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Bee-eater(Merops apiaster) + dragonfly
One of my favourite birds.
This is not far from my home in an old quarry where they burrow deap into the walls
to make there nests,This area has a colony of about 40 pairs

Image 331 of 354
Comments 9
Views 720
Sun Jul 06, '08 08:33AM
Uploaded By: Avi Hirschfield  

 

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Media ID 20110528132448478
Date Sun Jul 06, '08 08:33AM
Comments 9
Views 720
Uploaded By Avi Hirschfield
Aperture Value f//9
Date/Time 06/07/08 08:33:53
EXIF Image Height 581 pixels
EXIF Image Width 800 pixels
Exposure Bias 0 EV
Flash No Flash
Focal Length 500 mm
ISO 400
Make Nikon Corporation
Metering Mode Pattern
Model NIKON D300
Sensing Method One Chip Color Area Sensor
Shutter Speed Value 1/1250 sec
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Patrick Flynn

Saturday, May 28 2011 @ 06:08 PM EDT

Leave it to Avi to make liars out of the scientists who named this species "bee eater" ;-)

Gorgeous bird that I've never seen before and incredibly sharp detail with excellent bokeh. Yet another winner!

Avi Hirschfield

Saturday, May 28 2011 @ 11:51 PM EDT

I still have a lot of surprises  Smile))))

Walter Rowe

Sunday, May 29 2011 @ 09:31 AM EDT

I agree with Patrick. Exceptional sharpness and detail. I love that you have captured this specimen with a meal in its mouth. The colors really stand out against the creamy, monotone quarry wall. Great shot!

Richard P Schoettger

Tuesday, May 31 2011 @ 07:03 AM EDT

Come on Avi...I am dissappointed with two things!!  One..are you sure this is not the endangered and rare dragonfly-eater????    That thing is huge for that bird!   Second and most importantly...I was really hoping for the scientic name of the dragonfly too!  You are slacking now.....:-)   

As usual...exceptional sharpness and great look at this.  I am tempted to post my bee-eater out too, but will save for a rainy day when you do not have much to offer!!   :-)  This is great and nothing to nitpick about, which is typical Avi..Thanks.

Avi Hirschfield

Tuesday, May 31 2011 @ 09:11 AM EDT

Its not for that bird its for the chicks in the nest Wink

 

Bob Miller

Tuesday, May 31 2011 @ 03:50 PM EDT

Great catch Avi! The bird really stands out on the tan background. Very pretty bird.

Roger Maki

Tuesday, May 31 2011 @ 06:21 PM EDT

Amazing color in the bird, and great sharpness and detail where it counts.

Sarah Clarehart

Wednesday, June 01 2011 @ 07:27 PM EDT

Great one Avi! But I love all your Bee-eater photos. Just spectacular!

Lucy Llewellyn Byard

Saturday, June 11 2011 @ 04:14 PM EDT

 SUPER!!!


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