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Lillac-breasted Roller

Lillac-breasted Roller
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Copyright: ronny hole (ronnyho) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 16 W: 0 N: 80] (556)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-01-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon EF400mm f/5.6L USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-02-25 1:54
Viewed: 2435
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 28
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Presenting a roller this time, I just love the colors of this beautifull bird, hope you do to!!

From wikipedia:

The Lilac-breasted Roller (Coracias caudatus) is a member of the roller family of birds. It is widely distributed in sub-Saharan Africa and the southern Arabian Peninsula, preferring open woodland and savanna; it is largely absent from treeless places. Usually found alone or in pairs, it perches conspicuously at the tops of trees, poles or other high vantage points from where it can spot insects, lizards, scorpions, snails, small birds and rodents moving about at ground level.[2] Nesting takes place in a natural hole in a tree where a clutch of 24 eggs is laid, and incubated by both parents, who are extremely aggressive in defence of their nest, taking on raptors and other birds. During the breeding season the male will rise to great heights, descending in swoops and dives, while uttering harsh, discordant cries.
The sexes are alike in coloration. Juveniles do not have the long tail feathers that adults do.
This species is the national bird of Botswana and Kenya.

Size 40cm.

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Hello Roony,
Anotrher beautiful picture from you.Nice colour and sharpness.Like such green BG.Well captured.
Thanks for sharing,

Hello Ronny!
Another master-piece from your Tanzania trip. Superb clarity and details; perfect shot of this beautiful roller.Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

This shot is AMAZING those colors so sharp and detail so intimate You must be thrilled to have captured such an gorgeous bird!

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2014-02-25 6:01]

Brilliant colors, especially the lilac...lovely composition with fine background..lovely image. tfs.

Lovely bird, exposed with tons of details, the colors are just magical. the composition and the exposure is spot on.
Goutham Ramesh

Ronny Again a beauty of a bird with good details and nice light
good composition and super colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Ronny,
Nice specimen of bird. As usual a perfect focus and WB. Superb.....Another masterpiece with excellent clarity and sharp details with contrast against the blurry environment.
Thanks for sharing!

Wow another great performance from you here Ronny, superb detailed sharpness, excellent depth at f5.6, wonderful effort and photographic skills shown in this image, well done,

Best Regards,


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-02-25 11:49]

Hi Ronny,your pics are great,but this absolutely the top!!! What a great capture of this colorful roller,spectacular details,bright colors and the best position too,2 points are not enough! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-02-25 12:21]

Hello Ronny,
This is my favorite African bird. The metallic colours in sunshine are amazing. Great sharp photo in splendid colours and fantastic sharpness. Good composition with a very nice contrasting blurred background.

Hello Roony,
An excellent capture indee!remarkable details of plumage and lovely colours.

always impressive to see these colours. Nice shot.

Hi Roony,
Beautiful picture from you.
Nice colour and sharpness.


Hi Ronny
Magnificent capture of this beautiful bird.Great lateral POV superb colors and excellent sharpness.Really beautiful..!Well done!
Have a good day and thank You.
Best regards

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