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Beautiful bird

Beautiful bird
Photo Information
Copyright: Saskia van Diesen (svdiesen) Silver Note Writer [C: 9 W: 3 N: 21] (204)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-07
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, Canon EF 70-200mm f4L
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-01-30 11:51
Viewed: 6385
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lilac Breasted Roller
It took the help of Thistle to identify.
We saw it at the Masai Mara. I've looked trough www.kenyabirds.org.uk but didn't find it... So for now I'll just say as one guide used to do when he was not sure it's a "beautiful bird" !
I've cropped the picture quite a lot, but no further PP.

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Nice photo.
Good composition and nice colours.
I think this bird look similar to the one from Philip (netfalls) post - title "Coracias Caudatus". I hope that will help.
Thanks for sharing.

I've never seen such lovely colors on a bird. Very beautiful, I like the way you've left the branches and the orange colored leaves complement the bird's colors.

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  • miqra Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 140 W: 3 N: 23] (151)
  • [2005-01-30 15:33]

Excellent capture, the bird is maybe softened to much and lost detail, but as a whole this is a sure winner, well done!

this would have been excellent if it was sharp. Loss of feather detail and softness spoil what would have been a great photo.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-01-30 23:09]

Un des plus belle oiseau que j'ai vue. Très bonne prise de vue avec une belle composition, mais un légé floue dans la photo. Merci et bonne journée.

Saskia, its a very lovely and interesting subject you captured. A colourfull composition but it could have been better if the sharpness improved. I guess the main reason for this is the distance to the subject and the amount you cropped.

Hi, it really looks like my Coracias Caudatus.
Another address where you can find infos: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page

The shot is good but focus a bit soft.

Your title is spot on! What lovely plumage. Composition is just right balance for the subject.

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  • optic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 322 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-04-02 10:47]

Great shot Saskia, i like the colours and detail. Great point of view,

Very well done !

i beleive this bird is a lilac breasted roller, Coracias caudatus

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