Green Bee Eater (Merops orientalis)
Manchinbele, Near Bangalore, Karnataka, India
12 November 2005
Here's a typical behaviour of the Green bee Eater caught in action. After catching an insect/fly, it repeatedly hits the fly to the tree branch and kills it. It then tosses up the fly and gulps it.
Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS and 1.4xII on Canon 10D using Bogen B3021PRO and Wimberly Head. ISO 200, 1/500 @ f5.6, Evaluative Metering at Zero