Bill Kill

Bee-Eaters are feeding on large insects. Therefor they use a stable perch to kill them with a very vehement strike of their bill against it. This action is also useful to break the stings of wasps or bees for being eaten riskless. In my image I tried to “freeze” this lightning-fast move.

Image Details

Location: Burgenland, Austria
Date: May 19th, 2012
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
Lens: Canon EF 500/f 4 L IS USM
Focal Lenght: 500 mm
Aperture: 7.1
Exposure: 1/1250 sec
ISO: 500

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