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Thread: Red-Bearded Bee Eater

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    Default Red-Bearded Bee Eater

    This is a female Red-Bearded Bee Eater with the red fore-crown (male is pink all the way).

    More often than not these are found in deep jungle and getting a "perfect shot" with a clean smooth bg is not always an option. I like this shot because of the eye contact and the sunlight coming through canopy cover gives it a nice sheen.

    I have presented this in square format to give it a little bit more space to the left. The leaves on the foreground whilst obscuring part of the bird maybe distracting to some but I find it lends itself to making the picture complete as to the habitat of the specie. I would like to know what others feel.

    Thanks for looking!

    1D MkIII + EF600 mm + 1.4II ext
    1/250s f/8.0 iso200 Av priority Evaluative metering.

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    Romy Ocon


    A very colorful bird nicely captured, Phil! Yes, it's tough to get a clean BG/FG when shooting in the jungle. :)

    A traditional 2:3 or 3:4 portrait format with a little bit off the right and much off the left would be interesting to try on this one.


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