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Starling in Iceland


Starling in Iceland
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Copyright: ronny hole (ronnyho) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 16 W: 0 N: 80] (556)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 30 D, Canon EF400mm f/5.6L USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-04-14 15:27
Viewed: 3384
Points: 2
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Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) in Iceland:

Habitat is in urban areas and on farms. Nests in buildings, nestboxes, sometimes cliffs. Nest is a rough structure of twigs, dry grass, feathers and rubbish, in a gap under eaves,walls, nestboxes, even in abandoned machinery or ships. Sometimes two broods.

First bred in Hornafjordur, SE Iceland, 1940. First bred in Reykjavik 1960, and has spread gradually. Rare elsewhere.

300 000 pairs in Iceland.

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Hello Ronny,

You have captured excellent details of colour and texture on this starling. You have also captured good light reflection in the eye, one of the most difficult aspects with this bird.
For me, the composition would be even better if you cropped a little of the negative space to the left and allowed the image to fill more of the screen.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

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