This is last one of the `starling` series. What a pretty bird! (:o)
I don`t know why these seemed to work so well. It was very bright, but not sunny, so I guess that gave a fairly even light with not such pronounced shadows. The birds are very used to humans, and did not seem to be bothered by me in the least. Also, it was windy and cold, and their feathers were fluffed up a bit. I think that may have just put them at the right angle to show off the iridescence.
Whatever the reason, I enjoyed photographing them. (:o)