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A Starling today its a rework of one i took a while ago. Very under estimated these Birds because up close they are stunning and also when they flock in thousands usually in November or december. I am sure they are called a murmur of starlings im sure you will correct me if thats wrong

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:EF70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:15 Sep 2011 - 12:56 AM
Focal Length:300mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.6
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/120sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:200
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Starling
Username:Mike_Smith Mike_Smith
Uploaded:28 Jan 2013 - 5:44 PM
Tags:Bird, Birds, Starling, Sturnus vulgaris, Wildlife / nature
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stuart1963
stuart1963 Plus Member 3268 forum postsstuart1963 vcard United Kingdom
28 Jan 2013 - 5:48 PM

chattering or murmuration are both usedGrin
T. S. Eliot we learnt at school for an example of alliteration: "A murmuration of starlings over wolds unwittingly weave"

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craggwildlifephotography
craggwildlifephotography Plus Member 697 forum postscraggwildlifephotography vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 5:49 PM

well spotted and captured

David

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Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith Plus Member 7222 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 5:50 PM

Thanks for that Phil now i know see you can learn allsorts on ephotozine

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NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 43896 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom108 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 5:55 PM

Stunning detail

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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richmowil
richmowil Plus Member 6305 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 6:00 PM

Nice Image - Lovely detail

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alfie99
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28 Jan 2013 - 6:27 PM

very lovely image...

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fificat100
28 Jan 2013 - 6:29 PM

Well captured on his branch, pretty feather detail. Slightly lightening the catchlight - I can just see it when viewed large - would really bring this lovely bird 'to life' SmileSmile

Lavina

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Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 6:40 PM

A lovely shot Mike
Lillian

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven Plus Member 3276 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 6:51 PM

A murmuration of Starlings.................spectacular viewing................and the noise is deafening.............GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96318 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 7:03 PM

Bird, perch and backdrop all spot on

Adrian

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Norfolkboy
28 Jan 2013 - 7:28 PM

Super image, Mike.
You are quite right regards this being a very under estimated bird.
These days nowhere near as common as just a few years back.
Colin

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Maiwand
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28 Jan 2013 - 9:48 PM

Great shot Mike. A beautifully presented Starling.
Ron

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Snapitt
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28 Jan 2013 - 10:51 PM

Wonderful shot Mike.

Jane

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Daisymaye
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28 Jan 2013 - 10:59 PM

Nicely captured Mike. ......Sandy

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YorkshireSam
29 Jan 2013 - 12:02 PM

There seems to be an abundance of excellent bird shots recently and this is up there with them. Superb !

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DicksPics
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8 Feb 2013 - 8:12 PM

A beautiful shot of a bird, once so common, that, alas, we don't see too often these days!

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