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Jun 02, 2020 14:00 as a reply to  @ post 19072745 |  #61

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Jun 03, 2020 01:17 |  #62

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I never tire of seeing your images, Vassilis.
Wonderful work!

I appreciate your kind words Levina, thank you !!




  
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Jun 03, 2020 01:19 |  #63

britain wrote in post #19072924 (external link)
Wonderful images!

Thank you very much !




  
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Jun 15, 2020 03:49 |  #65

Like the birds you photograph so beautifully Vassilis you make it look so effortless.
Always love seeing any of these.
Fantastic work.



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Jun 15, 2020 04:51 |  #66

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Like the birds you photograph so beautifully Vassilis you make it look so effortless.
Always love seeing any of these.
Fantastic work.

Thank you Richard ! It is such a demanding field of photography, but after three and a half years I am starting to feel more comfortable. More than 40 years of experience shooting action like motorsports and planes have definitely helped :-) Regards, Vassilis




  
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Jun 16, 2020 02:48 |  #68

Again, thanks for keeping us enthralled.
Curious about bugs they eat. That looks like a European Wasp which is a real pain here and packs a sting. Stunning images.
I know they're called bee eaters but obviously eat dragonflies (?)

That must be quite an encounter to meet so many of those beautiful birds.
What sort of landscape do they thrive in?
Any chance of a habitat photo too please?



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Jun 16, 2020 03:33 |  #69

WOW!!!!! What incredible photography! I am so pleased I found this thread. Thank you for sharing these amazing photos. I have no idea how you manage to capture all this action so perfect and sharp.

Truly amazing!!




  
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Jun 16, 2020 05:25 |  #70

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Again, thanks for keeping us enthralled.
Curious about bugs they eat. That looks like a European Wasp which is a real pain here and packs a sting. Stunning images.
I know they're called bee eaters but obviously eat dragonflies (?)

That must be quite an encounter to meet so many of those beautiful birds.
What sort of landscape do they thrive in?
Any chance of a habitat photo too please?

There is a very large colony (more than 250-300 birds) in Central Greece, where a cement factory is excavating soil. From the web : Breeding pairs nest in long, vertical nesting burrows that they themselves excavated in earth or sand banks, such as river banks or sand quarries. The tunnels are usually at least 3 feet (~ 1 meter) deep and terminate in a nest chamber. These nest burrows may be reused in consecutive years, but most pairs will excavate a new burrow each year.
Check this photo (from the web) https://upload.wikimed​ia.org …%A8%D7%A7%D7%99​%D7%9D.JPG (external link)




  
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Jun 16, 2020 05:44 as a reply to  @ belas's post |  #71

Thanks for that.
Interesting. We have some small birds that live similar but don't dig the tunnels.
They are fascinating birds indeed.



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Jun 21, 2020 13:04 as a reply to  @ belas's post |  #74

Awsome as usual!


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