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The spring arrives
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Copyright: Jose Luis Ojeda Navio (ciccio) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 221 W: 50 N: 338] (2751)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Canon 500mm f4 L IS, Digital RAW, Canon Extender EF 1.4x II
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/800 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): annick vanderschelden's favourites, jmp *3, CeltickRanger's favorite Bird photos, Harry Eggens favorite bird shots, colourful [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-04-21 13:11
Viewed: 6749
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 68
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Spanish]
Greetings friends, despues of long time without participating in this wonderful Web, because of the lack of time, I would as far as possible like to continue publishing photos and enjoying yours. In this occasion I present/display you to this pair of bee-eaters (merops apiaster), which caban to arrive from Africa and are preparing the nests. They have colorful a spectacular one. I hope that you like

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Hello Jose Luis,

Spledid picture with exellent composition, DOF and extremly beautiful colors and BG.
what a beauty.

regards gert


Outstanding colours that are complimented by well thought out composition.


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2008-04-21 13:21]

Hello Jose Luis,
What a perfect clear and saturated colours in this photo. Excellent sharpness and details in the feathers. The timing is fantastic. Composition, POV, DOF and BG are all amazing. High quality!
(I don't like a name in a photo, but that's personal- a bit disturbing)

Hola Jose,

What a grea beauty you are showing us here.
Fantastic saturated colors and feather details.
Most wonderful soft background color tones catchlight and clarity in the eye of both birds.
Technically flawless work with superb sharpness, composition and exposure.
Outstanding work. A real joy to look at. TFS!!!

Best regards, Harry

Hola Jose Luis,
Una toma increíble - los colores saturados y los detalles son perfectos!
Gracias por compartir,

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  • Marx44 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 97 N: 926] (3891)
  • [2008-04-21 14:18]

Hi Jose,
Superb shot.. the clarity and fine detail is fantastic. Great pov, great composition! great work!!

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  • Amadeo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 168 W: 0 N: 755] (3323)
  • [2008-04-21 14:39]

Hola Jose Luis, muy bonita composición, el color y la luz armonizan perfectamente con el fondo que hace deatacar todavia más el motivo, buenos detalles hasta se ve un invertebrado. Un saludo

excellent focus and detail, definitely one of the most detailed photos I have seen on this site, amazing colors

Hi Jose Luis,
Very nice capture. Great composition and details, as well as colors.

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2008-04-21 17:20]

Hola Jose,

Que linda captura muy bien hecha, excelente nitidez y composicion perfecta.. felicitaciones..


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  • darwin Gold Star Critiquer [C: 259 W: 0 N: 403] (1401)
  • [2008-04-21 17:47]

Hi Jose
Crystal clear image
Beautiful saturated color tones
Razor sharp detail with nice catchlite in eyes
Wonderful pose. tfs jon

The sharpness and color of these magnificent birds are superb. Your framing and DOF are just right.

Simply Bravo!!!!

Magnifico!! Muchas gracias ,

Hello Jose,
Excellent spectacular details & colors of this couple. TFS.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2008-04-21 20:30]

Hola Jose.
This is such a beautiful pair of bee eaters.
The colors are brilliant, and I love their pose together.
Great sharpness and fantastic composition.
TFS. : )

Stunning, absolutely stunning. I love the colors, the dof, pof, and composition. Need I say more?

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-04-22 0:40]

Hola mi amigo,
Clarity, colors, focus, sharpness, light, details, POV, and composition are great.
Gracias y saludos,

Such a cute pair of bee-eaters in perfect posture and great definition Jose, they form a beautiful composition against the pleasantly OOF brownish BG. Thank you for sharing this fine capture with us.

Hi Jose
What can I say. Photo of the day! Everything is perfect: compo, sharpness, vivid colors homogenous background
Very good job Nothing to critique
Best wishes

Hello Jose Luis,

Excellent composition. Great POV, DOF and sharpness. Splendid colours.

what an awesome and colorful capture! :-) excellent composition of the two feathery jewels sitting together on the interesting
old branch. superb job & best wishes, thor.

Hola José Luis,
Parece que inundas la página de luz y bellos colores, con estas especies que por aquí no tenemos la suerte de disfrutar, gracias por compartirla. Saludos
José Ramón

Maravilloso macro, estos pajaros son una preciosidad, es una foto con una gran nitidez y un precioso color!! Felicidades. Carme.

Fantastic shot! what else can i say?

Hello Jose,
Welcome back;-).
...with a wonderful image apparently.
Colourful!!! Great sharpness (both). Very effective neutral BG. POV and DOF are accurate.
Superb image!

Hello Jose,
What a beautiful shot! One of my favorites! The sharpness, the texture, the attitude of the birds, the background and even the branch: everything is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing this beauty,

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2008-04-22 13:25]

Hi Jose Luis,

Lovely capture of the beautiful Bee-Eaters.
Nicely composed with a great POv and a fabulous pose by both the birds.
Excellent detail on both the birds and nice light in the eyes.
Well saturated colours that are so lovely and vibrant.
Superb work.


hello Jose Luis

what a lovely image with the beautiful colours of these birds,
fine POV, framing, and DOF, i love their pose,
i love the excellent density of your composition's colours,
great contrast with great sharpness and details, TFS


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  • wuta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 2 N: 617] (2142)
  • [2008-04-23 7:44]

Hello Jose Luis , Wonderfull shot , great compositie colours pov dof light ,splendid shot of capture . tfs ,Greetings Teunie .

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2008-04-28 15:08]

¡Sólo exclamaciones! La perfección!
Me alegro de encuentres tiempo para deleitarnos con estas capturas.
José Miguel

Such lovely colours and so well posing for your camera!

Hi Jose,

Amazing picture, splendid quality and sharpness against a nice clear background.


amazing capture, TFS Ori

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  • krall Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 47] (1286)
  • [2010-05-26 10:50]


Excellent composition. Great POV, DOF and sharpness.

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