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marktc Plus
7 101 15 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 5:55PM
Beautiful colours Julia. Nicely done.

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LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 6:00PM
I love these glistening beauties and you have captured the iridescence perfectly. Lovely composition too.
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
15 Aug 2012 6:04PM
They are much maligned but as you have impressively shown here they are a very handsome bird.

15 Aug 2012 6:07PM
this is a beautiful example of a starling.
SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
15 Aug 2012 6:14PM
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 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 6:20PM
Quite a striking pose Julia

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 6:24PM
this bird is so overlooked ... what glorious colours and patterns are in this ones plummage
exposure Plus
14 5.9k England
15 Aug 2012 6:49PM
Beautiful detail & iridecence in the feathers...a lovely image.
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 6:51PM
Spot on here Julia and what a shot
pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2022 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 7:26PM
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 .
15 Aug 2012 8:03PM
Beautiful Julia
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
15 Aug 2012 8:59PM
must be a relative of Gary Glitter before he went gaga.
What a shiny splendid shot
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
15 Aug 2012 9:11PM
Sleek plumage... what a poser Smile

zapar40 8 66 5 Wales
15 Aug 2012 9:46PM
beautiful capture, stunning colour on these overlooked birds.
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
15 Aug 2012 9:50PM
Stunning capture, with the light catching those beautiful colours. Well done Julia.
16 Aug 2012 7:10AM
He is even complying with the rule of thirds! Tack sharp and those beautiful colours. Lovely.
Ray42 10 3 England
16 Aug 2012 8:19AM
A superb shot Julia, pin sharp detail, a great bg to "throw it out" and caught those iridescent colours a treat
Tibetan 6 3 England
16 Aug 2012 8:19AM
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 11 91 223 England
16 Aug 2012 10:43AM
Like the pose and good details in this Julia.
Regards Richard
16 Aug 2012 10:54AM
Wonderful shot Julia. 1st class detail and excellent b/g.

Niknut Plus
8 1.8k 76 United Kingdom
16 Aug 2012 5:23PM
Beautiful !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2012 7:32AM
Amazing shot of this lovely bird! I love 'em! Smile
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
25 Aug 2012 7:15PM
A wonderful capture Julia, the detail and beautiful irridescent colours in the plumage have been perfectly recorded
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
26 Aug 2012 9:19AM

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