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Metallic Starling

Metallic Starling
Photographed by:Ian Wilson on Sat 14th Oct, 2017 and uploaded on Sun 3rd Dec, 2017 .
Resolution:1400x989
Viewed:45
ID:28625
Comment:Found zipping through the rainforest canopy in large, noise, flocks. Striking iridescent green and magenta sheen and stunning red eye in mature adults. A New Guinea migrant breeding in FNQ. Sexes similar. Captured here coming in to drink and bathe at the end of the day. There is a large nesting colony in tall trees at the sports ground near Kingfisher Park.
Equipment:Canon 5Ds + 300 mm f/2.8 II + 2x III extender with 600EX-RT flash, hand-held.
Manual, partial metering, one shot spot AF, f/9, 1/200 sec, ISO 800, ETTL flash.
Processed with DPP4 and PSE14 with Neat Image plug-in.
Location:Kingfisher Park, Julatten (Queensland)
Keywords:adult
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