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Burchell's Starling

Burchell's 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: 2014-05-20
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron AF70-300mmF/4-5.6Di-LD-MACRO 1:2
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds Of Kruger National Park Through My Eyes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2015-04-21 8:51
Viewed: 1395
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I had captured this Burchell's Starling/ Grootglansspreeu species in Orpen Maroela Caravan Camp area.; Kruger National Park; South Africa.

* The name of this bird commemorates the English naturalist William John Burchell.

* Burchell's Starling(Lamprotornis australis) is a species of Starling n the Sturnide family.

* It is found in Angola, Botswana Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland Zambia and Zimbabwe.

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Hi Sricumar

Very beautiful image of this bird, excellent composition, briliant natural colors, very nice blurring BG.



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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2015-04-21 10:52]

HI Srikumar,there is something wrong on the top border of the bird,maybe it move the head in the exact moment of your capture.The colors are very bright and the details too,interesting and beautiful specie.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

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  • tcr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 158 W: 8 N: 538] (3384)
  • [2015-04-21 11:16]

Beautiful Bird and high quality image.
Spot on point of view and focusing.
Very well done.

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  • nanreh Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 136 W: 12 N: 258] (2191)
  • [2015-04-21 13:05]

What a beautiful capture, Srikumar friend. You have managed to capture all the nuances of metallic plumage of this starling. The BG is very nice, like painted with watercolor stains. Congratulations, buddy!

Hernán Bortondello

Hello Srikumar

Excellent photo of this exotic Starling with its metallic color tones,
fine POV obtaining its expressive pose and eye-contact, beautiful light,
great focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


Hello Sricumar,

beautiful shot of this colorful bird.

Thanks for sharing.

These birds have incredible colors. Thanks for showing them so well.

Hello Srikumar,
Details and composition of this species are perfect. It is a very beautiful species. Details, colors and composition are very successful.
All the best!

Ciao Srikumar, great capture of lovely bird fantastic metallic colors, excellent clarity, fine details and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hi Srikumar,

The bird is well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing the details of the Burchell's Starling. It is clear and sharp. The good luminosityu is bringing out the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.


Bonjour Srikumar,
Une belle attitude du sujet et une bonne profondeur de champ mais surtout une trčs belle lumičre qui fait resplendir de splendides et incroyables couleurs.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2015-04-23 14:12]

Hola Srikumar; una especie maravillosa con esos tonos metálicos; hermosa percha, composición, fondo y manejo de la luz...saludos.

Hello Srikumar,
Nice to see such an excellent photo of a Southern African bird species. You probably had the 300 mm lens extended to the maximum and the sharpness is outstanding and in beautiful colour. Well done. It is a pleasure to view.

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