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Jul 08, 2019 10:24 |  #18826

European Bee-eater. Perhaps the bird with the most inappropriate name. I have never seen one eating a bee. They eat them if they cannot find anything else, but they avoid them since they have to remove the sting first


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Jul 08, 2019 10:50 |  #18827

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This is a totally awesome shot, Jack. You sure get a 10 on this one.

Thank you so much, Mike. Your kind comment really means a lot to me.


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Jul 08, 2019 10:51 |  #18828

paul katinas wrote in post #18889930 (external link)
Fantastic image Jack.
It must be an awesome experience observing those Penguin-like birds.
Happy trails.

Very many thanks for that kind comment, Paul. Yes, awesome was the word!


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Jul 08, 2019 11:01 |  #18829

belas wrote in post #18890059 (external link)
European Bee-eater. Perhaps the bird with the most inappropriate name. I have never seen one eating a bee.

Interesting that you should say that.

The green bee-eaters I saw in India ate bees non-stop. They would catch one, knock the sting off the bee and then consume it.

Top-notch photos, by the way!


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Jul 08, 2019 11:38 |  #18830

Scrumhalf wrote in post #18890077 (external link)
Interesting that you should say that.

The green bee-eaters I saw in India ate bees non-stop. They would catch one, knock the sting off the bee and then consume it.

Top-notch photos, by the way!

Thank you ! As far as I have seen they prefer larger insects like dragonflies, harvest flies or butterflies than wasps or bees.




  
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Jul 08, 2019 12:42 |  #18831

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Jul 08, 2019 12:46 |  #18832

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Stunning capture, Shalu. So nicely done.
Beautifully captured, Shalu.

Thank you very much, Mike!

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Jul 08, 2019 14:55 |  #18833

TURKEY VULTURE


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Probably the easiest bird for me to track, in flight, but difficult to get the exposure right. This handsome fellow turned his belly toward the mid-morning sun and revealed some nice colors.

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Jul 08, 2019 17:00 |  #18834

Bill in Texas wrote in post #18889556 (external link)
Outstanding action shot, Mike.


TedEllis wrote in post #18889684 (external link)
Great capture Mike.


Lame-Duck wrote in post #18889870 (external link)
This one is a 10 Mike.

Thanks very much Bill, Ted & Mike!


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Jul 08, 2019 19:56 |  #18835

Scrumhalf wrote in post #18890077 (external link)
Interesting that you should say that.

The green bee-eaters I saw in India ate bees non-stop. They would catch one, knock the sting off the bee and then consume it.

Top-notch photos, by the way!

Rainbow bee-eaters here in northern Australia do eat dragon-flies and other insects but they are the scourge of apiarists!


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Jul 08, 2019 20:01 |  #18836

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The reason I choose manual mode most of the time is because in true manual mode (no auto ISO) your bird can go from blue sky to wooded background for example, and the exposures will be correct for both situations, as long as the bird remains in the same light. I used to shoot aperture mode all the time, but now I find manual mode so much more convenient and accurate (exposure wise).

That makes a lot of sense, I never thought about it that way. Seems quite a bit easier to manage in reality




  
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Jul 08, 2019 23:23 |  #18837

belas wrote in post #18890059 (external link)
European Bee-eater. Perhaps the bird with the most inappropriate name. I have never seen one eating a bee. They eat them if they cannot find anything else, but they avoid them since they have to remove the sting first
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Jul 08, 2019 23:38 |  #18838

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Jul 09, 2019 01:27 |  #18839

Osuhutch18 wrote in post #18890320 (external link)
That makes a lot of sense, I never thought about it that way. Seems quite a bit easier to manage in reality

With me, I'm constantly shooting over lakes and ponds. Here's an example of what happens when I'm shooting in Av or Tv mode. At first I catch the bird against a blue sky (very bright), and my exposure will be correct. Then as the bird drops down, and the background changes, the camera will adjust it's exposure immediately due to the new (much darker) background of mountains, or trees, etc. This, change of exposure usually completely overexposes the bird. That won't happen in manual mode, because you have locked your exposure in on the bird, and the camera can't readjust. On occasion, the overall photo may look a little darker than you like, but the bird will be correctly exposed. It's easy in photoshop, to correct the background if it's slightly off a bit. I learned this a few years back when Art Morris (renowned bird photographer) gave a talk here in Fresno, where I live. I've never forgotten this when he explained it to the audience. That is when I changed to shooting in manual mode, the great majority of the time.


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Jul 09, 2019 01:29 |  #18840

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Thank you very much, Mike!

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What a spectacular action shot, Shalu. It's really Incredible!!

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Probably the easiest bird for me to track, in flight, but difficult to get the exposure right. This handsome fellow turned his belly toward the mid-morning sun and revealed some nice colors.

Nice capture, Mike. You certainly did get some nice colors and good detail.


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