Green Bee Eater (Merops orientalis)
Manchinbele, Outskirts of Bangalore, Karnataka, India
12 November 2005
This particular bird used to catch the dragon flies in air and often fly back to this same perch. I studied its flight pattern and the perch it used and waited at this perch for it to come. I was behind some tall bushes and it acted as the perfect hide for me. I shot in continuous mode to capture its action and was happy to get this pose.
Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS and 1.4xII on Canon 10D using Bogen B3021PRO and Wimberly Head. ISO 200, 1/400 @ f5.6, Evaluative Metering at Zero.