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European Roller

European Roller
Photo Information
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: 2017
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, 95mm UV Filter
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds Of Kruger National Park Through My Eyes, Birds Of South Africa - Part 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2017-05-28 12:48
Viewed: 1247
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I had captured this 'European Roller' (Coracias garrulous) in Kruger National Park during our staying at Northern Kruger. It was a bit gloomy day due to last night rain. I found this beautiful bird sitting on the branch of an almost dead tree. Bird looked bit drenched last night. I didn't get much help from Sunlight and I never use flash to take animal picture. So used high ISO here.

European Roller is a long distance migrant and in summer you could find them in Kruger National Park.

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  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-05-28 13:27]

Hi Srikumar,just the colors a bit undersaturated for me,but maybe is the effect of the light of this moment,as i can read in your note. An excellent work to remove the noise made by the high ISO,the result is absolutely great,well done! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

  • Great 
  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-05-29 7:22]

Hello Srikumar,
Your European Roller posed perfectly for you, a real beauty. Despite the soft lighting you did a great job of capturing its lovely colors and unique markings. Wonderful eye contact and nice clean BG.

Hi Srikumar,

Another fantastic picture from Kruger despite the gloomy condition. Nice details with natural color highlighted in the plumage.

Thanks for sharing.

Warm Regards,

hallo Sri
very nice and sharpness composition good light and beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

  • Great 
  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2017-06-02 18:21]

Hi Srikumar
Great result, even without flash.
The bird proudly shows its nice plumage without distracting elements. Good work.


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