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My apologies for not being on epz for a while - various problems with my mother and myself - a bit of b***** when you are both not well. Sally (alias the Pixie) has been absolutely marvelous looking after us both. Ventured out a couple of times and not much to show for it, and isnt it cold - probably being stuck in doors I notice it more. Thanks to all those who commented and voted on the A mixed bag from December 2010. Always very much appreciated. Todays are a few shots taken this year - not a lot or exciting so my apologies. Comments and modifications are welcomed as alway
1 - (above) Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna)
2. - Greenfinch (Carduelis chloris)
3. - Carrion Crow (Corvus corone)
4. - A record shot of a Chiffchaff (Phylloscopus collybita) - probably an immigrant from Siberia

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:11 Jan 2012 - 1:08 PM
Focal Length:275mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.4
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/1250sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:A few shots from the last two outings
Username:Ray42 Ray42
Uploaded:1 Feb 2012 - 12:49 PM
Tags:Carrion crow, Chiffchaff, Greenfinch, Shelduck, Wildlife / nature
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gary_d
gary_d  7575 forum posts Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 12:51 PM

Very sorry to hear you are having problems Ray and I hope things improve soon, a lovely image. - gary

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franken
franken e2 Member 123265 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 12:55 PM

Sorry to hear about your problems Ray.

Excellent set here.

Ken

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 12:56 PM

So sorry to rread your write up ... shall we be seeing more of you now ?
Love that flying wing

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 8528 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1091 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 12:59 PM

Good to see you around, I hope life is back to normal (whatever that is... ).
Moira

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8146 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 1:09 PM

A lovely set, Ray, well captured. Hope things improve for you both very soon. Carol

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gary_d
gary_d  7575 forum posts Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 1:26 PM

I thought I would pop back as there was only one uploaded when I was here earlier, a nice set. - gary

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 1:35 PM

Love the colours and reflection in V1 especially but a very nice set. Glad to see you back again and hope you and your Mum make good recoveries.

Ann

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 1:56 PM

The Shelduck is delightful and it is a very fine portrait but my favourite has to be the Crow. I love their iridescence and you have captured it very well.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8317 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 1:59 PM

V1 is my fave and beautifully taken

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
1 Feb 2012 - 2:29 PM

Hope things improve soon Ray. Lovely shots.
Brian

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 5192 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 2:37 PM

A great set Ray - especially the in flight Chiffchaff. I do hope things get better for you very soon!
Ann

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
1 Feb 2012 - 4:41 PM

Good to see a few shots of yours again Ray, take care and get yourself right.

Len

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 4:48 PM

I hope things are on the mend now, Ray.
Regards
Bill

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 5:02 PM

My very best wishes to you and Mum, Ray.
Four fine bird shots with the duck in V 1 with it's reflection my favourite.
Ronnie.

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 5:16 PM

Lovely colours and reflection in V1 Ray, followed by some very nice Bird images indeed.

John Smile

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
1 Feb 2012 - 5:35 PM

Hi Ray, these are 4 crackers, very well done, regards gray.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 6:44 PM

Lovely series of shots Ray. V1 in particular is very appealing.
Glad to see you posting again. Not seen your work for some time. Hope all is well.
Ron

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2012 - 7:43 PM

Was good meeting up again Ray, and must say that you did look so well
so am sorry to hear not too good again
these are great images that you have and definitely V1 for me
Lillian

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
1 Feb 2012 - 10:30 PM

Great set of shots Ray, love those wings on the little chiffchaff, Do hope you are feeling well again. Moira

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
2 Feb 2012 - 1:52 PM

V1 and V4 have the edge for me. Wonderful variety of images. IB

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan  4 England15 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2012 - 9:35 AM

V4 is a bit special Ray ,it is so hard to get in flight, with detail, on small birds in the wild .well done .hope you are feeling better soon.

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  8222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2012 - 10:29 PM

No,1 Ray what a beautifully crafted image,nice set,glad your on the mend.

Aidan,,

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6142 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2012 - 9:04 AM

I favour your v4 I love to see them in action, hope you feel better soon.

Linda

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imagio
imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2012 - 2:47 PM

Nice set ray..

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xwang
xwang  531 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2012 - 4:08 PM

Nice to hear from you ,Ray. Sorry about your problems, hope that you both are well now...
Beautifully captured set, V4 is excellent, great timing...Smile

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 732 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2012 - 5:48 PM

A fine set Ray, hope you feel a little better soon, V1 for me,
Geoff.

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Glostopcat
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5 Feb 2012 - 9:13 PM

A fine set Ray, v1 is top notch, you've captured some wonderful detail and colours in this male shellducks plumage

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2012 - 6:38 AM

good set of bird portraits, nicely captured and presented.
Johanna

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saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2012 - 7:32 AM

Beautiful and lovely set of images,well done,
saeid

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raygregson
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6 Feb 2012 - 1:00 PM

superb set ray,love v4,well captured indeed.ray

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Growmore e2 Member 6Growmore vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2012 - 5:36 PM

Fine shots Ray like the V4, hope you are feeling a bit better. And yes it's bloody cold. Gary

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unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
8 Feb 2012 - 6:18 PM

All great images and V4 just a delight ! Gill

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2012 - 8:45 AM

Good to see up back and hope you're better now Ray. Fine series, and v2 is my favourite.
regards
Yung

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Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
13 Feb 2012 - 10:05 AM

Excellent set of images Ray,great detail and presentation...........Grin

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evelen
evelen  10 England
15 Feb 2012 - 8:25 PM

excellent set of captures .
eve.Grin

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1881
1881  2 India
20 May 2012 - 6:40 PM

Super sharp detail.
SANJEEV

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