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A Gift for the lady...

A Gift for the lady...
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Copyright: Elroyie David (elroyie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 299 W: 87 N: 1482] (6439)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-05-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF100-400 IS L, Kenko Pro 300 1.4x Teleconvert
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Outstanding [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-05-10 14:39
Viewed: 5087
Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This picture is actually should come before my last post Colourful sex, in this picture you can see how the male 'seduce' the female with a bee :) , the female is waiting patiently until the male is coming with a bee and then he is preparing the bee for the female, that means that he is 'banging' the bee against the rock/branch to neautralize her sting so the female should not work hard and just eat the bee after getting it from the male.

this picture, as I said in my former post Landing with tiny passanger..., was also in my wishlist and I am glad that I succeeded to catch this situation.
This picture is one from a serious that I caught that day, I hope that you will like it.

Full description you can find in my former post European Bee-eater.

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To jaycee: Thank youelroyie 2 05-10 16:27
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Hello Elroyie

What a nice shot! perfect, Lovley POV and DOF and BG. I love the position of the bired. And the title exacly match the shot.
Well done
Thanks 4 sharing


A very nice capture of these birds, colors are rich, DOF nice ... well done


Hi Elroyie,
This is great!
Good composition and a very good captured moment. I like the vivid colours and the fantastic details in this picture. Sharpness is good, compliments!
TFS and regards, Ruud

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2006-05-10 16:26]
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You were in the right place at the right time and did the opportunity justice. A perfect picture of a wonderful pair.


Hi Elroyie,
Very good picture, clear, sharp details and good composition
Thanh you
Bruno ( cooper )

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  • Athila Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 335 W: 239 N: 493] (1982)
  • [2006-05-10 20:38]

Not much time to present new pictures, but enough to appreciate yours.

Excellent focus and exposure, splendid BG, balanced composition.

Great shot and TFS.

Superb detail ... a nice moment ;-)

Everything is there, a perfect one !!!

Good picture, clear, sharp details and composition.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-05-11 2:28]

What a fantastic shot, Elroyie.
You did it!!!
I love the poses of the birds. They are just precious.
Wonderful scene well captured. TFS. : )

What a wonderful picture. the detail visible is excellent and I love the 'action' sequence. They really are such beautiful birds and you portray them so very well.



Technically perfect + right action at the right time + interesting moment.
Love it.

Hi Elroyie!!
Excellent colours and very good quality, very good composition and a very beautiful picture.
The interaction you have shown us is
awesome :)

Hi Elroyie

Beautiful shot of a tender moment between these two. The saturation of colour is lovely. Technically the shot is perfect. A pleasure to view. Thanks.

Absolutely perfect - the colours, detail and POV couldn't be better.

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  • pilonm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 588 W: 90 N: 975] (3321)
  • [2006-05-11 11:25]

Hello Elroyie,

Wondeful picture of this 2 bee-eaters captured at a great moment! You finally get it :-) Congratulations for this impressive picture! Details, bg, colours, and composition cannot be better!

TFS this great moment!

Michel (who is very impressed!)

Hi Elroyie
Composition, details and colors are excellent

Marvellous capture, Elroyie!
Colours, details, and composition are just perfect, and you have captured the lovely transaction in the very right moment.
Outstanding contribution!
Thank you, and best regards,

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