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Took this one at London Zoo, last year - they have an enclosure where you are right in with the birds - no barriers!

This guy was a complete ham - as long as I was pointing a camera at him, he'd sit & pose all day!

Camera:Minolta Dynax 7D
Lens:Minolta 70-210 'Beercan'
Recording media:Digital@ISO 400
Title:Lilac Breasted Roller
Username:dwilkin dwilkin
Uploaded:27 Oct 2006 - 8:25 PM
Tags:Lilac, Pets / captive animals, Roller, Zoo
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NevP
NevP  9853 forum posts Canada13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2006 - 8:29 PM

What a fantastic creature, it looks as though you have recoloured in PS. Lovely detail, good one.

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clintnewsham
clintnewsham e2 Member 996 forum postsclintnewsham vcard England
27 Oct 2006 - 8:31 PM

they certainly are lovely birds and quite large as well, well caught

click clint

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MikeRC
MikeRC e2 Member 93489 forum postsMikeRC vcard United Kingdom
27 Oct 2006 - 8:35 PM

It's a good shot, they have got one of these at Lotherton,
haven't seen it lately though...Mike

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alpha788
alpha788  8 Canada
27 Oct 2006 - 9:37 PM

lovely colours!

Stan

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2006 - 11:00 PM

A really colourful capture

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colin
colin  9697 forum posts Scotland5 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2006 - 11:18 PM

Fantastically colourful bird. Very nice capture.
Colin

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Brilane
Brilane e2 Member 8Brilane vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
27 Oct 2006 - 11:23 PM

Gorgeous shot.

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User_Removed
27 Oct 2006 - 11:45 PM

Nice shot Darren, good colours.

Oh yes, welcome to ePz enjoy the site.

Stuart

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55jase
55jase e2 Member 8186 forum posts55jase vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Oct 2006 - 12:43 AM

Welcome, chester zoo has the same your free to walk with wild so to speak.
great capture.
jase

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Elimare
Elimare  9
28 Oct 2006 - 7:57 AM

Nice capture and beautiful bird.
Elimare

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DiegoDesigns
28 Oct 2006 - 10:30 AM

What an extraordinary bird. I too thought this was a 'hand-colouring' experiment, but it's amazing. Perhaps if it was fairly stationary, it might have been better to shoot portrait and include its tail, but it's still an intriguing capture.

Dave

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ShaunL
ShaunL  9
28 Oct 2006 - 1:31 PM

What a beautiful shot! Superb colours! There are loads of zoo's now that let you in with the animals, in Bristol zoo you can go in with the monkeys and at Marwell with the tigers (no, only joking! lol!).

You have captured him brilliantly and could have told us you were in borneo or anywhere and we would have belived you! Just goes to show the sort of thing you can without travelling 1000's of miles!

Great shot. One to treasure!

Shaun L

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Marian
Marian  962 forum posts England
28 Oct 2006 - 5:41 PM

A very colourful bird - lovely
Marian

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piccy
piccy  8 Wales
1 Nov 2006 - 11:14 AM

He knows he's gorgeous.

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AlanBW
AlanBW  8 England
1 Nov 2006 - 3:25 PM

Great colours and feather detail, well done

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dancingqueen
dancingqueen Junior Member 7 Northern Ireland
1 Nov 2006 - 3:40 PM

Great shot. Beautiful colours.
(*.*)

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Phantom7
Phantom7  829 forum posts United Kingdom
9 Jul 2008 - 2:01 PM

I have never seen a bird this colour Very striking ill have to have a look next timei am in London.

Jim

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