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The Lilac One - Part III

The Lilac One - Part III
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Copyright: Alan Turvey (liquidsunshine) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1878 W: 112 N: 1560] (5437)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 300 D, Sigma 50-500mm f/4-6.3 EX APO RF, Hoya skylight (1B)
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Southern Africa [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-05-04 18:16
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Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another shot of the Lilac breasted roller from London Zoo.
I've decided to post these shots consecutively, to show the different poses this wonderful bird has.
You can see the other posts


Thanks for looking

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  • livios Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2150 W: 319 N: 4263] (16942)
  • [2005-05-04 18:31]
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Alan, and so the saga goes.

Keep on bringing him.

Now, a different pose - and another great one.

Did you hire the cute bird to strike poses for you? :)

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  • PDP Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2821 W: 344 N: 3779] (11769)
  • [2005-05-04 18:37]

Hi Alan, another veyr nice shot of this Roller. Nice composition and details. Very nice set of three. Well done.

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  • Fisher Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1540 W: 309 N: 2234] (8915)
  • [2005-05-04 19:28]

Oh Yah, what a shot.!!!
I like this one, it's out of the ordinary, excelent composition and details. Your lighting is dead on!!!
Ya mon!!!


Excellent composition, I like the position of the bird. Nice colors and lights.

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  • sAner Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1455 W: 74 N: 1426] (4750)
  • [2005-05-05 3:52]

Fantastic pose Alan! This beautiful birds deserves his minutes of fame for sure. Composition is excellent, colors are stunning and details are crisp and clear. Good DOF & POV. Well done my friend.


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  • TAZ Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2241 W: 47 N: 3167] (10926)
  • [2005-05-05 4:01]

Belle et intéressante composition photographique pour cet oiseau qui a une pose originale. Jolies couleurs et bonne profondeur de champ.
Always well done !

It is a beauty, thats a fact,
very good composition, fantstic in pov and a good colours and with a super dof, very good photo, good job Alan,
gr. Jaap

Ok Alan, looks like you saved the best for last! This is a great pose and in my humble opinion the best of the three. Well done again and Thanx!

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  • dew77 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4432 W: 248 N: 4028] (13270)
  • [2005-05-05 9:38]

Lighting,colors,details,DOF and BB are perfect.
Great composition.TFS..:-)

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  • twin Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 17 N: 494] (3259)
  • [2005-05-05 10:50]

it is a perfect shot.. great details... nice composition.. well done

This is great!
It seems that this fellow was born to be a model. Every single photo of this bird is great, but I think this is my favourite - and it will go to my favs ;-)
The photographer skills are, of course, also very good ;-)
I love this shot.
Well done!

Alan that is simply brilliant, the upward gaze of the bird, the coloring of him and the way he is nicely isolated from the BG through effective DOF. Normally I would object to the centering of your subject as it kills the composition but I can see why this is, because of the tail? Anyhow its a super capture. Congratulations.

So now he is posing in this final tribute, Alan? What a wonderful image, you have outdone yourself on this one, congratulations!
Great colors, detail, wonderful lighing and a cute little showoff as subject. A photographer's dream come true.
Thank you!

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2005-05-05 22:59]

This one is lovely pose.as if its giving you different pose.Excellent shot!

Hi Alan!
Very cute bird.Colors,DOF,BG,details and composition are excellent.
Thanks for sharing.

Beautiful shot, I love this bird. Great colours POV and details.
Well done.

I would love to see one of these in person. What a wonderful coloured bird. This is another spectactular capture Alan. Very good POV, sharpness and detail. Awesome OOF BG too. Well done. Thanks

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  • Luc Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1835 W: 301 N: 4287] (14767)
  • [2005-05-21 3:35]

Personal assessment of the photo: excellent.
Strong visual impact.
Aptness of the photo for the site: excellent.
Personal assessment of the note: complete.
Thank you Alan.

Dit is zo mooi, is het enkel een genoegen om te bekijken. Alle kan ik doen ben het, en de Schepper van het te prijzen. Uitstekend op elke manier. Dit men ziet eruit alsof hij een prins in de wereld van de vogels is. Gelukwensen. Wat meer kunnen ik zeggen? Ik word indruk gemaakt op door de schoonheid van de veren. Ik benijd werkelijk de fotografen op deze plaats, om zo aard te benaderen en met ons te delen.

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