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Isn't nature colourful! These beautiful birds are Lilac Breasted Roller's and truly stand out with their colourful plumage. Mainly found in Kenya but are quite widespread across East Africa, migrating from Somalia.
Thanks for your kind comments and votes on my uploads. As always very much appreciated.
Steve.

Camera:Canon EOS 300D
Lens:Sigma 170-500mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Lilac Stunners
Username:SteveMoulding SteveMoulding
Uploaded:10 Aug 2009 - 10:31 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Pets / captive animals, Wildlife / nature
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ringyneck
ringyneck e2 Member 8308 forum postsringyneck vcard United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2009 - 10:34 AM

Fantastic shot and bird.
Love the colours and detail but would have chopped the branch off from above his head.

Keith

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Alan_Baseley
Alan_Baseley e2 Member 13333 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2009 - 10:35 AM

Great capture,
Alan

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HobbitDave
HobbitDave e2 Member 6HobbitDave vcard 1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2009 - 10:46 AM

Totally amazing colours!! Send a few over to the UK please Wink Great picture.
Dave

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redshank
redshank  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2009 - 11:02 AM

Wonderful shot Steve,nice colours and detail.
Martin

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 9176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2009 - 11:09 AM

2 great captures Steve, excellent detail and fab colours
Steve

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2009 - 11:11 AM

The plumage of these birds is just such a wonderful colour and the details you've captured are superb.

Ann

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ChazB
ChazB e2 Member 964 forum postsChazB vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2009 - 11:27 AM

Wonderful colours and detail in the feathers.
Charlotte

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PeterLaw
PeterLaw e2 Member 6PeterLaw vcard United Kingdom
10 Aug 2009 - 11:59 AM

What a very pretty bird, well captured.
Peter

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2009 - 12:15 PM

Like the details and tone in these - good work.
Regards Richard.

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crookymonsta
crookymonsta e2 Member 6705 forum postscrookymonsta vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2009 - 12:24 PM

Two super shots of this very pretty bird. I am a little undecided about removing the top branch, it does give a certain symmetry with the oof one at the bottom.
Sandra

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2009 - 1:20 PM

That is soooo very sweet
Lovely capture

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photophantom
photophantom e2 Member 6108 forum postsphotophantom vcard Philippines3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2009 - 2:25 PM

Wow! really stunner Steve
Dennis

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 6268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2009 - 2:40 PM

beautiful

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AlanWillis
AlanWillis e2 Member 566 forum postsAlanWillis vcard England
10 Aug 2009 - 2:44 PM

Great pic
Alan

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martinjp
martinjp e2 Member 5martinjp vcard Wales3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2009 - 2:55 PM

two lovely images Steve... Are they wild birds?

Martin.

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 96182 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2009 - 4:34 PM

cracking variant of colour

Well worth a 30 Smile

Adrian

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janty66
janty66  7 England
10 Aug 2009 - 4:53 PM

what a beautiful bird, great shots...
Jan..

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RTDS
RTDS e2 Member 6RTDS vcard Cyprus
10 Aug 2009 - 5:11 PM

Great captures of these stunning birds.
Robert

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KevinWalsham
10 Aug 2009 - 5:23 PM

two great images well captured and full of colour

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Herge88
Herge88 e2 Member 740 forum postsHerge88 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2009 - 6:27 PM

Lovely colours and fantastic detail captured here.

Best Matt

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VidB
VidB e2 Member 6VidB vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2009 - 6:34 PM

Great colours with nice detail and you are right nature is colourful, well captured
Dave

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bayleaf
bayleaf  7 United Kingdom
10 Aug 2009 - 7:14 PM

A beautiful capture.
John

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norton
norton e2 Member 11norton vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2009 - 7:37 PM

Two colourful captures Steve,nice looking birds..................

Tony.

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2009 - 8:16 PM

Such a beautifully colourful bird and you have captured it so very well Steve. - gary

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Mikelane
Mikelane e2 Member 7Mikelane vcard Wales
10 Aug 2009 - 8:31 PM

These are really excellent steve,fabulous colour and detail ,well done regards
Mike

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Gezina
Gezina e2 Member 8Gezina vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2009 - 9:05 PM

Beautiful coloured birds well captured - just about six weeks before we're in South Africa on safari and will get some of these in the wild - boy are we looking foreward. Ina

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bromley-smith
bromley-smith e2 Member 10bromley-smith vcard Scotland
10 Aug 2009 - 9:35 PM

Beautiful shots of a beautiful bird. Very well done.
Tony

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK e2 Member 671 forum postsTerryMcK vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2009 - 10:32 PM

Good work with these, Steve. Excellent colour & detail.
Terry

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moocow
moocow e2 Member 5moocow vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2009 - 10:36 PM

Great shots, love the colours, what lovely birds, don't suppose I 'll see one in the local park, well captured Smile

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2009 - 11:36 PM

two beautiful captures steve fantastic colours v2 my favourite
andy

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Admiral_Frost
Admiral_Frost e2 Member 5Admiral_Frost vcard England
10 Aug 2009 - 11:47 PM

Beautiful plumage a great shot well captured.
Dave

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goso
goso e2 Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2009 - 3:08 AM

Beautiful - never seen these before - well done Steve...Bill

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madbilly
madbilly e2 Member 6madbilly vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2009 - 7:03 AM

brilliant stuff

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sable
sable e2 Member 6sable vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2009 - 7:34 AM

Two great shot and so interesting - these birds are so colourful and you have captured them so well with great detail I lioke them both - Elizabeth

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raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
11 Aug 2009 - 9:29 AM

superb image with great colour steve.ray

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EamonnM
EamonnM e2 Member 6EamonnM vcard Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2009 - 10:40 AM

Great set Steve, fab colours indeed.
EamonnM

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2009 - 1:14 PM

Delightful and detailed capture.

Albert

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Natzdad
Natzdad e2 Member 629 forum postsNatzdad vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Aug 2009 - 2:28 PM

V1 for me Steve outstanding colour ................Mick

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Nettles
Nettles e2 Member 7Nettles vcard England
11 Aug 2009 - 3:53 PM

What a fab coloured bird, I wish more were like this it would cheer everyone up.
Annette

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fwatts
fwatts e2 Member 7fwatts vcard
11 Aug 2009 - 10:57 PM

two stunners steve well done mate

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6261 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2009 - 5:51 PM

Glorious colours and detail Steve - love them both. Think the eye detail in V1 just has the edge for me.
Sylvia

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dawnmichelle
dawnmichelle e2 Member 7dawnmichelle vcard United States
17 Aug 2009 - 10:29 PM

stunning to see

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