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I JUST TOLD YOU...GO AWAY...


I JUST TOLD YOU...GO AWAY...
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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5411] (29584)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2019-05-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: NIKON D810, Nikon 300mm f/4D IF-ED AF-S + 1,4TC II
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2019-05-19 12:13
Viewed: 163
Points: 16
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BEE EATER (MEROPS APIASTER):

The European Bee-eater, Merops apiaster, is a near passerine bird in the bee-eater family Meropidae. It breeds in southern Europe and in parts of north Africa and western Asia. It is strongly migratory, wintering in tropical Africa, India and Sri Lanka. This species occurs as a spring overshoot north of its range, with occasional breeding in northwest Europe.

This species, like other bee-eaters, is a richly-coloured, slender bird. It has brown and yellow upper parts, whilst the wings are green and the beak is black. It can reach a length of 27-29 cm, including the two elongated central tail feathers. Sexes are alike.

This is a bird which breeds in open country in warmer climates. Just as the name suggests, bee-eaters predominantly eat insects, especially bees, wasps and hornets which are caught in the air by sorties from an open perch. Before eating its meal, a European Bee-eater removes the sting by repeatedly hitting the insect on a hard surface. It eats some 250 bees daily.

These bee-eaters are gregarious, nesting colonially in sandy banks, preferably near river shores, usually at the beginning of May. They make a relatively long tunnel in which the 5 to 8, spherical white eggs are laid around the beginning of June. Both the male and the female take care of the eggs, which are brooded for about 3 weeks. These birds also feed and roost communally.

The call is a pleasant distinctive trill.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6448 W: 89 N: 15591] (65228)
  • [2019-05-19 12:27]

Hi Marius,very fresh pic made yesterday as i can see,in a beautiful sunny day that i don't remember in my country,always rain and clouds in this terrible May. Funny title and wonderful capture of this colorful group of bee-eaters made in the usual top quality,i like it! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2019-05-19 13:21]

Hello Marius,
Great inter-action photo taken on the perfect moment. As always in excellent quality.
Regards,
Peter

Ciao Marius, great capture of lovely trio in nice pose on beautiful blury BG, perfect focus, wonderful natural colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Marius,
Great shot with very nice details.

Biswarup

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 329 W: 12 N: 89] (9585)
  • [2019-05-20 6:40]

It is a difficult shot,
The subject is well focused and exposed,
Nicely composed, well done,
TFS.

Marius,
A very amusing image in excellent quality.Thank you for sharing this lovely picture. I wonder what made him so cross. Best wishes.
Neels

Hi Marius
This is a cute trio, masterfully captured.
The attitude of the one to the right makes the difference.

Tfs

Hi Marius,

The birds are well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing the details of the European Bee Eater. The light is giving good rendering of the colors. Have a nice day.

Pierre

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