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Brahminy Starling

Brahminy Starling
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Copyright: akbar ali asif (AKBAR-ALI-ASIF) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 148 W: 0 N: 478] (2927)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2014-11-30
Categories: Birds
Exposure: f/6.5, 1/200 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2014-12-01 5:01
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Brahminy starling is a common bird but not a common sighting in Islamabad. I took this shot yesterday on a family trip to Rawal Lake. That bird was sitting on a 40-45 feet tall Eucalyptus tree and it wasn't possible to get a desired shot. Still, i managed to get some decent shots because of lateral sunlight. There were also other birds like spotted starlings and some common starlings. Some info from wikipedia is as under:
The Brahminy myna or Brahminy starling (Sturnia pagodarum) is a member of the starling family of birds. It is usually seen in pairs or small flocks in open habitats on the plains of the Indian subcontinent. It is a resident breeder in Nepal and India, a winter visitor to Sri Lanka and a summer visitor in parts of the western Himalayas and northeastern Himalayas. They have musical call notes that are long made up of a series of slurred notes that ends abruptly.Although mainly seen on the plains there are a few records from above 3000m mainly from Ladakh.

This passerine is typically found in dry forest, scrub jungle and cultivation and is often found close to human habitations. The especially favour areas with waterlogged or marshy lands.

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hallo Akbar
super good sharpness composition with nice light and lovely colours
great shot
thanks gr lou

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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2014-12-01 7:31]

Hi Akbar,
Excellent portrait of a beautiful bird. Very nice shot,amazing colors
good composition and perfect sharpness details.
Regards Jiri.

Ciao Akbar, great capture of lovely bird in nice pose, wonderful colors, fine details, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Akbar, hello friend,
Highly IMPRESSIVE focus and EYE CONTACT!!!
Presented with taste, indeed.
Loved your notes too.
P.S. What camera/lens are you using these days?

Hello Akbar,
Brilliant capture.....Incredible clarity, focus and sharp details. Very nice image. The exposure is perfect. I like this interesting scene with a lovely specie of bird.
Thanks for sharing!

Hi Akbar - Very well captured. Very sharp and well detailed. Like catching light...I use flash when capture bird picture. Thanks for sharing. Regards - Srikumar

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2014-12-12 1:52]

Hi Akbar,absolutely perfect this capture!A magnificent starling caught in a beautiful pose and with a spectacular quality of sharpness and exposure,very bright colors too,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

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