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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
More Photo Info: [view]
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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To Miss_Piggy: Common StarlingJoydeep 2 03-18 01:06
To rcrick: common starlingJoydeep 1 03-18 00:29
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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,
TFS,
mukundh

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
Anna

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.

TFS

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

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