Waiting at least 10 minutes for this bird to take off was fun! Which direction would it fly? Being 100% ready every second is the key to success here, as this bird is very fast!
The Lilac breasted roller hunts from low positions, so it can see bug fly overhead against the sky. It will dart off the perch, race into the sky, and capture the prey!
One of my top favourites, as this bird has wonderful colours.
My next tour to Africa - pls click!
Lilac Breasted Roller
RJB Tanzania, Africa Tours
1/1600s f/4.0 at 400.0mm iso200