- Crypton (2)
- [2005-01-09 8:19]
ces reflets bleutés sont remarquables !
en voila un qui rafole de la papaye ;)
la pdc est tres bonne , la composition reussie, la note est tres instructive.
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2005-01-09 8:45]
Great shot Gerhard.
The plumage is great with the shimmering blue and green.
And the eye have great colours too. Very good pose and composition, good details and a great note.
Excellent work my Friend.
- willie (2083)
- [2005-01-09 8:45]
Sure is glossy Gerhardt. Very nice capture. Excellent pose and DOF. Very well done. Glad to have you back from your holidays
- Midi (2418)
- [2005-01-09 10:08]
Superb shot, this bird is eating a papaye fruit.
I like the colors. Bravo!!
- Callie (7555)
- [2005-01-09 10:09]
Hoop jy het die avairy geniet.
These birds are extreamly difficult to photograph - not because one cannot get near them but because of their plumage colour and the way the sun wrecks havoc with the irridescence.
The same with the eye, I have more than 100 shots of this bird myself, and the eye always sort of Pop off or out. I don't mean this as slating the picture, just something about the shineyness of the eye that looks "off"
Other than that, this is a very good picture, with nice colours in the plumage. I hope you got a Burchell's too.
- milloup (1716)
- [2005-01-09 10:48]
Great capture of this glossy beauty, he looks almost like a statue caught in this pose - press the button, and he'll peck once.. ;-))
No nits, it's just beautiful.
- edji (426)
- [2005-01-09 11:15]
Nice shot, the colors of the bird are beautiful.
- JeanMichel (2864)
- [2005-01-09 12:13]
I'm amazed by the treasures South African wildlife offers to a photographer. It must be thrilling for you guys, to catch all these beauties, and this one is another example of this richness. Very good photo, showing even the humid beak plunging in the fruit. Food colors adds to the beauty by it's contrast with this shiny bird. Very well done, Gerhard.
- mumek (853)
- [2005-01-09 14:01]
Fantastic shot.Looks like 3 D picture.Excellent composition
with super colors and details.Very nice contrast between background and the starling.
Thanks for posting
- japie (5187)
- [2005-01-09 15:19]
All that counts here for him is the food, forget the photographer.
The sharpness here is very good and I like the shimmer on the wings. The eye is very bright as well.
Very well done and thanks for posting
- Signal-Womb (11094)
- [2005-01-09 16:15]
Yes, I love the glossy appearance of this starling and hes really making a meal of that. Good composition and nicely isolated from the BG. Very good note.
- Fisher (8915)
- [2005-01-09 22:00]
Gerhard, at least your starling is beautiful. Ours, I'm ready to do a genecide on them. They are pests.
Almost like our Brewers black bird. Well done on this capture. TFS.
Great shot Gerhard! It is really shinny. I like composition with dark, shinning bird and this somethingos orangos which it eat. What's that? Rotten shrimps ;-) ?
- deud (2540)
- [2005-01-10 10:20]
yes, the colour of plumage is great!
- Luc (14767)
- [2005-01-10 15:22]
An interesting post, Gerhard: picture and note.