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He's looking at you, kid

He's looking at you, kid
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Copyright: Dinkar Singh (dinkar) Silver Star Critiquer [C: 19 W: 0 N: 8] (109)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-09-10
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 350D / Digital Rebel XT, Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM
Exposure: f/4, 1/30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-09-14 16:50
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 4
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A strikingly beautiful golden-breasted starling at the Lincoln Park Zoo. Due to the thick vegetation in the bird-house I couldn't get a clean shot, hence the leaves in the foreground. However I was quite happy with the outcome considering the shot was handheld in poor light conditions. Zoom set at ~ 120mm, shutter speed ~ 1/30s. Shot wide open w/iso set at 800.

Named for its striking coloration, the golden-breasted starling has metallic blue wings, a yellow breast and belly, a violet throat and a vibrant green head.

Range: Northeastern Africa

The golden-breasted starling’s diet is composed almost entirely of insects. Adult birds catch insects in flight and dig up termite mounds to find prey.

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Hi Dinkar, Stunning shot with good separation between F/g and B/g, excellent eye contact and beautiful colors, nicely captured, (excellent notes too ) tfs Cheers Rick

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  • tiklod Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 290 W: 74 N: 875] (3397)
  • [2007-09-14 19:13]

Hi Dinkar,
Great photo. I like this bird is looking at the viewer. The focus is excellent. Colours are very beautiful.


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