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Lilac-Brested Roller

Lilac-Brested Roller
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-05-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron AF70-300mmF/4-5.6Di-LD-MACRO 1:2
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds Of Kruger National Park Through My Eyes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2016-04-01 6:35
Viewed: 2155
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I had captured this "Lilac-Brested Roller" at Orpen, Kruger National Park, during our evening game drive. It is widely distributed throughout southern and eastern Africa. It is the National Bird Of Kenya. Juvenile do not have the long tail feathers that adults do.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-04-01 11:00]

Hello Srikumar,
High quality photo of my African favorite, the Lilac-breasted Roller. Splendid light, saturated colors and fantastic sharpness. Attractive pose with eye contact. Excellent composition with a nice blue background.
Enjoy the weekend,
(I prefer English)

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-04-01 12:32]

Waaw Sri! How is beautiful this bird,i seen some colorful specie in Senegal,but this is better,absolutely wonderful in a top quality capture,the best sharpness and a lovely perspective wathcing to the sky!!! Have a nice WE and thanks,Luciano

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  • summers (705)
  • [2016-04-01 12:56]

Hello Srikumar,
Wonderful shot, sharp and great colours, very well done!

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-04-01 16:52]

Hello Srikumar,
How could you not be impressed with such a gorgeous bird as this...simply stunning. The array of beautiful colors make it look as though it has been wrapped in a rainbow. The detail in it's plumage is excellent due to the sharp focus. Exposure is great and I really like the beautiful blue BG.

Hello Srikumar

Amazing shot, one of your best, excellent composition, nice POV, very beautiful blue BG contrasting to the colors of image, great sharpness and details, perfect exposure and clarity. Congrads.



Ciao Srikumar, great cature of lovely brd with fantastic colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2016-04-03 10:15]

Hi Srikumar,
Fantastic portrait of a beautiful bird. Gorgeous colours and excellent sharpness.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Srikumar,
Excellent capture with a nice specie. Perfect focus, details and clarity.
It is a high quality image. This is a very nice colorful specie. The European Roller (Coracias garrulus) migrates in my country in May. It is a very shy bird but colorful.
Thanks for sharing.

hallo Sri
very nice picture and good details
the colours and sharpness are very good
thanks gr lou

Hello Srikumar

Excellent shot of this Lilac-Brested Roller, fine POV and framing,
wonderful light and color tones, great focus, sharpness, details,
the catch-light render the photo more beautiful, TFS


Hello Srikumar,
late afternoon's light can be blessing. Just wonderful the way the light is bringing out that spectacular bird's colours and shapes in brilliant precision against a clear blue sky in your beautifully composed image. Thank you.
With best regards,

Hello Srikumar
This Lilac-Brested Roller looks like a rainbow in a tree, you captured his colours very well. He's so colourful! I love the glint in his eye and the detail of his plumage. Nicely composed in his natural environment. Thanks for sharing this beautiful birds.

Hi Srikumar,

The branch is helping to frame the bird. THe point of view is showing the details of the Lilac-Brested Roller. The good luminosity is bringing out the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.


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