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December 14, 2010
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1.6 MB


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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
1/200 second
Focal Length
400 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Mar 8, 2010, 12:12:52 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
Superb Starling lll by deseonocturno Superb Starling lll by deseonocturno
The Superb Starling (Lamprotornis superbus) is a member of the starling family of birds. It can commonly be found in East Africa, including Ethiopia, Somalia, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania.

Canon EOS 5D Mark ll +
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

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Given 2010-12-19
=foreveryourfavangel said; "This photo is absolutely amazing. The detail and color of the bird is beautiful!"

*dhikssy said; "Superb Starling lll is a photograph that I will guarantee you saying "Awesome Bird!" because it is! It is rare to see this kind of bird and =deseonocturno is a lucky photographer for witnessing this beautiful creature! Well done!

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Superb Starling lll by =deseonocturno ( Featured by Anoya )
This is an incredibly beautiful bird, the colours are astounding.
Because there is so much to see in the bird itself there is no need for back ground.
I love natural pictures, partly because they are so difficult to get and also they are none repeatable, no nature pic is likely to be duplicated by camera.
The detail in this photograph is strong, clear and visible.
I have great difficulty in critsising a picture of this quality, nature immiges are some thing that I feel as an observer cannot be changed in any way.
This one is in no need of alteration, cirtainly a bird watchers dream I would say.
The branch is a little out of focus to the right of the picture but I feel that it doesn't affect the view as a whole as the main draw is meant to be the bird.
A great shot and one that deserves recognition, a fabulous bird too.
I think nature gives us a great deal to be thankfull for and your picture shows this, thank you for the time and effort you have given to bring this forward.:iconxpose-it:
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Lorrain Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that is one colorful bird!
SisterOfMelissa Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Amazing colour
StallworthRodriguez Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student General Artist
I believe it is thinking to itself: My what a bland world
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Laur720 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful and vivid shot.
kathstew Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is absolutely stunning. Amazing picture! Congrats on the shot! :O
Such a beautiful bird!
Nixxtor Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing colors :o and picture
SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous work! :)
artfandecanada22 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
darkwolf227 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
absolutely amazing shot! :clap:
do you know if there is a place I can get a lens like that for less than $1000?
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