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DPP 1DMKIV3841web by andy-j-s DPP 1DMKIV3841web by andy-j-s
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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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steppeland Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014   Photographer
Such a great series! Congrats on your feature!
Synari Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Superb detail and colors!
wolves1999 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful bird, Great shot!
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.
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!
missfortune11 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
beautiful details :)
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!
s-kmp Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
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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.
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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