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YELLOW EYES STARLING


YELLOW EYES STARLING
Photo Information
Copyright: Andrea Piazza (elefantino) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1123 W: 115 N: 2184] (14406)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2004-08-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon F100, Nikkor 300mm AF-S f/4, Fuji Velvia 50
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-07-16 9:33
Viewed: 5764
Points: 22
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
CAPE GLOSSY STARLING
or
RED-SHOULDERED GLOSSY STARLING
(Lamprotornis nitens)

Taxonomy:

Kingdom ANIMALIA
Phylum CHORDATA
Class AVES
Order PASSERIFORMES
Family STURNIDAE
Common Name/s RED-SHOULDERED GLOSSY-STARLING
Species Authority (Linnaeus, 1766)

This species has a large range, with an estimated global extent of occurrence of 3,000,000 kmē in southern Africa. The global population size has not been quantified, but it is believed to be large as the species is described as 'common' in at least parts of its range (Feare et al. 1998). Global population trends have not been quantified, but the species is not believed to approach the thresholds for the population decline criterion of the IUCN Red List (i.e., declining more than 30% in ten years or three generations). For these reasons, the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

VELVIA 50 FILM SCANSION

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To mario-roberto: sono ancora qui!elefantino 1 07-16 13:32
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Hi Andrea,
Although the quality may not be the best, you have a very nice pose and POV, with eye contact. The metallic colors are well seen..
TFS!

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2006-07-16 9:58]

A very cute pose, Andrea.
You did well to get such a nice eye contact with the bird. Also great colors and BG. A bit moved, but still a good shot.
Bravo and TFS
Horia

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  • Anton Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 46 W: 11 N: 154] (595)
  • [2006-07-16 11:36]

Hi Amdrea,
Yes, I agree with your note that this bird can be rated as least concern. We often visit the Kruger National Park where these birds are in abundance at the picnic sites. They are very habituated and can, in some instances, be a pest. However, it is still a beautiful bird with its glossy appearance and you have captured it well.
TFS.
Friendly regards,
Anton

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  • Graal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 751 W: 31 N: 20] (5100)
  • [2006-07-16 13:15]

Hi Andrea,
unusual bird, nice colours, good captured funny pose. I like it.
TFS, Aleksander

molto bello i lcontrasto degli occhi con le piume e lo sfondo. peccato per il leggero mosso.

PS ricordo male o lei dovrebbe essere in altri lidi?

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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2006-07-16 16:41]

Hi Andrea, not your usual standard in terms of quality but good colours, lighting and pose. Well done and TFS.
Dean.

Hi Andrea,
Nice pose from this bird. Good POV and composition. This is an eye catching picture. TFS
JC

Bella foto Andrea, colori stupendi!
Ottima composizione..... peccato per i dettagli.
Ciao.
Franco

Hi Andrea

Well done on a great shot. Well composed, good POV and clarity and sharpness are spot on. :-)

Buenas Andrea, vaya mirada tiene este peculiar ave, Enhorabuena y un saludo. TFS

Hi Andrea,
Interesting pose you get from your model here, looks like he doesn't quite trust you..? :-)
Great colours and details in this well framed capture!
Greetings,
Pablo -

Hello Andrea,
pose is excellent, great work. Very good sharpness, details, lighting/colours and composition.
Thanks for posting.
Gr.
Heinz

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