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The Spotted Flycatchers (Muscicapa striata), nesting and feeding their chicks in our garden, are incredibly skilled hunters. Unfortunately I do feel sorry for some of the beautiful insects they sometimes catch, in this case a Large Skipper butterfly.
The purple in the background is a blurred wild foxglove flower, growing against the garden wall.
Taken 6.8m from subject, tripod.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:18 Jun 2012 - 6:54 PM
Focal Length:700mm 6.8m from subject, tripod
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Avian Lepidopterist?
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:9 Jan 2013 - 5:50 PM
Votes:Voting Disabled

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2012 - 9:00 AM

Outstanding Sylvia, the sharpness on the face and Large Skipper is bang on!

Ade

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2012 - 9:02 AM

Great!
Diane

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skewey
skewey  831 forum posts England
19 Jun 2012 - 9:05 AM

Excellent detail in both subject and prey Sylvia.

Paul

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43242 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2012 - 9:21 AM

An extremely good example of wildlife photography, full of natural colour, detail, and light.

Regards Nathan

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allanC
allanC  9 Scotland
19 Jun 2012 - 9:34 AM

Superb capture

Allan

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CaroleS
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19 Jun 2012 - 10:16 AM

Excellent capture Sylvia, such good detail.
Carole

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TonyDy
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19 Jun 2012 - 11:58 AM

Great shot, Sylvia, well captured.
Tony

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lostnspace2011
19 Jun 2012 - 1:08 PM

Very nice capture again Sylvia. I do like the purple of the foxglove in the image too Smile

Mark

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2012 - 1:19 PM

Absolute Belter Sylvia, wonderful BG and detail Wink

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2012 - 2:48 PM

Poor little skipper, one less for me to photograph now Grin. Carol

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christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 2christinecilia vcard England
19 Jun 2012 - 3:18 PM

lovely shot like it Grin

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41053 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2012 - 4:28 PM

Excellent 'caught in the act' capture, Sylvia. Lovely clarity.

Dave

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rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2012 - 4:52 PM

Avian Lepidopterist? Nah! he's just hungry.Grin

Great capture.


Ray

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pluckyfilly
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19 Jun 2012 - 4:55 PM

beautiful

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Metro6R4
Metro6R4  3 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2012 - 5:02 PM

TOP TOP SHOT..................

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
19 Jun 2012 - 5:41 PM

Beautiful image. Wonderful title.

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2012 - 5:42 PM

Super capture
Ju

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jun 2012 - 10:35 PM

Superb Sylvia - best yet of your Flycatcher images for me. Love the detail on the Skipper too and thats a great two tone bg to set it off.
Brian.

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Karen_Summers
Karen_Summers e2 Member 5Karen_Summers vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2012 - 7:38 PM

a beauty

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95916 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2012 - 8:46 PM

Envious SylviaTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongue

WinkWinkWinkWinkWinkWink

Adrian

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2012 - 9:51 PM

Striking image, so clear and pin sharp. Super detail and very good dof.
Johanna

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2012 - 6:56 PM

A wonderful nature shot Sylvia, it looks like this large skipper has skipped his last!

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jun 2012 - 8:16 PM

Superb colours and detail Sylvia - excellent photography.

Mike

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Maiwand
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1 Jul 2012 - 4:27 PM

Excellent shot Sylvia. Sorry it took me such an age to find it.GrinGrin
Ron

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