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Bali Starling

By FeatherFriend
Hi there, here is another exotic bird from my collection which I took mid June 2008.
The Bali Starling is distributed and endemic to the island of Bali in Indonesia, where it is the island's only surviving endemic species. This rare bird was discovered in 1910. In 1991, the Bali Starling was designated the fauna symbol of Bali; its local name is kedis putih ("white bird). Hope you like it.
Many thanks to you all for the votes and lovely comments on 'Windswept', Your continued support is always appreciated so much.
Still de-cluttering the bungalow and getting the garden tidy hoping we get a sale soon. No luck yet, so in the meantime please bear with me if I click and run a little due to a lack of time available at the moment.

f/5.6 1/100 sec ISO 100 H/Held Flash.

Tags: Wildlife Birds Zoo Wildlife and nature Bali starling

Voters: skewey, ink_weaver, jdenman and 93 more

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skewey 13 31 England
28 Aug 2008 10:31PM
Interesting capture Geoff.

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ink_weaver 13 133 England
28 Aug 2008 10:32PM
Wonderful bird, so cute. Lovely image.

jdenman 11 19 5 Spain
28 Aug 2008 10:33PM
Fantastic capture and very interesting information.
geegee 15 29 England
28 Aug 2008 10:37PM
Great capture, super details on the white plumage, notoriously difficult to achieve.

Best wishes,
Maiwand 12 3 73 England
28 Aug 2008 10:37PM
Exquisite shot Geoff. Not an easy task to maintain good detail in the all white plumage but this is first class. Great shot.
KBan 14 512 4 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2008 10:39PM
super shot Geoff, good exposure on the white

28 Aug 2008 10:40PM
Super shot again,
taggart Plus
15 47 13 United States
28 Aug 2008 10:44PM
Gorgeous feathers, and I love his eye!
goso 13 2 1 Australia
28 Aug 2008 10:45PM
Lovely bird, and great capture. Our Starlings are black here (and a
ChazB 14 64 3 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2008 10:59PM
Stunning detail and a fantastic exposure for the feathers.
harrattp 12 11 4 England
28 Aug 2008 11:09PM
A stunner with great exposure on the plummage. Love the blue eye.

BERTRAM 11 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2008 11:21PM
Excellent shot,well captured.
bunbeam 14 2 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2008 11:31PM
superb detailed shot, love it
Bob_V 12 1 2 United States
28 Aug 2008 11:33PM
Fantastic exposure and detail in this capture Geoff.
AnneWorner 12 620 43 United States
29 Aug 2008 12:41AM
Amazing blue area around the eye! Lovely comp and excellent exposure to get the details in the white of the feathers.
GillyB Plus
14 317 8 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2008 1:08AM
Well controlled exposure, good detail and catchlight.

whiteswan01 11 13 England
29 Aug 2008 2:05AM
wow what a beauty well captured
dawnmichelle 12 12 United States
29 Aug 2008 3:40AM
what a beautiful bird... I love it
greatdog 11 21 England
29 Aug 2008 6:37AM
Great shot Geoff,lovely pose from a beautiful looking bird,Dane.
SurreyHillsMan 11 27 2 England
29 Aug 2008 6:56AM
Excellent Geoff... great exposure on the difficult white plumage, spot on!

mrsvee 11 1 England
29 Aug 2008 7:42AM
Super close-up image.
Lovely colour & detail.
Love the blue eye.
Well done.
lonely_oryx 12 61 55 England
29 Aug 2008 7:51AM
Great feather detail
peter_oak 14 1 England
29 Aug 2008 7:57AM
Superb clear shot Geoff well done.

pluckyfilly 13 351 33 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2008 8:23AM
what a delightful image and such good detail in the whites which you have retained so well Geoff I really like this shot
piccy 13 8 Wales
29 Aug 2008 8:25AM
Great detail in the feathers and gorgeous colour blue.
Shroomer 12 14 167 England
29 Aug 2008 8:52AM
Very good capture and use of flash Geoff
Cormy 12 3 England
29 Aug 2008 9:16AM
Wonderful shot of a fabulous bird.
fossilized 15 79 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2008 9:48AM
Perfect feather detail on this. A lovely capture.
Stace 11 2 2 England
29 Aug 2008 10:44AM
Superb image, very well captured
29 Aug 2008 12:06PM
What a stunning eye colour...wonderful image Geoff.
User_Removed 11 78 1 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2008 1:27PM
Superb as always Geoff

madbob 13 1 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2008 2:17PM
ace colour so sharp
Scaramanga 11 57 6 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2008 2:35PM
Fantastic capture, what a lovely looking bird.
csurry 17 9.2k 92
29 Aug 2008 2:37PM
Worth a click Geoff as I think this is the sharpest shot you have posted. Given the lens combination that is some achievement.
FeatherFriend 11 38 217 England
29 Aug 2008 2:48PM
Thank you all for the votes and comments, I appreciate it so much.
lammie 15
29 Aug 2008 3:48PM
Very nice capture, like the blue around the eye.
sunshot 14 24 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2008 3:48PM
Hi there Geoff, you've controlled the expossure perfectly on this beautiful bird, the large version is absolutely stunnning, the detail of each feather is so vivid.

csurry 17 9.2k 92
29 Aug 2008 3:59PM

Quote:Hi there Geoff, you've controlled the expossure perfectly on this beautiful bird, the large version is absolutely stunnning, the detail of each feather is so vivid

And there is the key to why this is looking so sharp. Feather detail in bird shots is everything!

Sorry I did not have time to explain further earlier Geoff, hope the PM clears up the meaning.
nickyv32 12 135 England
29 Aug 2008 5:36PM
What a gorgeous bird, wonderful capture, thanks for the message, I am having a struggle to catch up after my hols as well....

Nicky Smile
brownsilent 12 7 2 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2008 6:39PM
Another great bird portrait with nice write up. This is one of the aspects I love about epz - one can learn each day something new...
Gezina 13 3 6 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2008 7:39PM
Oh WOW Geoff now that is spectacular - the detail in this shot is outstanding Ina
dwoody 11 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2008 9:12PM
Superb detail and the eye colour is just amazing.
Well done
franfoto 12 2 32 England
29 Aug 2008 11:11PM
Love this really unusual bird Geoff, especially the blue marking round the eye, the exposure and focus is ace as usual, another great one for your PF.
Fran xx
gary_d 11 576 13 Wales
30 Aug 2008 1:54AM
A lovely exposure and a great image once again Geoff. - gary
fwatts 11
30 Aug 2008 10:58AM
stunning capture fantastic photo cracking bird magnificent p/f well done geoff frank
GalleryGirl 12 4 2 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2008 6:34PM
Wow superb bird and capture!
Marilyn x
dmhuynh72 11 44 3 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2008 6:56PM
beautifully captured
30 Aug 2008 7:57PM
Super subject well taken. Sylvia
fatmod 13 22 England
30 Aug 2008 8:33PM
excellent capture
SueTurner 15 81 3 England
30 Aug 2008 9:02PM
perfect exposure on the white feathers, lovely pose too

Pegon 14 78 1 England
30 Aug 2008 10:41PM
You've captured the detail superbly here. Brilliant shot.
Rylands 11 1 2 United Kingdom
30 Aug 2008 11:25PM
A superb exposure - the detail in the white plumage is excellent
photophantom 11 108 3 Philippines
31 Aug 2008 12:38AM
Gorgeous exposure, pose, detail image. Excellent shot Geoff.
lostintime 11 13 5 Germany
31 Aug 2008 8:53AM
Brilliant detail Geoff, an absolutely amazing capture.
Valerie1 11 68 Northern Ireland
31 Aug 2008 10:55AM
Great feather detail and beautiful blue around the eye.
bayleaf 12 8 United Kingdom
31 Aug 2008 12:28PM
What a super capture this is .

DerekL 14 211 24 England
31 Aug 2008 6:52PM
The use of flash in this instance has resulted in nice feather detail in the plumage - well taken.
He/she is a bit different to the 40+ starlings who raid the feeders in my garden each day

Good luck with the house sale!

MandsH 12 England
31 Aug 2008 8:29PM
Stunning bird, very well taken shot
KangaGal 11 66 Australia
31 Aug 2008 11:23PM
Beautiful shot again Geoff of such an exotic starling. Such great detail in your whites, so I see what you mean. Thankyou so much for bothering to help me - always appreciated.
Spot on detail your p/f is exellent.
Hebe 12 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2008 7:27PM
Gosh, isnt this a beautiful bird and brilliantly captured.
janty66 12 3 England
2 Sep 2008 4:02PM
a cracker!!!!
baxster 11 England
12 Sep 2008 10:53AM
a beauty geoff.

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