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Singing Starling

Singing Starling
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Copyright: Sion Roberts (irishprophet25) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 115 W: 21 N: 280] (1118)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-18
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 30 D, Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM
Exposure: f/11, 1/400 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-04-19 10:00
Viewed: 5454
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is another picture of the Starling that I got yesterday. This time he is singing, I presume, for a mate because shortly after his lengthy, high pitched song another Starling landed on a branch near him which I presume was a female. I would also like to thank everyone for their kind comments on my last Starling post and I hope you all like this one just as much.

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Hi Sion,
You have full 10/10 from me here.Well done ! In my opinion this image is much better one than your previous attempt.Congratulations!
Best Regards,
George Veltchev

Hello Sion,
Razor sharp details and fantastic colours.
Great composition with nice POV and very good sharpness.

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2454 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-04-19 15:20]

Hi Sion,

You are going to be known as the Starling Kid. This shot is fantastic too. I love singing birds so I think the opened beak is special. The pink feathers show off better in this picture. Just as wonderful as yesterday's with wonderful colors, sharp details, and great composition.


Hola Sion

Gracias por tu comentario.

Gran imagen de este pajaro de colores fantasticos y plumaje.

Tras mirar tu colección, veo que eres un gran fotografo, con imagenes excelentes.

Un saludo Antonio.

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  • zetu Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 26 N: 3888] (16941)
  • [2010-04-19 22:28]

Hello Sion
Nice capture of this wonderful staling capture with nice scene and vivid and metallic colors.
Thanks for sharing

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2010-04-20 1:46]

Hello Sion,
I've taken few shots this species but yours is better. Excellent colours of plumage have Starling and you showed it very well also composition is very nice.
Friendly regards, Pawel

Hello Sion,
Excellent image taken with lovely colors, sharp details and good compositin. Well done!

Hello Sion
this is a very beautiful shot of this Starling, i like to see his beak open for singing, bravo for the timing, great composition and wonderful sharpness,
uperb metallic reflections on his plumage
Have a good night

Hello Sion,
This is a very attractive bird, also pose is exceptional! I think the iridescent plumage is well captured. I like the branches on the left side allowed, provide a fantastic life fotogafico plane, obviously, is to say what the background is the perfect complement to this work. TFS, Regards, Jesús

This is probably the coolest picture of a starling I have ever seen. I think what makes this picture so appealing is that the feathers around the throat are fluffed out and the irridecence colors really stand out. Fantastic capture Sion. :)


This is a WOW shot! I love the detail and the clarity of the shot and how well you have captured the bird in action - I cam almost hear the song.

Well done,

Hi Sion,

A nice clear shot, and I like the contrasts caused by the strong sunlight. Well exposed and timely capture MF!
TFS and have a nice day!


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