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같 Lamprotornis superbus 같

같 Lamprotornis superbus 같
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Copyright: Andrea Piazza (elefantino) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1123 W: 115 N: 2184] (14406)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06-24
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 1D MkII N, Canon EF 400mm f4 DO L IS
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-19 4:47
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Superb Starling
Storno superbo
(Lamprotornis superbus)

Kenya: Widespread and very common throughout Kenya except for the coastal strip south of Malindi and the humid areas of the West.

A very common bird, the only way to avoid seeing it in Kenya is to keep your eyes permanently closed. In suitable areas it's quite often seen in company with the less common Hildebrandt's Starling. It's quite easy to miss the Hildebrandt's because of the considerable similarity between the two birds. The Superb Starling differs from Hildebrandt's in having white, not red, eyes and a white breast-band. The colour and markings can be, or seem to be, quite variable. In some lights the entire head, back and wings can seem to be a glossy blue with no markings at all.

uno degli uccelli pi diffusi (se non il pi diffuso) in Kenya.
Lo trovavamo ovunque nelle foreste come nei giardini di citt.

Andrea P. 2007

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Hello Andrea,
This is a fluffy colorful little one! I like its pose, beautiful details and composition. This plain BG is perfect. We don't have such colorful starlings here... Thanks,

Hi Andrea.
Taken beautifully against the out of focus background, really makes him stand out. Love the ruffled feathers, shows good deatil and the exposure and colours are wonderful.


superbo :-)

purtroppo il 25 abbiamo gi un altro impegno e non possiamo venire alla pizza.grazie dell'invito comunque.
a presto

Hi Andrea,
uaoooooooo!!! Cute little bird, an African Sparrow. Beautiful color, outstanding exposure, great POV, etc. Stands out well against the BG, Nicely done.


Hi Andrea,
Wht an amazingly coloured bird.
Good pose and rendition. Sharp and good background. I personally would have cropped more off the right side but thats me.
Best wishes,

What a beautiful colorful bird image you are showing again today Andrea and whot a lovely pose of this bird turning the head 180 degrees.
Superb composition, DOF and exposure and the way the bird does stand out against the very pleasing soft color tones in the background is great.
A real joy to look at.
Thanks for sharing and the excellent note.
Best wishes,

excellent focus, very nice 'Superb Starling'
pure BG, good composition

hello andrea,
nice capture, you got a very nice pse here, well composed shot, beautiful colours, nice pov, liked the dof too,
tfs & regards

Molto bello il soggetto e cos pure la foto. Forse un pelo di sharp in pi non avrebbe fatto male... (ma forse solo un'impressione mia).

Ciao e grazie, Emanuele

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2007-08-20 2:16]

Hello Andrea,
I've seen this birds for many times, but not in this pose. Very original. Great colours, sharpness, DOF and composition. Beautiful BG.

incredibile. la dewscrizione ti riesce + particolareggiata in english che in italiano.

mi pare il classico soggetto dove con pi sharp si fa poco...cmq gi bella cosi

Hi Andrea,
Great background,
Beautiful colors,
Very nice pose,

Ciao Andrea, complimenti per tutta la tua bella serie di foto dall'africa, magnifico reportage, tra tutte mi ha colpito questo piccolo uccellino dallo splendido piumaggio, foto tecnicamente ineccepibile, come al solito, bravissimo, ciao Silvio

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