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Lilacbreasted Roller

Lilacbreasted Roller
Photo Information
Copyright: Farid Radjouh (ridfa) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 89 W: 0 N: 376] (4111)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 1D Mark II, Canon EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS USM, Compact Flash Card
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-07 21:40
Viewed: 3758
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lilacbreasted Roller : distinguished from similar Racket-tailed Roller by its obvious lilac, not blue breast, by being generally paler and by having pointed, elongated outer tail feathers. Imm : lacks elongated outer tail feathers but the Lilac-coloured breast differentiates it from the european and Racket-tailed Rollers. Habitat : Mixed areas of thornveld, open broad-leafed woodland and alongside roads. Common in the northern part of the region in South Africa. Call : Harsh squawks and screams when displaying.

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Hi Farid

What a stunning shot. The timing was spot on. Love the plumage colours and that clear BG really enhances the image. :-)

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  • SelenE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2249 W: 65 N: 4205] (13972)
  • [2007-08-08 1:01]

Salut Farid,
Colors, focus, sharpness, composition and pose are very good. Well done and TFS
Best wishes,

Hi Farid,
Great capture of an unusual bird. Outstanding color and POV. Excellent detail and exposure. Very well done.


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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2007-08-08 13:04]

Hi Farid
great pose and lovely colours. perfect sharpness and nice blue sky

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2007-08-08 15:52]

Hola Farid,
preciosa captura,
original pose y pov,
bellos colores,

bonjour magnifique travail cette image est parfaite couleurs superbes et bon BG, bien vu merci du partage

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  • darwin Gold Star Critiquer [C: 259 W: 0 N: 403] (1401)
  • [2007-09-03 22:25]

Wonderful color,impressive detail,great pose,excellent quality thanks for sharing

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