Lilac Breasted Rollers are a favorite photo subject for visitors to East Africa, but I was looking for a less familiar image. I found what I was looking for in the Ruaha National Park, Tanzania in early November. We watched as the male roller landed with his impressive trophy and waited for his hopefully appreciative mate to join. Moments later, she did, and the tasty centipede was handed off. What made it especially cool was the date, November 4, which happens to be the date of our own wedding anniversary. The running joke between my wife and I is now whether she would like another centipede, or something new for her next anniversary.
I took the image with a Canon EOS 7D Mark II, with a Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II USM les. The exposure settings were 1/500, f/8, ISO 100, focal length 400 mm, handheld.
A very nice shot
Thanks! The fact that it was taken on our wedding anniversary makes it special for my wife and I as well. :-)