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Another lilac breasted roller

Another lilac breasted roller
Photo Information
Copyright: Peter Thomas (FunkyMunky) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 146 W: 0 N: 608] (3154)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 450D, Sigma 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 APO DG OS
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-03-15 4:59
Viewed: 2835
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
One of my favourite birds to photograph. Not only are they very colorful, but most of the time they sit right by the roadside protecting their territory. They also like to pose and are not easily scared away.
The perfect photographer's subject!
This was taken in Kruger National park, where else?

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-03-15 5:09]

Hello Peter,
A fine portrait of this Roller, but this is not the Lilac- breasted.
It is the European Roller, taken with excellent sharpness and natural colours just before returning to Europe to breed.
A super shot that deserves the right ID!
Thanks and regards,

Hi Peter,

Well Peter there you are a European Roller, "you naughty hey", only joking,

Nevertheless a superb image, perfect exposure to give all round good lighting along with detailed feather texture, very sharp and well presented, TFS,


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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-03-15 5:31]

Hello Peter,
A really brilliant capture of this gorgeous bird in a fine pose. Pin-sharp details and lovely colours against the dark background.
TFS and best regards, Ulla

Hi Peter,
great portrait of this fantastic bird. Good pose of the bird looking at you. Like it.

To również jeden z moich ulubionych gatunków. Świetne, doskonałe technicznie zdjęcie.

Hello Peter,
Curious bird plumage is pretty delicate and at the same rather massive beak. Interesting bird colors. Super sharpness.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2011-03-15 6:51]

Very colorful bird, beautiful image. tfs.

WoW Peter!
I can imagine how your heart beat was elevated during those few seconds with your camera in front of this incredible beautiful lilac breasted roller. Stunning shot indeed! Everything from the white balance to the brightness/contrast depth of field and colors is immaculate! One of your best shots and in general in Treknature I think! Awesome stuff Peter!
George Veltchev

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2011-03-15 7:56]

Hello Peter
Superb capture! I'm waiting this specie to return in my country
Thanks for sharing

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-03-15 8:21]

Hello Peter,
Ivan is right. This is a European Roller. But a very beautiful one. Excellent in all aspects. High quality!

This is a sheer beauty, Peter.
I love the colours on this Roller.
A magnificent shot with phenomenal clarity.

Yes, another Lilac-breasted roller and a beautiful one too. No, not just beautiful, truly fabulous! Well done Peter.

Hello Peter
This bird is wonderful !! so beautiful colors, and the whole image is splendid, colors, sharpness, BG and 3D effect is simply pr-erfect
Thanks for sharing
Have a good night

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  • Art_R Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
  • [2011-03-15 17:05]

hi Peter , I can see why this bird would be a favorite, it is a nice colorful beauty. A very nice capture good DOF , sharp detail, with soft light and natural colors. TFS & regards

Wow Peter this is really excellant. I don't think I have ever seen a blue like that on a bird before. You have perfectly focused it with a perfect pose. Fantastic.

Hi Peter,

The bird is my favourite too....
You've captured the bird superbly. Good POV & great sharpness.
Well done & TFS.


hi peter!
sharp and fine pic on this very fine roller!
good work!

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