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Sturnus roseus

Sturnus roseus
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Copyright: Christodoulos Makris (chrimakris) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1744 W: 79 N: 5425] (26007)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-04-22
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-08-05 9:25
Viewed: 2586
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Sturnus roseus (Linnaeus 1758)
Synonym Pastor roseus
Rose-coloured Starling

Sturnus roseus is a vert distinctive passerine bird with a characteristic pink body and glossy black head, wings and tail. Its length is 19–22 cm.
It breeds from easternmost Europe across temperate southern Asia. It is a migratory species wintering in India and tropical Asia.
In Cyprus Sturnus roseus is a very rare passage migrant.

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Hello Christodoulos-After a long gap I am watching your picture and got your comment on my last post.Thanks for your support.Beautiful species this ROSE-COLOURED STARLING.Excellent light and sharpness.I like its neck position too.Very nice against such blue Sky.Thanks for sharing.Regards and have a nice time-Srikumar

we if u r in central Asia, pergect capture, greetings Ori

Ciao Christodoulos, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose on beautiful blue sky, splendid sharpness, wonderful colors and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2014-08-05 11:09]

Hello Christodoulos,
After four months we can enjoy your masterpieces again. Thanks for this great work. Perfection all over. What a beauty this rare passage migrant. Thanks!

hallo Christo
SUPER to see a new picture from you
ALLWAYS great shots
this one with the beautiful colours good composition and super good colours

thanks greeting lou

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-08-05 12:00]

Hi Chris,welcome back on TN,but i'm always a fan of your facebook pics...ehehe...this capture is truly beautiful,you manage very well the light,to show us this pink of plumage so well,imposing perspective and the usual top detail! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello Christodoulos

Excellent close-up photo of this bid with its
expressive eye-contact, fine POV, beautiful light,
the catch-light render the photo more beautiful, TFS


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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2014-08-05 18:39]

Hello Christodoulos,
This is a new bird for me and what a handsome one at that, it's body features and markings remind me a lot of our Rose-breasted Grosbeaks. Perfectly photographed in an attractive pose and showing wonderful detail and natural colors. I love the bright blue BG and the good eye contact. Great work!!

Very nice capture of a beautiful bird.
Excellent sharpness details and amazing colors.
Regards Devendra

Hello Makris!
Excellent shot showing this beautiful Starling in perfect sharpness and best of details. Beautiful light on head and throat portion which is showing the original sheen of feathers in an impressive manner. The diagonal position of this dry twig is attractive too; a blue sky as BG is perfect. Thanks for sharing,
Best Regards,

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  • Ishi Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 298 W: 21 N: 1943] (13387)
  • [2014-08-06 1:33]

Beautiful bird, beautifully recorded. Never seen this one!

Glad you are back!


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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
  • [2014-08-06 4:00]

Hello Christodoulos,

Excellent capture of the bird, great détails and texture of the plumage.
The sharpness is amazing, a masterpiece of composition.
Perfect blue B/G, TFS.
My best regards.
John vantighem

what a beauty! nice to see this great bird in such a superb pic. Thanks

Hello Christodoulos,
Thanks for visiting my gallery. Once again a wonderful capture taken with amazing sharpness and excellent clarity. You managed perfect this composition. The light and details are great. Superb!!!
Thanks for sharing!

Hallo Christodoulos
I love the colour of the natural light in this image.
Wonderful point of view, details and colours! The iridescence of the throat really does add to the overall shot. Best regards and thanks for sharing.

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  • Cobo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 1 N: 535] (5799)
  • [2014-08-07 10:50]

Great picture! Amaizing how you can control the light specially on the black part of the bird of this species, it is very difficult and this one is perfect. Congratulation and thankyou for sharing it. Saludos.

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-08-07 11:25]

Hi Christodoulos,
Fantastic image beautiful bird. Good the eye's contact. Amazing colors and perfect composition with good sharpness details. Excellent background.
Regards Jiri.

Hi Chris, nice to see you back after a while my good friend, splendid capture of this fine bird, as per your usual high standard, great stuff and well done,

Best Regards,


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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2014-08-13 21:43]

Hi Christodoulos.
What a sweet simply subject. Both nicely curved twig and splendid bird create a fine composition. Exposure of the image is spot on. All colour tones of the bird are shown perfectly as well as other details Excellent job. My compliments and TFS.

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  • Chiza Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 133 W: 0 N: 474] (5351)
  • [2014-08-23 7:47]

Hola Christodoulos; que hermosa especie y foto nos comparte, me gustan los detalles de la especie, composición, percha, fondo y el entorno...saludos.

Hello Christodoulos,
Outstanding capture,excellent sharp detailed,well exposed and a lovely composition..
Best regards...Joy

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