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Starling
Starling
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Challenge: Free Study 2009-12 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Konica Minolta Maxxum 5D
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro for Minolta
Date: Dec 28, 2009
Aperture: 7.1
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/500
Date Uploaded: Dec 29, 2009

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Statistics
Place: 36 out of 334
Avg (all users): 6.3729
Avg (commenters): 6.6000
Avg (participants): 6.1949
Avg (non-participants): 6.7288
Views since voting: 1003
Views during voting: 290
Votes: 177
Comments: 14
Favorites: 1 (view)


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01/13/2010 07:47:38 PM
You caught the iridescence of his feather beautifully here. Great shot.
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01/08/2010 08:41:30 AM
Great shot. Glad it did well. My only nit was that part of the tail and feet were missing. Intense focus and textures. I was speaking to a friend about starlings and he too things they are ugly and nasty. We have those black crows (some call them grackles) and although they eat people's garbage and are kind of creepy, I don't mind them, although some say the same things about them. :)
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01/08/2010 08:34:27 AM
Originally posted by farfel53:

How to make an ugly, dirty, nasty bird beautiful. Good grab.


I'd be interested to know why you think starlings are ugly dirty and nasty??
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01/08/2010 02:26:42 AM
what a crazy bird!! awesome shot, should be higher
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/07/2010 09:42:37 PM
such detail in the feathers..super sharp and crisp...wow
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01/04/2010 04:49:57 PM
I do not know exactly how these critters actually appear but this one appears overly smoothed which creates a fake like feel for me. I think there could be huge possibles and wow and bang and pop here. But with the overly smoothed image it takes out all the texture all the detail all the personality I would have enjoyed seeing.
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01/03/2010 09:20:55 PM
I know they get a bad rap, but I always thought they were beautiful birds. You show it off nicely here.
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01/03/2010 12:31:51 PM
Great subject, excellent focus and DOF. Would like to see the tail and feet though.
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01/03/2010 09:37:46 AM
Very nice detail and colours. It's a pity you've missed the tail and feet.
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01/02/2010 10:21:21 PM
Fantastic detail.
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01/02/2010 10:22:02 AM
How to make an ugly, dirty, nasty bird beautiful. Good grab.
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01/01/2010 11:35:55 PM
border hurts this one
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01/01/2010 07:51:34 PM
Great focus and detail - I just wish his feet and tail feathers weren't cut off. :)
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01/01/2010 02:29:38 PM
Super sharp and love teh colours here. Im not to sure about the legs/feet cut off and the wing tips. Still beautifull. 7
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