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Many thanks for the clicks and comments on the posting of another moth eaten dragonfly - always appreciated. Haven't had a good year - hardly been out due to "bits falling off". The day before my weekend away another bit dropped off!!!! The wife went to see our granddaughter yesterday so I sneaked down the woods for a couple of hours to take some snaps of my feathered friends. I was quite amazed to see such a selection of birds - so here is a few of them.
I shall not be posting up for a while until I am sorted out (if ever) - I may pop in from time to time to see some of your great work. Many thanks for all the support you have given over the years - most appreciated.
Best wishes to you all
Ray

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:50-500mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:10 Oct 2012 - 11:52 AM
Focal Length:500mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.2
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:A selection from the woods
Username:Ray42 Ray42
Uploaded:11 Oct 2012 - 8:22 AM
Tags:Greatspotted woodpecker, Grey squirrel, Jay, Nuthatch, Wildlife / nature
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Votes:67
Voters:stuart1963 · Badgerfred · fentiger · Glyn1 · Maiwand · Ayoob · CarolG · andylea · AnnChown · RonnieAG · franken · barbarahirst · M_squared · tezquirk · morpheus1955 · mrswoolybill · JohnoP · NDODS · NaturesHaven · JohnChambersPhotography · Brian65 · mex · LynneJoyce · saeidNL · PattiW · dmhuynh72 · woolybill1 · rayme330 · bagman · FeatherFriend · pamelajean · sweetpea62 · Niknut · Mike_S · raygregson · Glostopcat · EAS · jdinne · moiral · Silverzone · Louise_Morris · pluckyfilly · cabbie · vickyf · rogerfry · Rock · Alan_Baseley · goso · jasonrwl · unicorn17 · evelen · NeilWigan · Ridgeway · Lillian · brownsilent · Gray_ina · Jekaro · SandraKay · AnneWorner · Big_Beavis · nicedayout · TerryMcK · PhillipMinnis · gwynn56 · lesliea · annettep38 · Myathebirdwatcher999 ·
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Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
11 Oct 2012 - 8:28 AM

A beautiful capture Ray,
Fred.

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Glyn1
Glyn1  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 8:30 AM

Lovely series Ray, good day by the look of it Wink

Glyn

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 8:40 AM

Great shots Ray. Hope your problems are not too severe ---- and dont be away too long.GrinGrin
Ron

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Ayoob
Ayoob Plus Member 4Ayoob vcard Australia
11 Oct 2012 - 8:41 AM

Hi ..Ray ,this is a lovely bird and great set of images -very well captured also beautifuly presented.......Grin

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 8:43 AM

A grand set, Ray, each one worthy of its own upload. Carol

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AnnChown
AnnChown Plus Member 5195 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 8:51 AM

I'm glad you sneaked off to the woods Ray to capture these slices of nature. I'm sorry your health is so bad and do hope you will continue to get out and about....
Ann

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 8:57 AM

Lovely varied set from the woods, Ray, and for me V 1 and 5 are my favourites.
Ronnie.

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franken
franken Plus Member 123525 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 9:00 AM

Excellent set Ray. I hope things improve for you soon.

Ken

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst Plus Member 7barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 9:06 AM

a really good set ... but saddened to read your narrative
you take care now and please try and put up some images ....

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rayme330
rayme330 Plus Member 3rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 9:12 AM

A very good series, Ray love 'em all.

Ray

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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8707 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1218 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 9:33 AM

Good to see you around here, and getting out again, despite bits dropping off!
Moira

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NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 44168 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom114 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 9:50 AM

A beautiful set the Jay being my particular favourite, so wonderfully captured. We have many visit our lawns, but as yet I have failed to capture one worthy of an upload.

Regards Nathan

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven Plus Member 3281 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 10:05 AM

Lovely but very shy bird...........GrinGrinGrinGrin

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Brian65
Brian65 Plus Member 6Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 - 10:19 AM

Lovely set Ray, love V1, well captured.
Brian

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce Plus Member 7LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 12:05 PM

What a lovely, varied set. V1 and 4 for me simply because I am particularly fond of this beauty. We have some visiting the local graveyard where we walk the dogs but our two German Shepherds ensure that they don't hang around for long.

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saeidNL
saeidNL  5 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 12:15 PM

What fantastic and lovely set of images,V1,V4 and V5 are my favorite,
saeid

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dmhuynh72
dmhuynh72  742 forum posts United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 12:33 PM

excellent capture series Ray
regards
Yung

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woolybill1
woolybill1 Plus Member 8woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 12:49 PM

A smashing, colourful, characteristic set, Ray. You led from the front with V1, it's so intensely lively.
Just don't let that sense of humour drop off with the other bits.
Best wishes
Bill

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FeatherFriend
11 Oct 2012 - 3:25 PM

Pleased to make it 30 Ray, smashing set and a fine choice to use V1 as the lead shot,
Geoff.

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 9905 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1722 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 3:49 PM

The jay is lovely, Ray, as are the others.
Hope you enjoyed your trip to Hayling Island (where I used to live).
I am now concerned about your bits dropping off, you have me totally intrigued.
Enjoy a little break and look after yourself.
Pamela.

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 Plus Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 3:56 PM

What a great set Ray.V1 V4 V5 my favourites,,Lin

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Mike_S
Mike_S  4 United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 - 4:39 PM

Delightful set Ray. I would be chuffed with any one of those.
Really like the Jays.

Mike.

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raygregson
raygregson Plus Member 7raygregson vcard United Kingdom
11 Oct 2012 - 4:57 PM

superb set ray,love v5,well done indeed.ray

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Glostopcat
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11 Oct 2012 - 5:38 PM

What a splendid selection of birds and beasts from the woods Ray, sorry to hear that your health is not the best. I hope you start to feel better soon so that we can enjoy your excellent wildlife images once more, all the best, Ed

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jdinne
jdinne  12 England
11 Oct 2012 - 6:19 PM

They are all brilliant and each deserves a vote Ray, great stuff.

John

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moiral
moiral  5 Scotland
11 Oct 2012 - 6:36 PM

Do hope that you stop disintegrating Ray so that you can return with your wonderful images for us to see. Love this set of shots, but the Jay ones are my favourite. Beautiful birds. Moira

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Louise_Morris
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11 Oct 2012 - 7:21 PM


Quote: Great shots Ray. Hope your problems are not too severe ---- and dont be away too long.GrinGrin
Ron

I second that Ray - hope you go on OK and keep popping in - I will miss you! Take care, Lou

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8342 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2012 - 7:37 PM

I can only see V1 must be my Internet connection but love the Jay

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rogerfry
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11 Oct 2012 - 8:35 PM

Great set of shots Ray.....sorry to hear about the "bits"....hope they can patch them up.

Roger.

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Rock
Rock  13 England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2012 - 8:51 AM

Wonderful work.

Rock

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jasonrwl
jasonrwl Plus Member 5699 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2012 - 8:10 AM

Cracking set Ray. 1,4 and 5 are belters.
Jason

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8342 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
13 Oct 2012 - 4:29 PM

good set especially 1,4 and 5 - 2 and 3 are slightly oof but you had fun by the looks so, no complaints hereWink currently e2 featured and this time I was able to view all the imagesSmile

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unicorn17
unicorn17  6 Scotland
14 Oct 2012 - 11:49 AM

A lovely enjoyable set! Hope you feel better soon. Appreciate your looking in on my pf !best wishes Gill

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evelen
evelen  10 England
17 Oct 2012 - 6:46 PM

a wonderful set of shots .
eve.Smile

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan Plus Member 5NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
17 Oct 2012 - 9:54 PM

the set is good Ray ,the jays stand out for me ,look after youself and pop in as suits ,always a pleasure .

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  8222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2012 - 11:43 PM

Hiya Ray..

Well worth the commando stle escape to the woods to see your birds,,well worth crossing the boss for as well.a fine set of your friends gathered here,,I do hope no more bits fall off.

Aidan..

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Lillian
Lillian Plus Member 6Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
25 Oct 2012 - 3:43 PM

V4 and V5 for me here Ray..a great set
Lillian

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brownsilent
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28 Oct 2012 - 9:14 PM

Beautiful set of images, lovely.
Johanna

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Gray_ina
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29 Oct 2012 - 12:21 PM

Hi 5 cracking shots old timer,lol gray

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Jekaro
Jekaro  6 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2012 - 8:51 PM

A cracking set of shots, Ray, Vs 1 and 4 for me.
Roy

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SandraKay Plus Member 8233 forum postsSandraKay vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
30 Oct 2012 - 4:31 PM

These are lovely captures, Ray. Almost as good as being there.
Hope you'll get things sorted and be back on the site soon.
Sandra

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 4191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
18 Mar 2013 - 7:07 AM

What's great series.. It is the squirrel and the second jay I love best!
Hope you get better soon, my OH had a bad year, too. From one doctor visit after the other he ended up on a trip to Malaysia and there it was much better. so I really hope it will soon be mended

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