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The Starling (sturnus vulgaris)
Hope you can find something to enjoy in this recent visitor to my garden.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D4 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:300.0 mm f/2.8 +1.7 TC
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:24 Nov 2013 - 10:39 AM
Focal Length:500mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.8
Aperture:f/4.8
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Manual
Title:Starling
Username:Maiwand Maiwand
Uploaded:26 Nov 2013 - 1:44 PM
Tags:Birds, Garden, Maiwand, Starling, Wildlife / nature, Wildlife.
Votes:79
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Views:231
Unique Views:99

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User_Removed
26 Nov 2013 - 1:49 PM

Wonderful detail, a beautiful capture. Smile

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sparrowhawk
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26 Nov 2013 - 1:55 PM

supperb detail of a much maligned bird

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DicksPics
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26 Nov 2013 - 2:14 PM

You have captured the feather detail well, Ron - a superb image to enjoy!

richard

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M_squared
M_squared Plus Member 4M_squared vcard United Kingdom
26 Nov 2013 - 2:26 PM


Quote: You have captured the feather detail well, Ron - a superb image to enjoy!

richard

Got there 10 minutes before me! My sentiments exactly.

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senn
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26 Nov 2013 - 2:28 PM

brilliant capture here Ron ..

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Lillian
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26 Nov 2013 - 2:30 PM

Lovely against that background Ron
brings out the colours
Lillian

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
26 Nov 2013 - 2:36 PM

Excellent ! Most enjoyableGrin

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PattiW
PattiW  9 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2013 - 2:55 PM

A beautiful capture of a lovely avian with a bad reputation! Personally, I love starlings and you have presented this beauty so well! PattiSmileSmileSmile

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Badgerfred
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26 Nov 2013 - 2:58 PM

Beautiful Ron, great detail,
Fred.

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2013 - 3:12 PM

Wonderful plumage detail, Ron, and a great background. Carol

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ali63
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26 Nov 2013 - 3:14 PM

There's plenty to enjoy the dazzling feathers are brilliant a great capture,

Ali

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Mike_Young
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26 Nov 2013 - 3:22 PM

Brilliant detail in this splendid image Ron

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GeorgePlatis
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26 Nov 2013 - 3:31 PM

Excellent close up, Ron ! Beautiful details on the plumage and great contrast with the background!
George

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christinecilia
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26 Nov 2013 - 3:50 PM

beautiful. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Norfolkboy
26 Nov 2013 - 4:06 PM

Nice one, Ron.
Colin

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sweetpea62
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26 Nov 2013 - 4:27 PM

Superb details captured Ron..Lin

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andylea
andylea  637 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Nov 2013 - 4:40 PM

Cracker ron nice one Wink
Andy

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rayme330
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26 Nov 2013 - 4:41 PM

Superb detail and great presentation, Ron.

Ray

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JuBarney
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26 Nov 2013 - 4:55 PM


Quote: Brilliant detail in this splendid image Ron

He certainly is colourful,
Ju

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franken
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26 Nov 2013 - 5:20 PM

Beautiful wildlife shot Ron.

Ken

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DerekL
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26 Nov 2013 - 5:33 PM

Nice one Ron.
Like the plumage detail and the background tone, which match the tones in the wing/neck feathers.

Derek

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barbarahirst
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26 Nov 2013 - 6:15 PM

such awesome detail

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26 Nov 2013 - 6:28 PM

Wonderful pattern/detail on the back of the bird. A superb image.
JNC

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EileenH
EileenH  2 United Kingdom
26 Nov 2013 - 6:49 PM

Beautiful captureSmile

Eileen

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26 Nov 2013 - 7:10 PM

How sharp is that! Great Capture Ron
Jason

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tomcat
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26 Nov 2013 - 7:21 PM

A right good 'un Ron

Off to see the seals on Friday/SaturdayWink

Adrian

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Holmewood
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26 Nov 2013 - 8:31 PM

Smashing shot Ron. Love the background. It really makes the bird stand out. Cathy

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tonyng
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26 Nov 2013 - 10:16 PM

Details are immac Ron.

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jaktis
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27 Nov 2013 - 5:29 AM

Spot on

Peter

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A Booth
A Booth  13 United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2013 - 11:09 AM

stunning plumage detail with excellent colours in a well composed image.

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FeatherFriend
27 Nov 2013 - 1:19 PM

Great detail and a superb BG to show it off against Ron,
Geoff.

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CaroleS
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27 Nov 2013 - 1:27 PM

Such good colour!

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SimonFletch
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27 Nov 2013 - 2:55 PM

Fantastic detail and colours, never knew a Starling could look so good!
A sublime vimage, Ron, well done...

Simon

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rogerfry
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27 Nov 2013 - 3:39 PM

A lovely image Ron.....obviously a well trained bird, who knows exactly where to pose for you! GrinGrin

Roger.

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Mike_Smith
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27 Nov 2013 - 6:19 PM

Cracking Starling shot Ron, its as good a one as i have seen for a while

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leontari
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27 Nov 2013 - 10:53 PM

This is a stunning capture Ron.
Effrossini

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cheesey
cheesey  9 United Kingdom
27 Nov 2013 - 11:03 PM

Great shot, nicely captured.
Cheesey Smile.

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28 Nov 2013 - 6:50 PM

What a fantastic shot of this handsome bird, you've captured some fabulous details and beautiful irridescent colours in its plumage. When I saw the background I thought it was Sylvia's acer!

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28 Nov 2013 - 7:01 PM

Wonderful image Ron, you've captured the colours spot on.
Brian

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley  6 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2013 - 7:16 PM

Excellent image. I didnt realise thats where they get their name from but as they shed their summer feathers the white spots look like stars-hence the name. Just uploaded a murmeration of them and a link to some video I took now on 'you tube'. They really are amazing birds and on the decline in UK. Sad. paul

Last Modified By PaulLiley at 29 Nov 2013 - 7:17 PM

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29 Nov 2013 - 9:10 PM

Such a well detailed bird Ron - super image.
Brian.

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30 Nov 2013 - 4:04 PM

First class image here Ron. A

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termite53  2 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2013 - 8:45 PM

Great detail, excellent image

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