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Coracias caudatus

Coracias caudatus
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Copyright: Gerard Calberac (Pitoncle) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1173 W: 0 N: 1594] (9508)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 G ED, SanDisk Ultra II, Hoya UV
Exposure: f/8, 1/30 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-11-28 12:39
Viewed: 5347
Points: 44
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Coracias caudatus, Lilac-Breasted Roller, Rollier à longs brins observé dans le Chobe National Park.

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-11-28 12:43]

Bonsoir Gérard,
A superb capture of the Lilac-breasted Roller, its features shown from a good POV with clarity and natural colours against a great contrasting BG.
Merci et a bienôt,

Wowww... what a roller beauty Gerrard!
It is the first time that i am seeing this lilac-breasted one.
I like the focus onn the eye and its plummages of this cute bird. The sharpness and POV are excellent and centered position of the bird in a nice frame works very well.
Well done!
TFS and have a nice night!


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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2010-11-28 12:49]

Hello Gerard,
Thanks for sharing this colourful roller with us. Amazing how mother nature puts such beautiful but contrasting colours together. Splendid image Gerard.

Hello Gerard,
Outstanding capture with superb details and colours.
Very interesting bird with wonderful feders. Great shot.

Hello Gereard,

what an nice shot from this beautiful bird.
Good pov, sharpness and details.
fine colors.


Hello Gerald,
I think this is the second time I see this bird! Good photo, very natural, with a light tough but well resolved. Interesting work! Well done!
Regards, Jesús

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-11-28 14:45]

Hi Gerard,
lovely view of this bird in greatsharpness. Well composed with features seen in excellent details.
The branches also make an interesting composition too.
Best regards Siggi

Hi Gérard.
This is an amazing looking bird that I have never seen before. Very sharp image and colors are beautiful. Great catch my friend and thanks for sharing.
Kind regards,

Hola Gerard

Bella composición y con unos colores muy originales que tiene esta ave. Esta como hinchada, debe ser por que está proxima la hembra.
Un buen POV.

Un saludo de Antonio

what a great scene and photo shot!

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2010-11-29 0:49]

Hello Gerard,
another lively capture of this bird. The colours are so exciting. To be honest, these colour combination never come across my mind. what a creation. Thanks for sharing and the view is excellent in details and sharpness. The lighting is splendid in giving the features well seen.


Hello Gerard!
Amazing bird, fine pose, very fine scene and scenery, ideal background.
Perfect point of view and capture. Good contrast, very good focus.
Interesting information.
Well done!

Bonjour Gerard,
belle foto de ce Rollier dans la lumière de l'après-midi. Dommage que la branche lui cache un peu la poitrine.
meilleures salutations

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2010-11-29 5:42]

Hello Gerard,
WHat a lovely view of this colourful Roller that's posing very nicely while keeping an eye on you! Beautiful light and colours and fine sharp details.
Many thanks and best regards, Ulla

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-11-29 11:56]

Hello Gérard,
Fantastic photo of this splendid bird. One of my African favorites. Taken from an excellent POV in wonderful colours and superb sharpness. Very good DOF with this blurred BG. Pleasing catchlight in the eye.

Hi Gerard,
Lovely shot, with great colours and light.TFS

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-11-29 14:54]

Salut Gerard,c'est la fete des couleurs aujourd'hui! Et quelles coulers!Cet oiseau est une vrai merveille,et ta photo est la meilleure maniere pour le decovrir,vraiment excellent sois en nettete' qu'en saturation et lumiere.Mes compliments et bonne journee',Luciano

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  • cirano Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 997 W: 0 N: 944] (13609)
  • [2010-11-29 15:02]

Hello Gerard,
A superb shot of this Roller in nice pose,great sharpness,colors and excellent composition.TFS.

Not sure I have seen a bird that looks like a flying watercolor! Earth tones on a bird? How remarkable. And so nice that you were able to image it so superbly. Grand show!

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-12-05 12:29]

Hi Gerard,

A wonderful capture of this Lilac-breasted Roller - a bird I have not seen before. I love the cute but grumpy expression on his face and his magnificent colors. Excellent details of his head, eye, wings and feathers. The pose, setting and composition are all superb.


Hallo Gerard,
quelle belle capture, j'aime l'agréable posture de ce merveilleux oiseau de couleurs fantastiques et tonalités chaudes
Merci et félicitations
Bonne journée

Preciosa ave y totalmente desconocida para mí.
La naturaleza es infinitamente bella!

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