Whos keeping an eye on me....

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Lilac Breasted Roller

Only a few words to accompany this post, only to say that this bird is jaw dropingly beautiful.

Seen on all seven days whilst in Kruger Park.

 

 

 

38 comments:

Andrew Fulton said...

It's a stunning little bird to see Dave... superb images.

Cath.H.C Photography said...

Bonjour,
Je découvre ton blog, j'aime beaucoup ton travail. Des aventures et de très belles photos d'une beauté incroyable !
Je suis artiste peintre, photographe amateur; je me suis inscrite pour suivre tes publications!
Je t'invite à me rendre visite sur mes blogs, merci beaucoup et bonne soirée! Cath

Amanda said...

what a stunner!!

Lady Lilith BloodCrave said...

I agree with the jaw dropping beautiful. The colors are so breathtaking.

EG CameraGirl said...

WOW! It's so colourful!

TexWisGirl said...

oh my word!!! looks like a fluorescent patch quilt! :)

Stuart Price said...

#1 would make a beautiful painting, indeed when I opened yoyr blog I assumed it was a painting!

genie said...

Dave...This bird needs no words...I agree. It’s beauty tells it all. What a marvelous specimen. Your captures have brought it to life for me today. genie

Nancy J said...

Hi Dave, I hopped to you from Brian King's blog comments. This is stunning, the first one shows feathers in close detail, and the last, lovely as it perches at the very end of the branch. Thanks for sharing. Greetings from Jean, New Zealand.

Dave said...

Thank you everyone, kind comments indeed and very much appreciated
Dave

Carletta said...

That first shot is wonderful! He certainly is a rainbow of color.
I think seeing this would make my day regardless of what else I saw.
Wonderful shots Dave!

Richard Pegler said...

You'd have difficulty dreaming up such a fabulous plumage as this. It's absolutely stunning, and beautifully captured too, Dave!

Christian Weiß said...

Great photos and a stunning bird.

mick said...

Great photos of an very beautiful bird.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

How masterful and beautiful these are Dave!
I just sent you an e-mail about my post,

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Dave Absolutely stunning. I would love to see that bird.

Gunilla Bäck said...

It's a stunning bird! The colours are incredible.

Phil Slade said...

I can't argue with that sentiment Dave. I think my card would have been full up too. Great pictures.

Nora at Island Rambles said...

wonderful pixs love the colors....lovely!!!thanks for your comments on my blog

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Oh be still my heart!!!! Wow...this is a stunner!!!

And seriously, I can see the lashes in your header image.

eileeninmd said...

Gorgeous bird, it is so colorful! Great shot!

Betty Luckhurst said...

Wow! He looks like a painting from someone's imagination!

Arija said...

Like Jakob's technicolour coat, an incredible colour combination! Wonderful shots of this little stunner.

Wally Jones said...

Well, Dave, you certainly found the most photogenic bird in the region! I would have so busy staring, I'm quite sure I'd have forgotten to trip the shutter.

Andrea said...

I look at this and I understand why my chosen path to God is through nature ... there are no words to describe this kind of beauty ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

Steve Borichevsky said...

Yes, the photos speak for themselves. Stunning.

Karen said...

This has to be the most gorgeous bird I have ever seen. Your photos are stunningly beautiful Dave. How lucky you are to have seen this bird!

Brian King said...

What a gorgeous bird! It looks like it was painted by an artist.

Carole M. said...

OH! I agree and had never seen it before; what a buzz to see it so often and to pickup these beautiful photographs Dave

JM said...

Incredible! What a gorgeous bird and photos too. Great job, Dave.

Pat said...

A patchwork of rainbow colors!

Small City Scenes said...

Wow! What a beauty. MB

Stewart M said...

That really is a remarkable bird! I saw European Roller in Oman - my head nearly exploded, but no pictures!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Gail Dixon said...

Lucky you!! Stunning photos.

Rose said...

Breathtaking is a word that comes to mind!

Larry said...

Unbelievably gorgeous!!

Tammy said...

OMG....incredible!!!

Kerri Farley said...

Oh how I would LOVE to see one of these ..... stunning captures!