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 Post subject: Jan van Wyk Lilac-breasted Roller and the Grasshopper Jul'12
Unread postPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:47 pm 
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Award: Sighting of the Year - Birds (2012)
We visited Kruger and had wonderful sightings (big five) but want to share a series of images of the Roller eating his lunch.

The Lilac-breasted Roller is a resident and with his beautiful colours create the perfect image in Winter.

We love to take the gravel roads away from the traffic and found the Roller with his Grasshopper.

The sad story is that the light was on the wrong side for that winning shot but, with a little bit of luck my timing was perfect with the Grasshopper in the air. He then flew to the road and pose for a few more images.

Hope you enjoy the images

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Add a few images from another roller on the same road to show the beautiful colours

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 Post subject: Re: Lilac-breasted Roller and the Grasshopper
Unread postPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:37 pm 
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Tx for the comments and views

Few more

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 Post subject: Re: Lilac-breasted Roller and the Grasshopper
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Tx for the comments

View portraits to show the beautiful colours of the Roller....

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 Post subject: Re: Lilac-breasted Roller and the Grasshopper
Unread postPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2012 8:02 pm 
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Thank you Frans and every that look and also enjoyed our wonderful sighting:D

Be sure we will again stop at the next Roller and just may be I will capture my dream shot :)

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