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Adult Starling turning towards the sun to show off his/her colourful plumage.........SmileSmile

Camera:Canon EOS 60D
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Standing Tall And Proud
Username:NaturesHaven NaturesHaven
Uploaded:15 Aug 2012 - 5:45 PM
Tags:Avian, Bird, NaturesHaven, Starling, Wildlife / nature


marktc e2 Member 459 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2012 - 5:55 PM

Beautiful colours Julia. Nicely done.

LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2012 - 6:00 PM

I love these glistening beauties and you have captured the iridescence perfectly. Lovely composition too.

fentiger e2 Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2012 - 6:04 PM

They are much maligned but as you have impressively shown here they are a very handsome bird.


Margaret101 e2 Member 3Margaret101 vcard United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 - 6:07 PM

this is a beautiful example of a starling.

SlowSong e2 Member 64868 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2012 - 6:14 PM

Very handsome. Smile
I seem to have a new set of juveniles visiting - at this late date. I'm obviously feeding them too much.

tomcat e2 Member 96208 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2012 - 6:20 PM

Quite a striking pose Julia


barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2012 - 6:24 PM

this bird is so overlooked ... what glorious colours and patterns are in this ones plummage

exposure e2 Member 101866 forum postsexposure vcard England
15 Aug 2012 - 6:49 PM

Beautiful detail & iridecence in the feathers...a lovely image.

Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2012 - 6:51 PM

Spot on here Julia and what a shot

pamelajean Critique Team 9842 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1646 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2012 - 7:26 PM

I love the upright, open-legged stance, Julia, and the way the "perch" branches outwards in echo to the feet. The metallic iridescent sheen is beautifully captured, and also a catchlight in the eye. Such wonderful detail, perfect background, and fine composition.

What I haven't noticed before is the colouring of the starling's beak, so I did a bit of research, and discovered that the colour of the base of its yellow beak can identify the sexes in summer, pink for females, blue for males, and that they are dark grey-brown in winter. So it appears that they have summer and winter phases. Someone who seemed to be an expert also said to take into account the possibility of the influence of food items in beak colour. I've learnt something todayGrin .

canonfan e2 Member 4canonfan vcard United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 - 8:03 PM

Beautiful Julia

annettep38 e2 Member 3188 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2012 - 8:59 PM

must be a relative of Gary Glitter before he went gaga.
What a shiny splendid shot

WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41169 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England139 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2012 - 9:11 PM

Sleek plumage... what a poser Smile


zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2012 - 9:46 PM

beautiful capture, stunning colour on these overlooked birds.

CaroleS e2 Member 450 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2012 - 9:50 PM

Stunning capture, with the light catching those beautiful colours. Well done Julia.

Russell_Charles e2 Member 3Russell_Charles vcard United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2012 - 7:10 AM

He is even complying with the rule of thirds! Tack sharp and those beautiful colours. Lovely.

Ray42 e2 Member 6Ray42 vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2012 - 8:19 AM

A superb shot Julia, pin sharp detail, a great bg to "throw it out" and caught those iridescent colours a treat

Tibetan  2 England
16 Aug 2012 - 8:19 AM

I love these teddy boys of the bird world dressed in their finest clobber lol. strutting about squabbling with each other, very Colourful and I use flash when I can as I find it brings out the colours more!, as in this capture here which is very well taken I must say!, one of the best I have seen for some time like it a lot, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England212 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2012 - 10:43 AM

Like the pose and good details in this Julia.
Regards Richard

Snapitt e2 Member 5Snapitt vcard
16 Aug 2012 - 10:54 AM

Wonderful shot Julia. 1st class detail and excellent b/g.


Niknut e2 Member 4784 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2012 - 5:23 PM

Beautiful !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AnnChown e2 Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2012 - 7:32 AM

Amazing shot of this lovely bird! I love 'em! Smile

Glostopcat e2 Member 8247 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 7:15 PM

A wonderful capture Julia, the detail and beautiful irridescent colours in the plumage have been perfectly recorded

Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2012 - 9:19 AM


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