Surfer on the Waves
- aruntp (5379)
- [2012-05-12 0:22]
imaginative framing. good lighting and theme. tfs.
- Argus (50626)
- [2012-05-12 2:26]
Nice neighbours you have!
Excellent capture of this European Starling in breeding colours.
The POV showing its open bill pose is great and taken with fine sharpness and natural colours on the corugated roof, that provides good nesting conditions. The screeches of the young can be a bit bit disturbing though!
Thanks and enjoy your weekend,
- buscape (7615)
- [2012-05-12 2:48]
great capture of this Copmmon Starling with good sharpness and a lovely singing pose. I also like the splendid light and the beautiful colours.
- anel (40574)
- [2012-05-12 4:04]
Very well chosen title for your shot! And excellent sharpness to show this bird with its metallic shining plumage so well. Interesting composition. We had this year also some nesting pairs in our surroundings, but quite high on trees. I never had seen so many Starlings around.
Take care and thanks for your kind words on my last posting.
- cobra112 (43366)
- [2012-05-12 5:22]
Ciao Yannis. Good low POV and brigh colours for the detailed bird. Amazing metallic reflecions.
- Pitoncle (9508)
- [2012-05-12 6:26]
Un bon angle de prise de vue et une excellente profondeur de champ valorisant bien le sujet dans une belle lumičre.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2012-05-12 7:21]
This Starling is prettier than the ones we have in India, Alexei. European Starling has beautiful patterns and colours on its feathers and plumage.
This is a signature Alexei picture -- sharp, crisp and beautiful.
The blue sky makes a lovely background.
It had turned very hot here in north India but we had showers last night and the weather has turned cooler.
- goatman04 (10573)
- [2012-05-12 7:48]
An excellent capture with such beautiful colors, details & pose. Great POV & composition.
Very nicely done & presented!
Regards & best wishes
- flashpoint (28008)
- [2012-05-12 7:54]
really a beautiful starling,Alex
i like the posture and the management of light to make the most visual its characteristic plumage
have a nice w.e. sERGIO
- PeterZ (49139)
- [2012-05-12 8:15]
Very nice photo of this European Starling in beautiful colours and an attractive pose. Excellent sharpness and composition.
- cloud (9539)
- [2012-05-12 9:15]
Although the surface of the roof disturb composition but the starling look in sunbeams perfectly. His glossy plumage and typical pose exactly display beauty.
- chrissty (456)
- [2012-05-12 10:15]
I'm glad to know your neighbors.
I have a crows family, that nest in front of my terrace! this year have 3 chicks.
Are very difficult to photograph them because i see only they heads from 5th floor. :)
your neighbors are realy great, have great details, wonderful colours!
- siggi (52850)
- [2012-05-12 10:16]
Superb bird in great pose with fantastic plumage, wonderful details and superb sharpness.Best regards Siggi
- marius-secan (29598)
- [2012-05-12 11:23]
Impressive image with a interesting bird. It is a very nice photo taken from a good POV and with exceptional light. The details and sharpness are great. It is not easy to show the brilliant shinning feathers.
Thanks for sharing!
- CeltickRanger (37400)
- [2012-05-12 17:54]
The starling with his typical expressive pose,
great shot with fine POV and framing, excellent light,
great focus, sharpness, details and contrast, TFS
- jusninasirun (14660)
- [2012-05-13 0:48]
Nice to know that you have beautiful neighbor. This is a fine starling capture with the curves of the roof-line against the blue sky. Lovely details of the plumage and very sharp image indeed.
Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend.
- chrimakris (26007)
- [2012-05-13 1:17]
Impressive photo Alexei! Nice pose, very good composition, wonderful colours and great good sharpness!
- KOMSIS (10674)
- [2012-05-13 6:02]
A lovely capture of this beautiful the Common Starling ..
Beautiful colours, great sharpness and a fine composition.
Have a nice weekend,
- samiran88 (10271)
- [2012-05-13 8:43]
nice sharp picture with good composition. good colour also.
- Silvio2006 (102073)
- [2012-05-13 12:09]
Ciao Aleksei, lovely composition with lovely bird on beautiful artificial waves, splendid sharpness and wonderful natural colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
- pegos (1982)
- [2012-05-13 12:43]
splendid image of this starling in a beautiful pose; excellent sharpness and light; great contrast with a blue sky. A beauty!
- vanda (3673)
- [2012-05-13 14:02]
A lovely, colorful bird (new for me). Nice to have this bird as neighbor :)
Excellent capture my friend: focus and details of the bird are superb. Splendid light and very good contrast against the blue sky as BG.
Very well composed.
Ciao and nice week! Vanda
- uleko (10940)
- [2012-05-14 9:32]
A very fine view of a Starling in sparkling spring plumage! Excellent sharpness and beautiful colours that really stand out against the blue sky. We have many here too but they're often seen in the grass and hard to capture!
TFS and all the best wishes, Ulla
- jignasi (27917)
- [2012-05-14 9:34]
Hola Alex, un bonito trabajo del estornino vulgar. En mi zona es muy abundante. En invierno hay grupos de más de 4000 ejemplares y en ocasiones es un problema especialmente para la agricultura. Pero también tenemos, aunque en menos cantidad el estornino negro: S, unicolor.
Un abrazo: Josep Ignasi.
- tuslaw (19883)
- [2012-05-14 16:36]
I remember the first time I saw a Starling like this up close. I was surprised at the beauty of it's iridescent plumage. The tiny white specks really do remind you of stars in the night sky.
You did a fine job of capturing this particular fellow in a nice relaxed pose. Focus is tac sharp and exposure is right on the money. Great work!!
- tinoValen2oo7 (4546)
- [2012-05-15 13:00]
excellent details and perfect focus for this starling, congratulations Alex for the capture,
have a good time,
- sandpiper2 (16757)
- [2012-05-18 5:00]
Thanks for your critique Alexei, just too busy these days :)
Beautiful shot of the starling in breeding plumage. Great light and good composition
- maurydv (36428)
- [2012-05-19 14:38]
a very good capture of this European Starling, superb sharpness and marvellous natural colours
- Hormon_Manyer (10251)
- [2012-12-21 18:56]
With the hope you return to the site soon... Again a breathtaking starling capture with incredible clearness. By my opinion everything was done the rightest way, the result of the high ISO you mentioned isn't visible at all. Beautiful composition and interesting note, as always from you. Lovely image, a photo to be proud of. Bravo. Ah, before forgetting: the title's great, too and fits the image very well. Tfs.
Have a great festive season, best regards, László