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Photohides, Bee-eater and Hoopoe hide

Bee-eater and Hoopoe hide, Hoopoe hide
This is a fixed on a sand bank where Hoopoe and Bee-eaters and Starlings breed. The hide is hidden at the base of the bushes that are on the edge of the sand wall. In front of it there is a few of perches that birds often use for rest, feed each other or display breeding games and mating behaviour. The hide is at a secure distance from the nests with no risk for disturbing the birds.

The hide faces north, appropriate for afternoon shooting with ideal lighting or early morning photography. The orientation of the hide is aimed at maximising the use of the specific light conditions and the green trees or sand bank secure an appropriate photographic clear background.

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Hoopoe photography (© Ivo Zafirov), Bee-eater and Hoopoe hide

Hoopoe photography (© Ivo Zafirov)

Hoopoe photography (© Ivo Zafirov), Bee-eater and Hoopoe hide

Hoopoe photography (© Ivo Zafirov)

Hoopoe photography (© Nicky Stoyanov), Bee-eater and Hoopoe hide

Hoopoe photography (© Nicky Stoyanov)

Hoopoe photography (© Ivo Zafirov), Bee-eater and Hoopoe hide

Hoopoe photography (© Ivo Zafirov)

Bee-eater photography (© Ivo Zafirov), Bee-eater and Hoopoe hide

Bee-eater photography (© Ivo Zafirov)

Bee-eater photography (© Ivo Zafirov), Bee-eater and Hoopoe hide

Bee-eater photography (© Ivo Zafirov)

Bee-eater photography (© Ivo Zafirov), Bee-eater and Hoopoe hide

Bee-eater photography (© Ivo Zafirov)

Bee-eater photography (© Ivo Zafirov), Bee-eater and Hoopoe hide

Bee-eater photography (© Ivo Zafirov)

Hoopoe photography (© Nicky Stoyanov), Bee-eater and Hoopoe hide

Hoopoe photography (© Nicky Stoyanov)

Hoopoe photography (© Nicky Stoyanov), Bee-eater and Hoopoe hide

Hoopoe photography (© Nicky Stoyanov)

Hoopoe photography (© Nicky Stoyanov), Bee-eater and Hoopoe hide

Hoopoe photography (© Nicky Stoyanov)

Hoopoe photography (© Nicky Stoyanov), Bee-eater and Hoopoe hide

Hoopoe photography (© Nicky Stoyanov)

Technical parametres of the hide:

Number of bird species photographed from the hide: >5
Floor area: 250x130 cm
Height: 150 -130 cm
Material: wood
Orientation: North
Angle of visibility: 160°
Photography angle: 90°
Recommended focal lenght: >= 400 mm
Photography surface via: one way mirror windows
Embrasure size: 2 of 120x40 cm
Inside temperature: ~25°C.
Best time for photography: 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, Hoopoe, Red-backed Shrike, Ortolan bunting, Corn bunting, etc.

 

Hoopoe hide