Greater Blue-eared Glossy-starling
- cataclysta (5666)
- [2008-08-20 2:55]
He is posing proudly. Beautiful bird. Great sharp image with good OOF background, good sharpness and nice field guide POV. As always very good job
Nice composition and eye contact with this bird and good feather detail. Allways difficult to get the sheen on the feathers coming out properly but you have managed it.
- Seabird (1387)
- [2008-08-20 3:58]
very nice capture of a very beautiful and attractive bird. the background is very nice, too. thanks for sharing.
- strahos (807)
- [2008-08-20 4:31]
just amazing! everything perfect!
I fav it!
- anel (40574)
- [2008-08-20 5:01]
Très impresssionnant cet oiseau bleu avec des reflets presque métalliques.
Tu as bien cadré ton image et la netteté est fantastique prenant en consodération le ciel presque blanc à l'arrière-plan. Très remarquable aussi l'attitude et le regard de l'oiseau. Image très parlante.
- pekkavalo1 (6789)
- [2008-08-20 5:02]
Excellent capture of this Glossy Starling with good pose and composition, sharp details, bright natural colours, nicely blurred BG and what I especially like is the look with an attitude. Very good work.
- fragman (43778)
- [2008-08-20 5:14]
amazing bird and amazing portrait (as always), TFS Ori
- Kathleen (232)
- [2008-08-20 5:35]
Stunning shot with wonderful detail, DOF and the colour is electric. Great eye contact with his head turned looking back.
- zahoor_salmi (5538)
- [2008-08-20 5:45]
very nice capture of a very beautiful and attractive bird.
- eqshannon (31141)
- [2008-08-20 7:30]
I might be wrong but thsi is the first blue with a sheen like this that I have added to my Blue Things theme...It is a startling image that jumps up and grabs me. Pulls me in an almost hypnotic way. Don't Bogart that one:-)
- Argus (50626)
- [2008-08-20 10:12]
Another irrisistable image from you, this time showing the Greater Blue-eared Glossy starling froma good side POV but with its head turned to face the viewer.
great neutral BG and I like the composition with the branch coming out into leaf.
TFS this beauty,
- Evelynn (14454)
- [2008-08-20 17:52]
Ok... that color is just too beautiful... and the yellow eyes tying in with the yellow leaves is wonderful. It is really wonderful... you have set the bar pretty high with your safari shots... and now I have expectations of YOU! : )
- Adanac (21378)
- [2008-08-20 19:44]
Beautiful species presented very stunningly, great work as always Annick.
- Janice (18832)
- [2008-08-21 3:15]
It certainly is a glossy bird Annick.
Brilliant shot - perfect all over. I wish it was mine
- OzBY (1355)
- [2008-08-21 3:29]
Great picture of this bird.
Great color, background, sharpness, DOF and lighting.
- PaulH (13882)
- [2008-08-21 4:46]
That's a stern looking bird you got here Annick, love those eyes, mesmerising! The colours are the thing that stand out above all the other great elements here, well done.
- janhendrik (2392)
- [2008-08-21 5:02]
Well done, Annick. I know from experience how difficult it is to get the exposure right when photographing these starlings. You have the bird perfectly exposed.
- Pentaxfriend (8048)
- [2008-08-21 11:31]
WooW wat een BEAUTY
Perfect belicht shot van een schitterende glansspreeuw
uitstekend van kleur
- izler (44)
- [2008-08-25 8:56]
wonderful capture of this beautiful bird with nice eye contact
i like composition, POV, BG, colours, light and details
Net terug van 4 weken weg geweest in Ethiopië. Daar heb ik ook veel glansspreeuwen gezien, buiten veel endemische vogels. Een fantastisch land. Deze foto is schitterend in alle denkbare aspecten! Perfecte belichting en scherpte.
Groet en tot ziens,
- cicindela (9226)
- [2008-08-30 6:35]
It must be really nice to see so colourful species in so dry habitats of Africa. Wonderful contrast and vivid tones Annick!
Also BG and sharpness are nice for watching.
All the best from Lodz my Friend!
- saeedabbasi (5100)
- [2008-11-09 5:15]
Dear Annick ,
So nice shot with great focus.interesting mood.
- winterpalace (0)
- [2010-12-07 5:16]
The colours of this beautiful bird are stunning, and over 2.000 people thought so too.
I think you had a great time photographing South African Wildlife.