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