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Blue-Tailed Bee-Eater

Blue-Tailed Bee-Eater
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Copyright: Ang Hwee Yong (Meerkat) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 20 W: 0 N: 896] (5258)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-12-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, AF-S NIKKOR 500mm f/4G ED VR
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-12-19 6:18
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Blue-Tailed Bee-eater
(Merops philippinus) 栗喉蜂虎
Size: 30 cm

Small; green crown and back; yellow and rufous throat; brown upper breast; under-parts apple green.

Described as a liquid be-rek, be-rek; or rillip rillip rillip.

Found in open country with scattered trees, usually near freshwater marshes, rivers and coasts. It hawks for bees, wasps and butterflies from an open perch. It will congregate in large flocks, roosting together in mangroves and marshes. Itís also nests in colonies, often digging burrows into riverbanks.

Common winter visitors throughout Singapore.

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An excellent capture with sharpness and natural colour. A nice work. TFS
Samiran Nandy

Hi Ang,

Very nice composition, the background blur is adding to the the beauty of photograph.

Thank you for sharing.


nice capture, TFS Ori

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-12-19 10:50]

Very nice composition and a perfect presentation
Thanks for sharing

Brilliant composition. Love the sharp focus, colors. The bokeh is excellent. Performance of your Nikkor 500 G-ED lens is really shining through. TFS!

Well done. The colors and composition works very well. The two-tone background compliments the birds.

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