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Lilac-Breasted Roller

Lilac-Breasted Roller
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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: 1950-06-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron AF70-300mmF/4-5.6Di-LD-MACRO 1:2
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): CeltickRanger's favorite Bird photos -7- [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2016-06-13 12:19
Viewed: 2111
Points: 20
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I had captured this photo of Lilac Breasted Roller at Satara,in Kruger National Park. I have captured so many pictures of this bird in different places in Kruger.
I like this species due to its color and pose. It's a common bird if you drive in KNP. You could see them sitting on dry branches and concentrating on ground for food. It's nice to see them flying; almost looks like Rainbow!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-06-13 15:04]

Hi Srikumar,this is one of your best pics.There is a magic light on the roller and a magnificent colorful background,very clean and not noised as mine...ehehe...absolutely perfect,top class shot! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hi Srikumar,

The branches are framing well the bird. The point of view is showing the details of the Lilac-Breasted Roller, The good luminosity is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.


Hello Srikumar,
Superb details and colors. It is a very nice and colorful bird. The colors are close to the European Roller witch migrates in Europe, but I meet her only twice in 6 years......
Thanks for visiting my gallery!

hallo Sri
very nice composition with good BG and beautiful colours
thanks gr lou

Ciao Srikumar, great macro of beautiful bird in nice pose, fantastic colors, fine details snd splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2016-06-14 11:04]

Hello Srikumar,
Nice photo of this Lilac-breasted Roller. Not in the best light but very lively and super sharp. Attractive pose and composition.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-06-14 19:01]

Hello Srikumar,
I agree with you, it's very beautiful and has a rainbow of colors in it's plumage. Great eye contact and sharply focused. Exposure looks good especially considering the challenging light you had to deal with.

Hello Srikumar

WOW ! Lovely shot of the Lilac Breasted Roller, fine POV obtaining a beautiful eye-contact,
lovely light, excellent focus, sharpness, details, beautiful catch-light enhancing the image, TFS


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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2016-06-18 9:20]

Hola Srikumar...hermosa especie y foto en un lindo entorno...saludos.

Hello Srikumar,
amazing colors indeed, just a great capture, well done and TFS,

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