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A Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) perching on the seed pod of a New Zealand Flax plant (Phormium tenax). Taken in our garden in October against the background of yellowing Autumn leaves.

Many thanks for your support of my last upload - always very much appreciated Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:10 Oct 2012 - 4:30 PM
Focal Length:700mm 8.1m from subject tripod
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Blue and Gold
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:13 Nov 2012 - 11:17 AM
Tags:Autumn, Bird, Blue tit, Cyanistes caeruleus, Flax, Garden, New zealand, Phormium tenax, Plant, Wild, Wildlife / nature
Votes:40

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nealie
nealie e2 Member 2nealie vcard
13 Nov 2012 - 11:21 AM

Another special one, great take.

John

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 4johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2012 - 11:24 AM

A little cracker with a very unusual perch, great photography
David

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2012 - 11:45 AM

Very beautiful, Sylvia, what a wonderful background, almost as good as your acer Grin Carol

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2012 - 12:01 PM

Top notch shot again, Sylvia, the bird standing out so well against that b/g tone.
Ronnie.

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kel55
kel55 e2 Member 2kel55 vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2012 - 12:36 PM

Great picture .

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TonyDy
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13 Nov 2012 - 2:03 PM

Great shot, Sylvia.
Tony

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
13 Nov 2012 - 2:10 PM

A beauty. Such appealing composition.

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MandyG
MandyG  2 England
13 Nov 2012 - 2:17 PM

Gorgeous background again and a fab perch for the pretty blue tit. SmileSmileSmile
Mandy

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MossyOak
MossyOak  2 England15 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2012 - 3:08 PM

This is a cracker Sylvia, superb detail and yet again another brilliant background to make the image stand out amongst the rest
Quality all the way
Richard

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EASTFIELD
EASTFIELD  3 United Kingdom
13 Nov 2012 - 3:11 PM

Stunning detail,b/g to die for

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2012 - 3:49 PM

Absolutely stunning shot Sylvia.Perch and pose are perfect and detail in the plumage is second to none.
Ron

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Paintman
Paintman e2 Member 8857 forum postsPaintman vcard United Kingdom173 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2012 - 4:49 PM

A fabulous photo. Loving the perch and the quality of the detail in both the bird and twig.

Alan.

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2012 - 5:33 PM

Thinking " out the box " with these perches Sylvia Wink makes for a more interesting image. Wonderful detail on that Bluey and a great BG.

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Norfolkboy
Norfolkboy e2 Member 8Norfolkboy vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2012 - 5:55 PM

A super capture, Sylvia. Made even better by the BG colour.
Colin

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2012 - 7:03 PM

Glad you explained the plant Sylvia, I wondered exactly what it was.....Great work as always...

Ade

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2012 - 8:01 PM

They don't come any better Sylvia

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91904 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2012 - 8:57 PM

A beauty Sylvia. Immaculate detail in the Blue Tit enhanced by another of your fabulous bg's.
Brian.

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6235 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2012 - 10:41 PM

Many thanks for your C&Cs and a special thank you to Richard(MossyOak) and Brian(bricurtis) for the User Awards - these are greatly appreciated Smile
Sylvia

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2012 - 9:56 PM

A gorgeous image Sylvia, what a wonderful shot of this lovely little bird. As Brian says the background is just perfect

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