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Indian Roller-I

Indian Roller-I
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Copyright: Vinay Sinha (vinaymms) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 34 W: 0 N: 118] (635)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-09-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1000D, Canon EF 70-300mm f4-5.6 IS USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-11-14 10:42
Viewed: 2745
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Indian Roller (Coracias benghalensis) is a member of the roller family of birds. They are found in southern Asia from Iraq to Thailand and are best known for the aerobatic displays of the male during the breeding season. The main habitat is cultivation, thin forest and grassland. They are often seen perched on roadside electric wire.

The Indian Roller is about 26–27 cm long colourful bird. The breast is brownish and not blue as in the European Roller. The crown and vent are blue. The primaries are deep purplish blue with a band of pale blue. The tail is sky blue with a terminal band of Prussian blue and the central feathers are dull green. The neck and throat are purplish lilac with white shaft streaks. The bare patch around the eye is ochre in colour.

Indian Roller is popularly known as Neelakant (meaning "blue throat"), a name associated with the deity Shiva (who drank poison resulting in the blue throat).

Classification :

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

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_Roller

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Hi Vinay,

Excellent picture of this roller with good details & colors.
Good POV & nice composition. Well done & TFS.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-11-14 11:38]

Hello Vinay,
A very beautiful photo of this roller in clear light and colours. Good sharpness and an excellent POV and composition.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-11-14 12:45]

nice shot!

Nice capture..

Olá Vinay,
Excelente foto de qualidade muito boa, cores e nitidez bela e agradável ,meus parabéns por esta belíssima imagem.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-11-16 8:50]

Hi Vinay,
Perfect shot of this nice roller.Excellent detail,colours and perfectly sharp photo
with excellent background.
Regards Jiri.

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