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Copyright: Jeroen Gerdes (Belgerdy) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 6 N: 877] (7664)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-19
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D300, NIKKOR 200-400mm 1:4G AF-S VR
Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-08-07 8:22
Viewed: 3109
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This starling was singing and the other one just staring at it. The whol bird did not give a nice shot so in the end i got so close that this was a composition that i liked with soft bacground and coloring in the black feathers

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2009-08-07 8:40]

Hello Jeroen
Excellent portrait of starling, I like sharp details and beautiful colors

hallo Jeroen
wat zijn ze mooi van dichtbij
ik vind het een bijzondere vogel met mooie kleuren en goed van scherpte
great shot!!
groetjes lou

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  • thor68 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
  • [2009-08-07 13:13]

great idea, the portrait works very well, the details like the feather and the eye are terrific
as well as the iridescent colors shining through. excellent job & best wishes, thor.

Hi Jeroen,
Interesting portrait of this beautiful bird, with so nice colours playing with the light. Cheers,

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2009-08-11 11:41]

Salut Jeroen,
bonne image avec une composition bien vue, le second plan rappelant le premier. Superbe netteté et gestion bicolor intéressante.


This picture shows that a very ordinary bird can make an interesting nature photo. I like the sharp capture of the eye and that you can really see how it is singing. This give this bird a unique character.

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  • erve Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 96 W: 3 N: 131] (620)
  • [2009-08-17 7:31]

Hi jeroen,

I really like this shot a lot.

The composition works so well with the starlings head jutting at an angle into the frame, set against the soft grey background.
I also like the out of focus starling in the bottom corner.

thanks for sharing


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