bee eater

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  1. danir

    danir No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Thanks for looking.
    Dani
     
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    D-B-J Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I like it! Also like the barbed wire. Nice job.
     
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    Gorgeous colours in the bee eater, and the barbed wire adds some more visual interest to the shot. Nicely done!
     
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    Colorful bird for sure! Wish we had those here. Great capture!
     
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    Very nice shot. . .
     
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    Really elegant and beautiful picture, barbed wire is adding positive edge to the pictures, blending with multi colors of bird
     
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    Nice pic.
     
  8. danir

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    Thanks for the nice comments everyone.

    I just noticed in one of the pictures a bee eater looking at potential food (lower right).
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  9. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Dani! :D
    So good to see you around.
    What a beautiful bird, and I think you got the focus (almost) right. Though I'm not quite sure. But then I see that it is not easy and also much depends on what you've got on your hands to work with. I have to work with wonky lenses, for example, so essentially it is "bad glass" I have, so getting a good focus becomes harder and harder.

    The colours are nice and the very blurred background makes this bird stand out so well. I also like how the barbed wire cuts through the photo slightly diagonally! Well spotted and well done.
     
  10. danir

    danir No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Thank you LaFoto.
    Indeed my tele lens is not that fancy (the simplest 70-300). And this was shot wide open for the speed. These birds are pretty quick and usually don't let you get too close.

    Dani
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Ah yes, I think I can imagine what your zoom lens is like. Mine's not in the least different... :( Well, that's what it's like when you live on a budget... :(

    I remember Ray, do you? He once mentioned the price for one of the lenses he used for his bird photography. The money he spent on it would buy you a nice secondhand CAR! Sigh...
     

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