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Copyright: Yoram Shpirer (shpirery) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 88] (1359)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-09-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 1D MkII N, Canon EF 500mm f/4 L IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Colourful Birds, Vanderschelden's favourites, jmp *1, 5 favs. and up - PART 3, eliz's Favorites II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-03-30 12:47
Viewed: 9076
Favorites: 12 [view]
Points: 82
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
My galery - birds of Kenya
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Can´t believe it !!! AMAZING !

Beautiful... lighting is good, pose, POV etc etc... just about as good as it gets.

Stunner !!

Yoram if I could give you 10 smilies I would have been happy to do so.



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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-03-30 13:09]

Hi Yoram,

A great shot of this colorfull lilac breasted roller,good composition with good sharpness,POV and BG,excellent work ,TFS


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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-03-30 13:11]

What a beauty.Perfect sharpness , beautiful colors excellent DOF with nice BG colors.On top of that a beutiful subject.
Congradulation and TFS Michel

Hi Yoram, This is a beautiful picture. Technically everything seems to be perfect. All praise for it.

Good work, Regards, Kiran.

Hi Yoram,
Excellent capture!
Beautiful colors, very good and sharp details and superb compo!
Regards and TFS,


Wow c'est magnifique !



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  • methos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 213 W: 51 N: 281] (1189)
  • [2007-03-30 13:22]

Hi Yoram,
Great shot. Amazing details and really great colors.
Perfect BG.
A favorite!

This is definitely a winner, The wide array of colors are extraordinaire in this beautiful roller, one day I hope to photograph this one. Perfectly done Yoram. :)

Hi Yoram,
I can't belive to my eyes!! It really exists? Fantastic shot.
Congratulations and TFS:

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-03-30 16:08]

Hello Yoram,
Yes, this is it!
My favourite at its best. This is the best photo of this bird I've ever seen.
I'm speechless.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-03-30 16:48]

Yoram. Fantastic. so many colours. great detail and DOF, composition. just a great picture. TFS. well done..

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  • jmp Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1659 W: 95 N: 2273] (8415)
  • [2007-03-30 17:11]

Hi Yoram,
Really nice bird. Colours, details, composition, background and even branch are wonderful.
TFS, José M.

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  • marcin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 138 W: 0 N: 268] (2057)
  • [2007-03-30 17:26]

Fantastic shot

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  • lgfoto Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 194 W: 13 N: 279] (1536)
  • [2007-03-30 17:39]

Very nice shot of this beautifull bird Yoram. Very good managed colours and composition.TFS

great pic, unbelivable colours, TFS Ori

Hi Yoram,
This is really outstanding!
The sharpness of this image are so great.
This is one of the most colorful birds that I had seen, and your picture show us all its magnificent colours with this high quality.
The POV and the pose takes the best of the bird.
Even the little leaves of the tree are so good for the composition.
The very soft and neutral background really stands out this bird.
Congratulations and thanks for share it.
My best regards,

Incrível esta foto Yoram.
As cores deste pássaro são simplismente fascinantes, uma obra de arte da natureza. Belíssima composição!

Parabéns e um abraço,

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2007-03-31 0:59]

Absolutely gorgeous colors, Yoram.
The details are fabulous. Love the fluffy feathers.
The sharpness is amazing. Congratulations.
TFS. : )

Hi Yoram,
That's a strike....
Great image.
Wonderful composition. Colours, sharpness and so forth are also excellent...

Hello Yoram!
What a pose! Really fantastic! Especially with so great details, colous and DOF.
I really like this photo :>

Hello Yoram , top-photo , incredible colors , excellent sharpness , thx.

How Amazing can a shot be? This one is one of the best..!

Fantastic sharpness and details are very clear. I can see all strokes of its feathers.

Awesome colors! I mean, look at those colors! Vibrant, colorful and complimenting. Even the thorned plant it is standing on compliments it well. the dull brown background allows the bird to stand out!

A very good tight composition and the pose is great! I love this pose because it really changes the dynamics of the picture.

DOP is just right.

All in all, i am very impressed by the picture and i think this goes to my favs.


Can't stop admiring the beauty of this fantastic image, Yoram!
The unique beauty of the Lilac-Breasted Roller comes out strongly through this razor sharp image. The thorny perch and the colour of the BG also contribute a great deal to the overall appeal of this great composition.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2007-03-31 18:58]


Félicitations pour cette merveilleuse prise. Tout est parfaits.

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-04-02 7:06]

Great catch! Bravo!

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  • babak Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 0 N: 234] (1202)
  • [2007-04-04 12:17]

Wooow , another my favorit shot from your photo

Hello Yoran.

Excellentpicture, nice composition and colors.

Jose Luis.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2007-05-07 15:06]

Hi Yoram

What a wonderful shot of this beautiful bird, superb composition pose and POV, excellent detail and the colours are just beautiful and nicely enhanced by the warm lighting.

TFS Hil :o)

Hi Yoram,

Great shot of this roller, good composition with good sharpness,POV and BG.


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  • gail Gold Star Critiquer [C: 78 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-10-18 10:14]

Hi Yoram,
Nice presentation of this beautigul bird.

Bonjour Yoram,

Superbe ce petit oiseau de toutes les couleurs !


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  • inked Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 132 W: 0 N: 249] (771)
  • [2008-02-07 7:39]

hi Yoram,
just perfect.. this ones going in my faves. wow. amazing job and thanks for sharing this beauty


That is a beautiful picture. You've composed it beautifully. You can't really ask for much more. Excellent work.

Best Regards,


Hi Yoram
Absolutely brilliant shot
with crystal clear detail and stunning color
tfs jon

What a funky lady!!! Beautiful!!! pity you don't have notes on this bird.

Perfect sharpness , beautiful colors excellent DOF with nice BG colors.

Hi Yoram,

Awesome pic. Sharp image of such a colorful bird. Never knew a bird can come in so many colors :). This picture made me rethink how amazing nature can be.


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  • Savitha (148)
  • [2009-05-24 21:51]

This is a spectacular photo of the roller.Very sharp and well composed.Really enjoyed seeing it.
Thanks for Sharing.
Regards Savitha

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