African Lilac Breasted Roller
is my pastel subject this week.
When I first sighted the Roller it was just another bird
against a hot sunny South African sky.
did not allow my eyes to see the colours.
It was not until I arrived home and saw the photos
on my computer that I appreciated its colours.
Although at nearly ground level and only 30-40 metres away,
the colours of this Roller were much easier to see
when sighted in Botswana’s Okavango Delta region
the following year.