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Roller with centipede

Roller with centipede
Photo Information
Copyright: ronny hole (ronnyho) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 16 W: 0 N: 80] (556)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-01-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 7D, Canon EF400mm f/5.6L USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-03-03 4:19
Viewed: 2600
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
One more take on the beautiful Lillac-breasted Roller.
This one with a centipede.

From Wikipedia:

The Lilac-breasted Roller (Coracias caudatus) is a member of the roller family of birds. It is widely distributed in sub-Saharan Africa and the southern Arabian Peninsula, preferring open woodland and savanna; it is largely absent from treeless places. Usually found alone or in pairs, it perches conspicuously at the tops of trees, poles or other high vantage points from where it can spot insects, lizards, scorpions, snails, small birds and rodents moving about at ground level.[2] 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, taking on raptors and other birds. During the breeding season the male will rise to great heights, descending in swoops and dives, while uttering harsh, discordant cries.
The sexes are alike in coloration. Juveniles do not have the long tail feathers that adults do.
This species is the national bird of Botswana and Kenya.

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  • Great 
  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-03-03 5:02]

Hello Ronny,
Another great photo of this Lilac-breasted Roller. The beauty of this bird is amazing. And so is this photo. Taken from the best POV in beautiful light and colours and a very good composition. Nice blurred background.

Hallo Ronny
super sharpness and great details
the colours are beautiful to
\thanks greeting lou

Hermosa composición, con un ave feliz y un cienpies que pronto será alimento, luego de una vida de ser predador morirá como presa... La cadena ecológica girando y girando.


Hernán Bortondello

Another beautiful picture Ronny.Nice BG with splendid coloured Roller with its food.
Thanks for sharing,

  • Great 
  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-03-03 15:16]

Hi Ronny,another top class pic,no needs comments but only a big and long standing ovation for this very professional capture and this colorful specie too,2 points are not enough! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • waylim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 296 W: 8 N: 489] (1765)
  • [2014-03-03 15:43]

Hi Ronny,

Great shot, and a very special moment with the centipede captured. I was bitten once by the Centipede when I was little so, I'm supper happy to see it being taken by this beautiful roller. I have the pleasure of seeing this bird myself when I was in Tanzania and Kenya. Excellent quality shot.



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