Contrast occurs between the bright colors of the bird and the neutral background colors. It also occurs between the focus on the bird and the blur of the background. Lilac Breasted Roller in flight (by Joseph Mak on
Indian Roller: When in flight, the most glorious of all blue feathers - the bright-blue, turquoise and indigo are all visible in their full majesty. The bird is best known for the aerobatic displays of the male during the breeding season.
We see Mountain Bluebirds on our place in New Mexico. THey are breath taking flashes of turquoise as they glide through the clean mountain air. Baby Mountain Bluebird -- A little bird who is a Fluff-ball of Turquoise and the Idaho State Bird