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Starling For loribird (Lori)

Starling For loribird (Lori)
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Copyright: Eleu Tabares (eldancer1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1374 W: 0 N: 4385] (23784)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-02-13
Categories: Nature
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-03-03 6:59
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Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The European Starling, Common Starling or just Starling (Sturnus vulgaris) is a passerine bird in the family Sturnidae.

This species of starling is native to most of temperate Europe and western Asia. It is resident in southern and western Europe and southwestern Asia, while northeastern populations migrate south and west in winter to these regions, and also further south to areas where it does not breed in Iberia and north Africa. It has also been introduced to Australia, New Zealand, North America, and South Africa.
(From Wikipedia)

Taken at Bonnie Spring Ranch which is about 15 miles west of Las Vegas

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Bom Eleu,
A very fine shot. Excellent focus and, consenquently, a splendidi sharpness. good natural BG.
Very well done. Lori will happy.

Hello Eleu

I like the image of the bird in it's natural habitat. You took the time to compose out their on the ranch. Nice sharp capture of the bird.


Hell Eleu,

wonderful capture of this beautiful bird - I love its iridescent colouring on its black body. Excellent sharpness and details seen. Great composition, low point of view and DOF.

- Jan

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2011-03-03 7:43]

Hi Eleu!
Great capture of this fantastic bird (I never seen it before), with perfect focus and exposure.
Lovely play of lights and shoadows. Nice shallow DOF.
Well done.
ciao! Vanda

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-03-03 7:48]

Hi Eleu,
A fantastic presentation of this bird adorned with perfect lighting. A nice reflection on its shiny features. A very sharp image.
A nice gift for our bird lover Lori, she'll be more than happy accepting this gift.
My best regards,

Francis Xavier

I never saw this attractive bird before.Your composition works well with the bird being part of the scene rather than separated from it.The colors look great and the bird is in perfect focus.

Hi Eleu,
Very nice caught of view of this European Starling,
good focus and sharp naturel picture,
good colors and light with beautiful contrast.

Hi Eleu,

great details, well balanced colors and light, sharp and focused - magnificent photo!


Thank you so much Eleu. He is beautiful, and so is this shot! Wonderful color, composition and contrast. Great detail in his plumage. Lovely reflections in the water. So funny that a flock arrived on my front deck yesterday. They show up in large numbers but not very often. They seem to appear out of nowhere when I put out suet. Of course I did not capture any of them with the color and clarity of this incredible shot so this is especially nice to see. TFS, Lori

Hi Eleu,

This is an excellent capture of the starling. The composition works well and the detail is beautifully sharp showing the lovely tones in the bird's plumage. I like how you have shown the textures in the rocks and reflection in the water.



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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2011-03-03 12:45]

Hi Eleu,

This is really a nice bird shot. Super sharp, good setting, and proper exposure. A nice dedication for Lori.


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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2011-03-03 15:03]


sueprbe compo et iamge quel rendu sur le plumage ce noir avec ce jaune, le reflets sur l'eua, quel rendu des tons fantastique.

Bravo et amitiť


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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2011-03-03 22:55]

Hi Eleu,
You really caught the details & coloring & the catchlight,which is important in bird photography,& all with great clarity,very well taken, for my eye for sure.
I would have cropped a little background from the top,but that is not a criticism,its just a preference.

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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2011-03-04 2:35]

Hello Eleu, this is a perfect image of this beautiful bird, wonderful compositon,vivid colours, very clear to see all the details.A very nice dedication for your bird lover LORI
Regards Rose

Spectacular shot! I have never seen this species in these electrifying colors! The light is everything in Bird photography when you want to see plumage detail like this and you have nailed this one! Beautiful color, contrast and super sharpness! The exposure is spot as well! Well done and TFS!

Best wishes,


Hello Eleu,

True beauty, excellent capture of this starling.
Dazzling details of his costume of feathers!
Desingn very elegant and natural.
Congratulations dear friend to this composition that leads to a pretty picture.
Friendships and good Weekend.

Hi Eleu
is this a real bird?! never seen one.
amazing pattern on wings and body. like hand-painted. perfectly captured and composed in a wonderful gift to our friend, the bird lover - Lori.

Hello Eleu.
Excellent light and colours on the Starling. Great sharpness and details. POV, composition and DOF are all very good.Best regards Siggi

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