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Starling having some suet on this cold Autumn day..........GrinGrinGrin

Many thanks for all the comments and votes on the Female Blackbird I uploaded on the 16th Oct.............always appreciated......I love reading them all and lots of them make me smile..........SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

Image taken today the 17th, really windy but being out in the sunshine made it worthwhile. Busy day with the birds, firstly disinfecting all the bird tables and bird baths, we do this on a very regular basis to try and keep the parasites away, we add Virkon 'S' to all the baths and water drinkers, we use Stalosan for disinfecting the poultry area and the bird areas where food is often dropped, not to be added to water.........SadSadSad

Using the above helps to keep the birds (especially Finches) free of parasites, we cannot control what they pick up on their travels, but prevention is better than the cure........it is important to keep our wildlife area as clean as possible, the wet weather this year has not helped the birds this year......but they are a tough lot........GrinGrinGrin

Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Suet For My Supper
Username:NaturesHaven NaturesHaven
Uploaded:17 Oct 2012 - 7:29 PM
Tags:Avian, Bird, NaturesHaven, Starling, Suet, Wildlife / nature


NDODS Plus Member 44308 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom117 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2012 - 7:32 PM

A stunning Starling staring sharply whilst stuffing suet. GrinGrinGrin

Regards Nathan

Last Modified By NDODS at 17 Oct 2012 - 7:33 PM
Graham_P  8 United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2012 - 7:37 PM

Another fine image Showing the wonderful colours on these birds,
I'm sure you've trained them all to pose,!!!


Great comp well timed super super sharp, now that's a good shot in anyones book. The detail is first rate.



Beautiful image, Sharp and well saturated. Love the composition with the split twig. Perfect.

M_squared Plus Member 4M_squared vcard United Kingdom
17 Oct 2012 - 7:51 PM

Lovely composition.
(Thinks it's a Bearded Tit Grin)

annettep38 Plus Member 4209 forum postsannettep38 vcard Costa Rica35 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2012 - 7:52 PM

Does he work in a circus Smile ?
Or as a stuntbird?
Fantastic shot!!! Annette Smile

tedtoop Plus Member 4tedtoop vcard United Kingdom
17 Oct 2012 - 8:13 PM

Lovely sharp shot.

17 Oct 2012 - 8:22 PM

See the spell is still working! Brilliant. Don

WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51390 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2012 - 8:32 PM

He'll be needing a truss as well as the suet if he's not careful!! TongueGrin


Glyn1  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2012 - 8:35 PM

Lovely detail & colour with a great pose.


johnjo58  5 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2012 - 8:42 PM

Superb composition and pose, a real winner

taggart Plus Member 1146 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2012 - 8:58 PM

A great gymnastic image-- fantastic capture and bird!

SlowSong Plus Member 75305 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2012 - 9:12 PM

Another top notch shot Julia. And how brilliant to properly see the colour of the feet. I never realised they were red. Fantastic.

17 Oct 2012 - 9:26 PM

That's a beaut stance he's taken! Julia, I'm convinced you have got your birds 'trained'!GrinGrin As is your usual - beautiful detail, sharp and super d.o.f.


RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2012 - 9:31 PM

Almost doing the splits here: fine shot, Julia.

CaroleS  5258 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2012 - 8:20 AM

What a pose, a brilliant capture and thank you for the info, made me more aware and I must now go and clean the bird table!!

rayme330 Plus Member 3rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2012 - 9:11 AM

What a great pose and image, Julia.


AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2012 - 11:06 AM

This lovely starling has a great pose Julia - and well done for all your cleaning!

Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England215 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2012 - 11:12 AM

Like the pose you have captured here Julia, good timing and details too
Regards Richard

Niknut Plus Member 51031 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2012 - 12:12 PM

Superb !!!!!!!!!!!!

kazza12  3 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2012 - 12:35 PM

cracking shot SmileSmile

Subhojit  3 India
18 Oct 2012 - 12:36 PM

Nice POV.......................Subhojit

Ian-Jones  11129 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2012 - 12:57 PM

Now this is someething rather special. Love it.

Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2012 - 2:48 PM

Beautiful image Julia, the plumage on these is so startling when seen in closeup. Love his rather precarious hold on the perch !!!GrinGrin

Glostopcat Plus Member 9251 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2012 - 7:12 PM

What a proud poser, I love the beautiful irridescent colours and detail you've captured in the plumage

Snapitt Plus Member 6Snapitt vcard
18 Oct 2012 - 8:39 PM

Wonderful detailed shot Julia. Love the pose.


JohnoP  10
19 Oct 2012 - 8:14 AM

Lovely pose, beautifully framed Julia. John

podgod  11513 forum posts Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2012 - 9:04 AM

Great shot, it really picks out the markings.

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