Bee Eater at Taman Mutiara Raub


I was cycling around Taman Mutiara yesterday morning when I saw a flock of Bee Eater perched very near the road.  I rush back for my camera. By the time I setup my Betterbeamer and tripod, the flock already left. Only a few perched very high on top of dead tree.

Bee Eater

Blue-throated Bee-eater (Merops viridis)

Today I determine to get that bird. I’m not cycling. Set my photography gear and by 7.15am already park my car near the big dead tree. Sure, at 7.20am a flock of about 30 birds perch on that tree, making noise and flying around to catch their breakfast. A few fly low and perch about 15 meter from me, and stay there for a few seconds. That enough for me to shoot a few frames at a very high ISO2500, before the birds fly to their next destination.
Picture UPDATE:

This pictures was further edited with PhotoFiltre (free for private use) and noise reduction with Noiseware Community Edition.

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