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I had stopped to take some shots of the white-throated bee-eater shown on another page when this lilac-breasted roller (Coracias caudata)decided to get in on the action. He chased away the bee-eater and then clearly very aware of exactly how to pose, he positioned himself on the thorn bush, lifted one claw into a classic Victorian drawing-room stance and angled his head to look into the middle distance. He allowed me half a dozen frames before flying off, satisfied that I had captured his best side.
Photographed in Buffalo Springs, Samburu, Kenya, 13 April 2012
Canon 1DMkII with Canon 300mm f2.8 IS lens and a Canon 1.4 extender.
ISO 200 420mm f9 at 1/1000

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Living for partly in Italy, partly in Phuket and partly in other locations around the world – Hong Kong & Kenya when I can – I spend a lot of time photographing anything and everything. I particularly enjoy the challenge of capturing shots of wildlife large and small – from elephants to insects. A wider selection of my work can be seen on my website at

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  • Edyta Magdalena Pelc
    Edyta Magdalen...almost 3 years ago

    Wow what a nice shot and such a beautiful model,well done!

  • Many thanks, Edyta, and thanks too for the fav:))

    – David Clarke

  • Warren. A. Williams
    Warren. A. Wil...almost 3 years ago

    Great shot and I like the pose.

  • Many thanks, Warren

    – David Clarke

  • Tammera
    Tammeraalmost 3 years ago


  • Thanks so much, Tammera, I’m thrilled! And thanks too for the fav:))

    – David Clarke

  • Albert
    Albertalmost 3 years ago
    A very good capture……..Fave!
  • Many thanks, Albert, and thanks too for the fav!

    – David Clarke

  • Macky
    Mackyalmost 3 years ago

    Superb pose with detail to match, congrats David!!

  • Many thanks, Macky. I’ve now added the Latin name!!

    – David Clarke

  • Macky
    Mackyalmost 3 years ago

    Thanks David.

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...almost 3 years ago

    22 May 2012 – 2 images per day

  • Thank you, Kontantinos

    – David Clarke

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesalmost 3 years ago

    2012/05/22 1 Image per 24hrs
    Brilliant capture David!

  • Thanks, Maggie:))

    – David Clarke

  • Macky
    Mackyover 2 years ago

    Elegant profile, fine detail and a seamless bokeh, congrats David!!

  • Many thanks, Macky! And thanks too for the fav!

    – David Clarke

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallover 2 years ago


  • Thanks very much, Elizabeth! And thanks too for the fav!

    – David Clarke

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