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Lilac-breasted roller

Lilac-breasted roller
Photo Information
Copyright: nyala land (nyala) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 87] (661)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-10-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark II, Canon 75-300 mm USM, traxdata 4 GO
Exposure: f/5.0, 1/400 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-10-04 10:54
Viewed: 3477
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lilacbreasted Roller : distinguished from similar Racket-tailed Roller by its obvious lilac, not blue breast, by being generally paler and by having pointed, elongated outer tail feathers. Imm : lacks elongated outer tail feathers but the Lilac-coloured breast differentiates it from the european and Racket-tailed Rollers. Habitat : Mixed areas of thornveld, open broad-leafed woodland and alongside roads. Common in the northern part of the region in South Africa. Call : Harsh squawks and screams when displaying.

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  • mariki Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 838 W: 60 N: 2307] (9477)
  • [2007-10-04 11:56]

Hi Nyala,

Very nice bird and very good shot! I like the smooth colours very much.

Have a nice day,


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  • Maite Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 998 W: 65 N: 1270] (5199)
  • [2007-10-04 12:51]

Hello Nyala
What a magnificent shot with this beautiful and colorfull bird! Excellent sharpness, lighting, DOF and composition.
I love it!
Thank you very much for sharing

bonjour Nyala

J'aimes beaucoup la coloration de l'oiseau et le background aussi,
netteté et détails des plumes, la profondeur de champs
et le cadrage sont excllents, TFS


Absolutely stunning photo. The detail is superb and displays all the features of the bird, including its distinctive tail.

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  • eev Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 64 W: 33 N: 66] (756)
  • [2007-10-06 5:12]

Hi Nyala,

Very interesting individual with spectacular plumage. I like how all this works so well with the blurred background. Well done.

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  • gail Gold Star Critiquer [C: 78 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-10-09 19:24]

Like you you captured the soft colors

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