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Superb Starling

Superb Starling
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Copyright: Biswarup Satpati (Biswarup) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 243 W: 0 N: 868] (8282)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-06
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony DSC-HX400V
Exposure: f/3.7, 1/30 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Starlings [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-04-11 4:59
Viewed: 4909
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Superb Starling (Lamprotornis superbus) is a member of the starling family. It can commonly be found in North East Africa, including Ethiopia, Somalia, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania.
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Namaste Biswarup,
that's a beautiful bird, I love the colours and your shot is so sharp and wonderful.
Thanks and greetings
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2007-04-11 5:07]

Hi Biswarup,

These birds atre so exotic. I like the colors and especially the eye of this bird. Great capture!


Hello Biswarup
Really good focus, sharpness and colors. Starling looks like a a real Star. The way it's perched up and the lighting adds to its beauty.
TFS & Cheers

Quel festival de couleurs ! Magnifique.
Bonne journée.

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  • Hil Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 696 W: 13 N: 1407] (5035)
  • [2007-04-11 5:25]

Hi Biswarup

Superb capture of the Superb Starling, a very nice composition and a wonderful pose, nice feather detail and lovely bright colours.

TFS Hilary :o)

Hi Biswarup,
The bird is certainly superb in colour too. How beautiful. Thank you for taking such a lovely photo to present its glory. Beautiful.

Hi Biswarup,
Great shot. Great shrapness and neat blurry BG. Pretty colors.


Hi Biswarup,
you have captured this colour- and beautiful bird well.
The colours are amazing and the DOF is also good, the bird
standout well from the BG. But IMO is a bit soft, it could
be camera-shakings because of the SS 1/30sec.
Well done.

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  • Nilson Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 488 W: 0 N: 566] (4423)
  • [2007-04-11 11:03]

Exelente pássaro uma encantadora foto muito bem feita em todos os sentidos meus parabéns.

Did anyone ever tell you that you have shot and posted the most colourful and hence very beautiful birds on this site, Biswarup Satpati?
This Starling is one of the most beautiful birds I have ever seen in my life, sparing the Himalayan Monal found in my state of Himachal Pradesh. Do you have Monals in Berlin Zoo? Go for them, if you can. I tried to shoot one male in captivity in Shimla but it was so shy and my camera so ineffective I ended up with a few blurred pics from a distance.
Good to see your face on your revised Profile page.

Hello Biswarup,
this is a very nice picture from the Superb Starling. I like it very much. I saw this bird in the Birdspark Heiligenkirchen. - Very nice colours and DOF. Good bg and very nice composition. Thank you for posting.

Hello Biswarup , superb starling , superb colors , good photo , TFS.

Hi Biswarup,

I really like this image. You have captured the starling really well. The exposure was spot-on, really good. I like the pose and the composition. Well done.


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