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Thank you for all your C & Cs for my previous Coal Tit picture. Today i have the beautiful Avocet, which i took earlier this year

A distinctively-patterned black and white wader with a long up-curved beak. It is the emblem of the RSPB and symbolises the bird protection movement in the UK more than any other species. Its return in the 1940s and subsequent increase in numbers represents one of the most successful conservation and protection projects.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 550D
Lens:0.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 0.0 mm)
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:10 Jul 2013 - 11:52 AM
Title:Avocet
Username:Mike_Smith Mike_Smith
Uploaded:18 Oct 2013 - 5:22 PM
Tags:Avocet, Bird, Birds, General, Recurvirostra avosetta, Wader, Wetlands, Wildlife / nature
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NDODS
NDODS Plus Member 43897 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom108 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2013 - 5:37 PM

Never togged one of these this year, hopefully next.

A great image with the added bonus of the reflection Mike..

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin

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christinecilia
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18 Oct 2013 - 5:46 PM

great capture well done. christineGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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JuBarney
JuBarney Plus Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2013 - 5:47 PM

A delightful capture
Ju

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Jenny-D
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18 Oct 2013 - 5:54 PM

Lovely image Mike.

Jenny Smile

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred Plus Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
18 Oct 2013 - 6:00 PM

Fine capture Mike,
Fred.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
18 Oct 2013 - 6:33 PM

I am always intrigued by this funny beaked bird Mike Smile We do not have them here . A superb capture thisGrin

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18 Oct 2013 - 7:07 PM

A beautiful bird captured very wellGrin
Ryan

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE Plus Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2013 - 7:20 PM

First saw these birds at Minsmere in Suffolk and was completely won over. Love this image.
Joan.

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England70 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2013 - 7:25 PM

Great shot Mike. A really beautiful bird.
I wonder perhaps if the bird, which is after all the main subject of the presentation, could be given a little more prominence by cutting out some of the open and featureless space in front of him. The bird is sharp as a new pin and could certainly stand having a larger presense. Taking out some of the empty space would still leave room for the bird to move yet concentrate more on the bird.
I must stress that this purely my opinion and is in no way a criticism.
Ron

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis Plus Member 2GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2013 - 7:30 PM

Beautiful image, Mike!
George

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ColleenA
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18 Oct 2013 - 7:39 PM

A beauty Mike...great capture

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk Plus Member 6268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2013 - 7:45 PM

an Avocet wondrrful sighting and capture i haven't seen one for ages !

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danbrann
danbrann  10517 forum posts15 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2013 - 7:57 PM

A fine image Mike. It really does look a smashing bird.

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trevaze
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18 Oct 2013 - 8:40 PM

From being one of Brittan's rarest birds they must be one of the major conservation successes. Love your picture .

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Holmewood Plus Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
18 Oct 2013 - 9:27 PM

Lovely shot Mike. Cathy

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ValeryAst  2 Russian Federation
18 Oct 2013 - 9:51 PM

A lovely bird, MikeSmile
Regards Valery

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craggwildlifephotography Plus Member 697 forum postscraggwildlifephotography vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2013 - 10:38 PM

Glad to make it 30
well deserved and well captured

David

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capto
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18 Oct 2013 - 10:46 PM

A bird that is always a pleasure to see.Smile

ivor

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fificat100
18 Oct 2013 - 11:15 PM

A lovely capture of this beautiful bird Smile

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 Plus Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2013 - 11:43 PM

Excellent capture Mike, never seen one..Lin

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
18 Oct 2013 - 11:50 PM

A funny bird with it's curled up beak. Good capture of it.

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Ray42
Ray42  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2013 - 7:04 AM

An excellent capture

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Jeddahknight111 Plus Member 3Jeddahknight111 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Oct 2013 - 11:59 AM

Very nice tranquilSmile

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