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Copyright: Daniel Swerts (Dee_eS) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 16 W: 0 N: 40] (548)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-03-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, Nikkor ED 200-400 f/4.0
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1600 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2012-06-05 10:08
Viewed: 3753
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A Lilacbreasted Roller trying to swallow a large (dung?) beetle. This picture took a bit of knowledge of LBR behaviour, 10 minutes of observation and anticipation and a bit of luck to push the button at the right moment.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-06-05 10:12]

Hello Daniel.
Details are fabulous, composion-wise, it is near perfect, and the moment is terrific. The pose is so typical, but what makes it stand out is the capture of the insect.Best regards Siggi

Brilliant shot daniel, great timeing, and color/light management, well done

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-06-05 11:07]

Hallo Daniel,
De scherpte in deze foto laat nog iets te wensen over, maar de scene is fantastisch. Een van mijn favoriete Afrikaanse vogels in prachtig zonlicht en dan spelend met zijn vangst. Uitstekende compositie en een mooie vage achtergrond.

An outstanding shot with superb timing and focus, Daniel!

Great sharpness and well clarity with promising contrasts existing within the shot.
Well caught light and exposure too.
Great work!

Thanks and regards,

Hello Daniel
Fantastic shot.Great close composition,wonderful colours,great sharpness and pleasant enhancement of the eye.Congrats!
Thank You
Best regards

Hi Daniel
most impressive capture at the very best moment, obviously not a bit of luck but well prepared and some patience did it.
So great an image that it deserved a bit of sharpening (workshop) as I guess that the original was perfectly sharp and this was lost partly due to downsizing
Thanks for sharing

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  • deud Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 11 N: 534] (2540)
  • [2012-06-05 16:59]

beautiful shot!

great action shot, beautiful colors.
nice composition.
very well done!


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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2012-06-06 0:30]

Looks like the beetle sure to go down the throat of the lovely Roller, well timed and captured. tfs.

Bonjour Daniel,
Très belle scène de la vie sauvage saisie à l'instant décisif avec une bonne coordiantion de la vitesse et de la profondeur de champ.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Well done, this is my "Photo of the Day" choice. I have often photographed these beautiful birds, you have managed toe get perfect sharpness, true colors and some action trown in as well
Well done

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  • Tina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 60 W: 0 N: 132] (1427)
  • [2012-06-09 9:34]

Hi Daniel,
That is a CAPTURE ! Outstanding details and such a nice light ! TFS Tina


Excellent action pic. I like the detail and sharpness shown as its difficult in an action pic. The lighting, composition and BG are also well done.

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