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I saw many of these beautiful birds when in the Okavango Delta, Botswana last year. Taken handheld at 250mm from stationary vehicle.

Brand:Sony
Camera:Sony A700
Lens:DT 18-250mm F3.5-6.3
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:30 Jul 2010 - 9:58 AM
Focal Length:250mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.3
Aperture:f/10.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Lilac Breasted Roller
Username:pdunstan_Greymoon pdunstan_Greymoon
Uploaded:5 Jan 2012 - 1:28 PM
Tags:/] / nature / birds, Wildlife / nature
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Cormy
Cormy  6 England
5 Jan 2012 - 1:44 PM

Magnificent !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Cheers
Alan

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
5 Jan 2012 - 1:44 PM

Superb shot of a beautiful creature, Paul.
Tony

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2012 - 2:41 PM

Excellent and colourful capture,very well done,
saeid

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2012 - 3:09 PM

A superb capture, what glorious colours. Carol

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bagman
bagman  365 forum posts United States
5 Jan 2012 - 3:20 PM

What a beautiful colorful bird,nice capture. spot on.
Frank.

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James_C
James_C  536 forum posts United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2012 - 3:23 PM

Cracking shot.

James

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10781 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2795 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2012 - 3:45 PM

Welcome to EPZ Paul.


This is a first rate bird shot, great light, eye catchlight, pose and colour all beautiful.

I would only suggest as a minor point to remove the piece of twig crossing the chest, as in the mod Ive loaded. Also, - make sure you convert your colour profile to sRGB for the web.



Regards



Willie

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
5 Jan 2012 - 4:07 PM

What a wonderful shot of a beautiful bird.
Brian

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grinningsoul2011 e2 Member 3grinningsoul2011 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2012 - 7:32 PM

Wow what a strangely coloured bird, detail fantastic.

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pamelajean Critique Team 8752 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1577 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2012 - 10:44 PM

An absolutely stunning shot, Paul, with excellent background. I have gone a bit further than Willie in my modification. I removed the twigs either side of the bird's body because they seemed to be "propping him up".
Pamela.

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jabe
jabe  3 United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2012 - 11:21 AM

Grin absolutely beautiful capture Grin marvelous photograph for the wall Grin

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jadaszek
jadaszek  2 United Kingdom
6 Jan 2012 - 12:58 PM

Stunning image!!

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pdunstan_Greymoon
pdunstan_Greymoon e2 Member 2pdunstan_Greymoon vcard United Kingdom
6 Jan 2012 - 3:34 PM

Thank you. I saw many of these beautiful birds, unfortunately the photo doesn't do it justice. Fantastic colours, especially when in flight!

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paulbroad
paulbroad  681 forum posts United Kingdom842 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2012 - 8:12 PM

A very fine image in all respects. fine photography.

paul

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glsammy
glsammy  7194 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jan 2012 - 10:39 PM

Super shot I'd have been proud to get. Well done!

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