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Copyright: Piotr Kurosz (kurekpit) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 611 W: 120 N: 629] (2811)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-02-03
Categories: Nature
Camera: Canon EOS 30D, Tamron SP AF28-75/2.8 XR Di LD, Sandisk Ultra II 2GB, CPL DGH Marumi
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/160 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): kurekpit photos [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-06-07 15:44
Viewed: 2291
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The European Starling

Today I present portrait of European Starling.
Comments and critiques are most welcome.
Thanks for viewing and Have a good day!

* Piotr *


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.

More Info European Starling


Camera: Canon EOS 30D
Lens:Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di IF
Focal Length: 75,0 mm
Exposure Time: 1/160Sec.
F-stop: f/4,5
ISO Speed - 100
Image Quality - RAW

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Hello Piotr!
Lovely bird portrait!
Nice detail and wonderful colours!
I like the blur background!
Best regards!

great shot. just curious how close you are to the bird. 75mm is not that long for a bird shot.

Nice Portrait of a Starling! We have Starlings here in Canada too, and they are little bullies and mess up my backyard! Beautiful little pests.
Nice job!
*** Ursula ***

Espectacullar macro, good detyails colors sharpen and POV, congratullations piotr

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  • kross1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 594 W: 17 N: 1223] (4936)
  • [2008-06-07 21:13]

I like the portrait of this bird. The shot is full of detail and color. Very unique feathers.

Hi Piotr,
Great portrait of the Starling, good colours and details with good sharpness.
Well done
Regards Andy

Hi Piotr,

Great sharpness . . Fine details of the feathers are clearly presented . .
Excellent DoF . .
Just curious, what is the purpose of having CPL for this shot?
I just bought this filter for capturing landscape . .


:-)) will be back this afternoon

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2008-06-08 9:09]

Merhaba Myfriend dear Piotr...
Excellent job with beautiful photo, wonderful colors and a very beautiful portrait...

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2008-06-08 14:42]

Czesc Piotrze:)
Lepiej sie zachwycac niz rozpisywac... pieknie go pokazales, uklony - Tomek
:) jutro

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2008-06-08 17:05]

Hi Piotr

Superb use of a shallow dof, with fantastic sharpness on the bird. Tfs!

Hi Piotr,
Very portrait of this cute bird.Great POV, colours and details.TFS.


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  • budgun Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 319 W: 2 N: 382] (2091)
  • [2008-06-09 11:45]

Hi Piotr,
You have captured startlingly clear details to this common bird. Excellent informative note to go along with this striking portrait.
Regards, Tom

Hello Piotr. Excellent mugshot of this starling. I like the texture of the plumage and the super sharp image here. Thanks for sharing and best regards. Jusni

Hi Piotr,

great portrait of a bird. i like the close-up. very detail & clear. well done, pal.


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2008-06-21 7:28]

Hello Piotr! Wow great bird shot, so sharp and well exposed, very very nice! Thanks!


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