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    Default The Bee-eaters are back

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    Species
    Common Name- Rainbow Bee-eater
    Scientific Name- Merops ornatus

    Date- 10 Oct 2017

    Location- Out the back door, Alice Springs NT

    Camera Details
    Brand/Model- 7DMII
    Lens- 100-400mm USM II + 1.4x III

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    ISO- 500
    F-Stop- 8
    Shutter Speed- 800
    Exposure Bias/Metering/Flash- - / eval / -

    Technique- Handheld, slow approach

    Attraction Aides- -

    Post Production- Crop, some basics, NR and sharpen in LR5

    Notes- Bee-eaters have been back in the centre for a month or two now and I think I have photographed this bird more than any other! It doesn't seem to matter how often I see them (which is a lot), I never get tired of trying to photograph them! This is one of my best attempts yet and nice to get male and female with good tails. One of my favourite birds for sure
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    Very nice Cam
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    your comments and suggestions are welcomed

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    I can understand you not getting tired of photographing this species. Beautiful shot. I would have removed the couple of twigs coming in from the bottom of the photograph. They add nothing.
    Don't take life too seriously, it never ends well.
    Bird species photographed in Australia: 352 Latest; Square-Tailed Kite (adult). Mount Glorious. SE Queensland. 10th December, 2017.

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    Nice capture - I love these guys, they are great to watch.

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    Thanks guys! Yeah I knew some wouldn’t like the twigs, but couldn’t be bothered removing them TBH! Cheers
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    Wonderful shot Cam. I agree with John regarding the twigs. Well done

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    So good to get the pair Cam! I don't mind the twigs, in fact they actually balance the composition of the frame quite well. I think the brightness could be boosted slightly and maybe some space off the top?

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    Nice image Cam and I like Daniels version; it helps to make the birds pop a bit. Nicely done indeed, Wilson

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    Wish I had that view from my back door - nice one Cam

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    Cheers all
    Comment and critique welcome
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