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Lilac-Breasted Roller

Lilac-Breasted Roller
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-05-29
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron AF70-300mmF/4-5.6Di-LD-MACRO 1:2
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds Of Kruger National Park Through My Eyes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2015-07-01 8:28
Viewed: 1679
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have captured this picture of 'Lilac-Breasted Roller' in Satara, Kruger National Park.

It was a fine morning and during our morning drive we saw so many Roller next to the road on tree branches. Very beautiful colored bird. They are found in South Africa, Botswana, Kenya etc. It's the National Bird of Zimbabwe and South Sudan too.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2015-07-01 8:34]

Hello Srikumar,
My African favorite! GREAT photo in all aspects.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2015-07-01 8:44]

Hello Srikumar,
Lovely shot of the Roller. Nicely composed, good light & POV. Good catchlight in the eye. Well done.
Regards Sigi

Ciao Srikumar, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, fantastic colors, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

hallo Sri
this is a beauty of a picture
so good sharpness and beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

Hello Srikumar,
Une magnifique photo, l'oiseau est bien présente bonne gestion des couleurs et des details.
Bonne soirée

Hello Srikumar

I like your POV and the way the bird is framed with the tree branches and leafs,
beautiful light and color tones, the catch-light render the photo more beautiful, TFS


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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2015-07-01 23:46]

what a delightful take Srikumar, .. perfectly posed and exposed; .. detail and colour palette are beautiful; .. well done mate

nuri :)

Hello Srikumar,
this is a very good picture of the beautiful bird, correct exposure and accurate WB, realy nice .
I also like the composion. colours and the catchlight in the eye.
Well done.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-07-02 7:44]

Waaw Sri,what a magnificent bird and what a fantastic capture! Great perspective and the best light to warm up the colors,spectacular contrast with the blue sky,very very well done! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2015-07-03 19:27]

Hello Srikumar,
What a gorgeous bird you have presented to us. Love the rich colors and wonderful eye contact. Nicely framed and exposed perfectly. A beautiful shot!!

Hi Srikumar,

The branch is helping to frame the bird. The point of view is showing the details of the Lilac-Breasted Roller. The good luminosity is bringing out the colors. It is clear and sharp. Have a nice day.


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