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: Elroyie David (elroyie) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 299 W: 87 N: 1482] (6439)
: Animals
: 2005-04-30
: Birds
: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF100-400 IS L, Kenko Pro 300 1.4x Teleconvert
Exposure: f/8, 1/200
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: 2006-04-15 14:27
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Bee eater standing on a branch.
This is the moment before he was taking off, as you see the wings are ready so did he...
The picture was taken a year ago, but now it is the season of the bee-eaters in Israel, they are coming in big groups and starting to settle down in they new holes.
I hope I will manage to catch some descent pictures this season.
I used the problematic sky to my needs, I've got a studio-like BG... :)

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

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Super detail, action shot and I like the white BG. Top stuff. Well done.


An great shot , with good clarity and sharpness

Outstanding! Top quality capture.
Excellent clear and sharp details.
Delightful hues of colours in soft light.
Very lively and dynamic pose and composition.
Wonderful neutral BG. Perfect in every way.
Excellent contribution!
Thanks and regards,

Bonjour Elroyie
Excellente photo
Bravo pour les couleurs le bg et la nettet. Flicitations pour la pose de l'oiseau avec les ailes ouvertes
Merci et au revoiret bon week end....JP

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-04-15 17:46]

Hi Elroyie, well composed shot with excellent detail and colour. TFS.

Hi Elroyei,
An excellent shot with good pose,colours and sharpness.
Congrats and TFS

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-04-16 3:03]

Fantastic pose, Elroyie.
Details, colors, and composition are excellent.
TFS. : )

Hi elroy, Perfect colors excellent POV, great details perfect colors and details. TFS Kyle

magnificent details!!

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  • Aramok Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 101 N: 1501] (5166)
  • [2006-04-16 15:31]

what a wonderful shot. As you say the sky works really well and helps to really focus the attention on the bee-eater. I really like the underside of the tip of the wing, it has an almost arrow quality to it.


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  • loot Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5551 W: 721 N: 4164] (11276)
  • [2006-04-17 0:07]
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Hi Elroyie
Excellent action shot. All systems go just before the countdown reached zero. The details are amazing as you froze him and I just like that focussed look it has in the eye.
The composition is great and the colours are natural. The DOF is excellent and the 'BG' worked very well. The exposure is great considering the backlight condition.
Great work and TFS.

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2006-04-17 8:55]

Hi Elroyie

Hi Elroyie,
I'm on vacation, so this is the short version..Fantastic pose!!!! ;)

Hi David,
Another great capture. I really love the pose of the bird!
Sharpness is excellent
TFS - Shir

Hi Elroyie

Wonderful shot. Lovely depth of colour. Crisp, clear and sharp. Good light, POV and composition. Well done! :-)

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