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The National Bird Of Botswana And Kenya

The National Bird Of Botswana And Kenya
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-05-27
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron AF70-300mmF/4-5.6Di-LD-MACRO 1:2
Exposure: f/11, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds Of Kruger National Park Through My Eyes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2014-07-07 3:44
Viewed: 3839
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I have captured this bird in Orpen(Kruger National Park;South Africa)

The Lilac-breasted Roller(Coracias caudatus) is a member of the roller family of birds.It is widely distributed in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Southern Arabian Peninsula,preferring open woodland and Savanna.Usually found alone or pairs,it perches conspicuously at the tops of trees,poles or other high vantage points from where it can spot insects,lizards,scorpions,snails,small birds and rodents moving about at ground level.

Species:C.caudatus(Linnaeus 1766)

The sexes are alike in coloration.Juveniles do not have the long tail feathers that adults do.


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  • senn Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 58 W: 2 N: 155] (1384)
  • [2014-07-07 3:49]

splendid capture with beautiful feather detail, .. well posed and exposed; .. great bird photography here ..


nuri :)

照的很漂亮 很美麗的鳥 也很清晰
色彩很別緻 非常的溫馨 合諧 非常的美麗
構圖也很美麗 真是好看

Hello Srikumar,
For me the Lilac-breasted Roller is the most beautiful bird of Africa. Specially when it flies in sunlight. I've seen it several times in Africa.
This is a very beautiful photo of this bird. Superb sharpness, details and marvelous colours. Excellent composition with a beautiful blue sky in the background.

Ciao Srikumar, great capture of lovely bird on beautiful blue sky, wonderful colors, fine details, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

hallo Sri
super good picture with nice details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-07-07 10:29]

Hi Srikumar,
Fantastic shot of this beautiful bird. Amazing colors with of sharpness details and very good composition.
Regards Jiri.

Hello Srikumar!
Very good picture of this beautiful Roller bird.Very good sharpness, nice details and a lovely blue sky as BG.Thanks for sharing this fine composition,
Best Regards,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2014-07-07 16:53]

Hello Srikumar
such a beautiful bird. Excellent lighting and splendid details.
Very well presented shot in wonderful view.


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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2014-07-07 23:59]

Beautiful colors, good picture and a very nice composition. Congratulation. Saludos.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2014-07-08 2:27]

Hi Srikumar,
Great capture ..
Beautiful colours, great sharpness and a fine composition.
Best wishes,

Hello Srikumar,
Excellent capture with great details,nice colours and impressive composition.
Thanks for sharing,
Best regards....Joy

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-07-08 7:26]

Hi Srikumar,i been 2 times in Kenya but i never met this beautiful specie,you show us this beauty in a great capture,magnificent perspective and beautiful colors and detail,great work,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Nice portrait of this colourful Roller in a difficult backlight situation. Well done

Hello Srikumar,

You have managed the exposure & the color balance wonderfully well. The sharpness & the details on the feather captured to perfection. Very nice composition of the Roller perched on the branch.

Warm Regards,

Lonesome beauty!Good work...!

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
  • [2014-07-08 13:42]

Hi Srikumar,

Excellent capture of the bird, Very nice colors of the plumage.
The d彋ails are superb and the and perfect light, sharpness is very good.
Very good composiiton with the foliage of the tree, TFS.
My best regards.
John vantighem

what a colourful bird...khub sundor...
Srikumarda aapnar photo nischiti bhabei africa ke aamader samne niye aaschhe...

Stunning details wonderful colours. Bravo Srikumar!


Hello Srikumar

Great shot of the National Bird Of Botswana & Kenya
that is the Lilac-breasted Roller, with fine POV
and framing, beautiful soft light and color tones,
the catch-light render the photo more beautiful, TFS


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