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African Superb Starling Perched Before Pink by Wolf Read

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African Superb Starling Perched Before Pink by 

This African superb starling (Lamprotornis superbus) finds a large cactus a convenient perch from which to sing its lovely songs, and scan for food.

Canon Rebel XSi (450D)
Canon EF 70-200mm 1:4 L USM
200mm, 1/125 sec, f / 5, -1/3 EV, ISO 800
hand held

Bloedel Conservatory, Vancouver, BC
26 Aug 2009

One of four images chosen for a postcard series produced by the Bloedel Conservatory in the spring of 2012 (still available in 2013).

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2,056 viewings as of 08 Aug 2011
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Featured in Canon DSLR in Sep 2009


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I am a natural historian and published author, illustrator and photographer. I also take photography commissions and have had a wonderful time with a recent project for the University of British Columbia Farm. Many thanks for visiting my little space here on RedBubble, and thank you also for your purchases—they are very much appreciated.

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  • redladyart
    redladyartalmost 5 years ago

    Please consider adding this to our new group, The Great Outdoors

  • Thanks much for the invite. Your group looks interesting (I joined), but this is an indoor image (in a conservatory). I certainly have other images that I can contribute.

    – Wolf Read

  • linaji
    linajialmost 5 years ago

    Wow this just grabbed me!! the purple is out of control contrast in a weird but beautiful way!!

  • Thanks much for the nice words, and the fav.

    – Wolf Read

  • ViktoryiaN
    ViktoryiaNalmost 5 years ago

    Beautiful image! Great colors!

  • Thank you very much.

    – Wolf Read

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkealmost 5 years ago

    Superb capture and colors. Gorgeous bird.

  • Thank you!

    – Wolf Read

  • Arteija
    Arteijaalmost 5 years ago

    When I see images like this I see God’s art displayed. Thank you for capturing it so distinctly. What a lovely lamprotornis superbus, frostwhiteraven.

  • Thank you for the nice words.

    – Wolf Read

  • redladyart
    redladyartalmost 5 years ago

    Please submit any and all you think fit the group. Welcome to The Great Outdoors! :)

  • Albert
    Albertalmost 5 years ago

  • Thanks for the award!

    – Wolf Read

  • BigD
    BigDalmost 5 years ago

  • Thanks again for the feature!

    – Wolf Read

  • down23
    down23almost 5 years ago

    WOW! The colors are so vivid & very beautiful & the clarity is perfect! Very well done! =)

  • Thank you very much.

    – Wolf Read

  • Antanas
    Antanasalmost 5 years ago

    great capture…

  • Thank you!

    – Wolf Read

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