Houston we have lift off!  by Normf

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Houston we have lift off!
Rainbow Bee-Eater (Merops ornatus) Launch.
I thought this was such an unusual flight shot I would share it! What do you think?

Camera Model Canon EOS 40D
Shooting Mode Program AE
Shutter Speed 1/640
Aperture Value 10.0
Metering Mode Partial Metering
ISO Speed 400
Lens EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Focal Length 400.0 mm


eater, birds, bee, rainbow bee eater, norm farmer images, merops ornatus


  • Steve Bullock
    Steve Bullockalmost 6 years ago

    Superb capture..

  • Thanks Steve

    – Normf

  • colindove
    colindovealmost 6 years ago

    Perfection personified with brilliance . Top ‘work’ Norm

  • Thank you Colin.

    – Normf

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellalmost 6 years ago

    Right I get it , it is a Bee eater , gorgeous bird and shot .

  • Hey Irene I thought this looked like a rocket taking off. Cool hwy?

    – Normf

  • Walter Colvin
    Walter Colvinalmost 6 years ago

    NIce capture Norm, and a great bird

  • Thank you Walter I think it was in a hurry to get away from your dinosaurs!!!

    – Normf

  • helmutk
    helmutkover 5 years ago

    Amazing capture !

  • Very colorful birds and I thought this was an unusual flight shot. Thanks Helmutk!

    – Normf

  • Andrea Searle
    Andrea Searleover 5 years ago

    Wow this is brilliant!

  • janniev
    jannievover 5 years ago

    Fabulous catch. The colours are beautiful.

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 3 years ago

    Great action shot!

    15 February 2011 – One image a day

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesover 3 years ago


  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

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