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SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
21 Dec 2013 11:59AM
Is that really a roadrunner! I've only ever seen the cartoon, and it looks nothing like this. Grin How lovely. It looks rather like a starling on steroids.

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NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2013 12:02PM
Superb clarity, derail and natural colourings Sandy…

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
21 Dec 2013 12:49PM
Beep! Beep!

This one's obviously on the lookout for Wily.

Fantastic detail you've caught here, Sandy, and I love the processing and presentation.

Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2013 12:51PM
Incredible colour and details Sandy. Superb. GrinGrinGrin Peter.
21 Dec 2013 1:00PM
Super image Sandy, excellent detail,
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
21 Dec 2013 1:21PM
A wonderful capture, Sandy, what a super bird. Carol
21 Dec 2013 1:46PM
the wee rocket great to see

cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
21 Dec 2013 1:54PM
My favourite anti-hero Grin
21 Dec 2013 1:55PM
Wonderful capture of this beautiful bird, Sandy!
AnneWorner 10 620 43 United States
21 Dec 2013 2:12PM
Lovely to see such a close-up of one. We see them often crossing the roads in our area. Love their little "quick step".

nonur Plus
9 17 13 Turkey
21 Dec 2013 2:30PM
I saw it running a few times, never so close. Wonderful colours and detail, Sandy.
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
21 Dec 2013 2:39PM
Good hairy detail Sandy.
Well coloured too.
A fine shot.
This is a terrific bird photo....I have never seen an actual roadrunner before, only in cartoons.

ukgubbi 6 5 India
21 Dec 2013 3:19PM
this is a stunning image with great perch and details.
franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2013 4:06PM
Wonderful capture!

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
21 Dec 2013 4:12PM
I've only ever seen these in cartoons too! Grin A super colourful capture, Sandy Smile
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banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3877 Canada
21 Dec 2013 4:22PM
The image quality and clarity are very good. Why so much blue tone though? Was it intentional?


ddolfelin Plus
6 103 3 Wales
21 Dec 2013 4:47PM
I hope so, Willie - looks terrific.
Brought a certain beauty to what we usually see as a quite drab and dusty bird.

Love it, Sandy.
abeeror2 5 23 Australia
21 Dec 2013 7:55PM
Great to see one without Lycra, lovely capture and interesting.
Best Regards Kathryn
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
21 Dec 2013 8:13PM
Wonderful shot Sandy
9 10 10 England
21 Dec 2013 8:27PM
Wonderful plumage detail Sandy.
21 Dec 2013 8:42PM
Superb details Sandy.Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year..Lin
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2013 1:23AM

Quote:Is that really a roadrunner! I've only ever seen the cartoon, and it looks nothing like this. Grin How lovely. It looks rather like a starling on steroids.

I thought they were a cartoon joke until I saw one in Arizona. Boy do they run fast, very much in the style of a Starling on Steroids!

A cleverly processed image that brings out the best in this wonderful character.
tonyng 8 10 2 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2013 8:45PM
I would never in a million years be able to associate the cartoon character with this bird. Thanks for enlightening us. Look like it has lightning bolt coming out of its backside. Is that why it is so fast? Grin
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
25 Dec 2013 9:59PM
A cracking shot Sandy, I had to chuckle at Chris "Slowsong" description a "starling on steroids" You've captured some wonderful detail in this striking looking birds plumage
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
26 Dec 2013 10:41PM
Excellent image of an amazing looking bird.
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Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
28 Dec 2013 4:01PM
He's beautiful... IB

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