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

    comments (15)

  1. Amazing photo! It looks almost like a painting. Posted 21 days ago
    1. Thank you, Christine! Posted 21 days ago
  2. Next level shot, mate. Better print it and put it above your bed. Posted 21 days ago
    1. Thank you, Ferdy! Posted 20 days ago
  3. Great action shot Jivko Posted 21 days ago
    1. Thank you, Niel! Posted 20 days ago
  4. Agree with Christine, as if painted....the light, colours, gorgeous bird in flight. An award winning image, just beautiful. Posted 21 days ago
    1. Thank you so much, Ruth! Posted 20 days ago
  5. Not enough words for this one. So , brilliant has to do it. Posted 20 days ago
    1. Thank you, Ernst! Posted 20 days ago
  6. Not enough words for this one. So , brilliant has to do it. Posted 20 days ago
  7. That is truly one of the greatest photos I have ever seen, excellent work Jivko! Posted 20 days ago
    1. Thank you so much, dear Wesley! Posted 20 days ago
  8. I really thought that it WAS a painting at first - incredible. Posted 20 days ago
    1. Thank you, Barry! Posted 19 days 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". It breeds in southern Europe and in parts of north Africa and western Asia. It is strongly migratory, wintering in tropical Africa. This species occurs as a spring overshoot north of its range, with occasional breeding in northwest Europe.

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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