Lilac Breasted Roller, by Claudio Bacinello

The Lilac Breasted Roller is the national bird of Botswana. This image was captured while on safari there. I was traveling on a boat along the Chobe River when I saw several of these beautifully coloured birds chasing away a much larger eagle which was trying to get at the smaller bird’s nest. After successfully defending the nest, this one bird dettled to rest and I was able to capture a few images of which this is my favourite.

Lilac Breasted Roller, by Claudio Bacinello

Nikon D2Xs with 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 | Exposure 1/500sec @ f/11 | ISO 400 | Focal Length 400mm
Lilac Breasted Roller, by Claudio Bacinello

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | November 19
Award Score: 67 (Value 13, Clarity 13, Composition 17, Style 12, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Wildlife Photography
Photograph Location: Chobe River, Botswana

Photographer: Claudio Bacinello (Thornhill, Canada) Registered
Born in Italy, Claudio now lives in Thornhill, Canada where he exercises his passion for photography. Over a career spanning three decades Claudio has delved into a number of photographic disciplines including: weddings, portraits, product, corporate and stock. His current focus is on travel, wildlife, nature and adding to his extensive stock library. He continues to travel the world in search of subjects and stories with a particular affection for Africa and South America. His work has been published globally and, in addition, is available as fine art images for private and corporate décor.

Website: http://photographicvisions.ca/
Gallery: http://claudio-bacinello.artistwebsites.com/
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