Stately - Lilac-Breasted Roller - Tanzania

Stately Lilac-Breasted Roller, Tanzania. This image is brightened.

Stately Lilac-Breasted Roller, Tanzania. This image is brightened.
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CaldasPhotography July 28, 2016
Awesome Shot!! Keep going!! Best of luck!! :)
michaelbecker August 28, 2016
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michaelbecker August 28, 2016
Great shot ....

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Behind The Lens

The photograph of this Lilac-breasted Roller was taken in Tanzania during a safari.
The photograph was taken Mid-morning 2-7-2013. We were moving from one location to another when I spotted the "roller" perched at the top of this young tree. The bird looked elegant. I made adjustments to the brightness and contrast and color temperature to brighten the color and detail.
The image was taken with available light.
I used a Canon EOS 50D, f/11, 1/1000sec, ISO- 500 with a focal length of 135mm, lens hood, no tripod.
Before the trip to Tanzania I thought about the specific themes I would be looking for as I selected scenes to photograph. Of course, I wanted to photograph the animals living in Tanzania. In particular, I wanted to capture the physical enormity of the Serengeti as well as the feeling for the land and inhabitants, human, plant and animal. My primary themes ended up illustrating the situations of people, plants, animals, birds and the landscape. Birds were important for capturing the beautiful colors and the spirit of Tanzania.
Most of my processing for images include brightening, contrast, color temperature adjustments and clarifying with a high pass filter setting.
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I carry binocular, compass, batteries, cables, charger, camera user manual and a tripod while photographing.
Knowing how to adjust your equipment for the changing photography situations is important. The lighting changes quickly for many reasons. Move yourself so you get the "camera position" you want for capturing the moment while respecting the people and traditions of the land you are visiting. Watch your footing. Above all, enjoy your journey and exposure to new visual delights. Tell your visual story as you see it happening.

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