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European Starling

European Starling
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Copyright: Trevor McLeod (rapidshot) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 419] (2844)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-13
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-H5
Exposure: f/3.7, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-02-04 17:27
Viewed: 1759
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This guy was well hidden.

All of the 200 million European Starlings found in North America today are descendants of approximately 100 birds released in New York City's Central Park in the early 1890s by an industrialist who wanted to establish, in the U.S., all birds mentioned in the works of Shakespeare.
They compete aggressively for nesting sites and may evict the occupants of desired holes, including the woodpeckers that excavated them.
An individual bird can mimic up to 20 species, including Eastern Wood Pewee, Killdeer, and Meadowlark songs.
A group of starlings has many collective nouns, including a "constellation", "filth", "murmuration", "scourge", and "vulgarity" of starlings.


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Hello Trevor

Very good photo of the European Starling shot in
difficult conditions, superbly focused, TFS


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-02-04 19:11]

Hello Neighbor,
Even though the lighting is a little dark you can clearly see the beautiful speckled markings on the Starlings breast.
I still remember the first time I viewed a close-up of one of these birds, I was amazed at the array of iridescent colors they have in their plumages.

這照法很特殊 也很有創意
樹藤裡的黑 逆光看到這鳥
照的很美感 構圖也很漂亮

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-02-05 3:01]

Hi Trevor,
Camouflaged bird ..
Herd bird, alone. Difficult shooting conditions is not clear iridescent feathers.
Best wishes,

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2013-02-06 1:51]

Hello Trevor
never seen the European starling yet. Though hideen the features are stil could be seen and the spotted plumage is clear.
Excellent capture in natural environment.


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