Share this photo on Twitter Share this photo on Facebook

Bali Starling

Posted by
CElliottUK (Reading, United Kingdom) on 10 January 2013 in Animal & Insect.

Nope, I didn't sneak out to Bali (But I can dream...)
This was taken in a huge "Walk in " aviary at Beale Park, just outside Reading

Canon EOS 7D 1/2500 second F/2.8 ISO 1600 200 mm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

You had me thinking the M4 had been diverted for a moment . . a very fine portrait.

10 Jan 2013 6:09am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

so neat shot
well done

10 Jan 2013 7:07am

Luke from Spokane Washington, United States

This guy is incredible!

10 Jan 2013 7:13am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Cool capture - very distinctive with its snowy coat and blue eyes.

10 Jan 2013 8:24am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Looks a lo better than the 'orrible city starlings that we have.

10 Jan 2013 8:45am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

What a beautiful bird.. Love the white..

10 Jan 2013 9:25am

omid from mashhad, Iran

woooooow!
very nice!!!
so so beautiful colors!
L O V E L Y !!!!

10 Jan 2013 9:40am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

A wonderful capture. The colors are perfect....

10 Jan 2013 9:47am

Christine from Ellemford, United Kingdom

Superb capture

10 Jan 2013 10:53am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Phew, not a native driven prematurely white
by the sight
Of that big ole lens of yours then :)
The eye surround against that white is stunning

10 Jan 2013 11:25am

Devi from Chennai, India

Splendid capture !!!
The eye and beak with all the whites around look awesome :_)))))

10 Jan 2013 12:01pm

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

Der sieht mit seinm blauen Auge gut aus.

10 Jan 2013 12:23pm

Lai Chan See from Singapore, Singapore

Very pretty. Excellent bokeh.

10 Jan 2013 12:43pm

tatar@y from France

Ohhhh il est parfait....
Couleurs et netteté. Merveilleux.)

10 Jan 2013 12:49pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

That's the most beautiful Starling I've ever seen and a fabulous shot, Chris!

10 Jan 2013 2:14pm

Akbar&Armaghan from Gorgan, Iran

Wonderful!! very beautiful shot!

10 Jan 2013 2:29pm

gerard1948 from Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Excellent shooting, it's really beautiful. A very nice photo, I love it.
Have a good day.

10 Jan 2013 2:52pm

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, United Kingdom

Cracking shot Chris !, If you had gone to Bali you would have been hard pressed to get a picture as good as this, there are under 100 birds left in the wild and it's only because of conservation in places like Beale park that we can still enjoy seeing them. ;>)

10 Jan 2013 3:01pm

@Jeff: Well, I've really learnt something today!

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Superbement maquillé cet oiseau, splendide capture. Bonne journée. *****

10 Jan 2013 3:17pm

Loner from Wörgl, Austria

Ein unwahrscheinlich gutes Foto von einem traumhaft schönen Vogel !

10 Jan 2013 4:13pm

franz from Baden, Austria

what a beautiful bird! spectacular details, esp with the plumage and the stunning eyes !!!
impressive exif data, too ...

10 Jan 2013 4:38pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Stunning eye, beautiful bird, couldn't find it in my collins pocket book of british birds! Now i know......duh! clue in title......

10 Jan 2013 4:55pm

ursulakatariina from Ed, Sweden

What a beautiful bird and a superb photo!

10 Jan 2013 5:02pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Nice little touch of blue around the eye

10 Jan 2013 5:46pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

So beautiful ... but shucks, I thought you'd had a quick trip to Bali!

10 Jan 2013 5:47pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Fabulous! I love that delightful blue eye!

10 Jan 2013 6:58pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Beautiful, Chris! What a lovely bird - your photograph is just spectacular! I love this one.

10 Jan 2013 8:08pm

David from Avranches, France

Stunning as ever Chris.

10 Jan 2013 8:11pm

☺ ► ƸɼiϾ ◄ ☼ from Narbonne, France

he is so beautifull, excelent picture chris :-))

10 Jan 2013 8:49pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Love this - what a great capture!

10 Jan 2013 9:12pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

What a great find!! Is he ringed because he is owned by someone?

10 Jan 2013 10:22pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

s/he is beautiful - love the blue skin pigment. cracking poise and capture

10 Jan 2013 11:10pm

Philip from London, United Kingdom

what a lovely bird.

11 Jan 2013 5:22pm

Philip from London, United Kingdom

do you remember Wellplace 'Zoo'? what a shame that went under.

11 Jan 2013 5:24pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France

super cet oeil bleu

11 Jan 2013 6:10pm

JDY from Aberdeen, United States

stunning image, love it.

12 Jan 2013 3:47am

Canon EOS 7D
1/2500 second
F/2.8
ISO 1600
200 mm