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Copyright: Les Bennett (williewhistler) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 82 W: 0 N: 229] (1577)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D 80, Nikkor AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 ED
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-02-11 9:03
Viewed: 3280
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Starlings are smaller than blackbirds, with a short tail, pointed head, triangular wings, they look black at a distance but when seen closer they are very glossy with a sheen of purples and greens. Their flight is fast and direct and they walk and run confidently on the ground. Noisy and gregarious, starlings spend a lot of the year in flocks. Still one of the commonest of garden birds.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2011-02-11 10:16]

Hi Les. This year we have seen many Starlings late in the afternoon flying together its a great sight. From your close up we can see all of the different markings in the feathers. Which will become more coloured in the spring. well taken TFS.

Beautiful portrait of a starling.

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2011-02-12 1:42]

Hello Les,
The bird is pefectly sharp, good visibly colours of plumage. View this one on snow is very interesting. I wait when it will come to us.I think it will be in first decade of March.
Regards, Pawel

Hello Les,
Perfect sturnus picture.
Good detalis.
Very well

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