Rainbow Bee Eaters

A pair of Rainbow bee Eaters, the bird with the longest tail is the male.

A pair of Rainbow bee Eaters, the bird with the longest tail is the male.
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onyanita PRO+
onyanita September 02, 2015
beautiful colours and nice composition
trevorsmart December 11, 2015
Thank you onyanita
catherinethompson PRO
catherinethompson September 13, 2016
Stunning. A beautiful Capture.
trevorsmart October 09, 2016
Thank you Catherine

Behind The Lens

I took this photo in native bushland approximately 100 metres from my house.
This shot was taken just after 5pm on an evening walk. I try to walk with my camera at least once a day either early morning or evening.
I got lucky with the evening light, not planned just the right place at the right time.
Handheld shot with my Canon 1000d using a Tamron 200-500 mm lens.
I am fascinated with birds and continually strive for the perfect shot.
Simple processing with this shot, mainly minor cropping and minor level adjustments.
In my camera bag
I have since up-graded my camera to a Canon EOS60D and usually carry my two Tamron lenses 28-300 mm and 200-500 mm. Occasionally I take the Canon 1000D out as a backup.
You can't really plan ahead with wildlife photography, although dawn and dusk are the times most birds are active. I will shoot in any light, sometimes the best shots are taken in poor light (ie rainforests). Quietness, persistence and patience are my key, the bird you don't see today may be the one you see tomorrow.+

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