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A pair of juvenile Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) sparring, Kung Fu style, on the top of a 40ft telegraph pole in our lane - hilarious to watch! A real grab shot, taken from 20.7m away.

My thanks to you all for your C&Cs on my last upload - all very much appreciated as ever Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:9 Jun 2012 - 6:37 PM
Focal Length:700mm 20.7m from subject, tripod
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Kung Fu Starlings
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:10 Jun 2012 - 8:47 AM
Tags:Action, Bird, Fun, Humour, Juvenile, Kung fu, Sparring, Starling, Sturnus vulgaris, Telegraph pole, Wildlbird, Wildlife / nature
Votes:44

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 3moiral vcard Scotland
10 Jun 2012 - 8:50 AM

Excellent capture. They are getting right into it. Moira

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lifesnapper
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10 Jun 2012 - 8:50 AM

Brilliant, love the title.

John Smile

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Deep_Bhatia
10 Jun 2012 - 9:00 AM

Amazing shot. Nice action captured. Deep

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canonfan
canonfan e2 Member 3canonfan vcard United Kingdom
10 Jun 2012 - 9:05 AM

Well captured action
Jim

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 2M_squared vcard United Kingdom
10 Jun 2012 - 9:06 AM

Well captured.

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CarolG
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10 Jun 2012 - 9:09 AM

Fantastic timing, Sylvia Smile Carol

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Ade_Osman
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10 Jun 2012 - 9:30 AM

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10 Jun 2012 - 10:09 AM

Love this, it has character and life.
Moira

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CaroleS
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10 Jun 2012 - 12:00 PM

This one made me smileGrin

Carole

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 81873 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2012 - 1:24 PM

Well captured Sylvia - great animated bird image. Love it.
Brian.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2012 - 2:41 PM

Great action shot Sylvia. looks just like two wee boys squareing up to each other in the playground-- lots of noise and action but no real harm done.Grin
Ron

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 4966 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2012 - 3:13 PM

Mid-air squabble well-captured, Sylvia. Grin

Dave

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lostnspace2011
10 Jun 2012 - 5:54 PM

Got to love this Sylvia, talk about timing and very apt title. great shot Smile

Mark

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pluckyfilly
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10 Jun 2012 - 6:53 PM

fabulous timing

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8226 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2012 - 8:40 PM

A fantastic action shot Sylvia, most amusing and perfectly timed

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hasslebladuk e2 Member 4hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jun 2012 - 9:13 PM

Cracking shot Sylvia timing spot on
mike

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orts
orts  2 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2012 - 7:54 PM

Great capture.

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12276 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jun 2012 - 8:16 PM

Superb moment in time Sylvia Smile

Mike

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MossyOak
MossyOak  2 England15 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jun 2012 - 10:15 PM

Marvellous capture Sylvia
timing and capture is spot on
Richard

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