Taken 30-Aug-14
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Category:Animals
Subcategory:Birds
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Keywords:Australia, Bee-Eater, Bird, Merops ornatus, Rainbow Bee-Eater, Wildlife
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Dimensions2688 x 2688
Original file size1.31 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spacesRGB
Date taken30-Aug-14 14:25
Date modified3-Sep-14 22:17
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal length600 mm
Max lens aperturef/6.2
Exposure1/1600 at f/14
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias+1/3 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Shutter priority
ISO speedISO 2000
Metering modePattern
Merops ornatus

Merops ornatus

Merops ornatus (Rainbow Bee-Eater)

IUCN Status: Least Concern.

Chooks. That's what Aussie birders call a common species apparently. Yet while these are common birds, it's amazing how many people (Icluding me until a few years ago) are oblivious to them. As I say to folks often, we need to stop and appreciate the beauty in the familiar and common as much as the exotic