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White Throated Bee-eater Misty Sunbreak

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.

Canon 7D Mark II
360 mm · f/5.6 · 1/1000 sec · ISO 500
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