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Lilac-breasted Roller

Lilac-breasted Roller
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Copyright: George Veltchev (mwmod99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 70-200 F4 L USM IS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): A painter's dream [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-06-19 0:43
Viewed: 3354
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Widely distributed in sub-Saharan Africa and the southern Arabian Peninsula, preferring open woodland and savanna. Usually found alone or in pairs, it perches conspicuously at the tops of trees. Nesting takes place in a natural hole in a tree where a clutch of 2-4 eggs is laid, and incubated by both parents, who are extremely aggressive in defence of their nest. The sexes are alike in coloration. Juveniles do not have the long tail feathers.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-06-19 1:26]

Hello George,
One of my most favourite african birds. Very beautiful photo in a perfect diagonal composition. Excellent sharpness, details and splendid bright colours. Very nice DOF.
Have a nice weekend,

Ready for take-off ...
Hi George, this bird is fantastic, it's amazing that one bird can wear so many colours.
I love the view up to the bird with the blue sky behind. So brilliant colours, warm light, excellent sharpness, very well done, thanks
Kind regards
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Ciao George, lovely bird with fantastic colors, nice pose on a wonderful blue sky, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Hola George

Gracias por tu comentario

Vaya fantastica imagen en esos tonos azules que alegran la vista, verdaderamente una imagen fantastica de este pájaro y perfecta nitidez.

Un saludo Antonio

Hello George,
Nice capture with such an amazing colours. Lovely vivid colours and excellent focus.
Perfect clarity.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2010-06-19 11:20]

Hello George,
Not always easy to find the best position for a bird-shot. But in a way I like the point of view you have chosen to show the colorful Roller. The pictures looks very dynamic like that. Sharpness like always good.
I wish you a nice evening

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-06-19 13:20]

Hello George,
what a beauty,very good photo, fantastic in pov, very good details , beautiful colours, very good job! I like it a lot,
Best regards Siggi

Hello George
Beautiful picture, excellent sharpness and contrast, excellent POV,
beautiful colors, perfect
Thanks for sharing
Hello Vanni

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-06-19 15:43]

Hi George,the choice of point of view was decisive for the beauty of your pic..wonderful composition and..no comment about the sharpness and the colors always at the top.Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,Luciano.

Hello George,
This is a really great POV George friend! ... is not common to see birds photographed from this angle, you've done well! ... composition effectively take adavantage of all lines creating a dynamic visual effect nicely. And... that sky is a wonder! as good as the bird! TFS, Have a nice Sunday, regards, Jesús

Hellow George,
These rollers do hve some superb vivid colours which you have captured to perfection.Composition and perspective a plus and the clever choice of the frame really doing justice to this already perfect image.Well done on this one and TFS.

Hallo George
Beautiful image with stunning colours and detail. Unusual but great point of view. Indeed a painters dream. Thanks for sharing.
Best regards.
ps. Just wanted to tell you that Hazyview is not in Kwa-Zulu Natal but in Mpumalanga.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-06-22 1:38]

Hello George,
thanks for thwe workshop and i like it as it give a good enhancement to the composition.
Such a beautiful capture in great sharpness. i like the colours so much and you documented it very well indeed. The streamed lines and shiny eye is wonderfully presented.


Hi George,

While browsing through bird captures, I came across this beautiful creature, beautifully captured by you. The POV is really great and helps in identifying all finer details of the bird.

Thank you for sharing.


Wow, what a beautiful bird! Great pose, nice and sharp!!

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