Blue Throated Bee Eater Singapore

A Blue Throated Bee Eater perches itself on a branch for a few seconds after its daily bath at sunset.

I only had a few seconds to photograph it before it flew off. As my reflex and anticipation was not fast enough, I totally missed the diving moments. Bee eaters bath by diving into ponds and usually finishes within 10mins or less in a small flock.

Photographed with Nikon D300 + Sigma 300-800mm F5.6 EX DG (Sigmonster) on Wimberley Head II + Gitzo 1548 Mark II @

800mm(35mm equivalent 1200mm), ISO 800, 1/3200th sec, F5.6, Spot Metering.

Subject Distance: 8.9meters

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Blue Throated Bee Eater