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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: 2018
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, 95mm UV Filter
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds Of Kruger National Park Through My Eyes, Birds Of South Africa - Part 2, White Background Wildlife Photography [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2019-09-01 5:31
Viewed: 413
Points: 16
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Lilac - Breasted Roller

The Lilac Breasted Roller (Coracias Caudata),is a heavy billed, beautifully coloured bird with a green head, lilac throat and breast, a blue belly and even brighter blue wing feathers. Both sexes have the same colouration.

The species is found throughout Eastern and Southern Africa. The birds live in open woodland and savannah country, bushy game lands, and areas with well spaced trees.

All rollers, including the lilac breasted rollers, are highly territorial. They are also thought to be monogamous

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hallo Sri
Beautiful colours and good sharpness with a nice composition
gr lou

Hi Srikumar,

The branches are helping to frame the bird. You got good eye contact with it. The point of view is showing the details of the Lilac - Breasted Roller. The light is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.


Hello Srikumar,
Amazing colorful specie. In Europe migrates the European Roller every summer but it is difficult to approach...
Very nice details and contrast. Excellent composition.

Ciao Srikumar, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, fantastic colors, fine details and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Well presented artwork by excellent details and dimensions well done SRIKUMAR BALIAL

Very Beautiful Roller Srikumar and you did best out of it.


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2019-09-03 13:21]

Hi Srikumar,another top class pic,despite the difficult light,fantastic sharpenss,colors,composition and pose too,very well done! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2019-09-03 15:07]

Hi Srikumar
This bird is beautiful, from the beak to the tail. I like its colorful plumage and the background.


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