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Common Starling

Common Starling
Photo Information
Copyright: Joydeep Sarkar (Joydeep) (38)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-03-11
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 50D, Canon 70 - 200 f2.8L IS USM, 77mm UV
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My Purple Obsession 3 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-03-17 23:59
Viewed: 3565
Points: 9
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sturnus vulgaris humii (Brooks, 1876).
Winter Visitor / Passage Migrant in North Indian Himalaya

Small 19 cms; purple gloss restricted to neck area and sometimes flanks to tail-coverts, otherwise glossed green.

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To Miss_Piggy: Common StarlingJoydeep 2 03-18 01:06
To rcrick: common starlingJoydeep 1 03-18 00:29
To mukundhn: Common StarlingJoydeep 1 03-18 00:28
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Hello Joydeep,
Common Starling looks amazing dude!! u have captured it well with a suitable background.good DOF, could have been sharper either. then what i felt was, you can have a little more space in front of the bird where its viewing actually.leaving the bird towars the left hand side which would bring it more lively.
well done,

Hi Joy,

A very warm welcome to TN, stunning shot of this Common Starling, excellent POV showing the whole body, wonderful colours, superb eye detail, really nice work, all the best,

Cheers Rick :0)

Hallo Joydeep
Welcome to Trek Nature. I am sure you will have a most pleasant and educational stay. The rich and dark colours of this Common Starling's feathers is very eye-catching. Although the focus is a bit soft at places, this is overall a lovely shot. If you come to know me with time, you would know that I am absolutely crazy about the colour purple, and therefore added your 1st posting to my theme called "My purple obsession", for the shades of purple I see in the feathers. I really like the sight of this bird. It has quite a charm.
Thanks for sharing. Best regards

This is a decent picture with respect to exposure, but it has some inherent drawbacks in terms of composition and sharpness is a bit soft. As mukund mentioned "you can have a little more space in front of the bird where its viewing actually" we call this directional space! Looks like you have a good gear, so sharpness should not be a problem unless you use manual focus/ your hands are not stable.


fantastic capture! although named "common" starling, i do not find it as a common bird in india! tfs. :)

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