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Copyright: cahit agcal (cako) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 485 W: 0 N: 772] (3395)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200 DSLR, Sigma EX 50-500mm f/4-6.3 APO HSM DG
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-03-26 10:17
Viewed: 3055
Points: 54
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Merops apiaster=(tr):Arı kuşu
The bee-eaters are a group of near passerine birds in the family Meropidae. Most species are found in Africa but others occur in southern Europe, Madagascar, Australia and New Guinea. They are characterised by richly coloured plumage, slender bodies and usually elongated central tail feathers. All are colorful and have long downturned bills and pointed wings, which give them a swallow-like appearance when seen from afar.

As the name suggests, bee-eaters predominantly eat flying insects, especially bees, wasps, which are caught in the air by sallies from an open perch. While they will pursue any type of flying insect, honey bees predominate in their diet.
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Arı kuşu, arı kuşugiller (Meropidae) familyasından Merops cinsini oluşturan temel besinleri arılar olan kuş türlerinin ortak adı.

Arılar ve diğer böceklerle beslenirler. Yatay kum tünellerine ya da toprak oyuklarına yuva yaparlar. Açık alanların sivri gagalı, uzun gövdeli ve uzun kuyruklu kuşlarıdır. Uzun, üçgen şekildeki kanatlarını süzülürken düz tutar ve ani hızlanma sağlayacak şekilde geriye ya da aşağıya doğru hafif vuruşlar yapar. Sesi berrak, tatlı ve sık tekrarlı bir prup prupdur.
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Merhaba cahit,
my congrat on another very fine shot of this bee-eater!
frist class in sharpness, awesome colour and superb details in the shot
very well done always

Hi Cahit
it's a wonderful photo with nice colours and a great pose

Hi Cahit,

Wonderfull colourfull Bee-eater shot with excellent sharp detail and composition. All just perfect, good work.

Thanks for sharing


Selam Cahit Bey, bence buna da şapka çıkarılır. Harika bir çekim yapmışsınız alışıldığı üzere. Elinize sağlık. Notlar da çok güzel teşekkürler. Sağlıcakla,

Hi Cahit,
Nice capture of this bee-eater. I like the colors and the sharpness.

Startling colors and splended photo! The sharpness, colors, and pose come together for a wonderful composition. I love looking into his eye as he seems unaware of you - just on the lookout for food, I assume. Nicely done!

Hi Cahit,
Very beautiful colours and composition. Excellent sharpness too. I like its red eye.
Well done!

Selam Cahit Bey, nefis bir çekim. Elinize sağlık. Teşekkürler.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2008-03-26 14:40]

Hi Cahit,

I would LOVE to see a real Beeeater. What a beautiful bird. The deep rich colors in this shot are wonderful. Beautiful details and pose. Superb composition on the diagonal bar.


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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2008-03-26 14:52]

Ne güzel bir kuş bu böyle,çekenin de maşallahı var;güzel çekmiş.Eline sağlık.

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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2008-03-26 15:45]

Excellent captured of the bee-eaters, very nice rich colors and tone. Great sharpness and composition. Very lovely image. Thanks so much.

Bellissima immagine, ottimi POV e composizione, super i dettagli e splendidi becco ed occhio, molto belli i colori saturi e la luce molto calda. Grazie e complimenti. Ciao Maurizio

wonderful capture.beautiful colors and great sharpness .very nice detail.

Hi Cahit,

Very nice image of this lovely bird.
Beautiful colors and color contrast.
Wonderful details and way the bird does stand out agains the blue sky.
Excellent composition and sharpness.
Very well done. TFS!!!

Best regards, Harry

Cahit bey çok güzel görüntülemişsiniz. Elinize sağlık. Nazım.

Cahit merhaba , tebrik ederim , renkler ve netlik harika olmuş , eline sağlık .

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2008-03-27 9:20]

Hi Cahit,
Wonderful shot of this beautiful Bee-eater with stunning colours and details on its plumage which glows in the warm lighting. Very impressive sharpness with superb lighting and exposure levels. A fabulous pose captured here with a fine DOF and a well chosen POV. The blue sky as BG works well here. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2008-03-27 11:28]

Merhaba Cahit Bey,
Guzel bir ari kusu fotografi. Renkler nefis duruyor. Elinize saglik

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-03-27 12:06]

Hi Cahit.
Wonderful shot of coloutful beautiful bird. Excellent details, perfect composition and impressive POV. Blue sky is wonderful BG for this nice attractive subject. Well done and best regards.

Merhaba Cahit renkler cok guzel, isik iyi olmus, poz ve comppozisyonu cok beyendim tebrikler selam Necip.

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  • izler Gold Star Critiquer [C: 1387 W: 3 N: 9] (44)
  • [2008-03-28 11:22]

merhaba cahit
nefis bir tur ve kaliteli bir cekim sunmussun
bu sene ben de daha iyi kareler icin bekliyorum
renkler, netlik ve detaylar harika
eline saglik

Hi Cahit,

Fantastic capture.Wonderful photo.Great composition,excellent sharpness and details.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-03-28 14:23]

Hello Cahit,
Excellent capture of a European Bee-eater showing most of its features sharply from a fine POV.
Thanks for sharing this beauty,

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1393 W: 119 N: 5267] (23955)
  • [2008-03-31 18:18]

Hello Cahit, it can't be better than that! Great sharpness, well composed and perfect exposure! Well done my friend! Thanks!


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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-04-02 7:48]

Hello Cahit, you have a wonderful gallery that I had not visited yet. Congratulations, your pictures are superb. And I really like this one, that bird is so colourful! You composed it perfectly with the wire going through the frame and the colours as the details stand out. thank you!


Hello Cahit,
Viewing your library, I discovered this one:
My nit is the perch which is not natural(personal matter whether you like this or not) otherwise a beautiful Bee-eater you captured here with a good pose. Excellent DOF.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-11-01 21:08]

Hello Cahit,
a very perfect shot of this bird.
Nicely lighted that reflects from it feathers are indeed very captivating.
Well composed with lines cutting across the corner.
Nice blue Bg make this shot very outstanding and


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