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Taken last Saturday from the hide out in my back yard.

I sat there for ages with my camera set in portrait position just waiting for a bird to land on this part of the perch, I'd set the focus point to be about where I thought the bird's head would be because I knew that when they landed I'd only have a split second to get the shot before they flew off again.

There was still a lot of snow on the mountain in the background on Saturday but by Sunday it had melted.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:200.0-400.0 mm f/4.0 + 1.4x teleconverter
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:26 Jan 2013 - 12:10 PM
Focal Length:500mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:+2/3
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Custom
Title:Blue Tit
Username:geoffrey baker geoffrey baker
Uploaded:28 Jan 2013 - 5:41 PM
Tags:Avian, Bird, Blue tit, Moss, Snow, Wales, Wildlife / nature
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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
28 Jan 2013 - 5:49 PM

Well it sure paid off, its a great shot Geoff.
Brian

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 5:50 PM

Beautiful capture
Ju

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5241 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 6:02 PM

First Class shot or the Blue Tit. Great detail and lovely catch light!

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85912 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 6:59 PM

Patience is a virtue Geoff and it paid offSmile

Me? - I set the focal point to top right hand center and the buggers decide to come in the opposite way.Grin
Reset the focal point, then the come in the other wayWink

Adrian

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paddyman
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28 Jan 2013 - 7:02 PM

Great shot with good detail.

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 7:13 PM

Thanks everyone Smile

Thanks Adrian, yeah, that kept happening to me too, one day we'll have "Retina controlled Focussing" or whatever they decide to call it, that would be great.

Geoff.

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Norfolkboy
Norfolkboy e2 Member 8Norfolkboy vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 7:30 PM

A cracking image, Geoffrey.
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achieverswales
28 Jan 2013 - 8:48 PM

Stunning quality and exposure Geoff, weather not to clever this week! If Saturday OK will be going to Cardiff Bay White Water Rafting Centre if you fancy it.

Regards

Trev.

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 4johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 9:21 PM

Great isolation from the background Geoffrey, great pose and perch
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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 10:18 PM

Thanks everyone Smile

Trev, I'd love to go there, went there once and it was great, BUT do you realise what Saturday is?, it's the start of the 6 Nations Rugby and Rugby beats photography every time lol, I'd love to go another time though.

Geoff.

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TonyDy
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28 Jan 2013 - 10:54 PM

Very good shot, Geoffrey.
Tony

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Daisymaye
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28 Jan 2013 - 11:08 PM

A superb image Geoffrey. Really stunning.......Sandy

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achieverswales
29 Jan 2013 - 12:27 AM

Be home before the Rugby starts Geoff!

Regards

Trev.

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YorkshireSam
29 Jan 2013 - 12:00 PM

Perfect !

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2013 - 6:38 PM

A fine shot of this delightful little bird, it was well worth waiting in the cold to get this one

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 439 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2013 - 11:41 PM

Outstanding capture, Geoffrey.
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