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Everyone who take some time to watch birds know how difficult it may be to get them in front of a camera. They are vivid, fast and small. You have to be very patient. What I see here is a photography caught just in the right moment. The colours come out great and naturally. The focus is so well done you can count this little fellas feathers. Everything what needed to be sharp is sharp. Much better than many pictures I saw in bird books. The angle shows the little bird in a very good way like eye in eye with the animal. It would make a great reference for a drawing study. Really well done!
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Follyfoot Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I could stare at those gorgeous feathers for days! :love:
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:iconandy-j-s:
andy-j-s Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015
Me Too.
Thanks :-)
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:iconsteppeland:
steppeland Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014   Photographer
Such a great series! Congrats on your feature!
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:iconandy-j-s:
andy-j-s Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
Thanks Very Much. :-)
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:iconsynari:
Synari Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Superb detail and colors!
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:iconwolves1999:
wolves1999 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful bird, Great shot!
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Fencingfool4 Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
You never think of starlings as pretty until you get really close. And though I'm far from an expert in any way, great picture, it's very clear an shows off the amazing colours of this little guy. I actually like the lack of action because it gives the bird itself the chance to shine.
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Ravensaura Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Student Photographer
Wow what kind of bird is this? Wish we had this kind of bird in Australia! Such pretty colours tipped with gold!
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missfortune11 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful details :)
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dmguthery Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, this is a beautiful capture and I agree with the person below - I would never get tired of looking at it! An amazingly beautiful bird!
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s-kmp Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
:w00t: This lovely piece has been featured here Raw-Nature Feature 14 at :iconraw-nature:

Please Fave/comment on the feature and take some time to Fave/comment on the wonderful work of our other members
(hopefully they will do the same for you) :w00t:
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lapis-lazuri Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so very beautiful! Excellent focus, sharpness, contrast.... And the colors are stunning, simply spectacular - it's like the starling is made of rainbows, and so is the background and it suits it marvelously. The only drawback is that the picture seems quite static - there's no motion and it's shot in plain profile. But then this doesn't depend on you, and as far as it does, the composition is fair. The bird is a pleasure to the eye and I could watch its infinite colors for hours.
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andy-j-s Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Thanks Very Much For Very Fair Appraisal Of This Image.
As You Say It Is Very Static And That Is Partly Because I Was Just Going For A Straight Portrait And Also The Fact That I Missed All The Action Shots As They Were So Dam Quick Especially When That Close To Them There Is No Room For Error And My Reaction Times Were Not Up To The Job. LoL
Like I said I was Going For Portraits Anyway So That Is Why I Chose To Shoot Completely Parallel To The Subject Because Being So Close And Shooting Wide Open My DoF Was Very Small And I Wanted To Ensure The Whole Of My Subject Was Acceptably Sharp.
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lapis-lazuri Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I see. As a portrait, it is pretty much perfect. And you're welcome.
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Fell4 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Such a beautiful and colorful bird! I love that you were able to capture it!
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:iconandy-j-s:
andy-j-s Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013
Thank You Very Much. :)
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cylia522 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
Wahou O_o... the colooooors!
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:iconandy-j-s:
andy-j-s Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Thanks :)
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Veirilin Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing shot :) What a beautiful bird! :heart:
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:iconandy-j-s:
andy-j-s Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Thanks A Lot. :)
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:iconelliemoo:
elliemoo Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning :)
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:iconandy-j-s:
andy-j-s Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Thanks A Lot. :)
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elliemoo Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:)
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photographybyfallon Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
What lens is this?
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:iconandy-j-s:
andy-j-s Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Canon 100-400 f4.5/5.6 IS Zoom. + 1.4x Extender.
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:iconfreya7:
Freya7 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome shot!!!! :D I love it :deviation:
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:iconandy-j-s:
andy-j-s Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
Thank So Much
One Of My Best Shots Of 2011 I Reckon. :)
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:iconfreya7:
Freya7 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You're most welcome :D
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lady-lemondrop Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Look at the colours on him - he's a flawless rainbow! I love this shot so much!
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andy-j-s Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
Thanks A Lot
They Are Stunning Little Creatures. :)
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glassreflections Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous shot.
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:iconandy-j-s:
andy-j-s Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
Thank You Very Much. :)
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Smiillezz Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011   Photographer
Very nice shot!
keep it up.

greeting Koen,
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:iconandy-j-s:
andy-j-s Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Thanks A Lot.
I Will Sure Try. :)
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sylverface Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful!
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:iconandy-j-s:
andy-j-s Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Thank You Kindly. :)
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sylverface Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
you're very welcome =D
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CheekyBird83 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I love it! - What camera do you use? I find it difficult to get all the colours to show..... but I only have an entry level olympus which I assume you do not :D Canon by any chance?

Beautiful shot!!
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:iconandy-j-s:
andy-j-s Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Thanks
Yes Canon 1D MK IV
This Was Shot With The Canon 100-400 f4.5/5.6 IS Zoom Lens. :)
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Suez-H3 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
:) Very good photo, fantastic color :D
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:iconandy-j-s:
andy-j-s Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Thanks :)
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feigenfrucht Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Superb.
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:iconandy-j-s:
andy-j-s Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Thank You. :)
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feigenfrucht Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure :-)
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IronSpockMaster Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Student Writer
This is a brilliant photo! I love how defined its feathers are.
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:iconandy-j-s:
andy-j-s Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Thanks A Lot. :)
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eva-chausheva Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
love it!
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andy-j-s Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Thanks :)
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Tuco84 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
Starlings are such gorgeous birds! Haven't seen one in years. Thank you!
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:iconandy-j-s:
andy-j-s Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Your Welcome
I Would Be Terribly Sad If They Disappeared From My Area
I Just Love Them Such Gorgeous Birds And Real Characters As Well. :)
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