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Copyright: Erwin Kruger (rommel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 446 W: 0 N: 287] (3628)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Cannon EOS 350D, Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS USM, (digital)
Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-07-20 6:41
Viewed: 3077
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The White Fronted Bee Eater [ Merops bullockoides] a species of bee eater widely distributed in sub equatorial Africa. It is a richly coloured slender bird, and has distinctive black mask, white forehead, square tail and red throat.
They nest in colonies averaging 200 individuals, digging roosting and nesting holes in cliffs or banks of earth.
Diet primarily of bees, but also take other flying insects depending on availability of prey.

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Hi Erwin,

Sharp focus and detail. I like the side lighting and the fact that there is still detail on the dark (shadow) side. Background nicely OOF. Well done


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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2009-07-20 10:00]

what a pretty bee-eater! :-) fantastic and colorful capture with excellent sharpness and wonderful details, love the thorny branch
and the messed up plumage, looks like he shook himself. well done & best wishes, thor.


A very good shot of the Bee-eater. The OOF BG, DOF, lighting, composition and clarity of the image are all excellent!

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