Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Carmine Sunset Purple Finale” by Robert Henderson. Location: South Luangwa National Park, Zambia.
“Earlier in the day, we visited a colony of carmine bee-eaters living in burrows in the cliff on the far side of the Luangwa River from where we were standing,” explains Henderson. “The birds were flying back and forth from the nesting burrows with a constant supply of freshly caught insects for the fledglings. There was a dead tree nearby on our side of the river where the birds rested while waiting for their turn to visit to the nesting burrows. I realized that if we came back at sunset, I’d probably be able to catch the birds silhouetted against the sun as it went down. It was the perfect location for shooting the colorful birds against the intensely colorful sky. We stayed until the last of the purple hour afterglow finally left the western sky. The color became more and more intense as the sky darkened.”
Canon EOS 7D Mark II, Canon 200-400mm f/4L IS USM EXT at 361mm. Exposure: 1/2000 sec., f/6.3, ISO 1000.
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Originally Published June 8, 2022