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Upopa epops! - September 2nd

Or, more commonly known as the Eurasian Hoopoe - but what a lovely scientific name.
A pair of these are regular visitors to our garden and I've been wanting to get a a shot of them for a while, but they are very shy.
Today was my lucky day.

Bahrain's weather today: Max: 42C/Min: 30C Max Humidity 85% Virtually nil wind. Max Apparent Temp: 46C

FujiFilm FinePix S5000Z
1/125s f/3.2 at 57.0mm iso200 full exif

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SBPPhotography20-Nov-2005 10:12
Wow great shot. I had one of these in my garden (in England!!), but my shot is nowhere near as neat as this one.
QUERIDO13-Nov-2005 12:20
lucky you who shot the "huppe fasciée",bird very difficult to see in France
a great shot, you take the maximum of your finepix, Bravo
Sam X26-Sep-2005 13:19
Nice picture
laine8218-Sep-2005 08:25
What a beautiful bird & great capture.
Guest 12-Sep-2005 15:06
rewarding capture...!! so your long wait finally paid off... i would have prefered the photographic rule of thirds to make it a bit more interesting ( unless we are highlighting repeat patterns)
Johnny JAG07-Sep-2005 19:57
Great name, great bird, great shot.
Buz Kiefer06-Sep-2005 21:11
Beautiful shot of a very strange looking bird.
Jim Worlding06-Sep-2005 13:33
You must have been over the moon when you saw the result of your patience, GMV
Cindy Flood02-Sep-2005 16:38
Congratulations on your great catch. It was worth the wait.
Herb 02-Sep-2005 15:00
Beautiful bird, great shot.
Guest 02-Sep-2005 15:00
Great shot and very interesting bird!
Argishti Khachik02-Sep-2005 14:48