Waiting for a bumblebee by Thea 65

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Waiting for a bumblebee by 

Challenge winner:

Northern Carmine Bee-eater (Merops nubicus)
Dutch: Noordelijke karmijnrode bijeneter
Photo is taken in Rotterdam Zoo

Shot with the beautiful Sigma-lens of John44, with many thanks!
Canon EOS 1000D; Sigma 120-400 mm f/5.7-28
400 mm; f/8; 1/320 sec; ISO 200; handheld

Tie Challenge winner in:
- The Birds, July Feature Image Challenge

Top Ten Winner in:
- The Wonder of Wings: Colorful Birds Challenge
- A world of EOS: Colourful Bird Challenge

Featured in:
- The Birds
- Close-ups in nature
- Love these creatures


  • Steve Randall
    Steve Randallover 1 year ago

    Featured Wednesday 3 Jul 2013

    Fabulous Work!!!

  • Thank you Steve!!

    – Thea 65

  • Janone
    Janoneover 1 year ago

    Hallo Thea. Een ECHTE wowow…lol . Zo scherp als zijn snavel.
    Prachtig los van de achtergrond. Super plaat..!

  • Dank je Jan voor je complimenten! Het zijn prachtige vogels!

    – Thea 65

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterover 1 year ago

    plenty around here but would like to keep them, lovely shot xx

  • But he is waiting for a fresh, fat English bumblebee :-).
    Thank you so much Lynn! xx

    – Thea 65

  • andy551
    andy551over 1 year ago

    Brilliant, amazing work !

  • Thank you so much, Andy!

    – Thea 65

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 1 year ago

    Natures Paintbrush Group
    Beautiful Work

  • Much appreciated, Ann!

    – Thea 65

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devineover 1 year ago

    When I enlarged this, the beautiful bird jumped out at me! So sharp – every feather shows and the colour is marvellous, Thea!

  • Thanks Bette for your wonderful compliment, very glad you like it!

    – Thea 65

  • jayluk
    jaylukover 1 year ago

    superg capture of colour and sharpness

  • Thanks so much, John!

    – Thea 65

  • John44
    John44over 1 year ago

    Hi Thea (ben een beetje achter)
    This is super The better sort of photography
    Sparkling sharp and crisp makes it stand out ..the fact that it was made with my 120-400
    is not so important .. it was you who created this.. all between the ears :-)
    10-10 FAV

  • Thank you so much John!! ….but with my own lens I would not have made this :-)

    – Thea 65

  • fauselr
    fauselrover 1 year ago


  • Thank you, Ray!

    – Thea 65

  • Malcolm Chant
    Malcolm Chantover 1 year ago

    Gosh Thea the detail in this picture is excellent, 100% fav

  • Thank you so much Malcolm!

    – Thea 65

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