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Ok, take the photo and get out from here! by woxys Ok, take the photo and get out from here! by woxys
European roller from Zoo Prague!

I had a nice moment with them last time. I really dreamed about shooting this amazing bird in the walk-through aviary with mixed bird species in Zoo Prague. But as the habitat is really natural and full of trees and bushes, you hardly get to see them. And taking photos? Just a tiny chance. And if you finally take a photo, they are TOO far from you OR they have unnatural background behind them. One day I was hopelessly waiting for any chance to shoot them. One of few good spots, where you could get nice green background, was a stone lying in the grass. But both rollers kept flying around and they really did not like my presence in the exhibit. They were nervous and obviously annoyed.
So finally I gave up.
I knelt down to take some photo of other bird species on the stone.
But then a miracle happened.
A roller sat directly on the stone, looking at me!
I was shocked, but started shooting like crazy!
The roller gave me several seconds and few poses.
Then it shrieked very loudly and flew away. It was totally like "Ok, you have your photos already, so now get the fuck away!"
So I said "thank you" and got the fuck away :giggle:
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:iconflippytiger:
flippytiger Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Very pretty! Heart 
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O-Gosh Featured By Owner 4 days ago
fantastic
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Ameban Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional General Artist
In Spain, these are called "carraca", which also is some kind of accident ship and a... ratchet. You can figure out why this bird has such name. ;)
Carracas are so beautiful and colorful, and this shot makes a great proof of that. 
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BrandonH9895 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I dont think I have ever seen a bird like that before! It is absolutely adorable! I am glad you had such a powerful experience with that bird. (Sometimes if I am taking a picture (Sorry dont post those on here) I would start getting shakey really bad if something was happening that I had to get a shot on. The fact you kept your cool and got such a still clean shot, is absolutely amazing. Keep up your awesome work.

(*Also, I was listening to ambient soft music when I saw this, and my mouth dropped. Truly this is a stunning piece.)
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woxys Featured By Owner 5 days ago
try to google other roller species - those birds are FABULOUS!!!!

Haha, believe me, I shake a LOT - but when you snap 2-3 000 photos during a SINGLE zoo visit, you usually get something sharp! :D
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BrandonH9895 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Those are really colorful! I love how florecent some of these birds become. We have this odd bird called the great tailed grackle that we have down here, and its a bird that is SUPER shiny and florecent, but its more purple. I personally like the brighter blues. 

I have never been in a zoo before, so yeah. Anyway, super lucky and nice shot. I especially love how you get the focus forward. 
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IggyHazard Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As flashy as they are (especially the males since females were the "camo"), you'd think birbs would like having their pictures taken. Wink/Razz
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Ra00735 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Owo beautiful colors !
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GLO-HE Featured By Owner 5 days ago
very nice picture really great!!!
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DebasishPhotos Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome.
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GrimDark42 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New Deviant
Noice
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delaverano Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
No... to je opravdu hrdá póza! Clap  Super fotka!
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Airalyn-Nishimura Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Beautiful bird! The shot looks so natural, What species of Bird is it?
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner 5 days ago
as the description says, it is European roller, incredibly beautiful bird. In the past they bred also in my country, but not anymore :(
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Looking4Work Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Wow! Magnificent picture! The detail is fantastic.

I think he decided to pose when he saw you were going to take a picture of some other bird. A little bit of feathered jealousy.
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woxys Featured By Owner 5 days ago
that did not come to my mind! :laughing:

thank you :D
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ZacharyNoLife Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
pretty   b   i   r    b
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wingwolfly Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Nice little birdy!
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EnderCorePL Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Birb! :3
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:iconyoucandoa:
YoucandoA Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Beauty 
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:iconnightfuryterritory:
NightFuryTerritory Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
blue avian XD kewl
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RioFluttershy Featured By Owner 5 days ago
XD
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TheChocoChicken2304 Featured By Owner 5 days ago
IT'S TOO CUTE AAAAAAAA
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:iconbubul1986:
bubul1986 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
wow
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ANIMALGIRL1869 Featured By Owner 6 days ago
oh he so pretty
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DarkstripeShadowpaw Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Fantastic bird! At least he met you halfway.
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rosiecrafts Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant
Beautiful photo!
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supernat21 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant
Your giving everyone the bird lol I love it ceep up the good work
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FairyStoryteller Featured By Owner 6 days ago
I think you understood him right :giggle: but it was worth it! What a beauty!
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner 6 days ago
but you should hear that SOUND the bird made! It was so naughty! :D there is no space for a different interpreation, they simply wanted me to leave! :D
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FairyStoryteller Featured By Owner 5 days ago
I can relate :giggle: long time ago I treated myself with a day at the zoo in Rome. I am the worst at taking photos, but I enjoyed it all the same. I was trying to get a good shot of a crocodile... after repeated attempts, when I looked again in my camera, the one who seemed to have been asleep all the time was looking straight at me. And that eye said "stop pestering me or you are my supper" loud and clear XD
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner 5 days ago
:rofl: animals can be pretty obvious :D
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:iconfairystoryteller:
FairyStoryteller Featured By Owner 5 days ago
they can hehe
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Horseturtle Featured By Owner 6 days ago
BURD! :P
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Cyklopi Featured By Owner 6 days ago
beautifully colorful bird and beautiful photo! 😊
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DarknessDragonKC Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This bird is FABULOUS 😂😂
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:iconwoxys:
woxys Featured By Owner 6 days ago
it is! :aww:
and other species of rollers are even more amazing!
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4chocolatemew Featured By Owner Edited 6 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
So cool! It's beautiful!
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