High Roller?  

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Uploaded: 06/08/09 1:43 AM GMT
High Roller?
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I didn't have time at the Zoo to read all the info about the birds, but I think this is some kind of Roller, common in Africa. It's a pretty bird, whatever it is. Thanks for the comments and views.


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06/08/09 1:46 AM GMT
Yes, It's a gorgeous bird,such beautiful colors. Nice capture of this special bird.
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06/08/09 1:55 AM GMT
Here is what the
Encyclopædia Britannica says The Roller Bird is any of about 12 species of Old World birds constituting the family Coraciidae (order Coraciiformes), named for the dives and somersaults they perform during the display flights in courtship. The family is sometimes considered to include the ground rollers and cuckoo rollers. Rollers inhabit warm regions from Europe and Africa to Australia.
Hope this helps,
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06/08/09 2:04 AM GMT
Cute little bird but without any rollers. Is it a matter for Mr Poirot-bis [myself] to investigate or your Columbo's, Monk's etc will handle the theft case by themselves ?
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With all my love and respect, Marzena
06/08/09 2:09 AM GMT
Your most gorgeous capture Jim! The bird is just beautiful with its pretty colors. Superb clarity and wonderful details! It really is outstanding!
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Love and live.
06/08/09 2:09 AM GMT
It's a beautiful and unusual bird! Love that tail and the bright blue chest! Great capture by you Jimbob! Your clarity,detail and colors are superb! :)Ami
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06/08/09 2:16 AM GMT
A great shot of the colourful roller Jimbob. I checked my bird book and that's one of the rollers they didn't have any info on. Maybe it's a Holy Roller. Next time bring yer readin' glasses so you can read the sign. Great post, Saved

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06/08/09 2:17 AM GMT
He's a pretty little bird, lovely colors! Excellent focus and clarity Jim, so well done :D
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06/08/09 2:18 AM GMT
Gorgeous Jim. Faved and Saved!
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06/08/09 2:23 AM GMT
Great work and a great capture too, I love the colors of this very cute bird. I think I need to go to the zoo....
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06/08/09 2:26 AM GMT
Such a gorgeous capture of this roller which every kind it is Jimbob. Superb clarity and detail & he really is a very beautiful bird.
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06/08/09 2:32 AM GMT
What a beautiful bird he/she is and your capture here is stunning. Love it Jim and faved! You have a real winning image here in my book. Love it! =^..^= sandi ♪
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06/08/09 2:35 AM GMT
Beautiful bird photo,Jim,the colors are very good,the clarity is very good also.
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06/08/09 2:39 AM GMT
Great looking bird JimboB, his colors are real cool ... I love the blured affect behind the bird. Great catch.
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06/08/09 3:00 AM GMT
Oh my gosh Jimbob, what a fine capture. This is absolutly wonderful.
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06/08/09 3:06 AM GMT
Magnificent post JimboB. You sure have a large following. I wasn't sure I would ever reach the end of the line. The colors and clarity are perfect. Maybe it is a lost Bay City Roller.


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06/08/09 3:11 AM GMT
Superb work here Jim. Really outstanding. I hope I get this one in the VB.

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06/08/09 3:14 AM GMT
Spectacular capture Jim. the colors on this bird are just stunning. Your talents really show through on this post. 10 in my book all day long.
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06/08/09 3:21 AM GMT
That's a knockout, Jimbob! That 40D is at your command now! Very beautiful shot!
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06/08/09 3:59 AM GMT
Now that is one I have not seen before!! And your right it is one very pretty birdie. Well composed, good colour and details. Well done. Lyn.
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06/08/09 4:16 AM GMT
Very Beautiful bird you captured Jim!
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06/08/09 5:45 AM GMT
Fantastic shot of this beautiful bird!!! Another one saved, thank you.

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06/08/09 7:45 AM GMT
Very very nice, Jimbob, the colours are gorgeous and the clarity excellent.
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06/08/09 7:49 AM GMT
All you need to flies and it cr@ps on yer!..

One of my favorites from you pal...great composition and well captured!.
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06/08/09 10:13 AM GMT
Jimbob, thought it was a FBB (Flying Backwards Bird), LOL!!
I was just kidding. I'm very serious now by saying that's a very good image. The chosen background is intensifying its wonderful tones.
Regards, Cornelius.
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06/08/09 11:33 AM GMT
Very nice photo Jimbob.
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06/08/09 1:15 PM GMT
This is outstanding, way to go. A 10 in my book.
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06/08/09 2:06 PM GMT
What a beautiful bird JimBob. You've captured him very well.
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06/08/09 6:52 PM GMT
Good sharpness and clarity in this image. The bird's colors are beautiful. Well done Jim.
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06/09/09 2:29 PM GMT
He is a stunner! Love the pose you captured, the colors on the bird and background are exquisite. You made me do research! It must be this one. Saved!
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06/10/09 3:20 AM GMT
I saw this one on and faved immediatly...great capture!!!
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06/10/09 10:23 AM GMT
A gorgeous looking bird and your capture of it is great. The clarity, colors, composition and details are very good. Great work!
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06/10/09 10:24 AM GMT
Great post Jimbob.. what a beauty this bird is! Mich
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06/10/09 11:13 PM GMT
What a beautiful bird. Love those blue feathers. Good job placing the catchlight in it's eye.
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06/12/09 2:40 AM GMT
Can't believe this is only an 88!

Whoever gave this image less than a 10 come forward and explain please.

As George Forman once said after losing a fight Jim. "I GoT RobbeD"!, and so did you.

S&F to my Best of Folder...Thanks for sharing Buddy!


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This Image GRABBED my EYE. That's Why I Stopped By. Thanks For Sharing ! Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience
06/14/09 6:01 AM GMT
EXCELLENT! wow! what a terrific bird pic.
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06/15/09 4:06 PM GMT
Fabulous shot.
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06/16/09 9:51 PM GMT
Wow, this is lovely Jim. Fav'd and thanks for sharing!
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06/16/09 11:44 PM GMT
It's very pretty Jim and you've caught it with great focus and detail.
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06/17/09 12:27 AM GMT
beautiful capture! the colours and focus are marvelous!
Thanks for sharing!
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07/14/09 6:59 AM GMT
Absolutely gorgeous. So clean and bright!!! Fantastic picture!!!!!
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08/01/09 1:58 PM GMT
I first saw this photo in EJ's collage of your works and had to come looking for a closer view! I love the colours in this beautiful bird, and the details and dof you achieved are indeed excellent! I also love the warm colours in the background! Thank you for sharing your talents :) It now graces my DT!
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01/12/15 8:14 PM GMT
Rufous-crowned Roller Jim..And a good one...R.
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