I saw several bee-eater species on my first trip to Africa, which have been featured on several previous blog posts:
Carmine bee-eaters, Bee-eaters, Birds in flight
This past trip, I added the little bee-eater to my list of birds, and saw the white fronted and european bee-eater again. I’ve only ever seen the european bee-eater from far distances, so I am hoping some day I will have some nice close up shots to work with.
A pair of white fronted bee-eaters perched on a thorn tree branch. 1/250 sec, f5.6, ISO 1000
While the female look away, the male sneaks off. 1/400 sec, f5.6, ISO 1000
Contemplating following her partner… this female white fronted bee-eater stuck around for another minute before heading off after her mate. 1/400 sec, f5.6, ISO 1000
A lone little bee-eater perched on a low branch. It’s mate was just out of the shot, about a meter away. 1/1000 sec, f5.6, ISO 720
A pair of little bee-eaters perched on a broken branch. 1/320 sec, f7.1, ISO 400
A pair of little bee-eaters pose for some photos. 1/320 sec, f8.0, ISO 400
A European bee-eater perched in a far off tree. 1/250 sec, f5.6 ISO 800
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They sure are 🙂 Working on photos like this makes me smile.