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Lamprotornis superbus & shadow

Lamprotornis superbus & shadow
Photo Information
Copyright: Maciej Tecza (miszka) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 12] (131)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-12-07
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/500 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-20 8:59
Viewed: 4564
Points: 8
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From Wikipedia:

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Aves
Order: Passeriformes
Family: Sturnidae
Genus: Lamprotornis
Species: L. superbus
Binomial name
Lamprotornis superbus

"The Superb Starling (Lamprotornis superbus) is a member of the starling family of birds. It can commonly be found in East Africa, including Ethiopia, Somalia, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania.
his species is 18 to 19 cm (7—7.5 inches) long. Adults have black heads and iridescent blue-to-green back, upper breast, wings, and tail. The belly is red-orange, separated from the blue breast by a white bar. The undertail coverts and the wing linings are white. Juveniles have duller plumage with no more than a suggestion of the white breast band. Their irises are brown, later grayish white, eventually the adult's cream-color."

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How nice colors of feathers have this bird!
Good capture.Well done.
Best regards and greetings.Alin.

Hi Maciej,
Overall the photo has a pleasant look but the bird`s shadow makes all the money. The sharpness is good, without being exceptional and the colors look realistic to me. I also appreciate the informative note.
Thank you,

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2010-01-20 12:04]

Witaj Maciej,
Co ptaszek kolorowe i piękne!
Doskonałe nagrywanie i odtwarzanie, moje gratulacje.
Wspaniały wieczˇr,

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2010-01-20 18:56]

Great job of capturing the colors and the iridescence on this starling's plumage.
Very sharp details too.
TFS. : )

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