Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Superb Starling


... showing the beautiful blue nape of the neck. :-)
Samburu National Reserve, Kenya

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22 comments:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

How did you catch that colour? Brilliant. Diane

Gary said...

Wow, the colours are so vivid!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Bill S. said...

Your starlings are stunning. Beautiful colors and picture.

joco said...

My, he's got a shine on him. I suppose our normal starlings have little specks of glitter.
Do they come in huge flocks too?

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

I've not seen such a beautiful starling! Very impressive! Great photo!

Hilke Breder said...

Truly a superb looking bird! You caught those iridescent blues beautifully~

Fotokarusellen said...

Very beautiful colors. A great shot.
Like it and your blog very much. Being around to see and learn.
Have a nice week.

mick said...

Beautiful color on the bird.

joo said...

It's such a beauty!

Sondra said...

ITS brilliant!!

Andrew said...

Sunning bird to see. Beautiful colours.

michelangelo in the kitchen said...

Starlings in Kenya look more beautiful than the ones I have seen around. I could hardly believe this is actually a starling with such iridescent plumage. Nice shot!

Frank said...

Stunning iridescent colours.

Springman said...

Awesome bird JM! Man, I love those Nile pictures too. Your monkeys are charming too. Your really jumping continents this week!
High regards to you sir!

holdingmoments said...

Superb indeed. A real beauty.

Joan Elizabeth said...

What a magnificent blue.

Pat said...

Wow1 You really caught the light right to show off the iridescent blue of those feathers! Nice shot!

Small City Scenes said...

So that's what a REAL Starling looks like. Our imported bad boys are very drab compared to this one. Love the glossy blue. MB

Jean said...

Superb capture is right!
European Starlings are pretty in the right light but this one is stunning.

Stickup Artist said...

Don't you love it when one with the iridescent feathers stands still in just the right sunlight! It's like they are showing off how much prettier they are than our bland skin tones! Great shot!

Costea Andrea Mihai said...

wonderful colors!! regards

Larry said...

Superb indeed!