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Indian Roller

Indian Roller
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Copyright: Arjun Haarith (Arjun) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-08-30
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D200, Sigma 100-300 f/4 EX HSM
Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds in India [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-08-31 9:45
Viewed: 2766
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Indian Roller (Coracias benghalensis), formerly also called the Blue Jay is a member of the roller family of birds that is found tropical southern Asia from Iraq to Thailand. It is not migratory, but undertakes some seasonal movements. They are found in open grassland and light forest areas. It is known for the aerobatic displays of the male during the breeding season. Males and females are however not readily distinguishable. Several states in India have chosen it as their symbolic bird

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Coraciiformes
Family: Coraciidae
Genus: Coracias
Species: C. benghalensis

The Indian Roller is a stocky bird about 26-27cm long and can only be confused within its range with the migratory European Roller. The breast is brownish unlike as in the European Roller. The crown and vent are blue. In flight the primaries and secondaries show bright shades of blue.

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Wonderful colors, great sharpness capture!
Good POV, BG!

beautiful portrait, TFS Ori

Excellent capture, very sharp, nice natural colors, light and well blured BG,
TFS, regards,

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-08-31 10:27]

Hi Arjun. What a beautiful and taken so well by you. Your sharp focusing has given fine detail . Along with the use of the light giving natural bright colours. Your POV shows the Blue coloured feather. Stands out so well from the plain BG. well done TFS.

Hello Arjun ,
Beautiful bird ,but the pictures beauty is because of the sharpness achieved and natural color reproduction.
Excellently exposed image.

Hello Arjun,
Fantastic bird, very well taken, with perfect management of light and beautiful tones. Cheers,

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2009-08-31 15:00]

Wonderful capture of this bird in very nice pose.Excellent sharp details and great colors.TFS.

nice color, sharp details, well done

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  • RDx Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14 W: 4 N: 65] (282)
  • [2009-08-31 23:21]

Love that perch , great BG and nice light on the bird !!

Hi arjun
Stunning picture - the clarity and sharpness is excellent. I like the pov and the contrast of the colours in the bird against the dull blurred bg.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-09-01 2:24]

Hello Arjun,
Excellent photo of this Indian Roller in great sharp deatails, a very nice pose, POV, splendid natural colours and a fantastic composition. Very beautiful OOF BG.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2009-09-04 4:06]

Hello Arjun,
I notice you have a later post but I prefer this that is really beautiful!! Firstly a great composition then I like the light and the colours and the fine POV. Excellent sharp focus too. Well done!
TFS and best wishes, Ulla

Hi Arjun,
Nothing wrong with this image but for one to just sit back and enjoy the beauty of this fantastic capture. Well done on this perfectly exposed image.
Paul :)

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