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!
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.
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.
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.