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Copyright: suleyman kankul (bugalter) Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 20] (266)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-07-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 30 D, Canon 100 - 400 L USM IS
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-07-23 4:59
Viewed: 5015
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Rollers are an Old World family of near passerine birds. They resemble crows in size and build, but are more closely related to the kingfishers and bee-eaters. They share the colourful appearance of those groups, blues and browns predominating. The two inner front toes are connected, but not the outer one.

These are insect eaters, usually catching their prey in the air. They often perch prominently whilst hunting, like giant shrikes. The group gets its name from the aerial acrobatics some of these birds perform.

These are birds of warm climates. They nest in an unlined tree-hole, and lay 2-4 eggs.

The eleven species are:

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-07-23 5:52]

Merhaba Suleyman Bey,
Guzel yakalamissiniz,ozellikle avi cok ilginc duruyor. Elinize saglik.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2007-07-23 6:48]

Hello Suleman,
Excellent capture of a European Roller with prey at the nest hole entrance. Fine pose, POV sharpness and composition.
TFS and best regards, Ivan

Hello Suleman,
Excellent shot,good composition.POV and sharpness are very good.

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  • falke Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 153 W: 18 N: 479] (1863)
  • [2007-07-23 8:30]

This is a beautiful photo with very good technique. Perfect exposure and focus and you have also managed to capture a special situation that makes this even more interesting.

Great notes but I would have liked to read about the 11 species.... ;o)

Best regards/Bengt Falke

Very nice Roller capture Suleyman.
Good color, focus ,POV, and composition.

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2007-07-23 13:32]

Hi Suleyman
Great moment, although the frog does not look that appetizing.
May I suggest not to put the roller in the center, even in this vertical compo.

Ottimo lavoro! Well done!
The Roller is a beautifull specie. GReat shot.

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