European Bee-Eater

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OK this photo is not that great, I just can't get close and it's cropped about 60% and tweaked a bit, it's a family that comes here every year so what is it? I think it is a Kingfisher but the wife says it's not.
Taken with the Tamron 70-300 and the Kenko 1.5 TC
16/04/2009 - 19:42jackitec
CategoryWildlife / Nature
Shutter SpeedN/A
Focal Length300mm


Link Posted 16/04/2009 - 20:36
I think this photo is still good, not bad at all, as you were lucky the sky was clear and the bird stands out. Its colourful thats another reason why it still looks pretty good :0.
Lucky on all fronts. And the last thing is its a bird in flight. And that alone makes it a pretty great capture Jack

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Link Posted 16/04/2009 - 21:15
Not a bad shot at all jack, fantastic colours and as amin points out a bird in flight is a tricky shot but you have done well here

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Link Posted 16/04/2009 - 21:35
I think you have a Bee Eater in flight, nice!
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Link Posted 16/04/2009 - 21:51
Lovely shot - I agree - just checked my bird book and it is a Bee-Eater.

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Link Posted 16/04/2009 - 22:18
lovely shot jack and i to say bee-eater (European Bee-eaters) a that,
just keep snapping,

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Link Posted 16/04/2009 - 22:27
Well thank you very much lads, there was about 20 of them the other day sitting on my electric cable but soon as I move their off, anyway I'll try to get a good shot one day and you know the wife was right oh well!!



Link Posted 17/04/2009 - 17:09
Bril shot and very interesting too, it looks like the bird has a bulb on inside! regards Ron

Last Edited by bonnipics on 17/04/2009 - 17:09
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