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Copyright: Paul Hentgen (phentgen) Silver Note Writer [C: 5 W: 0 N: 16] (182)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-08-05
Categories: Birds, Savannah
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-09-25 14:23
Viewed: 2000
Points: 18
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This Greater Blue-Eared Starling (Lamprotornis chalybaeus) approached our safari lodge early in the morning and took place on the lighting spot (cropped picture).

Common resident in savannah and mopane woodland in several african countries (Sinclair, I., Ryan, P., 2010, Birds of Africa south of the Sahara, Cape Town, Random House Struik, second ed.).

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-09-25 14:44]

Hi Paul,in pose like a movie star only for you and your camera..ehee...really beautiful this capture,a very professional exposure of the difficult light and the best details and colors,beautiful bright blue,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-09-25 20:15]

Hello Paul,
What a gorgeous starling you have posted today. The only ones we have here in Ohio are the European Starlings, and although they are not quite as impressive in color, they are still beautiful. Love the iridescent blue feathers in it's plumage and those large orangish yellow eyes. Great work!!

Hello Paul,
Nice to see this specie.I like this specie due to its attractive glossy blue colour.I had captured this,but not as good as your.Good sharpness with details.Like it.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

Hello Paul!
Don't have words to admire the beauty of this bird, especially the color. You have done a splendid job here by capturing it's real beauty very effectively. TFS,
Best Regards,

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2013-09-25 23:15]

most beautiful bird Paul
photographed in most horrible surroundings
but despite very diffcult bg perfect exposure on bird

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2013-09-26 0:23]

Hello Paul.
Beautiful and interesting shot for this superb bird! Composition, colors, details and sharpness are very good .Regards Siggi

Another great photo Paul! Very good composition, fantastic colours and very good sharpness.

Hello Paul
Fantastic bird and capture.Great low lateral POV,fantastic blues and great sharp details.Thank You
Have a good day
Best regards

Ciao Paul. What amazing colours. Stunning details/sharp. Greate pose of the bird.


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