Saturday, June 5, 2010

Pink Saturday


This is the Lilac-breasted Roller (Coracias caudata), one of the beautiful birds I enjoyed photographing in southern Africa.  It may not be a perfect pink but it certainly can qualify for being close........after all, how many true pink birds can there be?  Even pink flamingos are somewhat orange!


These photos also show the brilliant blue skies enjoyed every one of the eighteen days of my safari.  I have not changed or enhanced any colors in these photos.
This particular Roller inhabits acacia country with well spaced trees, rolling bushy game lands, riverside areas and cultivated land, but they do not associate with human habitation..........so won't be found at bird feeders!
For more info on this stunning bird visit here.

 

I wasn't sure I'd be ready for Pink Saturday this week as getting organized is definitely a slow process after such an intense trip.  However I've made it and as always, wish each of you a great day.  Stop by Beverly's blog How Sweet the Sound for the list of today's participants sharing all shades of pink.

28 comments:

  1. Breathtaking, absolutely!!!! I'm going to share your Africa posts with Larry...maybe, just maybe, he'll want to go. I already want to go!

    WoW! What a beauty!

    xoxo
    Deborah

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  2. Just beautiful! Happy Pink Saturday!!

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  3. I've seen these in Kruger - they are gorgeous aren't they? I think they definitely qualify as pink:)

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  4. Happy Pink Saturday.

    How pretty are these birds (or is it just one?). I have never seen a pink bird before. He looks so cute.
    Specially the second Photo I love.

    Hugs,

    Svenja

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  5. HAPPY PINK SATURDAY
    THE LILAC-BREASTED ROLLER IS A STUNNING BIRD.
    ALL YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS ARE AWESOME.
    WHAT AN AWESOME JOURNEY YOU HAVE BEEN ON.
    THANK YOU FOR SHARING IT.
    HUGS AND BLESSINGS
    SIMPLY DEBBIE

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  6. Mary a most beautiful bird indeed!I have so enjoying touring around Africa through the eye of your camera lens!Your photos are wonderful..I dream of visiting Africa and walking ..umm..being close to elephants and photographing them in the wild.Happy PS

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  7. Happy Pink Saturday!

    I love birds and these ones are fabulous!


    ~ Gabriela ~

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  8. OH I LOVE the bird! Such a great pink post! Come by and visit. And I might just have to paint that bird somewhere! Debbie

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  9. Hi Mary,

    Just lovely. Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos.

    Cathy

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  10. I am so glad you shared these beautiful pink bird pictures today. I have not ever seen such a bird. Of course, I have or never will be in Africa either. I enjoyed visiting your blog.

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  11. What a beautiful bird....what amazing colors and what terrific pictures....
    I am glad you are home safely and had such a glorious trip!!!
    I love visiting your blog for all the unusual and beautiful sights I would not be able to see and enjoy, otherwise!!!
    Blessings and Happy Pink Saturday!
    Jil

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  12. That is such a stunning bird, Mary. What an amazing combination of colors. Truly made me gasp. You must have seen such incredible beauty while in Africa.

    xo
    Claudia

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  13. Mary,
    u have best pinks...
    I posted mine today!

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  14. Ahhh! the color is magnificent! What a beautiful bird.

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  15. Oh Mary Sweetie...
    How beautiful these birds are. Definitely pink and I can only imagine what sounds come from the beautiful beak.

    I have gone back through many of your posts and viewed your camp and so many glorious sights. The lions were so beautiful. The sunset amazing. What a true once in a lifetime experience. I can hardly wait to see more.

    Thank you sweet friend for sharing this beautiful journey with me. I have so enjoyed it. My postcard has not arrived as of yet, but I keep watching and waiting. I can hardly wait to see it. Thank you sweet Mary.

    Please give Jasmin a hug for me. I sure do miss her blogging. Maybe now that Summer is coming back she will blog a little again. Tell her she is so missed.

    Country hugs sweetie and so much love, Sherry

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  16. What a colorful, beautiful bird. I've never seen anything quite like it!

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  17. Welcome Home Mary. I look forward to reading through your travel posts and seeing all your beautiful photos! Thank you for sharing your adventure ♥ The colours of the Lilac breasted roller are spectacular!

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  18. What a beautiful bird!! What an amazing trip you had!

    Happy Pink Saturday to you!
    Warmest, Brenda

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  19. Oh, what beautiful memories and photographs you brought back!

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

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  20. Oh wow, so grand!

    Happy PS!

    Maggie @
    Do these shoes match this purse?

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  21. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing photos from your trip.

    I'm still visiting around for Pink Saturday. Have a wonderful week.

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  22. Oh my goodness, Mary. What a beautiful specimen. It just takes my breath away, and your photo is priceless.

    Happy Pink Saturday.

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  23. What an amazing bird! How woderful to get such great pictures! Thanks for sharing! I hope you had a great weekend!
    Hugs, Lisa

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  24. That is the most gorgeous bird! It is interesting to see all the different colors this bird has!
    Take Care!
    Ulrike

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  25. it's the most beautiful bird!! like the colour of these picture

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