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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 )
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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!
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SisterOfMelissa Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
Amazing colour
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Audrey-Dugan-Art 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.
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kathstew Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is absolutely stunning. Amazing picture! Congrats on the shot! :O
Such a beautiful bird!
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Nixxtor Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing colors :o and picture
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous work! :)
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artfandecanada22 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012
Stunning!
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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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GiannisParaschou Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
like the colors
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oceaniclove Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
This is really beautiful.
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kokinomala Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
so beautiful!;)
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Rjet33 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012
Beautiful shot!
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awsome-stuff Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
oh my word this is soo cute :squee:
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Haydaad Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful colors and clarity. Awesome shot! Thanks for sharing.
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Gwenvar Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012   General Artist
Awesomeful! :D
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Sumit1979 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
beauty
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aaaa0000aaaaa Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
God's work is stunning! So is your shot of it.
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Dans-Magic Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
Amazing shot. Thanks for sharing this. :)
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pariah87 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
really beautiful :)
thanks for sharing
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Misleading-Reaction Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Student Photographer
amazing !
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ParanoicDream Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That piece is amazing. Colors match to each other. I love what it shows :D
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madcowyup Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Student Filmographer
Dem eyes!
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Saphyfluffy Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is gorgeous....if i were to paint this would you mind ??....i'd credit you and everything :D
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deseonocturno Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
i don't mind ,go ahead
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Saphyfluffy Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
thanx :)
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cade-styloxx Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Student Photographer
aww !! ahaha cute !! <3
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FrancesHIMfected Featured By Owner May 2, 2011   Traditional Artist
What a beautiful bird!!! It looks like a painting!!!
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PineConeI Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
Glorious photo of a beautiful bird.
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bad95killer Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
i didnt get to see it when i was in Ethiopia...well, actually i didnt have free time
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ForeignCanidae Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
AHHH!! I loves this!!!!!!!
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DreamsOfNostalgia Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wooow looks like a rainbow :O


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AlaskaGrl Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely stunning! :heart:
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Elluarts Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
Stunning work. Enjoying your gallery very much!
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SugarHighWithL Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
WOW, what fun colors! Thanks for contributing this to the BirdLovers group! :)
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ChibiUnited Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
I luv dis picture becuz it is so squishy!!!!1 I luv squishy birds
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928 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
Excellent photo.
A+
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iamfuturetrunks Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
Cool I like this one to. Pretty bird. :D
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snorgolwolks Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Student General Artist
I love the colors
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secondhandmoon Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
Good lord and lady that's beautiful. great color, great capture.
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waterdrup Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Great capture! ^^
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TysonTan Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
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XD
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Conway999 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
Amazing photo!
The birds all like " Ahhhh, I loves my pcp!" Hahahaha. jk
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Yerfdog5 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful work - Well done!
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RichardTheRough Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Fat bird surprised. Absurde expression, great shot.
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phettb3rg Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
beautiful bird!
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Colourdance Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I could stare at it all day.
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photoquilter Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
Beautiful capture!
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Anoya Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011   Photographer
Hi!

I wanted to let you know that this photograph has been featured in the APN Daily Deviations - December 2010 News Article!

Happy new year! :heart:
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December 14, 2010
Image Size
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Camera Data

Make
Canon
Model
Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
1/200 second
Aperture
F/5.6
Focal Length
400 mm
ISO Speed
400
Date Taken
Mar 8, 2010, 12:12:52 PM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
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