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Copyright: Nitin Jawale (NitinJawale) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 17 W: 0 N: 119] (1494)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-12-28
Categories: Birds
Camera: Cannon EOS 550D, Canon EF-S 55-250 IS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-01-20 0:35
Viewed: 1762
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Indian Roller is a stocky bird about 2627 cm long and can only be confused within its range with the migratory European Roller. The breast is brownish and not blue as in the European Roller. The crown and vent are blue. The primaries are deep purplish blue with a band of pale blue. The tail is sky blue with a terminal band of Prussian blue and the central feathers are dull green. The neck and throat are purplish lilac with white shaft streaks. The bare patch around the eye is ochre in colour. The three forward toes are united at the base.Rollers have a long and compressed bill with a curved upper edge and a hooked tip. The nostril is long and exposed and there are long rictal bristles at the base of the bill.

The three forward pointing toes appear to be joined at the base
Three subspecies are usually recognized. The nominate form is found from West Asia (Iraq, Arabia) to Bangladesh and north of the Vindhyas mountain ranges. The subspecies indicus is found in peninsular India and Sri Lanka. The southern form has a darker reddish collar on the hind neck which is missing in the nominate form. The race affinis of northeastern India and Southeast Asia (Thailand, Yunnan, Indochina) is sometimes considered a full species, but within the Indian region, it is seen to intergrade with benghalensis. The form affinis is darker, larger and has a purplish brown and unstreaked face and breast. It has underwing coverts in a deeper shade of blue

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Ciao Nitin, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose on beautiful blurry BG, excellent clarity, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

hello Nitin
super composition with good details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Nitin

This is a great close-up shot of the Indian Roller,
fine POV, beautiful light and eye-contact,
excellent focus, sharpness and details,
only for the framing if you could remove
just a little space from the back and put
just a little more space in-front it would
be better, the catch-light improve the photo
by rendering it more beautiful, TFS


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