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White-fronted Bee-eaters

White-fronted Bee-eaters
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Copyright: ronny hole (ronnyho) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 16 W: 0 N: 80] (556)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-01-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon EF400mm f/5.6L USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-02-26 5:31
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another bee-eater today, not a close-up this time.
But I really like the mood in shot.

The White-fronted Bee-eater (Merops bullockoides) is a species of bee-eater widely distributed in sub-equatorial Africa.
They have a distinctive white forehead, a square tail and a bright red patch on their throat. They nest in small colonies, digging holes in cliffs or earthen banks but can usually be seen in low trees waiting for passing insects from which they hunt either by making quick hawking flights or gliding down before hovering briefly to catch insects.

Size 23cm

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I like these beautiful birds - thanks for showing them with this nice foto.

Hello Ronny,
Nice composition.Very nice light and sharpness.Mysterious beauty hidden in it...
Thanks for sharing,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-02-26 6:42]

Hello Ronny,
Attractive photo of these White-fronted Bee-eaters in splendid colours very beautiful contrasting against the dark background. Excellent sharpness, details and framing.

Great composition Ronny
Good details and good sharpness
the colours are beautiful
thanks greeting lou

Hello Ronny,
This birds are really a beauty....I like the fantastic colors of this specie....It is a perfect composition with splendid colorful birds. Excellent clarity and fantastic sharp details.
Thanks for sharing!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-02-26 13:48]

Hi Ronny,magnificent couple caught with fantastic details despite the distance,bright colors too.I like your choice to show us the location too in a large view.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hi Ronny,
Nice moment captured in this fantastic shot. very nice composition.


Very nice composition. the soft light and grey background bring the birds' muted colours to the forefront and the vertical branches provide a great natural frame. Well done.

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