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Cape Glossy Starling

Cape Glossy Starling
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Copyright: Bunyapon Kusolkrong (bungbing) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 516 W: 0 N: 1626] (7743)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-05-21
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D80, NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VRII, UV Filter
Exposure: f/5.3, 1/180 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-10 0:28
Viewed: 2431
Points: 24
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Lamprotornis nitens (Cape Glossy starling, Glossy starling)
Distribution and habitat: Occurs from Angola and Zambia to southern Africa, where it is locally common across much of the region, excluding central Mozambique, the Karoo, Namib Desert and the fynbos biome in the Western Cape. It can occupy a variety of different habitats, especially wooded savanna, forest edges, riverine bush, plantations, parks and gardens.
Food: It eats insects, fruit, nectar and scraps of human food, doing most of its foraging on the ground, running and hopping in search of food items. It often associates with antelope, removing ectoparasites from them as well as catching the insects they disturb.
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  • joska Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 806 W: 0 N: 4092] (22535)
  • [2011-06-10 1:07]

Hi Bunyapon,
Splendid lights and colors on this photo of this Cape Glossy starling, TFS!

Hola Bunyapon

Bella composición de esta ave con esos colores dificiles de tomar, buenos contrastes y buen POV.

Un saludo de Antonio

Hello Bunyapon,
Excellent photo in great sharpness and with very pleasant colours. Good capture and an informative note - they are very lively and do not often sit still. Well done and best wishes.

Hello Bunyapon,you have captured the lovely sheen on the plumage very well.
Nice shot.
Best wishes Les.

Hello Bungbing

Excellent close-up photo of the Cape Glossy Starling
you shot the photo at the best moment with fine POV
and a very beautiful light coming in to the bird,
great focus sharpness and details, TFS


Bonjour Bungbing,
Agréable valorisation du sujet dans une lumière bien maitrisée.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures;

hello Bunyapon
very nice picture with good details and lovely colours
greeting lou

Ciao Bungbing, lovely bird with fantastic metallic colors, wonderful light, fine details and splendid sharpness, very well done my friend, have a good wek end, ciao Silvio

Hi Bunyapon,
very good point of view. Amazing natural colours. Excellent sharpness and composition. Very good contrast.
Have a nice weekend,

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  • Zeno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 483 W: 0 N: 1345] (10867)
  • [2011-06-10 8:57]

Hi Bunyapon,

What a fantastic light and reflections in this capture. Well done. I can see the sun without seeing it!!


Hallo Bunyapon,
a very beautiful capture of the Cape Glossy Starling, brilliasnt colours with splendid metallic reflections, incredible eye detail, very good point of view in a nice composition
Have a good weekend

Bueno, supongo que las condiciones de ese momento eran difíciles y la luz del flash
marcó más un lado del ave lo que crea una sensación rara. Por lo demás un interesante
trabajo. El ave parece a los tordos que tenemos aquí.
Saludos y buen fin de semana: Josep Ignasi.

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