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Lilac-breasted Roller

Lilac-breasted Roller
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Copyright: Goutham Ramesh (goutham_ramesh) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 835 W: 154 N: 2871] (12237)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D50, SIGMA 70-300 APO MACRO SUPER II
Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): GouthamBirds [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-08-29 10:34
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Favorites: 3 [view]
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Hi all,
This is Lilac-breasted Roller which was shot at Bird show at Blijdrop zoo. This is one the most colorful birds that i have seen and it looks similar to Indian roller that i had posted long time back!
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.

Thanks for dropping by
Goutham R

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Wonderful, Goutham.
I like its pose, sharpness, perching, beautiness,..
Well done

Hi, goutham
Beautiful Bird picture. For a change am seeing a bird picture from you. It is lovely picture with nice sharpness and fantastic colors.

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  • Arjun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 358 W: 7 N: 1237] (7593)
  • [2007-08-29 10:48]

hi goutham,
wonderful picture from you again...the colors in the bird remembers me, of the wigs worn by some people in a cricket match..to attract our indian players mainly.
nicely composed.

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  • pvb Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 385 W: 16 N: 531] (1981)
  • [2007-08-29 11:09]

Wow Goutham,
The sharpness and details are amazing. Very good composition and pov from your part and I see you had no trouble with the bg. The colours of the bird are great and it was also nice to see the colours in flight.
TFS Paula

Nice composition and suject.
Fabulous clarity and colours too!

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  • MMM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1114 W: 0 N: 2546] (11425)
  • [2007-08-29 11:58]

Hi Goutham
Beautiful image.Excellent POV and very sharp image with lovely details and colors.
TFS Michel

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-08-29 12:23]

Hello Goutham,
What a wonderful clear colours and light in this photo. Very good sharpness, POV and BG.

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  • joey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1739 W: 224 N: 6872] (24909)
  • [2007-08-29 13:00]

Hi Goutham,
a stunning capture.
Very, very sharp with awesome detail.
Amazing, vivid and beautiful colours.
Excellent capture overall.
Well done,

Hello Goutham,
A great capture of this roller, amazing colours andlovely composition.


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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2007-08-29 13:38]

Hi Goutham. What a fine shot of this very colourful bird. You have captured it with good detail and bright colours. It has at least 8-10 colours. a nice POV/DOF. well done TFS good notes too.

What a bird! You captured it's features and awesome color with
expertise Goutham. Fine POV,DOFand pose.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-08-29 18:25]

Hola amigo,
espectacular captura,
colorido y bello pov,
hermoso trabajo,
saludos Goutham

Hi Goutham,
A change in your shooting....
Very nice pic....


Hi Goutham

This is stunning. Love the colours. Very nicely composed. Good catchlight in the eye. Nice camera work. :-)

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  • gannu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 988 W: 4 N: 3277] (14761)
  • [2007-08-30 2:03]

Goutham, Absolute beauty. Very nice shot and lovely eye catch. Very nice shot. ganesh

Goutham, I thought the Indian Rollers were very beautiful. The European Roller beats it for colorful appearance. Is there any color left that is not there on this bird? Very well captured. Sharp and colorful.
- Murali Santhanam

WoW Goutham,

Excellent compo with SUPERB sharpness, fine details and lovely colours
Pose, POV, DOF and BG are Great

TFS Thijs

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  • arunk Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 26 W: 0 N: 19] (272)
  • [2007-09-29 4:38]


Good picture ! bird colours look superb
as satish told , after long time We are able to see bird picture from You, Keep up the good work

Arun krishnaiah

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