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Superb Starling

By rrf105
Thanks to everyone who commented on the version of this that I uploaded this morning. There were just a couple of minor niggles that I spotted after I uploaded it so had to sort them out an re-upload it.

The original (straight from the camera) image was a bit too contrasty due to bright sunlight so I made 3 conversions from RAW in DPP at -1, 0 and +1 ev then created an HDR and (conservatively!) tone-mapped in photomatix. I converted it to the LAB profile in PS and tweaked the colours and contrast very slightly via curves then converted back to RGB.

Thanks for looking,


Tags: General Wildlife and nature

Voters: suetography, Wibbles, carmenfuchs and 10 more

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30 Sep 2007 4:26PM
Fabulous colour. good image.

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colin 15 697 5 Scotland
30 Sep 2007 4:30PM
What a beautiful bird. Have never heard of this one before.
rrf105 14 42 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2007 4:40PM
I think that's what it is! If anyone else knows differently then I'd be glad to hear!
AidanT 13 49 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2007 5:06PM
Great colours, certainly brighter than our Starling
una 16 10 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2007 5:16PM
Great shot, beautiful colour bird.
colin 15 697 5 Scotland
2 Oct 2007 12:22AM
No you're right - I'd Googled before commenting. Just my ignorance. Great colours.
Mykal 13 United Kingdom
3 Oct 2007 10:17PM
Great capture.

Mykal :o)
JudeC 13 6 3 England
15 Oct 2007 5:26PM
Fabulous capture - JudeC
m3lem 14 England
9 Feb 2008 1:19PM
Wow what a beautiful bird - well captured - this is lovely.

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