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Indian Roller

Indian Roller
Photo Information
Copyright: Gopinath Sricandane (gopi) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 22 W: 0 N: 70] (337)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-03-22
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D100, nikkor 300mm f4
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2005-04-12 10:34
Viewed: 8549
Points: 32
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The picture was made in Muthanga Wildlife Sanctuary in Wyanad, Northern Kerala, south India. This region is known for conflicts between the trbials in the forest and the State. Human wildlife conflict is also high in this region, as a result the elephants are more aggressive than those found elsewhere.

I spotted the Indian Roller (Coracias benghalensis) during a game ride in the sanctuary, since i was driving it took a while for me to position the vehicle to get a right frame and to pull out the camera. All this while i was praying that the bird should not fly away. In that hurry i was a bit impatient to switch off the vehicle. Since it was a petrol vehicle, the vibration was manageable. I hardly made three frames the bird flew away, but, i think i got a decent shot.

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Great detail on the bird, beautiful isolation through the blurring of the background (really gorgeous bokeh here), and good notes too. Centering works too.

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  • jossim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1538 W: 5 N: 2240] (12636)
  • [2005-04-12 12:20]

Un très bel oiseau avec de belle couleurs. Le BG s'harmonise bien avec le sujet et la netteté est parfaite.

Félicitations !

Excellent catch Gopinath!
The colors are fantstic!
The picturt is well compoused, and the light
is also great!


Very good composition and very good colours, you had great light for this picture.

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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-04-12 13:31]

Belle et intéressante composition photographique pour ce superbe oiseau coloré. Jolies couleurs et bonne nettté grâce à la profondeur de champ bien adaptée.
Very Well Done !

Beautiful bird, interesting to see a roller with different colouring than the SA variety ;-))
Nice pose, sharp capture, good framing and POV.

Really a great picture with one wonderfull background. Strong colours and very nice sharpness.
I Like it a lot.

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  • Toni Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 403 W: 2 N: 316] (2034)
  • [2005-04-12 17:05]

I like this bird on a swing. Great pose, details and background. Good work.

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-04-12 18:17]

Hi Gopinath, very nice work. The perch and pose of the bird really add to the composition. It's a great shot, well done.

Very good shot Gopinath.
Very beautiful bird. Nice composition, good details and colours.
Well done.

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-04-17 6:30]

Beautiful shot.With good details.

Hi Gopi
Nice Roller, love to see new birds her on TN, this one I have never seen, I like the leaves on the right, and yes, they do not like it if you approach the, I tried a WS to get some light on his belly. TFS.

Very nicely done. I think the composition is very nice with the natural swing... :) The light coming in at just the right angle and the colors are great. As Bente said so nice to see a roller from your neck of the woods. Very well done.

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  • anoop Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 14 W: 1 N: 14] (106)
  • [2005-04-22 6:43]
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Wonderful shot. Like the slight tilt of head of the roller, almost posing for the picture.

Another colorful Indian bird! Very good work! Thanks for posting this Gopinath

great shot Gopinath! fantastic lighting, beautiful pose, well done! TFS!

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