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Superb Starling


Superb Starling
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Copyright: Eleanor Blair (Eleanor) Silver Note Writer [C: 1 W: 0 N: 16] (111)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-05
Categories: Birds
Camera: Olympus C-740 UZ, Fuji XD-card 512 MB
Exposure: f/3.7, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2005-08-05 20:43
Viewed: 4419
Points: 3
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These birds have amazing iredescent colors which are a challenge to capture. Focusing with a digital camera is an entirely accidental event, too. But here you are; a lucky shot of a beautiful bird, sitting on the branch of an acacia tree. In spite of the thorns, giraffes love to graze on the tops of these trees.

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  • manyee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3089 W: 230 N: 6774] (23770)
  • [2005-08-05 20:47]

Superb indeed, Eleanor. I have recently had the opportunity to photograph one of these birds in an aviary, but yours is all the more thrilling because it was captured in the wild. A very beautiful starling in its own environment. Bravo, and thanks for sharing. : )

Hi Eleanor,
Like you, I have photographed these common bu amazingly coloured starlings in Kenya. Your image is a bit odd: is it scanned from a print? Its fuzzy and a bit washed out. Nice picture to show the bird, but technically somewhat lacking.

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