Metallic Starlng

Posted by gregc on Thu Mar 09, 2023 9:29 pm

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There is always a lot of loud chatter in a Metallic Starling (Aplonis metallica) colony. That is the edge of one nest on the RHS, but there are hundreds of nests in this one tree. Breeding season is done now, so they are migrating to New Guinea, to return here again in August.

ISO3200, 300mm, f5, 1/640, OM-1.

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by david fletcher on Fri Mar 10, 2023 3:11 am
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Super shot Greg. Typical, "loud" Starling behaviour capture. Nicely done.
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by Axel Hildebrandt on Fri Mar 10, 2023 7:10 am
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Great pose, even in a picture he looks quite noisy. I like the iridescence, too.
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by peter makuch on Fri Mar 10, 2023 8:06 am
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well timed with the wings up and the open beak, the details and the red eye is a bonus, I personally would have included the nest but good stuff GREG.

by Karl Egressy on Fri Mar 10, 2023 9:42 am
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Nice looking bird and image. Love the eye color.

by Carol Clarke on Fri Mar 10, 2023 4:26 pm
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That is one wild eyed crazy looking starling, Greg! Excellent shot.

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by paul fletcher on Sat Mar 11, 2023 8:45 pm
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Excellent image, Greg !

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