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This bee-eater is not calling, it's gasping for breath. The picture was taken in Saudi Arabia in a temperature of 42 deg C. Due to the wind it has assumed this flat attitude.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D2Xs Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Tamron 200.0-500.0 mm f/5.0-6.0 Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:23 May 2008 - 12:48 PM
Focal Length:500mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.3
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:320
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Blue-cheeked bee-eater
Username:ajdh ajdh
Uploaded:29 Nov 2012 - 1:49 PM
Tags:Bee-eater, Wildlife / nature
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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2012 - 2:09 PM

fantastic shot, excellent detail.

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basith
basith  2 Sri Lanka
29 Nov 2012 - 2:34 PM

Great shot, well captured.
Basith

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
29 Nov 2012 - 3:07 PM

This is an excellent photo of this bee eater with his aircon on Smile We see it often when it is so warm and dry that the birds have their mouths open - it is their way of cooling down. Have a saying in Afrikaans [ translated ] It is so warm the crows are yawning Smile

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Norfolkboy
Norfolkboy e2 Member 8Norfolkboy vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2012 - 3:09 PM

A superb capture.
Colin

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 6TonyDy vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2012 - 3:12 PM

Lovely shot, Adrian,
Tony

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johnjones
johnjones  5 England
29 Nov 2012 - 7:32 PM

What a great shot excellent colours and detail.
jj

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