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Roller (Coracias garrulus)

Roller (Coracias garrulus)
Photo Information
Copyright: Joao Edgar (joaoedgar) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 39 W: 0 N: 86] (528)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-03-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 40 D, Canon 400mm 2.8 IS USM
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-02-18 5:17
Viewed: 2152
Points: 28
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [Portuguese]
The Roller is one of the most colorful birds of our avifauna. This bird often perches on cables air, leaving a note for it quite well. Unfortunately, their populations have been decrease, so the contact with this species has become more difficult in recent years. Os adults are easy to identify: a size slightly larger than a pigeon, have the head and body blue, orange and the back. When in flight, the flight feathers violet show the full color this bird. Juveniles have the colors faded.

Source: avesdeportugal.info

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Hallo Joao
Although the roller in your image is taken against a fairly light sky, which I personally don't like, I do like this 3 in 1 special. All 3 your subjects, the bird, the insect and the flower is beautiful and well seen. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Olá João
Hoje somos quase vizinhos aqui.Excelente foto em condições difíceis. A nitidez é fantástica e as cores também.
Obrigado pela partilha
Grande abraço

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-02-18 5:51]

Hello Joao,
A very fine capture of the European Roller.
The composition on the apple branch in flower is just right for the excellent POV, showing the roller and its captured Cricket with excellent sharpness and natural colours against a clear sky Bg.
I am surprised that you could photograph it as early as the middle of March in Portugal!
Well done! This is great!
Thanks and best regards,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-02-18 7:01]

Hi Joao,
Very nice portrait of a beautiful bird. Nice colours good composition and sharpness details. Very good moment captured.
Regards Jiri.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-02-18 7:57]

Hello Joao,
Excellent photo of this European Roller in great sharpness, nice natural colours and a good composition. Outstanding depth of field and composition. The prey is a big bonus.

Hello Joao
Stunning photographic capture, colors and fine detail.
good depth of field.
Hello Nico

hello Joao
very ice picture with great details
very good composition with beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2012-02-18 12:31]

Hello Joao,
A brilliant capture of a Roller feasting on an insect. I love the timing, the sharp details and wonderful natural colours. A bird I've seen but never managed to photograph.
Many thanks and regards, Ulla

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  • pegos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 222 W: 0 N: 356] (1982)
  • [2012-02-18 15:18]

Ciao Joao,
splendida cattura di questo Roller in una bellissima posa; la nitidezza è eccellente e i colori sono naturali; perfetti il POV e il contrasto con lo sfondo azzurro. Un grande lavoro!!
Un saluto

Beautiful scene and beautiful photo Joao! Very good timing, excellent composition and wonderful colours.

Joao, very good shot if this beautiful. Great sharpness and detail.

LOVE LOVE the colors and amazing display of natures cycle! Yummy meal indeed :0)

Now with this shot you make a lot of people very jealous, among whom, ME


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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2012-02-22 11:27]

Hi Joao
Great compo with blossom and prey
Maybe a little resharpening after resizing would even improve the technical result
Great stuff here

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 235 W: 1 N: 534] (5797)
  • [2012-02-23 3:18]

Hola Joao, !qué foto más buena esta! No conozco el pájaro pero es precioso. La foto tiene una luz excelente y muy natural, también el foco muy bueno en todo el cuerpo, la composición creo que es perfecta y la escena buenísima. Lo que lleva el pájaro en el pico es un (gryllotalpa)- "grillo-topo". Enhorabuena por tan buena foto. Un saludo.

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