- cicindela (9226)
- [2010-01-06 2:34]
It is nice to see your new picture, taken just a few dys ago! Burkina Faso is a place I know only from movies, literature and... tiger beetles studied some time ago :>
Very nice bird species presented in top quality :> This Abyssinian Roller look like posing especialy for you.
All the best in new year!
- roges (6264)
- [2010-01-06 2:36]
Beautiful bird with some details and superb colors.
Excellent player, my congratulations.
Have a nice day,
- KOMSIS (10674)
- [2010-01-06 2:52]
Abyssinia Roles, fantastic colors, cute bird ...
Excellent composition and sharp details.
- maurydv (36428)
- [2010-01-06 3:04]
a very beautiful picture of this colourful bird taken from an excellent POV in a great pose, very good sharpness and splendid bright colours, i like this nice composition with a natural perch.
- lousat (65421)
- [2010-01-06 3:15]
Hi James,a wonderful portrait,the colors are fantastics like the sharpness and the composition,a very interesting and professional work.My best compliments,have a nice day,LUCIANO
- Argus (50626)
- [2010-01-06 3:41]
A great portrait of the Abyssinian Roller taken from a fine POV to an excellent technical standard.
For me this is a nice reminder to our trip to Gambia, but that was during the analogue photography era!
Thanks and all the best,
- zetu (16941)
- [2010-01-06 3:42]
Wonderful bird and great details
- fragman (43778)
- [2010-01-06 4:01]
wow, striking bird and striking pic, TFS Ori
- nagraj (15166)
- [2010-01-06 4:33]
Magnificent roller, what color, fantastic. Good composition and against plain background it standsout and that streamers, wow! tfs.
- eng55 (5892)
- [2010-01-06 6:02]
Excellent captrure of this Roller.I liked vivid colors,eye contact,details and composition a lot.Very well done!
Thanks for posting..
- uleko (10940)
- [2010-01-06 6:07]
You seem to be in Paradise at the moment while we're freezing up here!! I gather the weather in England is just as aweful as here so you're lucky to be away! This is a fabulous capture of this stunning bird, the colour is out of this world!! I like its pose too and the fine sharp details. Great POV too and well composed.
TFS and have fun! Ulla
- manyee (23770)
- [2010-01-06 6:43]
Happy New Year, James!
What an amazing tail on this roller.
He looks like he is posing for you, showing off his beautiful colors and handsome profile.
Great shot and TFS. : )
- Miss_Piggy (18714)
- [2010-01-06 6:45]
Due to minor surgery done to my foot, my time is restricted in front of the computer; I do however want to flatter you for fine camerawork and the little Abyssinian Roller for beauty and especially the long tailpiece. It is really an image to show off. Best regards.
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2010-01-06 7:09]
First of all, wish you a Happy New Year, James!
This Roller is a sleek bird with long plumage and nice colours.
Looking up, you have managed a wonderful shot of it.
Burkina Faso must be small country in Africa. Hope you are enjoying your visit there.
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2010-01-06 8:47]
In 2008 I was in Abyssinia (Ethiopia) but I didn't see this bird. And I've missed something!
Fantastic photo! in splendid colours, great sharpness, details and a very good POV and composition. The light is so beautiful. Great!
- nglen (36145)
- [2010-01-06 11:28]
Hi James. This is a bird i would love to see one day. You have taken this with fine detail and bright colours. I like the pose on the top of the tree. All with interesting notes .TFS.
- siggi (52850)
- [2010-01-06 12:12]
What an amazing bird, the colours are just incredible. A great shot, with really good composition. Well done!
Best regards Siggi
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2010-01-06 12:42]
this is avery beautiful photo of the Abyssinian Roller,
fine POV that in French we say en contre-plongé,
i love these POVs where it show how higher is perched the bird,
due to his very long tail appropriate framing, fine focus sharpness
and details, the catch-light on the darker eye is renderfing
the photo and the bird more beautiful, TFS
- boreocypriensis (9571)
- [2010-01-06 12:49]
Hi Bro James,
Stunning capture of this colourful beauty at top of a tree.
Excellent POV, your composition have worked very well with the background.
TFS and have a nice night and happy time in Africa!
- jaycee (25460)
- [2010-01-06 16:06]
A beautiful shot of this fantastic Abyssinian Roller. I don't think I have ever seen a bird with this coloring before. A wonderful pose showing him off perfectly. The face, eye, feathers and amazing long tail are marvelous. Colors, details, setting and composition could not be better.
- Chiza (5351)
- [2010-01-06 20:07]
Hola James: Una excelente toma de una especie que no conocía; además de una muy buena información...saludos.
- tuslaw (19883)
- [2010-01-06 20:23]
I must say, what an impressive tail this guy sports. Wonderful detail and gorgeous colors shown in this photo. Love the composition you chose and the exposure is right on!!
- nasokoun (62)
- [2010-01-06 23:35]
very beautiful composition on a tree, the colors of the Abyssinian Roller fascinates and their output is very good, it's a fine photo with interesting notes!
keep photographing! TFS
- rousettus (19818)
- [2010-01-10 16:04]
The shot is from Burkina Faso, in this time. New year started from Benin with nice advantures. I fallow your trips pleasurely.
We have two species of Rollers, but this is different with long tail. You nicely captured it on the top of tree. Sharp focus, POV, BG and coloration great. nicely composed and noted with good information. thanks for sharing, best wishes