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Lilac Breasted Roller



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3 Comments | Report
Mike Blacknell
 
Mike Blacknell June 28, 2015
Beautiful capture
spacenut
 
spacenut June 28, 2015
Beautiful photo.
tmlakshmi PRO+
 
tmlakshmi May 14, 2016
cobgrats. beautiful

Behind The Lens

Location
On Safari, in the Sabi Sands game reserve. Safari is as much about the little things as it is the big five for me.
Time
It was during a morning drive, always an early start, but the light and the active animals always make it a special time.
Lighting
Clear skies and South African sun what more can you want.
Equipment
Canon 5d mk111, with a Cannon 600mm is ii F4 lens, with a monopod as it's a little heavy to hand hold for a long period.
Inspiration
The lilac breasted roller is such a beautifully coloured bird they just demand to be photgraphed, I just loved the way this shot was all about the bird.
Editing
Not a lot, just processed the raw image and cropped it a little.
In my camera bag
On safari I mainly carry my Canon 5d mk iii, with a Canon 7d just in case of disaster, Canon 70-200mm is f4 it's a great light weight lens with a nice focal range for safari, Canon 300mm is f2.8 with I usually use in the evenings, a Canon 600mm f4 is ii, a Canon 100mm f2.8 marco lens with ring flash for the bugs, finally my 16-35mm f2.8 for landscapes. A monopod and a tripod to be able to keep it steady. Really try to make sure I'm travelling light (not), but with so much to see I wouldn't want to be left short!
Feedback
The great thing about safari is you can get up close, you do however need to react quickly when you see a shot, things don't usually hang around. If the light isn't right it's usually easy to move so just ask, the rangers have always been helpful.

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