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Love is in the air!!!

Love is in the air!!!
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Copyright: Smitha Komath (smitha) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 348 W: 73 N: 1165] (4409)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor AFS600 F4G VR
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1250 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-20 22:34
Viewed: 4001
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello Friends,
Today I am posting a picture of apair of Blue-tailed Bee Eaters enjoying their courtship.
This was taken from a their breeding gound. It was an amazing sight to see scores of these gorgeous colourful birds flying around you busy ctaching flies- dragonflies, butterflies, robberflies or bees. The male usually presents the female with a fly/ food and once she accepts it, they mate. wait till my next shot to see what happened next. :)
I would like to thank our friends, Goutham Ramesh and Murali Santhanam for taking me and ANil to this beautifulplace.
It was a very memorable day- enjoying photography with our friends! what more do you need? :)

About Blue tailed Bee Eaters please refer

Thanks for stopping by,

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Awesome Capture

It's a very nice shot. It seems to have a little colorcast, but that may be my monitor
very well done, 'd love to see these beauties


Hi Smitha,

Lovely pic and indeed lovely pair, nice pov.


Hello Smitha,

an marvelous image from you and i have been seen this one on facebook.
Exellent and suburp.
That's all, need i see more?


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  • Robb Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 11] (293)
  • [2010-06-21 3:11]

Helló Smitha!
Ehhez csak azt lehet hozzá fűzni, hogy tökéletes!
A szerkesztése, a színei, a pillanat amit elkaptál, mind, mind tökéletes.
Üdvözlettel, Robert

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-06-21 4:53]

Beautiful behavioral image of these lovely bee eaters, excellent pose by both of them. tfs.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-06-21 6:24]

Hello Smitha
Wow! Superb capture and scene
Thanks fro sharing

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  • sotos (313)
  • [2010-06-21 6:26]

Hello Smitha
Nice moment of this Bee eaters with natural colors and good composition

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-06-21 8:07]

Hello Smitha,
The very capture of such a scene must have meant that you had a good day photographing these Blue-tailed Bee-eaters.
The curved branch supporting one that has captured its insect prey while the other is on the look out is great, the POV composition and technical standard putting this image on the prof. level!
Well done and thanks for letting us enjoy this!
Best regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-06-21 8:28]

Hello Smitha,
What a great action photo! The Bee-eaters in the best imaginable pose. Both in contact with the photographer. The colours are marvelous, very good sharpness and POV. Splendid contrasting OOG BG.

Hello Smitha,
A first class shot of this Bee eater, excellent pose, lovely colors, great POV, sharpness and blurred BG. Well done!

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-06-21 10:37]

Hello Smitha,
this is a great shot. I love the interaction between this pair. Lovely colours and lighting and technially very good indeed. Well done.
Best regards Siggi

Hello Smitha,
Excellent capture with great colours, details and focus.
Lovely scene.

Hello Smitha,

Very nice story telling picture of the bee eaters pair, nice perch and background, good display of tail feathers, well done.TFS

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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2010-06-23 2:42]

Splendid photo, congratulations!

Hi Smitha

Nice shot of this pair of love birds. Bee eaters are always beautiful, but here you've captured a special momment. Great composition.


This picture is like a Chinese miniature painting, Smitha.
I envy you guys down there getting together and doing nature trips to exotic locales like Mysore. Despite my best intentions, I could not join up with Goutham and others from Bangalore all these years I was in Delhi. Now that I'm far up the north, that dream seems to get distant each day.
There is so much drama in this shot it makes me wonder how oblivious most of us are about nature.
Thanks for perpetuating this great moment on TN for posterity.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2012-01-29 22:47]

Hi Smitha.
I love the species so much and you managed to picture the charming pair of them simply greatly. Superb scene, amazing composition and splendid work of the best lens. Well done and best regards.

Hi Smitha, this is a beautiful perfect shot..like it:)

Hi Smitha,
You gallery is very beautiful and this is a lovely picture.

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