Thursday, January 30, 2014

The Bad Guys

1/200 sec. f/8 ISO 1600


1/50 sec. f/8 ISO 1600

European Starlings


20 comments:

DeniseinVA said...

Bad boys but so pretty with their speckled feathers. Great shots Brian and thanks for visiting my blog. Have a great day!

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Oh yes they are! Stunning shots, Brian- I am always wowed when I visit your blog.

TexWisGirl said...

oh, but they're so gorgeous! :)

Pam :) said...

Bad but beautiful. Awesome captures, Brian.

Debbie said...

hehe, bad but beautiful and you make him/her look even better!!

Mersad said...

Beautiful creatures and lovely images!

Adrienne said...

Love these guys - never knew what they were, or that they were bad...but I think they're very photogenic! LOVE that first shot for the "expression" and the second for all the nuanced color!

Gail Dixon said...

I know most consider them pests, but I think they're so pretty. Especially at this time of year. Beautiful portraits!

eileeninmd said...

Brian, these are lovely shots!

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

They are not fondly look upon here, they devour feeders within minutes. Beautiful capture of this despised bird. The feathers remind me of a porcupine.

Rebecca said...

- I always hate it when I see a great photo of a starling...
Great shots :(

cobie en bas van Es said...

ze zijn prachtig maar wel heel brutaal.

Montanagirl said...

They are naughty, aren't they? But oh so beautiful in their coloring and markings. Great shots!

Marie said...

Great shots! The details are amazing! I know everyone hates them, and they are transplants that have upended our world, but many years ago I read a book called Arnie the Darling Starling about a woman who raised a chick that fell out of a nest. The bird was amazingly intelligent, and just too darn cute! It made me feel so badly that his kind has such a bad reputation.

Lindsjö taxar said...

Awsome!
I am glad to have found your blog, inspires a lot.
And to get these Lovely Pictures from a long way....hope to get to US soon. We are discussing at trip and when and where

Connie Smiley said...

Amazing!

Ida said...

Oh my how can they be bad when they have such gorgeous feathers. Look at all that color.

bailey-road.com said...

But such pretty winter plumage!

Tanya Breese said...

wow-ie!! i mean seriously, awesome!!

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful shots. They do love to hog the birdseed. :)