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Greater Blue-Eared Glossy Starling

Greater Blue-Eared Glossy Starling
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD, 95mm UV Filter
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds Of Kruger National Park Through My Eyes, Birds Of South Africa - Part 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2017-07-08 10:06
Viewed: 1186
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I had captured this 'Greater Blue-Eared Glossy-Starling' (Lamprotornis chalybaeus) in Kruger National Park during our staying at Olifant Camp. This is a woodland bird and very common in Kruger. They are restless so need perfect timing to get good DOF. To me 'Eye' is very essential when capturing animal. Here bird was sitting facing back towards me and I waited for perfect timing. I like this bird due to its beautiful colour.

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Ciao Srikumar, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose on beautiful blurry BG, perfect focus on fabolous eye, fantastic metallic colors, splendid light, excellent sharpness and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2017-07-08 16:44]

Hello Srikumar,
What a gorgeous bird you have presented to us. I love the bright iridescent colors in its plumage and the angle in which you captured the shot. Wonderful eye contact and great exposure. Well done!!

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2017-07-09 13:49]

Hi Srikumar,you made the best in this difficult location. Perfect choice of the DOF,i agree with your for the choice of the eye! And the metallic colors of this starling are excellent too,well done and interesting post. Have a nice week and thanks,LUCIANO

Hello Srikumar,
A nice colorful bird with such amazing bright iridescent blue colors.
As usual a professional capture with perfect details of the eye.

Hi Srikumar,

The branches are helping to frame the bird. The point of view is showing the details of the Greater Blue-Eared Glossy Starling. The good luminosity is enhancing the beuaty of the colors. Have a nice day.


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