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Tristram's Starling

Tristram's Starling
Photo Information
Copyright: Lili Segal (lilisegal) Silver Note Writer [C: 0 W: 0 N: 10] (80)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-01-04
Categories: Birds
Camera: Olympus C4000Z
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): wildlife of israel2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-01-07 18:45
Viewed: 6655
Points: 6
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
One of the most typical birds of the region is Tristram's grackle, a starling which can be seen throughout the Dead Sea area, whizzing past in a flash of scarlet and black or perched in trees and rocks. If you're walking in the middle of the desert and suddenly hear someone wolf whistling at you then there are probably grackles in the vicinity.

Tristram's Grackle or Starling is characterized by its strident voice, black feathers, orange-spotted wing tips and black tail.

This bird is called after Tristram, Henry Baker 1822-1906, Fellow of the Royal Society.

Henry Baker Tristram was a well-known British theologian, archaeologist, naturalist, researcher and traveler.

His book 'In The Land of Israel: A Journal of Travels in Palestine', describes his journey to this region, including the Dead Sea area, in 1863.

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Nice Tristram, Lili.
A little too light to my eyes.
I dared a WS.
A good post: picture and note.

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  • willie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1023 W: 61 N: 648] (2083)
  • [2005-01-08 13:13]

I know this bird Lili. We also get them here in South Africa. They are called Red-winged Starling here. I have four shots of them but must admit that I screwed up with the exposure and wouldn't dare to post them. Well done

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  • japie Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1814 W: 100 N: 1904] (5187)
  • [2005-01-09 2:57]

Nice shot Lili. The composition is good but the exposure is a bit bright. Setting your levels should solve that - Cantact me if you dont know how to do it in PS. I like your note as well.

Well done and thanks for posting

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