Canon EOS 40D Lens 100-400mm L IS USM at 400 mm ISO 500 F9.0 1/1600 fill flash 5 October 2009
Taken from the viewing platform at Mutitjulu Waterhole Uluru NT as Rainbow Bee-eaters used this perch adjacent to the waterhole prior to hawking for insects. This particular Bee-eater was obviously eyeing a potential target. Mutitjulu Waterhole Uluru NT is major feature of Uluru and is situated at the base of the rock itself your will be able to see this situation at : http://www.upfromaustralia.com/mutwatatul.html.
While Birds in Backyards have a fact sheet on the Rainbow Bee-eater at :
I know some will wonder at my choice of background, well sorry folks, that is Uluru itself as backdrop and I wasn't about to try and shift the monolith itself !! See some facts on both Uluru and Kata Tjuta on Outback Australia Travel Guide website at:
No wonder this place is sacred to our aboriginal people, when there you get an all pervading mystical feeling about the place and we really only have been here 200+ years !!