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Copyright: nyala land (nyala) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 87] (661)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 350D, Sigma AF 50-500mm F4-6,3 APO EX DG HSM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-02-10 8:10
Viewed: 3591
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lilacbreasted Roller : distinguished from similar Racket-tailed Roller by its obvious lilac, not blue breast, by being generally paler and by having pointed, elongated outer tail feathers. Imm : lacks elongated outer tail feathers but the Lilac-coloured breast differentiates it from the european and Racket-tailed Rollers. Habitat : Mixed areas of thornveld, open broad-leafed woodland and alongside roads. Common in the northern part of the region in South Africa. Call : Harsh squawks and screams when displaying.

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Hello Nyala,
Beautiful Lilac breasted Roller; a typical perch; next to the road on the top of a tree. Sometimes they fly away but here he decided to stay. Or is it a 'she'?
Well done

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2008-02-10 8:18]

Hi Nyala,

A nice capture of this roller,the colors contrast very well against the blue sky,well seen and captured,tfs


bonjour Nyala

belle photographie, jolie pose de l'oiseau avec un excellent POV
et cadrage vertical comme la pose de l'oiseau, l'imagge est nette
avec d'excellent details et je trouve une douceur dans les
couleurs que j'aimes bien, j'aimes également le catch-light, TFS


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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2008-02-10 8:50]

hi nyala,
beautiful picture,
great colours and very well captured.

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  • NinaM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 773 W: 3 N: 1157] (4077)
  • [2008-02-10 12:02]

This is a fantastic subject, Nyala, what a beauty! I love the repetition of the blue feathers in the sky. The colours are superb and the composition is very nice. Remarkable picture, thank you!


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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2008-02-10 14:46]

Hola Nyala,
gran captura y color,
excelente pov,
detalles hermosos...

Beautiful capture. Your colours are perfect. TFS.

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