Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Starling


inviting red orbs
u-pick mountain ash harvest
back yard welcome sign

12 comments:

Deborah Godin said...

I know a lot of people look at starlings as pests but I still think they have very attractive plummage, both summer and especially winter. This is a wonderful 'personality' shot!

Grandma Faith said...

What a pretty picture!

Richiesliv DÅ och NU said...

So perfect shot! A perfect for fall season too.

This post fits to mine §:-))

Have a nice day!

Dianne said...

I LOVE whatever little tweaks you did to enhance this shot.

Just made it even more wonderful!!

Leedra said...

Great picture, the berries make the bird look different.

me ann my camera said...

dianne:
I was standing inside my house for this one and I lightened it some as it was a bit dark. The natural background is the clear sky and there you have it; with a bit of cropping and a tweak of sharpness. Glad you like it, I do too.

deborah:
I think the winter plumage of the Starling is beautiful, covered as they are with all those white looking-like snowflakes patterns all over their bodies. How about a 'flurry' of Starlings?

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Very lovely picture.The contrast with the red berries and darker Starling really is spectacular.

mark's tails said...

another great shot and I agree very attractive plumage.

Mary said...

Well, I guess I'm the disenting vote and have never thought they were attractive! This is a lovely shot and makes them look better! Seeing just one instead of hundreds raiding my feeder probably helps :-) They just always look a bit "creepy" to me.

Ruth said...

Excellent photo. Starlings do look more handsome in their winter plumage. This picture almost has a Halloween feel to it, or at least an Alfred Hitchcock "The Birds" icon.

Kay said...

I was not into Starlings when they landed in my yard but by golly, after seeing your photo, I change my mind.

Misty Dawn said...

Absolutely spectacular photo! I love this.