Friday, 13 August 2010

Indian Roller

I am a bit under the weather. And it may be because of friggatriskaidekaphobia! So I will be quick. While guiding Dr. Gil Ewing from Calif., USA, last April, I photographed this Indian Roller at the Bundala National Park. I have not cropped this image. Which means this was my original composition. We were able to get really close to this birds from our safari jeep. After we were done, we left it where it was, and drove on to find a similarly obliging Grey-headed Fish Eagle. That will have to wait for another post.

I am looking forward for the cricket. I hope the Kiwis will get friggatriskaidekaphobia and lose the match to Sri Lanka.

Edit: Malinga, Mathews set up comfortable win [for Sri Lanka].


Kirigalpoththa said...

I think Kiwis already got friggatriskaidekaphobia from Malinga!

Me-shak said...

Lovely. Truly amazing it let ya'll get so close to it. Ha ha @ K. Hope the boys play well. Looking forward to see the Grey headed fish eagle.


Amila Kanchana said...

That's a completely new bird to me,and a beautiful one at that!

Amila Suwa said...

Hi K,
Kiwis went down because of friggatriskaidekaphobia!
Yippy yippy yay!

Hi Shak,
It's all to do with technique...;)

Hi Amila,
Look out for it in roadsides when you are travelling to dry zone, where it is commoner.

Sunita Mohan said...

Stunning colours, Amila!
Looks like your hex is working, isn't it, Amila? SL seems to be playing really well unlike some other cricket team which shall remain unnamed.

Amila Suwa said...

Seems to be so. :)
Haha...that team should do well in the games to follow. Our Asia cup memories are still fresh.

Thanks Sunita!

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silent moments said...

Great blog, very informative.
I have captured a few birds of unknown identity and maybe you can help out :)

Amila Suwa said...

Hello Bearer of Light and Silent Moments,

Thank you, and good to hear from you.
BoL: I did; I wish you all the best!

SM, I will help. My e-mail is: gallicissa AT gmail DOT com.

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