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Iguanasan
11-17-2010, 10:49 PM
I liked the way these guys were lined up.

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Bambi
11-17-2010, 11:23 PM
I like it too. Great DOF and I love the detail on the first guy!

kat
11-17-2010, 11:48 PM
Fantastic detail on the first one!!!

Yisehaq
11-18-2010, 12:32 AM
Very, very nice detail and exposure, Iggy!

Mad Aussie
11-18-2010, 02:04 AM
Cool shot. Pretty bird too. What is it?

Richard
11-18-2010, 03:17 AM
very nice Iggy, perfect title.

Iguanasan
11-18-2010, 08:21 AM
Cool shot. Pretty bird too. What is it?

It's a starling. Around here they're pretty much known as a nuisance bird as they are everywhere and will eat just about anything they can get. They like to hang out around city garbage cans and the like and are very intelligent when it comes to creative ways to get food :)

Iguanasan
11-18-2010, 08:22 AM
Thanks for the kind comments, everyone. Cheers :)

Marko
11-18-2010, 10:17 AM
Nice catch iggy - wonderful colours, sharpness on main bird and overall bokeh!
If it were mine, I might consider cropping the left side until the beige door (if it is a door). That way my eye goes right toward the bird's eye instead of instinctively to the intersection of the beige door and the bluish background. Just a thought... Cool image either way.
Best! Marko

Mad Aussie
11-18-2010, 01:43 PM
Beautiful Starling! We have Starlings in New Zealand but they are drab by comparison. Laid blue spotted eggs if my childhood memory serves.

JAS_Photo
11-18-2010, 02:47 PM
Very nice shot of the usual suspects, Iggy!

Rinkdaddy
11-18-2010, 02:55 PM
Your starlings are more colorful than ours in Ontario. The title is very appropriate. Nice job!

Redneck
11-18-2010, 07:52 PM
Cool shot, and love the title. Very well captured.
They sure can be beautiful in the right light, for such a disrespected species.

Matt K.
11-18-2010, 08:29 PM
Nice catch iggy - wonderful colours, sharpness on main bird and overall bokeh!
If it were mine, I might consider cropping the left side until the beige door (if it is a door). That way my eye goes right toward the bird's eye instead of instinctively to the intersection of the beige door and the bluish background. Just a thought... Cool image either way.
Best! Marko

Very nice shot, Iggy, for sure .. agree with Marko, though ... needs a little cropping

asnow
11-18-2010, 08:35 PM
Those are colourful starlings. I'm used to seeing plain black ones.
Also I think it's number one in line. He looks guilty.

Wicked Dark
11-18-2010, 09:11 PM
ah...another invasive species. I like watching them though...the way they stalk around the lawn, stabbing into the dirt. Good shot.

Iguanasan
11-18-2010, 09:16 PM
Thanks for the kudos and the edit suggestions. Thanks to Google maps and Streetview I can show you what I was working with. In this image the birds were lined up on the back of the bench in the small red circle. The background in the image can be seen where the big red circle is. Wanting to keep the same ratios, etc., I'd have to do some serious editing to get rid of the door (dark spot) and keep a uniform light tan wall behind them.
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Iguanasan
11-18-2010, 09:28 PM
Your starlings are more colorful than ours in Ontario. The title is very appropriate. Nice job!

Get up close and personal with these fellows to see colour. I've always thought they were black too. It has only been the last little while of shooting them that I noticed the are quite often flecked with green. :)

Wicked Dark
11-19-2010, 07:33 AM
European starling have two color combos - the speckled feathers with dark beak is non-breeding, mostly dark feathers with a sheen of color and a yellow beak is what they wear when they're gettin' busy.

Gem
11-19-2010, 09:11 PM
WAY cool shot! The detail is amazing on the that bird! :D

Iguanasan
11-19-2010, 09:30 PM
Thanks, Gem.

MoinMoin
11-20-2010, 12:19 AM
Haha - the first one looks really serious! I bet, there will be no bargain with that officer! Great shot!