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European Starlings – Photography

European Starling

 The European Starling is probably not my favorite bird to visit the feeders. I think though you will agree that if you can catch them in the right light this iridescent purple and black bird has beautiful colorations. One thing is for sure, they are always moving and fussing with each other.  They are one of the easiest birds to get some kind of action shot. These were shot with a Canon 50d 70-200 f/4 ,  set on manual with a shutter speed of  1/320 (faster would be better).  I brought them to the perch by placing a peanut butter/suet mix on the back side of the pinecones.

European Starlings on Pine tree


January 23, 2011 - Posted by | Bird, Photography | , ,


  1. These are gorgeous. I’ve never seen the starling look so good.

    Comment by Scott | March 24, 2011 | Reply

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