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    Default Blue-tailed Bee-eater

    Blue-tailed Bee-eater is the passage migrant in summer. A large flock of this bird is nesting in the river banks of Damodar during this time.
    It was a cloudy morning and I had managed to get few close shots of this bird, habitat and food behaviour etc. I am trying to post a series of photos of this bird with their activity.
    Date - 08/04/2017
    Place - Damodar River, Barddhaman, West Bengal
    Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
    Lens: Sigma 150-600 mm
    Focal Length: 562 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/800 sec
    Aperture: f/9
    ISO: 1000
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    Lovely pose and eye contact from both the birds. Nice colours. The prey is a bonus. I feel a rectangular framing with some more space on the right, would have strengthened the composition further. Thanks for sharing.

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    Lovely. I agree with Mrudul that this is an unconventional composition, but it seems to work okay in this case, in my opinion. Is the throat plumage naturally so smooth? Or is noise reduction removing some of the feather details?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrudul Godbole View Post
    Lovely pose and eye contact from both the birds. Nice colours. The prey is a bonus. I feel a rectangular framing with some more space on the right, would have strengthened the composition further. Thanks for sharing.
    Ok I understand my mistake of cropping....thanks for the comment

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abhishek Jamalabad View Post
    Lovely. I agree with Mrudul that this is an unconventional composition, but it seems to work okay in this case, in my opinion. Is the throat plumage naturally so smooth? Or is noise reduction removing some of the feather details?
    In all shot the I cant get the feather details......thank for the comment....but I have done very little noise reduction

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    Beautiful composition! It is fun to watch the bee eaters hunting, mud bathing, digging burrows for nesting. Thanks for sharing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Debasis Bose View Post
    Beautiful composition! It is fun to watch the bee eaters hunting, mud bathing, digging burrows for nesting. Thanks for sharing
    thank you very much

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    Nice composition.very beautiful birds.Tfs

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    Two in one frame.Great capture. The out spread wings and the captured insect adds to the composition. Thanks for sharing.

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    Since it is a cropped image, check where exactly is your focus point. The river bank seems to be in focus, and I think the focus is ahead of the bird. Which autofocus point were you using while clicking this?

    The light is from opposite side, so the shadow side of the birds are facing you. So there is a difference in exposure between the sand and the birds. It would have been better if you would have been on the opposite side or shooting in late evening. Thanks for sharing.

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dheerendra Singh View Post
    Nice composition.very beautiful birds.Tfs
    thank you very much

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shyamala Kumar View Post
    Two in one frame.Great capture. The out spread wings and the captured insect adds to the composition. Thanks for sharing.
    thank you very much

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sabyasachi Patra View Post
    Since it is a cropped image, check where exactly is your focus point. The river bank seems to be in focus, and I think the focus is ahead of the bird. Which autofocus point were you using while clicking this?

    The light is from opposite side, so the shadow side of the birds are facing you. So there is a difference in exposure between the sand and the birds. It would have been better if you would have been on the opposite side or shooting in late evening. Thanks for sharing.

    Cheers,
    Sabyasachi
    I have selected the the middle zone focus points....The opposite side is not possible to click the birds at eye level due to steep bank.....high exposure of sand is key problem to shoot in daylight...

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