from the interesting background. I love the composition.

Jane

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-09-19 10:24]

Hello Omer.
Wonderful in flight capture, the details and sharpness on the head are amazing. Wonderful colours and great sense of movement on the wings.

Hello Omer
great to see you back, and with another masterpiece ! superb sharp details especially on the head and his prey, colors are perfect
wonderful BG and DOF
Have a good night
Jacqueline

Ömer bey hoşgeldiniz. Bayram hoca ne iyi ettide ısrar etmış. Biz de bu sayede güzel karelerinize kavuşmuş olduk. Muhteşem zamanlama ve harika bir teknik. Emeklerinize sağlık.
Sellamlar.

Naşit

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-09-20 13:11]

Merhaba Ömer,
A wonderfull inflight action shot of a European Bee-eater coming in to feed its young with a caught female Libellula depressa.
The wing position, eye contact, sharpness, lighting, natural colours, and OOF habita BG contribute to an enviable shot of this colourful species.
Thanks and kind regards,
Ivan

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-09-21 4:21]

hello Omer,
Nice to see a picture from you again! Lovely male Bee-eater bringing back a dragonfly for female and babies! Not an easy catch! Nice warm (probably evening-) light and natural colors.
Thanks a lot
Kind regards
Anne

hello Omer

welcome back and with a superb in-flight shot of the European Bee-eater,
fine POV and framing, superbly focused with great sharpness
and details, i love the warmer light and colour tones, TFS

Asbed

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2010-09-22 5:58]

Hi Omer
What a great inflight capture.Perfect timing and great sharpness.The detail are just amasing.I also like the colors and light ,excellent dof
TFS Michel

Merhaba Omer
You have the patience and photographic technique to provide TrekNature with the best Bird Photographs I have seen outside speciality books / BBC and National Geographic Documentaries

Your eye for natural Beauty and artistic presentation is unfailing!

I wished all members were looking at your portfolio before applauding other members bird photos - which look as if they had fallen into a painter's colour-pots - because they overplayed photoshop/saturation!

YOU ARE A STAR!

Thank you for giving so much pleasure
Paylaşımın için çok teşekkürler
İyi geceler
and a good week-end
Selamlar
Ingrid

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-09-24 7:43]

Hello Omer,
A fantastic in-flight shot of a Bee-eater with its dragonfly prey. Brilliant timing and great focus on the head and dragonfly. I like the open wings and the lovely colours. Very well framed too.
TFS and have a nice weekend, Ulla

Excelente trabajo, con una técnica muy depurada y donde muchos
de nosotros tenemos seguramente mucho que aprender... y admirar.
Acertado tiempo de exposición así como un buen control de la luz
y un preciso enfoque.
Saludos Omer: Josep Ignasi.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-09-24 16:14]

Salam Omer,
though Eid is over still I wish you the best.
what a stunning capture you have here. Very well timed and very exciting indeed.
you have presented a classical shot and its really a very professional one.
congratulations.

Regards,
Foozi

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-09-24 21:06]

Hello Omer,
This is wildlife photography the way it should be, incredible capture Omer.
Rick

WOW!!! A Million times WOW!!!
MOST LOVELY!!!
Mario.

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