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A juvenile Starling (Sturnus vulgaris), just beginning to show its adult plumage. Taken in the fields yesterday afternoon, where a flock of them was busy feeding from the berries in the hawthorn hedges. I didn't realise they were on the RSPB Red List.

Thank you all for your C&Cs on my yesterday's Red-winged Blackbird. Very much appreciated, as always Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:EF300mm f/4L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Focal Length:300mm 3.8m from subject, handheld
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Juvenile Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:23 Jul 2011 - 9:45 AM
Tags:Bird, Juvenile, Red list, Starling, Sturnus vulgaris, Wildbird, Wildlife / nature
Votes:44
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helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2011 - 9:47 AM

A great pose
Helen

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8184 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2011 - 10:00 AM

Beautifully captured, Sylvia, cracking pose. Carol

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Digby
Digby Plus Member 661 forum postsDigby vcard Wales
23 Jul 2011 - 10:03 AM

Nice capture

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Suehh
Suehh  839 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2011 - 10:21 AM

Lovely shot!

We used to have great flocks of starlings where I lived - in August thousands and thousand of them descended on our rooves night after night - now there are about 50 in a flock - so sadSad

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Richard_OSullivan

Very nice capture
lovely detail and nicely presented

Rick

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Shroomer
Shroomer  8 England167 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2011 - 10:24 AM

Wonderfully exposed and processed against that sky Sylvia, retaining eye detail and good to see the mottling coming through
Richard

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5148 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2011 - 10:48 AM

Superb image, Sylvia: have to agree with all that Richard has said.......very well captured shot.
Ronnie.

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ianrobinson
ianrobinson Plus Member 51181 forum postsianrobinson vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2011 - 11:02 AM

lovely detail well shot.

Ian

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England70 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2011 - 11:32 AM

Excellent capture of this youngster Sylvia. Neatly 'togged against the sky and on an very good perch. great plumage detail.
Ron

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johnjo58
johnjo58 Plus Member 4johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2011 - 11:39 AM

I really like this Sylvia (nice frame too), photographs like this show the beauty of birds we often overlook
Johnjo

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AshTree
AshTree  51702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2011 - 1:15 PM

I do like the adult plumage just peeping through. A lovely natural image, good pose.
Theresa

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gary_d
gary_d Plus Member 7576 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2011 - 2:59 PM

I wish I could take birds like this. - gary

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Samuel_Aron
23 Jul 2011 - 3:46 PM

Brilliant capture!
Sam.

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding Plus Member 6SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2011 - 3:55 PM

Top quality shot, Sylvia.
Steve.

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Gray_ina
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23 Jul 2011 - 7:05 PM

Hi Sylvia super capture regards gray

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Gezina
Gezina  8 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2011 - 7:15 PM

Beautiful detail against what seems to be a challenging sky Sylvia - lovely shot Ina

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maratsuikka
23 Jul 2011 - 7:29 PM

HI SYLVIA,FINE IMAGE

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8339 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2011 - 8:08 PM

On the red list Sylvia! I must have a whole flock of em fighting over the same bird bath when I have two but they are great fun to watch and very entertaining - great picture

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman Plus Member 124521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2011 - 9:04 PM

Would you believe we get loads of these in the garden and yet I've very rarely taken any images of them?.....Much prefer to see them later on in the year down at Shapwick and Ham Wall when the flock up and roost for the night......Now that is a special time. Fabulous capture Sylvia.....Ade

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Brian65
Brian65 Plus Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
24 Jul 2011 - 11:13 AM

Its a cracking shot Sylvia.
Brian

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bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 91970 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2011 - 8:05 PM

A lovely pose and a very tidy image Sylvia.
Congrats on the award.
Brian.

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Glostopcat
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24 Jul 2011 - 11:51 PM

The feather detail is fabulous in this fine image and I like the pose

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