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Not difficult to capture, though not as common as they used to be. Didn't involve any hides, crawling through mud, getting soaked with rain, lugging 3cwt of gear up a mountain, and no photographer was harmed in the making of this picture; I just like starlings. They're cheeky, have the most beautiful irridescent feathers and I love to see them gathering in huge swarms in the evenings. So let's hear it for the starlings!
Thanks for looking.
Chris

Camera:Canon EOS 20D
Lens:Canon 17-85
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Let's hear it for the starlings
Username:ChrisOs ChrisOs
Uploaded:3 May 2012 - 8:05 PM
Tags:Christchurch, Mudeford quay, Starlings, Wildlife / nature
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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
3 May 2012 - 8:09 PM

A well captured and colourful image
Jim

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2012 - 8:17 PM

Very well composed and taken image.
saeid

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Samuel_Aron
3 May 2012 - 8:17 PM

Great perspective here!
A beautiful wide-angle shot.
Sam.

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JohnoP
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3 May 2012 - 8:45 PM

Hear hear for the Starlings Chris! Totally agree - a very underrated bird, and as shown in your image the feather detail and colours in this are quite stunning. Love the composition on the fishing pot too! Quote: crawling through mud, getting soaked with rain' - where's your spirit of adventure man!! TongueTongue John

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joolsb
joolsb  927115 forum posts Switzerland38 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2012 - 5:20 AM

So, is 'bird on a crab pot' going to be the new 'bird on a stick'? Wink

Nice work! It's the inclusion of the 2nd bird, looking the other way and OOF, that raises this above the ordinary for me...

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ChrisOs
ChrisOs e2 Member 9ChrisOs vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2012 - 1:57 PM

Thanks everyone. I hadn't realised that the second bird had an influence on the composition in that way Jools; thanks for pointing it out.
Chris

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Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2012 - 11:30 AM

I agree, and they sing beautifully too; they can imitate just about anything. I have a nest under the roof tiles of my shop, and the constant chattering is very entertaining.
Beautiful shot Chris.
Rende

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HuddersfieldHil e2 Member 1HuddersfieldHil vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2013 - 11:19 AM

This is a lovely shot Chris - I love starlings too - I had about 30 babies on my fence a couple of years ago with parents in my apple tree Unfortunately I did not have a camera to hand at that point. The plummage off the youngsters is as lovely as the adults.

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FeatherFriend e2 Member 632 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2013 - 2:03 PM

Lovely shot Chris, I too like Starlings but don't see them around my patch Wink
Geoff.

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