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We spent two nights in a bush camp beside the Luangwa River in Zambia. Hippo's, Elephants, Buffalo and Bee eaters our companions. Oh and a Leopard, exciting !!!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS-1DS Mark II
Lens:100.0-400.0 mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:26 Oct 2012 - 1:05 PM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/2500sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Bee Eater Calling
Username:rontear rontear
Uploaded:25 Jul 2013 - 12:22 AM
Tags:Africa, Bee eater, Calling, Luangwa River, Wildlife / nature, Zambia
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debu
debu  5 India
25 Jul 2013 - 12:47 AM

Nicely captured.
debu

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2013 - 7:29 AM

Love this beak especially.
Simple and pure image

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AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2013 - 7:47 AM

A beautiful shot of this lovely bird! Only another month and we'll be there! Smile
Ann

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8638 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1167 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2013 - 8:16 AM

Love the composition, the space for him to squawk into.
Moira

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franken
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25 Jul 2013 - 8:32 AM


Quote: Love the composition, the space for him to squawk into.
Moira

I agree Ron.

Ken

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peterthowe
peterthowe Plus Member 6peterthowe vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2013 - 8:41 AM

I think this one should be cropped quite hard to bring out the details and colour of the lovely bird.

Peter Howe

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SlowSong
SlowSong Plus Member 64942 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2013 - 9:16 AM

Very exciting. I bet you didn't sleep with all the goings on. Smile Lovely sharp capture.
x

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richmowil
richmowil Plus Member 6304 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2013 - 9:24 AM

Excellent compostion!!

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51244 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England142 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2013 - 11:28 AM

The least scary of your night time compasnionsGrin

Dave

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leontari
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25 Jul 2013 - 12:40 PM

I like the composition and the presentation.
Effrossini

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SUE118
SUE118 Plus Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2013 - 4:45 PM

Beautifully captured.

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NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 43884 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom108 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2013 - 5:39 PM

A most beautiful little bird Ron, however I would really like to see much more of him, therefore I would be delighted if a tighter crop were carried out....

Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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JuBarney
JuBarney Plus Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2013 - 8:02 PM

A lovely capture
Ju

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Richsr
Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2013 - 8:56 PM

Like your comp here Ron
Regards Richard

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Holmewood
Holmewood Plus Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
25 Jul 2013 - 11:27 PM

Great shot

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Hazelmouse
Hazelmouse Plus Member 8330 forum postsHazelmouse vcard United Kingdom
26 Jul 2013 - 5:12 PM

I missed this one. Love the pose & catchlight. Not easy to photograph - and I have happy memeories of the Luangwa River.

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Source
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28 Jul 2013 - 11:30 PM

A beautiful capture
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Bravdo
Bravdo  7 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jul 2013 - 2:26 PM

Great capture, love to see it close up, stunning bird.

Barry

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2013 - 12:13 AM

well composed, the essence of a wildlife shot: light colour, atmosphere!

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