Carmine bee-eater by Laurel Talabere

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Carmine bee-eater (Merops nubicus). Range: northern sub-Saharan regions of Africa. Taken at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, OH USA – 2010. Canon Rebel XT. Copyright: Photographer Laurel Talabere.

Featured in the group: “African Beauty” (March, 2011).


avian, beak, bird, blue, carmine bee eater, green, merops nubicus, perched, red, teal

For years, I’ve been an amateur photographer. I have traveled widely & my camera has been a constant companion. To me, the most intriguing aspects of photography are composition & color.
As a retired nursing professor, I now have time to hone my photographic skills. Special areas of interest include animal, bird, butterfly & flower macros as well as photos of people and places. However, I am an eclectic photographer, drawn to a wide variety of subjects.
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  • Navigator
    Navigatorabout 4 years ago

    WHOA!!!! I have NEVER seen one of these! STUNNING photo! LOVE IT!

  • Hi, I had ndever seen one before either. Our zoo has an amazing collection of birds from Africa housed in an outstanding aviary. Thanks for commenting. Take care, Laurel

    – Laurel Talabere

  • takemeawaycn
    takemeawaycnalmost 4 years ago

    bee eater! awesome! i need one of those to follow me around all summer.
    lovely capture :]

  • Hi Celina, Many thanks for your comment. I agree, these are quite the awesome birds. I appreciate your adding me to your watch list. Take care, Laurel

    – Laurel Talabere

  • Karue
    Karueover 3 years ago

  • Thanks so much for featuring my photo in your group. Take care, Laurel

    – Laurel Talabere

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