Normally, the "small rains" in Tanzania start in November. The rains fall mostly as afternoon showers, with lots of sun in the morning and later on towards evening. But on a visit to the Nyerere National Park in Tanzania in November 2019, the weather was unusually wet. This White Throated Bee-eater was drying off between showers. The short tail streamers indicate she is either immature or a female. She was perched on a low branch, taking advantage of a few moments of muted sunlight.
I took the picture with a Canon EOS 7D Mark II, with a Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II USM lens . The exposure settings were 1/1000, f/5.6, ISO 500, focal length 360 mm, hand held.