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Lamprotornis chalybaeus

Lamprotornis chalybaeus
Photo Information
Copyright: Shir Goldberg (shirgold) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 286 W: 105 N: 591] (2748)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D70, AF-S VR Zoom Nikkor ED 70-300mm F4.5-5.6
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/320 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Your Favorite Images [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-09-29 13:41
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Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I believe this to be a Lamprotornis chalybaeus - Greater Blue-eared Starling

One of the highlights of a trip to Africa is the amazing bird life - so colorful and beautiful!
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This is gorgeous Shir. I love the iridescence. Beautiful work.

Evelynn : )

great jewel, TFS Ori

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  • radz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 598 W: 11 N: 72] (436)
  • [2008-09-29 19:46]

lOVELY BLUE colour,good details.
Nice capture.

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2008-09-29 23:12]

Hi Shir,
very nice capture of a very beautiful and attractive bird. the background is very nice, too. Thanks for sharing.
Regars Siggi


I really like th detail and sharpness shown of the subject. The OOF BG, DOF and POV add great value to your pic too. The composition is very good and the colour is amazing!

Hi Shir

Brilliant shot of a beautiful species
Excellent sharpness and plumage details
Great POV and DOF


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  • dkaved Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 259 W: 17 N: 431] (2114)
  • [2008-11-02 12:21]

Hi Shir,
You certainly caught this one in all its vibrant blue splendor.Lovely detail and a perfect DOF. Looks like its colour would change from a different angle.Have a great week!
Regards, David

Hello Shir,
This is beautiful. Excellent details, POV, luminosity & iridescence of the plumage of this bird. TFS

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