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Lilac Breasted Roller

By KevinFrohlich
Taken in the Kruger national Park in South Africa. Not as clear as I had hoped as i could not use my tripod in the car and that lens gets heavy.

Tags: General Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature

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TonyDy Plus
8 7 3 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2012 11:48AM
Good shot, Kevin.

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LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2012 12:07PM
A good capture nevertheless, of this beautiful, exotic bird.
Chinga Plus
6 3 1 United Kingdom
13 Jan 2012 12:16PM
Unusual bird with such pretty colours! Good capture. IB
Cormy 10 3 England
13 Jan 2012 12:18PM
A beautifully captured image.
davey_griffo 8 213 165 England
13 Jan 2012 12:38PM
They have one of these wee beasties at Chester zoo. I've photographed it myself with a similar look to this (I was in luck, the sky was as blue as this).

Very well shot & composed.

I'm a bit surprised at the amount of noise. You don't have the exif data available, but I suspect that the ISO must have been high. I'd have expected a semi-pro camera to handle it better, and that there would have been enough light in Africa not to need to hit the crank button.
13 Jan 2012 12:50PM
Thanks all. Dave it's probably because I have no clue how to use the settings on my camera. I need to take the time to figure it out. It was right before sun set when this picture was taken and the exif data was as follows: 1/640sec at f10, ISO 100.

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