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Roller on Cold Morning

Roller on Cold Morning
Photo Information
Copyright: Sheriff Wilbury (soccer) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 0 N: 655] (2557)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-26
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 20D, Sigma 50-500 F/4-6.3 EX HSM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-07 5:29
Viewed: 3604
Points: 46
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Heading out from Satara camp on a chilly winter's morning, game viewing was a bit slow and I had not seen any worthwhile photographic opportunities during the morning's drive.
Realising I was probably out of luck that morning, I proceeded to make a U-turn and head back to camp. Just a couple of minutes later, I saw an unusual shape in the tree in the golden morning light.........

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Hello Sheriff,
This is a beautiful photo of the Lilac Breasted Roller, excellent clarity, nice lighting, lovely eye-contact and fantastic natural colours, very well captured,
Thanks for sharing and have a nice afternoon,
Best Regards,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-07-07 6:15]

Hello Sheriff,
Excellent photo of this Lilac Breasted Roller in a very nice pose. Great sharpness, details and beautiful clear colours.

Hello Sheriff, spectacle of light and color in this image. You have captured this beautiful bird in a masterly manner. A great image. All the best, Paul

Ciao Sheriff, wonderful bird with fantastic colors, lovely composition with beautiful natural ambientation, splendid sharpness and fine details, very well done, ciao Silvio

Hello Sheriff,
Excellent sharpness.And fabulous colours.great timing.Great photography.Well done..


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2011-07-07 9:01]

A beautiful bird and a magnificent pic,what a colors,pov and light balance for this great result! I like it..a lot!Thanks for share,have a nice evening,Luciano

Sheriff - excellent focus and clors are looking awesome. You got a good pose too. TFS

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  • ABON Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 17] (104)
  • [2011-07-07 12:16]

Hi Sheriff,
Great focus on the eye with some beautifull colours. Great shot!

Cool shot sherrif, wasn't so lucky to see one on my trips to SA


Lovely picture of this lilac Breasted roller! Liked the position of the wings .. the picture looks a bit overexposed on my LCD

Hi Sheriff,
What a great shot. Perfect eye, feather detail and colours captured against a good DOF.

very nice presentation with good detils.Very good sharpness.The colours are so natural.
regards Vijeesh

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2011-07-09 7:41]

Hola Sheriff.
Hermosa foto de este colorido pajarillo. La pose. la combinacion de colores en su plumaje verdaderamente luce de maravilla gracias a la calidad de la imagen.

Ciao Sheriff. Magnificent playing of light and brilliant colours. The best DOF wit stunning details and sharp. Indeed well done.


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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2011-07-11 7:53]

Hi Sheriff,
Nice colourful capture of a Lilac-breasted Roller having a stretch. Fine POV, sharpness, colours and composition.
Thanks and best regards,

Hi Sheriff,

Fabulous capture of this Lilac Breasted Roller in a somewhat unusual pose, superb sharpness and wonderful colours, great job Sheriff and well done,
Best regards,


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-07-12 5:39]

Hello Sheriff,
very beautiful view of this roller. The pretty feathers are really well shown in good clarity and the light is giving a good emphasis.
the way its wings is seen is very exciting.


Hallo Sheriff,
a superb capture of the Roller taking care to its plumage, fine details and marvellous colours, excellent point of view and composition
Best regards

An amazing bird in a beautiful pose. Great photo Sheriff. The composition, the colours and the sharpness are excellent.

For me, not being a great bird photographer, this is an exceptionally beautiful image. Both the colours and the pose are excellent and the DOF is adequate. Very good detail and quality and a pleasure to view.

Sheriff, this is a great shot of a beautiful bird. I bet you were glad you turned around. Sometimes our best shots are accidental. Have a great day, Bill

Hello Sheriff,
fine capture of this exotic bird with wonderful colours and a nice pose. Good sharpness with many details. Thanks for sharing this beauty.
Best wishes,

Very nice bird shot with such great clarity, Sheriff. Nice perch with vivid plumage exposure that I like.
Thanks for sharing,

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