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Adult Starling turning towards the sun to show off his/her colourful plumage.........SmileSmile

Camera:Canon EOS 60D
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Standing Tall And Proud
Username:NaturesHaven NaturesHaven
Uploaded:15 Aug 2012 - 5:45 PM
Tags:Avian, Bird, NaturesHaven, Starling, Wildlife / nature


marktc Plus Member 485 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2012 - 5:55 PM

Beautiful colours Julia. Nicely done.

LynneJoyce Plus Member 7LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2012 - 6:00 PM

I love these glistening beauties and you have captured the iridescence perfectly. Lovely composition too.

fentiger Plus Member 14915 forum postsfentiger vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2012 - 6:04 PM

They are much maligned but as you have impressively shown here they are a very handsome bird.


Margaret101 Plus Member 4Margaret101 vcard United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 - 6:07 PM

this is a beautiful example of a starling.

SlowSong Plus Member 75489 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2012 - 6:14 PM

Very handsome. Smile
I seem to have a new set of juveniles visiting - at this late date. I'm obviously feeding them too much.

tomcat Plus Member 106361 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2012 - 6:20 PM

Quite a striking pose Julia


barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2012 - 6:24 PM

this bird is so overlooked ... what glorious colours and patterns are in this ones plummage

exposure Plus Member 112810 forum postsexposure vcard England
15 Aug 2012 - 6:49 PM

Beautiful detail & iridecence in the feathers...a lovely image.

Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2012 - 6:51 PM

Spot on here Julia and what a shot

pamelajean Critique Team 9930 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1755 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2012 - 7:26 PM

I love the upright, open-legged stance, Julia, and the way the "perch" branches outwards in echo to the feet. The metallic iridescent sheen is beautifully captured, and also a catchlight in the eye. Such wonderful detail, perfect background, and fine composition.

What I haven't noticed before is the colouring of the starling's beak, so I did a bit of research, and discovered that the colour of the base of its yellow beak can identify the sexes in summer, pink for females, blue for males, and that they are dark grey-brown in winter. So it appears that they have summer and winter phases. Someone who seemed to be an expert also said to take into account the possibility of the influence of food items in beak colour. I've learnt something todayGrin .

canonfan Plus Member 5canonfan vcard United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 - 8:03 PM

Beautiful Julia

annettep38 Plus Member 4216 forum postsannettep38 vcard Costa Rica35 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2012 - 8:59 PM

must be a relative of Gary Glitter before he went gaga.
What a shiny splendid shot

WhiteRose1 Plus Member 51407 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England146 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2012 - 9:11 PM

Sleek plumage... what a poser Smile


zapar40  566 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2012 - 9:46 PM

beautiful capture, stunning colour on these overlooked birds.

CaroleS  5289 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Aug 2012 - 9:50 PM

Stunning capture, with the light catching those beautiful colours. Well done Julia.


He is even complying with the rule of thirds! Tack sharp and those beautiful colours. Lovely.

Ray42  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2012 - 8:19 AM

A superb shot Julia, pin sharp detail, a great bg to "throw it out" and caught those iridescent colours a treat

Tibetan  3 England
16 Aug 2012 - 8:19 AM

I love these teddy boys of the bird world dressed in their finest clobber lol. strutting about squabbling with each other, very Colourful and I use flash when I can as I find it brings out the colours more!, as in this capture here which is very well taken I must say!, one of the best I have seen for some time like it a lot, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Richsr Plus Member 890 forum postsRichsr vcard England218 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2012 - 10:43 AM

Like the pose and good details in this Julia.
Regards Richard

Snapitt Plus Member 6Snapitt vcard
16 Aug 2012 - 10:54 AM

Wonderful shot Julia. 1st class detail and excellent b/g.


Niknut Plus Member 51065 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom66 Constructive Critique Points
16 Aug 2012 - 5:23 PM

Beautiful !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Aug 2012 - 7:32 AM

Amazing shot of this lovely bird! I love 'em! Smile

Glostopcat Plus Member 9254 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Aug 2012 - 7:15 PM

A wonderful capture Julia, the detail and beautiful irridescent colours in the plumage have been perfectly recorded

Buffalo_Tom Plus Member 92322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
26 Aug 2012 - 9:19 AM


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