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Morning Light

Morning Light
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Copyright: Ralf Lukovic (ralfsworld) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 492 W: 93 N: 1903] (6560)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-08-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 20D, Canon 100-400L 4.5-5.6 IS USM
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-09-13 4:09
Viewed: 4335
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Captured in Tanzania last summer from a car, handheld @ 400mm.

Lilacbreasted Roller (Coracias caudata )
Captured in morning light, 20D @ 400mm, handheld from a car.

The lilacbreasted Roller is a large sized bird usually solitary or in pairs. Perches on top of bushes and trees to watch for insects. It swoops to the ground to catch prey.
Feeds on insects, lizards, small snakes, birds and rodents.
Common in savanna and open woodland.
Nests in a hole in a tree.

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  • Juyona Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2232 W: 10 N: 2971] (16891)
  • [2006-09-13 4:49]

Hola Ralf,
Precioso disparo y genial encuadre de este lindo pájaro. Saludos, Victor

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  • Bufo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 404 W: 69 N: 951] (4247)
  • [2006-09-13 6:06]

Hi Ralf,
a dream to get this bird on film like this. I always saw them when travelling in daladala's and no ability to stop.
Congratiolations with this shot.
I think I would have liked a little bit more space around the bird better, but that's my personal taste.
Regards, Jacob

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  • Rolf Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 58 W: 0 N: 27] (196)
  • [2006-09-13 7:30]

Very beautiful bird, Ralf!
I like lighting and colours.

Hi Ralf,

Excellent picture considering the conditions, the clarity is perfect and the details on the feathers are very nice too. The bird pose is also cool while he is looking on one direction. Couldn't ask for a better shot.

Bravo !!!

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2006-09-13 12:19]

Hello Ralf,
Cars are useful, especially when you can take shots of beauties like this Roller. Incredible colours (over saturated or is it the morning light?) and sharpness.
Look forward to the next one!
Thanks, regards, Ivan

Hi Ralf

Cute little bird. Nicely composed shot. Very good saturation of colour. Nice camera work.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2006-09-14 1:44]

What beautiful morning light, Ralf.
It sure brings out the stunning colors on this roller.
Great POV and composition.
Very sharp details. TFS. : )

Gorgeous light, detail and color. Nice tight composition and good sharp capture for handheld 400mm. Congrats!

Superb shot Ralf. Spot on focus, detail in plumage and eye is exceptional for hand held.your images truly inspire me to do better whenever i see your shots

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