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    Default Rainbow Bee-eater with Bee in the air

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    I know there are many distractions in this one, but I thought I'd post it as I must admit I do like it, mainly because of the the Bee above the open beak. I'm interested to get feedback on this one...good and bad. Cheers.

    7Dii, 100-400@371mm, 1/2000th sec, f8, iso640, HH. Cheers.

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    Nice timing Paul, but you do need longer legs to get up level with these birds!!

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    I'm with you. The perch is a bit much(covering bird) but the light on the bee and top of bird as well as the bee itself makes up for it. I actually love the BG for sense of place. TFS

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    That determination and concentration on the face....

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    I agree, the perch and angle not ideal but the photo does have considerable merit. I wonder did he get the bee?
    Just maybe a reverse curve on the background could help.

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    Much prefer the other one to this one.

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    Thank you all for the feedback.
    Jonathan...yes, it got the bee. I have a series of shots showing the Bee getting closer and in the Bird's mouth. Reverse curve is a good idea...will try that. Cheers.

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    Action and timing are excellent, but the overhead shooting angle, big branch, and busy background make this tough for me. It looks like an opportunistic grab shot rather than a deliberately-sought photography. Bird is really pretty though!

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    Hi Dorian. Thank you for the comments...much appreciated.

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