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Dedicate this to my friends

Dedicate this to my friends
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Copyright: Guru Pawan (gurupawan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 199 W: 61 N: 442] (1755)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D 80, Sigma 70-300 4-5.6 APO DG MACRO
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Dedications at TrekNature Part Two, Birds in Flight [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-07-11 13:02
Viewed: 3859
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hi all ,

This pic STATE BIRD OF KARNATAKA is dedicated to my friends & mentors Goutham ,satish ,dayananda & murali ,without whom i wouldn't have made this pics nor would have seen this beauty in flight.

More of this beauty : The INDIAN ROLLER or BLUE JAY or Coracias benghalensis,

Indian Roller also earlier locally incorrectly called the Blue Jay, (Coracias benghalensis) is a member of the roller family of birds which breeds in tropical southern Asia from Iraq to Thailand. It is a not migratory, but undertakes some seasonal movements.

The Indian Roller is a stocky bird, the size of a Jackdaw at 30-34cm. It has a warm brown back, lilac breast and face, and blue crown, wings, tail and belly. Sexes are similar, but the juvenile is a drabber version of the adult. The Southeast Asian race C. b. affinis has a green back and purple underparts, and is sometimes considered a separate species.

Indian Roller is striking in its strong direct flight, with the brilliant blues of the wings contrasting with the brown back.
his is a common bird of warm open country with some trees. These rollers often perch prominently on trees, posts or overhead wires, like giant shrikes, whilst watching for the large insects, lizards and frogs that they eat. They will follow tractors for disturbed invertebrates, and dash into the smoke of a forest fire on a similar mission. They are fearless and will dive and roll at humans and other intruders.

The display of this bird is a lapwing-like display, with the twists and turns that give this species its English name. It nests in a lined hole in a tree or building, and lays about 3-5 eggs.

The call of Indian Roller is a harsh crow-like chack sound. Also makes a variety of other sounds including a metallic boink calls. Especially vociferous during the breeding season.

Source : Wikipedia

All pics are handheld

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This is a very nice sequence of this bird taking off. Its colors are amazing, they remind me a bit of those Blue Jays we have here. Well done!

Fantastic collage, well composed
each one a great capture, well done
TFS. Best regards/Lawhill

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  • pvs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1127 W: 254 N: 3161] (14464)
  • [2007-07-12 0:37]

Hi Guru,

a nice collage of this flying rollers,well captured with good colors and details,tfs


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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-07-12 1:59]

Guru dada, well deserved dedication. yes I also owe a lot to Goutham. Regarding picture First and last is absolute beauty. probably should have put only the first and last. ganesh

very nice set of images,well composed and sharp with bright colours.

Hi Guru,
A lovely bird and the collage of flying action action is excellent with very good details in all the individuals. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-07-12 4:28]

Hi Guru.
You have done a very cute collage of this beautiful picture. Pictured scenes are expressive and elegant. I like theirs timing, nice colours and composition. I also like your interesting note. well done. TFS and best wishes.

Very nice panel presentation. A change in methods is always eye pleasing...


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-07-12 11:33]

Hi Guru. this is a very nice set of pictures. each one has very bright colour.and good deatil. very well put together. TFs. good notes too

Hi Pawan,
Thanks buddy for the dedication. we all enjoyed shooting this bird didn't we :-). You have got an excellent collage going for you here. the pics are really nice.

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