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Photohides, Bee-eater hide 2

A fixed photo hide built on the sandy wall where a colony of Bee-eaters nests. The hide is at a sufficient distance from the nests of the birds so they do not worry, and at the same time they are close to favorite perches where the birds rest, feed or mating.
It is often the case that the birds are copulating in front of the hide just few metres from the hide, which is very interesting for photographing.
The orientation is in the Northwest, allowing for perfect light for the afternoon and morning photography sessions. Late afternoon hours provide soft light backlighting, which is very interesting for lovers of Bird Art photography. The purpose of the layout is to provide optimal light for most of the day, while green field is perfect clean background.
Bee-eater photography, © Sergey Panayotov, Bee-eater hide 2

Bee-eater photography, © Sergey Panayotov

Bee-eater photography, © Sergey Panayotov, Bee-eater hide 2

Bee-eater photography, © Sergey Panayotov

Bee-eater photography, © Sergey Panayotov, Bee-eater hide 2

Bee-eater photography, © Sergey Panayotov

Bee-eater photography, © Sergey Panayotov, Bee-eater hide 2

Bee-eater photography, © Sergey Panayotov

Bee-eater photography, © Sergey Panayotov, Bee-eater hide 2

Bee-eater photography, © Sergey Panayotov

Bee-eater photography, © Sergey Panayotov, Bee-eater hide 2

Bee-eater photography, © Sergey Panayotov

Bee-eater photography, © Sergey Panayotov, Bee-eater hide 2

Bee-eater photography, © Sergey Panayotov

Bee-eater photography / © Dominik Chrzanowski, Bee-eater hide 2

Bee-eater photography / © Dominik Chrzanowski

Bee-eater photography / © Dominik Chrzanowski, Bee-eater hide 2

Bee-eater photography / © Dominik Chrzanowski

Bee-eater photography / © Dominik Chrzanowski, Bee-eater hide 2

Bee-eater photography / © Dominik Chrzanowski

Bee-eater photography / © Dominik Chrzanowski, Bee-eater hide 2

Bee-eater photography / © Dominik Chrzanowski

Technical parametres of the hide:

Number of bird species photographed from the hide: >5
Floor area: 150x150 cm
Height: 155 -135 cm
Material: wood, reed
Orientation: Northeast
Angle of visibility: 160°
Photography angle: 90°
Recommended focal lenght: >400 mm
Photography surface via: camouflage mesh with openings
Embrasure size: 150x40 cm
Inside temperature: ~25°C.
Best time for photography: 3 hours after sunrise and 4 hours before sunset
Season: beginning of May until end of June
Clothing: all dark is recommended
Space available: max 4 people

Species:

Bee-eater, Isabelline Wheatear, European Roller, Red-backed Shrike, Ortolan bunting, Corn bunting, Starlings etc.

 

 

View of Bee-eater photo hide (c) Sergey Panayotov
View of Bee-eater photo hide (c) Sergey Panayotov
View of Bee-eater photo hide (c) Sergey Panayotov
View of Bee-eater photo hide (c) Sergey Panayotov