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European bee-eater - Merops apiaster  Animal,Animalia,Aves,Bird,Bulgaria,Chordata,Coraciiformes,European bee-eater,Geotagged,Meropidae,Merops apiaster,Migratory bird,Spring,Wildlife Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Amazing photo! It looks almost like a painting. Posted one year ago
    1. Thank you, Christine! Posted one year ago
  2. Next level shot, mate. Better print it and put it above your bed. Posted one year ago
    1. Thank you, Ferdy! Posted one year ago
  3. Great action shot Jivko Posted one year ago
    1. Thank you, Niel! Posted one year ago
  4. Agree with Christine, as if painted....the light, colours, gorgeous bird in flight. An award winning image, just beautiful. Posted one year ago
    1. Thank you so much, Ruth! Posted one year ago
  5. Not enough words for this one. So , brilliant has to do it. Posted one year ago
    1. Thank you, Ernst! Posted one year ago
  6. Not enough words for this one. So , brilliant has to do it. Posted one year ago
  7. That is truly one of the greatest photos I have ever seen, excellent work Jivko! Posted one year ago
    1. Thank you so much, dear Wesley! Posted one year ago
  8. I really thought that it WAS a painting at first - incredible. Posted one year ago
    1. Thank you, Barry! Posted one year ago
  9. Congrats, Jivko! This photo was one of the most popular of 2021 and has been included in today's Facebook post!

    Facebook post:
    Happy New Year!! We are so grateful to have such an amazing JungleDragon community. We truly appreciate all of our users and followers! During 2021, our community shared over 18,000 wildlife photos and introduced 3,700 new species to the platform! Incredible! We are excited to continue sharing, inspiring, and learning about nature together with you in 2022! We wish you all the best for the upcoming year!! Here are ten of the most popular photos shared on JungleDragon during 2021! Enjoy!! #JungleDragon

    https://www.facebook.com/jungledragonwildlife
    Posted 11 months ago
  10. Great photo! Posted 10 months ago
  11. Amazing! Posted 9 months ago
  12. Extraordinary shot Jivko. Hope things are going ok for you. Posted 4 months ago
    1. Thank you so much, Mark! I am fine, thank you. I retired this month and shall have more time for photography! -:)
      Posted 4 months ago

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The European bee-eater is a near passerine bird in the bee-eater family Meropidae. The genus name "Merops" is Ancient Greek for "bee-eater", and "apiaster" is Latin, also meaning "bee-eater", from "apis", "bee".

Species identified by Jivko Nakev
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By Jivko Nakev

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Uploaded Jun 1, 2021. Captured May 16, 2021 11:39 in Unnamed Road, 5953 Vabel, Bulgaria.
  • E-M1MarkIII
  • f/6.3
  • 1/4000s
  • ISO1000
  • 220mm