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A comical capture of a couple of squabbling starlings, on the hunt for their dinner on my back deck after one of our snowstorms this winter. I combined two shots taken in succession to show “The Bite” … and … “The Reaction.”

also available as “I’m Sorry!” card:

Both images taken with the Nikon D300 with the 150-500mm Sigma OS lens at 500mm focal distance. Both images were at shutter 1/500 and aperture f/8.0, exposure – 0.33, spot metering, iso 400. The images were combined, cloned to within an inch of their lives, and textures added in Photoshop.

My thanks to Skeletal Mess at Flickr for the great textures.

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  • Tara  Turner
    Tara Turneralmost 5 years ago

    love it…..the tones and textures are perfect!

  • Thanks, Tara … Queen of “the Tara Effect” as you are … that’s pretty high praise!!!! YAY!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Lori Deiter
    Lori Deiteralmost 5 years ago

    Very cute and awesome work as always!!!!

  • Hey Lori … they’re not Chippy, but they were pretty funny none the less!!!! Thanks so much for stopping by, sweetie!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Charuhas  Images
    Charuhas Imagesalmost 5 years ago

    Great presentation. Love the way you have captured and presented. nice colors and textures. Lovely!

  • thank you so much … I’m honored that you enjoyed this one!!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaalmost 5 years ago


  • Hi Scott!!!! Thank you!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadealmost 5 years ago

    Perfect!! Great title.

  • Hi Kay!!!!!! Thanks … i thought it fit the expression on the second starling’s face!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Shelly Harris
    Shelly Harrisalmost 5 years ago

    Great work !

  • Hi Shelly … thanks!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyalmost 5 years ago

    Excellent presentation and composition, I just love it when an image tells a story and this one is stellar! Love the contrasting colors between the birds and the background.

  • Joanne, thanks so much … I knew I had to figure out a way to put these two shots together, even tho both are fun on their own.

    – Lois Bryan

  • Andrew Paranavitana
    Andrew Paranav...almost 5 years ago

    Love this Lois! Textures are fantastic, it’s like looking at a story book :)

  • Hey Andrew!!!!! Thank you!!!!! Once upon a time …

    – Lois Bryan

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Milleralmost 5 years ago

    If these weren’t starlings I’d be tempted to call them a couple of old hens. They do look like they’re squabbling and in the first view one is getting it’s head bit off. A clever compilation. Looks like pages in a story book. Barb

  • Thanks, Barbara … I had the camera on rapid shoot mode … and the second shot here truly does follow the first image. I don’t like starlings … they arrive at the feeder in huge groups and gobble everything in sight … well, they did with my old feeder … but I gotta tell ya, they really are funny to watch!!!

    – Lois Bryan

  • hereforfun
    hereforfunalmost 5 years ago

    Great work Lois, love the parched paperbook effect !

  • Hi Trudi!!!!! Thanks, hon!!!!

    – Lois Bryan

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