The toss…

Southern Carmine Bee-eater tosses a Cicada

Southern Carmine Bee-eater tosses a Cicada

The Southern Carmine Bee-eater (Merops nubicoides) (formerly Carmine Bee-eater) occurs across sub-equatorial Africa, ranging from KwaZulu-Natal and Namibia to Gabon, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and Kenya.
This species, like other bee-eaters, is a richly coloured,striking bird, predominantly carmine in colouration, but with the crown and undertail coverts blue.

Ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Carmine_Bee-eater

221 thoughts on “The toss…

  1. …great capture..very nice !

  2. talk about visual delights

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  3. talk about visual delights

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  4. Wow, amazing shot my friend!!!

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  5. Wow, amazing shot my friend!!!

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  6. nice one good work , voted !!

  7. Wonderful image…………………well done!

  8. Superb capture! Like it! Congrats!

  9. This is so awesome! Beautiful catch!

  10. Really impressive! Splendid bird, perfect timing!

  11. Lovely shot! Great moment of a beautiful bee eater.

  12. Lovely shot! Great moment of a beautiful bee eater.

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  14. Wow very nice. Sirji location ?

  15. See the map – guru! Botswana

  16. Excellent timing. Wonderful shot

  17. what a moment to catch, great job

  18. I’m most impressed that with 1/250 sec it’s possible to get it so sharp! Great shot!

  19. Great timing, super shot!

  20. Perfect timing, great scene. Congrutulations Tarique.

  21. Fine shot
    Excellent timing

  22. Fantastic capture and great timing!

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  24. Terrific capture! Perfect timing.

  25. * * * * * beautiful shot * * * * * .

  26. Mind blowing capture!

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  27. Mind blowing capture!

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  28. Amazing timing. Great work. paul

  29. Aah.. Awesome shot. Lovely timing..

  30. incredible capture !!!!!

  31. Incredible, congrats…

  32. fantastic timing and focus

  33. Excellent work d(-_^)good!!

  34. ouw!! cool shot!! amazing capture!!
    please take a look at my latest work :)

  35. Awesome timing to capture this moment, Tarique. Detailed to perfection with even a slight hint of movement blur on the wings of the bug! Brilliant photography.

  36. Great timing. Beautiful bird and wonderful shot.

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  37. Great timing. Beautiful bird and wonderful shot.

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  38. Excellent photo !! Nice work !!

  39. Magnífica fotografía, excelente momento, te doy un 10. Felicidades. Un saludo.

  40. Incredible timing. Fantastic Shot.

  41. Excellent capture… so lovely!!

  42. You captured the moment superbly!!

  43. Great Capture.. Favourite..

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  45. Very crisp image and detail. And very good timing of the shot.

  46. Nice work, vote with pleasure!
    Have a nice weekend!

  47. Excellent work and pictures… voted

  48. Very nice picture. Well done

  49. excellent capture, congrats ****!

  50. increible… el momento justo en el lugar correcto…. votada

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  52. Wow! Excellent shot

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  53. Wow! Excellent shot

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  54. Wow, how did you catch THAT?

  55. Excellent shot.+++++++

  56. Your A Very Good Shooter! Like

  57. Insanely good shot.

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  58. Insanely good shot.

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  59. excellent capture

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  60. excellent capture

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  61. WOW, spectacular moment, the details on the insect wing is a big bonus.

  62. Really a good shot!
    All your animal pictures are very beautiful. Congratulation!

  63. Outstanding capture, Tarique!!

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  66. Excellent timing.

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  67. Excellent timing.

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  69. great action shot…. a fav for sure….

  70. Excellent shot…….best wishes…

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  71. Excellent shot…….best wishes…

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  74. terrific timing…perfect shot!

  75. terrific timing…perfect shot!

  76. ======================
    GREAT CICADA CAPTURE!
    Check My Cicada
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  77. Beautiful shot, beautiful bird!

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  78. Beautiful shot, beautiful bird!

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  79. Amazing!! great shot!

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  80. Amazing!! great shot!

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