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Juvenile Starling ( sturnus vulgaris )
Still experiencing some difficulties in getting out and about ( not from what I understand there is much around anyway ) so fortunately I managed to get camera and tripod set up in the garden whilst a whole load of Starlings and Blackbirds decided to visit annd start stripping all the half ripe fruit of the cherry tree in my neighbours garden.
I think this one was trying to eat all the fruit in one mouthful !!

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:500.0 mm f/4.0 + 1.4 TC
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:27 Jun 2012 - 9:29 AM
Focal Length:700mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Cherry Picker
Username:Maiwand Maiwand
Uploaded:5 Aug 2012 - 3:29 PM
Tags:Birds, Fruit., Garden, Wildlife / nature
Votes:54

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2012 - 3:35 PM

A fine close-up, Ron. Carol

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2012 - 3:49 PM

Very nicely timed to capture the pillaging of your neighbour's crop, Ron.
Always good to see an 'action' shot like this rather than a static one.
Ronnie.

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franken
franken e2 Member 123136 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2012 - 3:52 PM

Fine capture here Ron.

Ken

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95916 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2012 - 3:53 PM

A good opportune shot Ron

Hope your "issues" are soon resolved mateSmile


Adrian

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christinecilia
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5 Aug 2012 - 4:10 PM

great captur looks like hes enjoying them.GrinGrinGrinGrin

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43250 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2012 - 4:22 PM

A really beautiful photograph depicting this rather gorgeous juvenile Starling, have a spot of lunch, so expertly captured, crammed packed full of natural colours and fantastic detail.

Regards Nathan

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2012 - 4:55 PM

Great shot Ron

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PattiW
PattiW e2 Member 9PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2012 - 4:59 PM

Splendid capture! Patti Smile

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2012 - 5:04 PM

fantastic shot Ron, perfect timing. What a greedy fellow! Our cherries are long gone, but we were in a rush to get some for ourselves.
I sincerely hope your health will improve for the bird's winter season!

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2012 - 5:55 PM

A superb capture-- wonderful to see these birds in action!

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
5 Aug 2012 - 6:11 PM

Excellent Ron, great timing,
Fred.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2012 - 6:12 PM

Thanks very much everyone.
Ron

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fentiger
fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2012 - 6:25 PM

What perfect timing - great shot.

Albert

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2012 - 6:49 PM

One for the gymnastics here I think - what a position you have captured him in ...............and he seems to be going for gold WinkWinkWinkWinkWink
Fits the Olympic season well
Good to see an upload from you - and my, what a size to his mouth WinkWinkWink
Helen

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
5 Aug 2012 - 6:49 PM

Lovely natural shot Ron, geat well soon mate.
Brian

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2012 - 7:57 PM

Looks set to bite the whole branch off Ron.Smile
Brian.

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MossyOak
MossyOak  2 England15 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2012 - 9:02 PM

Great capture Ron and lets see about getting out soon.
Richard

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2012 - 9:30 PM

"Brilliant Shot!!" ~ Peter

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 626 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2012 - 10:27 PM


Quote: Lovely natural shot Ron, geat well soon mate.
Brian

My thoughts too Ron,
Regards,
Geoff.

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2012 - 10:28 PM

At least it was the neighbours cherry tree!!
not too sure you would have allowed them to strip your cherriesGrinGrin
You have a great action shot Ron
perfectly captured
Lillian

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 7:49 AM

Incapacitated but still clicking and the quality is still as good - nice one Ron
I haven't been out very much either and I don't have the benefit of the luxury of a garden - a few moths may be
Keep it up Ron -

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 8:24 AM

What a great shot.
Carole

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maggie9
maggie9  545 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 8:24 AM

such a great shot!
starlings are such funny characters Smile

maggie

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6235 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 10:49 AM

Great capture of this aspiring little vandal, Ron. Starlings are such thugs when it comes to food, but hilarious to watch.
Sylvia

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Joline
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6 Aug 2012 - 12:08 PM

This is delightful....glad to hear you are doing some shooting in your garden. It keeps the mind occupied, and is wonderful therapy.
Starlings can be such clownsSmile

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 42374 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
6 Aug 2012 - 8:56 PM

Excellent Ron! Good to see you are still catching the good ones! Lou x

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Rach1970
Rach1970  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 9:17 PM

Great timing Smile

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MossyOak
MossyOak  2 England15 Constructive Critique Points
6 Aug 2012 - 10:12 PM

Just realised this was taken over a month ago, hope you brought your gear in Ron, it'll get wet out in the garden all this time Wink
Richard

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Aug 2012 - 10:24 PM

You cherry picked a good image to upload today Ron, fine work as always Sir

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A Booth
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9 Aug 2012 - 1:37 PM

lovely action shot well recorded, excellent detail and superb colours.

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
10 Aug 2012 - 9:20 PM

Glad to see you back Ron,hope things are getting better for you,the shots are still looking good .Smile

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elainebaker
22 Aug 2012 - 9:09 PM

Well timed shot. Smile

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
9 Oct 2012 - 3:35 PM

Great shot wonder what happens with the stones lol. like bullets from a gun, bet you're pleased it's your neighbours and not yours, I get almost all my photo's from my garden, nice one good detail like it, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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