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Female European Starling

Female 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: 2009-06-02
Categories: Birds
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC H50
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/160 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-07-24 19:39
Viewed: 1701
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I always see a lot less females than I do males. They blend in with the many blackbirds here. You very seldom see them where they are not head down in the grass for food.


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-07-24 20:21]

Hello Trevor,
I have seen male European Starlings quite a few times here on TN, but never the females. Thank you for posting an outstanding image of this overlooked, but still beautiful bird. Wonderful detail and great eye contact.

Hello Trevor,
照的很清楚 鳥非常可愛 羽毛整齊有條文
光線柔和 眼神迷人 構圖美麗

Hello Trevor

excellent photo of this female European Starling
with a fine POV obtaining its beautiful eye-contact,
excellent focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-07-25 15:57]

Hi Trevor,very nice pose and the best quality of details and colors for this female,beautiful choice of point of view and nice scenery too.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Brown starlings are not (necessarily) females - this is the plumage of the recently fledged young birds of both sexes for just the first few weeks of their lives. Once these young birds have moulted, males and females are very similar - the females typically have less spots than the males.
Regards, Nigel.

Ciao Trevor, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, fine details, splendid sharpness and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

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