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Restless Lodger

Restless Lodger
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Copyright: Alexei Alyokhin (Alex99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-05-14
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D700, AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II, Nikon TC20EIII, Hoya PRO1 DMC UV(0) 77 mm
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-05-16 1:24
Viewed: 3808
Points: 48
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Unlike the starling, which was presented in previous post, this one settled under the roof of my countryside house (with its friend). They are really restless lodgers and create big disorder, littering at the house. But their constant hubbub does not disturb me at all.

They have settled in our house firstly. Usually our roof attracted sparrows and wagtails only. Now my wife and me allowed them to share our house. Let's look what will be.

One advantage is clear – I can watch and picture them in action. I hope I will manage to picture a starling in flight in the nearest future. However, they also can watch me and my activities.

Shooting distance is about 7-9 m. It is not so close but it is not so far.

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Ciao Alexei. Stunning details and sharp against the blue sky like BG. Interesting low pov. Great DOF.


Good morning Alexei neighbour today
Great capture my Friend.Wonderful pose and composition,great sharpness and beautiful colours and contrast.Congrats!
Thank You
Have a good day!
Best regards

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2012-05-16 5:07]

Privet Aleksey,
Such pose is very funny. You have very good reflex or lucky case.
Best regards, Pawel

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 338 W: 25 N: 754] (3673)
  • [2012-05-16 5:58]

Hi Alex!
Nice spotted bird :), captured from an original POV. The image is well composed, with the bird and eave forming a nice diagonal.
Perfect sharpness and details too. Excellent light and nice shadows of the claws on the eave.
Congratulations my friend.
Ciao! Vanda

hello Alexei
super good picture with great details and beautiful colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Alex,

An excellent capture with such fine coloration, details & pose. Very nicely composed & presented.

Well done & TFS.

Kind regards!


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2012-05-16 6:53]

Hello Alexei,
Excellent sharp detailed photo of this Starling in a very attractive pose. Beautiful natural colours. Impressive eye contact.

Ciao Alexei, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose on a beautiful blue sky, nice diagonal composition, fine details, wonderful natural colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Alexei,
Another wonderful image with razor sharp details and natural colors.
Splendid contrast against the blue sky.
Thanks for sharing!

Hi Alexei,
amazing photo of this bird. Great sharpness and details. Perfect point of view. Nice blue sky as a background.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2012-05-16 14:51]

HI Alex,a very nice and curious position and a great work from a difficult point of view,magnificent details and colors,i like the contrast between the bird and the blue sky in background.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

Hello Alexei

It is that expressive and in the same time
beautiful glance on you that i love, beautiful light,
excellent focus, sharpness and details, TFS


Hello Alexei,
fine capture of this Starling with good sharpness and a strange pose. I also like the natural colours and the nice background.
Best wishes,

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2012-05-17 13:01]

Hello Alexei,
A great pose captured from a nice POV against the blue sky, the starling being shown with utmost sharpness with very fine light management to give superb natural colours. Excellent eye contact too.
An unusual and charming capture of the European Starling.
Thanks and best regards,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2012-05-18 2:22]

Hello Alex,
You share your house with several birds, but the taller they are, the more s... they make :-)
Very funny pose of this Starling which seems to ask what you are doing. Perfect focus and an interesting point of view.
Thanks too for your kind visit to my unknown insect. That day I was also trying without success to go on TN.
Kind regards

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2012-05-18 12:14]

Hello Alex.
Very intersting shot of this European Starling ,Great details,lighting and sharpness,Welldone.Best regards Siggi

this is a very funny capture Alex, very good details and nice the moment you catch,

congratulations for the picture,

ciao, tino

Hi Alexei,
a nicice pic of & POV of this bird!
TFS Ferran

Hallo Alexei,
cute and funny moment caught by the great feeling between photographer and European Starling, incredible details and apendid colours
Best regards

Original toma donde muestras tu dominio de la fotografía. Soberbio encuadre con preciosa pose del ave.
Fidelidad máxima en los colores y un buen contacto visual con el ave.
Saludos Alexei: J. Ignasi.

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  • mamcg Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 333 W: 13 N: 91] (9843)
  • [2012-05-24 22:07]

Hi Alexei,
Many camera metering get fool for such dark colour, it is well exposed and composed, the sharpness is eye catching as the last word dancing on my lips is beautiful, TFS.

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2012-06-01 7:37]

Hi Alexei,
The composition of the different and beautiful ..
Beautiful colours and light. Great POV and impressive colors for this” Restless Lodger” bird!.
Best wishes,

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2012-06-23 12:38]

Hi Alexei,
Nice shot. Nice colours good composition
and details with fantastic the eye's contact.
Regards Jiri.

Hi Alex,
Again a wonderful starling image. This time you've looked at each other... :-) Simple yet very pleasant composition, great eye contact, beautiful sharpness and colors. Majestic job. Congrats and tfs.
Best regards, László

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