Lilac-Breasted Roller

© Jan Forseth

Lilac-Breasted Roller

Uploaded: February 17, 2008


This most glorious of birds was perched on a bush in the Masai Mara region of Kenya. In October, it was quite hot and I was about to head back to camp. The bird stayed and stayed, allowing me to take approximately 80 frames, my favorite of which is this one.

Taken with the Canon 500mm f/4 lens, with a 1.4X extender, at f/7.1, 1/100th second, ISO 400.

Exif: F Number: 7.1, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/100 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 500.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS-1D Mark II


Bonnie C. Lackey February 17, 2008

What gorgeous colors, Jan. Wish we had such beauty flying around here in Michigan. #856893

Inge Linden February 17, 2008

Wonderful capture of this beautiful bird,such beautiful colors. #5507198

Susana Ms Heide February 17, 2008

EXTRAORDINAY colors! Your capture is tack sharp and a treat to the senses, Jan! #5507207

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic February 17, 2008

Fantastic capture, Jan. Beautiful bird. Love the colors. #5507241

aaaaa bbbbb February 17, 2008

What a beautiful little bird. I have never seen anything like it before. Great capture and detail of the feathers. #5507301

Teri Klinger February 17, 2008

Gorgeous!! Sounds like he liked to have his photo taken!Ü Teri #5507369

Anne M. Young level-addict February 17, 2008

Super shot - great clarity, colours and pov - beautiful bird #5508292

Tamera S. Phillips February 17, 2008

Wow! Amazing clarity and color. I hope we see this one again Jan. #5508932

Tammy Espino February 17, 2008

What a georgeous bird, such great colors and capture you got, wow! #5509029

Symona R. Wood June 17, 2008

OMG...this is just stunning Jan! I love that there are so many beautiful birds through out the can never capture them all!!!! #6070488

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