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I'd been wanting to get a photo of a bee-eater with its prey in its bill for a long time, so I was delighted with this shot - taken at Bundala National Park.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:12 Jan 2012 - 4:52 AM
Focal Length:340mm
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/1250sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:250
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Blue-tailed Bee-eater
Username:czech czech
Uploaded:10 Feb 2012 - 9:28 AM
Tags:Bee-eater, Birds, Sri lanka, Wildlife / nature
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butterflydiva72

Excellent DOF, sharp detail on the bird, love the insect in its mouth! Great capture. Wonderful clarity and focus on the eye too. Well done!!

Antoinette.

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skewey
skewey  731 forum posts England
10 Feb 2012 - 10:35 AM

Brilliant detail in both bird and prey.

Paul

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
10 Feb 2012 - 11:30 AM

Cracking shot, Czech.
Tony

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mdiniz
mdiniz  9 Brazil
10 Feb 2012 - 1:34 PM

Great capture.

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 2JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2012 - 5:38 PM

Super shot
Ju

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