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Lilac Breasted Roller

By dwilkin
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!

Tags: Zoo Roller Lilac Pets and captive animals

Voters: Marian, NevP, DiegoDesigns and 18 more

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NevP 12 853 13 Canada
27 Oct 2006 8:29PM
What a fantastic creature, it looks as though you have recoloured in PS. Lovely detail, good one.

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clintnewsham 13 121 1 England
27 Oct 2006 8:31PM
they certainly are lovely birds and quite large as well, well caught

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MikeRC Plus
13 3.6k United Kingdom
27 Oct 2006 8:35PM
It's a good shot, they have got one of these at Lotherton,
haven't seen it lately though...Mike
27 Oct 2006 9:37PM
lovely colours!

Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
27 Oct 2006 11:00PM
A really colourful capture
colin 13 697 5 Scotland
27 Oct 2006 11:18PM
Fantastically colourful bird. Very nice capture.
Brilane 11 5 12 Wales
27 Oct 2006 11:23PM
Gorgeous shot.
27 Oct 2006 11:45PM
Nice shot Darren, good colours.

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55jase 12 188 2 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2006 12:43AM
Welcome, chester zoo has the same your free to walk with wild so to speak.
great capture.
Elimare 13 12
28 Oct 2006 7:57AM
Nice capture and beautiful bird.
DiegoDesigns 12 117 6 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2006 10:30AM
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.

ShaunL 13 1
28 Oct 2006 1:31PM
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
Marian 12 62 England
28 Oct 2006 5:41PM
A very colourful bird - lovely
piccy 12 8 Wales
1 Nov 2006 11:14AM
He knows he's gorgeous.
AlanBW 12 20 England
1 Nov 2006 3:25PM
Great colours and feather detail, well done
1 Nov 2006 3:40PM
Great shot. Beautiful colours.
Phantom7 12 29 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2008 2:01PM
I have never seen a bird this colour Very striking ill have to have a look next timei am in London.


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