"European Bee-eaters" - depicts three European Bee-eaters ( Merops apiaster ) and their lunch, a dragonfly. European bee-eaters can reach a length of 27-29 cm, including the two elongated central tail feathers. These birds breed in southern Europe, parts of north Africa, western Asia, and occasionally northwest Europe. They spend the winter months in tropical Africa. As their name suggests, bee-eaters predominantly eat flying insects, especially bees, wasps and dragonflies, which are caught in the air by flights from an open perch. The stinger is removed by repeatedly hitting and rubbing the insect on a hard surface. During this process, pressure is applied to the insect thereby extracting most of the venom .
The postage cost is €15.00. Each edition is strictly limited to 250 prints.
The image size is : ( 40cm high x 50cm wide ). The overall print size with white border is ( 51 cm high x 60 cm wide ).
Original painting : ( 36cm high x 46cm wide ). Acrylic on canvas board. (Available). Can be purchased at the Green Gallery (greengallery.ie).