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Old Jan 17, 2013, 12:21 PM   #1
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This is a quick grab shot taken in an aviary at the Animal Kingdom Park. I was walking through when it came and landed on a tree branch above me. I have no idea what kind of bird, but I thought it looked handsome, and thought I would share it with the forum. It is also a good example of why I like my Olympus equipment. No post processing of this bird; this is how the JPEG image looked OOC; the sharpness and color is faithful to the scene I was seeing. This was taken with the 50-200mm, which is one of my two favorite lens. Hope you guys like the shot. E-3, ISO 800 at f5, 1/250 second

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Brilliant...shot and bird.

Might want to do something about the red eye..
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Brilliant...shot and bird.

Might want to do something about the red eye..
Thanks Ken. That red eye was not caused by the flash, it is the natural eye color, and it is definitely an attention getter. A gentleman from another forum identified the bird for me. It is a young female "Metallic Starling" from New Guinea.
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This is a great shot Steven and a beautiful bird.

It has some kind of ID tag on both legs.

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This is a great shot Steven and a beautiful bird.
It has some kind of ID tag on both legs.

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Thanks Marcelo. Yes, the shot was in a large enclosed aviary at Disney's Animal Kingdom Park. Lots of beautiful and unusual birds there, all tagged. They did a good job in designing the aviary. The bird roam free with lots of tall trees and plenty of ground cover. It's only when you look up at the bare sky between the trees that you can see the fine mesh covering enclosing the grounds so the birds can't escape. There is a meandering walking path through it, and it is a fun place to have a camera.
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Thanks Ken. That red eye was not caused by the flash, it is the natural eye color, and it is definitely an attention getter. A gentleman from another forum identified the bird for me. It is a young female "Metallic Starling" from New Guinea.
Ya gotta understand my Liverpool sensa yuma Steven.....

Striking bird though and a good capture.
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Ya gotta understand my Liverpool sensa yuma Steven.....

Striking bird though and a good capture.
LOL. I kinda knew that you had your tongue firmly in your cheek, but I wanted to reply since there are a few new folks like Sarah who may not have caught on yet to all the humor in this forum.
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Steve thats brill.. tack sharp and crystal clear. Thats one of the best I've seen posted in a wee while.
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Razor sharp and vivid color. Hard to believe this is right out of the camera. That Panny lens is awful nice, that is a Panny 50-200, correct?
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Razor sharp and vivid color. Hard to believe this is right out of the camera. That Panny lens is awful nice, that is a Panny 50-200, correct?
Thanks Jim. However, no Panny lens!. This is the Olympus Zuiko 4/3 50-200mm. A much better lens than the Panny.
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