White-throated bee-eater checking out the Canon by David Clarke

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This inquisitive white-throated bee eater (Merops albicollis) had checked out his surroundings and then eye-balled me to make sure that he approved of the camera and lens. He was so engrossed that he didn’t see a lilac-breasted roller who wanted to be centre stage bearing down on him. He was evicted in a flurry of feathers and the roller got his way.
Photographed in Buffalo Springs, Samburu, Kenya on 13 April 2012

Canon 1DMkII with bee-eater approved Canon 300mm f2.8 IS lens and 1.4 extender.
ISO200 420mm f9 at 1/1000

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Living for partly in Italy, partly in Phuket and partly in other locations around the world – Hong Kong & Kenya when I can – I spend a lot of time photographing anything and everything. I particularly enjoy the challenge of capturing shots of wildlife large and small – from elephants to insects. A wider selection of my work can be seen on my website at www.dgcphoto.com.

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  • Warren. A. Williams
    Warren. A. Wil...over 2 years ago

    excellent detail & comp.

  • Many thanks, Warren

    – David Clarke

  • Dan MacKenzie
    Dan MacKenzieover 2 years ago

    Beautiful shot David!

  • Many thanks, Dan

    – David Clarke

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  • Many thanks, Qnita! I’m delighted with this news:))

    – David Clarke

  • HennieC
    HennieCover 2 years ago

    This is a very nice picture of the bee eater.

  • Many thanks, Hennie!

    – David Clarke

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