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Coracias garrulus 2

Coracias garrulus 2
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-04-04
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-04-04 6:47
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Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Coracias garrulus Linnaeus, 1758
European Roller

Coracias garrulus is a stocky bird with a length of 29–32 cm and a wingspan of 52–58 cm. It is mainly blue with an orange-brown back.
It often perch prominently on trees, posts or overhead wires whilst watching for its prey (large insects, small reptiles, rodents and frogs)
There are two subspecies: the nominate garrulus, which breeds in North Africa, southwest and south-central Europe and Asia Minor to southwest Siberia; and semenowi, which breeds in Iraq and Iran east to Kashmir and north to Turkmenistan, south Kazakhstan and northwest China.
It is a long-distance migrant, wintering in southern Africa.
Coracias garrulus has a large global population, including an estimated 100,000-220,000 individuals in Europe. However, following a moderate decline during 1970-1990, the species has continued to decline especially in Europe, with overall European exceeding 30% in 15 years. The decline in the European population has resulted in its Red List status being upgraded from Least Concern to Near Threatened in 2005.

In Cyprus Coracias garrulus is a common passage migrant and breeding summer visitor.

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Hello Mr.Christodoulos,
Outstanding picture in every aspect to me.Nice colour and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-04-04 7:12]

Hello Christodoulos,
Fantastic photo of this European Roller in splendid light and clarity. Superb sharpness, details and an attractive pose with eye contact. Perfect diagonal composition.

Hello Christodoulos!
Superb shot of this beautiful European Roller. Perfect point of view and depth with super sharpness and details; loved it. Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

Hallo Christodoulos
great sharpness and good details
nice composition with beautiful colours
i like this picture
thanks greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-04-04 12:25]

Hi Chris,magnificent surprise from the Cyprus springtime,how is nice this specie,the colors of plumage are truly beautiful and your perfect pic is the best way to appreciate that,i like it...a lot!Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hi Chris,

Masterful quality in all aspects of this outstanding image my good friend, tack sharpness with excellent detail,exposure spot-on, this image has clout/impact, great work here Chris, well done,

Best Regards,


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  • Adelia (0)
  • [2014-04-04 22:20]

Love this one...

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2014-04-05 2:33]

Shalom Christodoulo,

Your capture of the Roller is breath-taking! All technical aspects of the photograph are outstanding. In addition, the bird posed for you in a perfect pose, showing its beauty in dignity…

Thanks for sharing this beauty. Have a pleasant weekend,


Good to see your professional work after some break, Chris.
This is a flawless capture of a lovely bird with subtle shades of colours on it.
Thanks for sharing this fresh picture.

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2014-04-05 10:17]

Hello Christodoulos,
Beautiful bird, striking picture. Wha ta colorful model and how well you handled the shot..interesting composition in a diagonal way and beautiful blue parts in the background recalling the color of the plumage.
Very well done

Ciao Christodoulos, great capture of lovely bird with fantastic colors, fine details, splendid light and superb sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Christodoulos,
Merci pour cette grande réussite.
le Rollier, que je n'ai vu qu'une fois de loin, est remarquable.
Et ta photo met bien tous ses détails en évidence.
Bravo amicalement

Tu as le bonjour de "Christain Darcemont" et "Michele Lemonnier" de France

Hello Christodoulos

Excellent close-up photo of the European Roller, with fine POV and framing,
very beautiful light, excellent focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


Bonjour Chistodoulos,
Une bonne composition dans une très belle lumière et sous une parfaite profondeur de champ isolant bien le sujet pour mieux le valoriser.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

Hello Christodoulos,
Another lovely capture,excellent details,colours and clarity.

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  • IronM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 144 W: 3 N: 345] (2608)
  • [2014-04-17 12:28]

Hi Chris,
like always AMAZING photos ,
great composition, excellent sharpness for all the details ,
beautiful colors !
Well done !
Regards !

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2014-06-22 17:29]

Hi Christodoulos
what an amazing colors. Exciting bird in its lovely lighting.
I like the diagonal composition of the plants and perching.


Hello Christodoulos,
Spectacular capture with splendid natural colors and nice details. The light is great. Incredible sharp details. Great capture of a lovely bird. It is rare in my region and difficult to shoot a photo......
Thanks for sharing!

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2014-08-13 18:42]

Hola Christodoulos, hermosa foto de una especie fabulosa, me gusta el entorno, la percha, color y luz...saludos.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2014-08-13 21:41]

Hi Christodoulos.
I had only few attempts to picture this wonderful birds at bad conditions. It clear photos are very bad. Yours are fantastic. All is great. Especially I am impressed with ultimate reproduction of every feather and other details of the bird, impressive lights and fine diagonal composition. Subject is really perfect. Well done and TFS.

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