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A very tiny Bush resident, said to be common but because of it"s size (The size of my thumb)It is rarely seen. An extremely fast moving nervous seed eater, is on the move continuously. I have included a version to give you some idea of size.I hope you enjoy this bird as I consider myself more than lucky to capture these images. I was standing less than a mtr away and my hands were shaking with excitement even my min focus warning kept beeping and still they sat. It was a miracle with a 250mm Len's

Thank your for all your kind words and vote's yesterday...

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 600D
Lens:55.0 - 250.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 153.0 - 695.5 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:28 Feb 2013 - 2:46 PM
Focal Length:250mm
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:BLUE WAXBILL
Username:johnke johnke
Uploaded:2 Mar 2013 - 4:32 AM
Tags:Wild life/Birds/nature, Wildlife / nature
Votes:56
Voters:paskinmj · sweetpea62 · canonfan · Hermanus · Newdawei · ColleenA · longhoss · ireid7 · fificat100 · Badgerfred · Derek_Fearn · User_Removed · Mrsbass · KarenFB · nonur · stuart1963 · pdunstan_Greymoon · annettep38 · pollisher · NaturesHaven · Tish1 · Brian65 · Irishkate · bill33 · Caziwinkles · Alda · brian17302 · User_Removed · queengu21 · TonyDy · leontari · chrissie3 · Joline · ugly · accipiter · BIGRY1 · milky · JuBarney · Alan_Baseley · HELANA · SammyRatFan · GeorgePlatis · xwang · Meheecho · ali63 · morpheus1955 · janlea · thedaddy · mauriceegan · ChristineD · Holmewood · Growmore · PhillipMinnis · Ayoob · andylea · Glostopcat ·
Views:209
Unique Views:67
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paskinmj
paskinmj  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2013 - 4:44 AM

Nice set.
Matt

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 Plus Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2013 - 5:01 AM

What a stunning little bird such beautiful colour and details, a great set John..Lin

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2013 - 5:09 AM

Beautiful set of images John
Jim

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
2 Mar 2013 - 5:10 AM

These are excellent captures of this little beauty John !! I remember them well growing up on a farm in the Waterberg area Smile I like the setting too !

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Newdawei
Newdawei  4 China
2 Mar 2013 - 5:32 AM

excellent set , love almost every one, thanks for your sharing !
Chen

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longhoss
longhoss Plus Member 5longhoss vcard United Kingdom
2 Mar 2013 - 6:59 AM

lovely images John
great colour and detail
glyn

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fificat100
2 Mar 2013 - 7:25 AM

A superb series of shots of this gorgeous bird. Each one a winner, John. V1 steals my vote SmileSmile

Lavina

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Derek_Fearn
2 Mar 2013 - 7:50 AM

Nice set of images John. all very nice.
Derek.

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User_Removed
2 Mar 2013 - 7:54 AM

Beautiful colour & detail.

Lucien.

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Mrsbass
Mrsbass  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2013 - 8:01 AM

Wow John - what a wonderful little bird - fantastic photography. I'm not suprised you were so excited to get these image &. I love the pose in V7. First class

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nonur
nonur Plus Member 6nonur vcard Turkey9 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2013 - 8:22 AM

What a great set of shots of such a lovely bird. V4 is my fav, I love the way you framed it. Nezih

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2013 - 8:31 AM

Fantastic series, unfortunately I have given my UA hope some body else does! What an amazing little bird

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pollisher
pollisher  2 Scotland
2 Mar 2013 - 8:33 AM

What a beautiful bird and a wonderful set of images. Well done Smile

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven Plus Member 3276 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2013 - 8:48 AM

Nice light, good eye, good exposure, still a dark horse.................V4 is my favourite..........but I like em all.................GrinGrinGrinGrin

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Tish1
Tish1 Plus Member 2Tish1 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2013 - 9:11 AM

WOW! they are tiny, beautiful colours. Congratulations on getting such detailed shots.

Tish

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Brian65
Brian65 Plus Member 6Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
2 Mar 2013 - 9:37 AM

Wonderful set John, love V4 & V7.
Brian

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Irishkate
Irishkate Plus Member 432 forum postsIrishkate vcard United Kingdom80 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2013 - 9:48 AM

You are lucky to see all these exotic birds - the Blue Waxbill is a beauty.
The series is great to see it's size and in different poses.
I reckon he's got his eye on you in V7.
The lighter text is easier to read.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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bill33
bill33 Plus Member 4bill33 vcard Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2013 - 9:49 AM

What a fantastic set of images John, I must admit this is the first time I have seen this beautiful little bird, the detail and colours are stunning, very well done, Bill.

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Caziwinkles
2 Mar 2013 - 10:27 AM

Superb set of images here John. The colours are amazing - and such detail too. Very well done!

Carol

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Alda
Alda  246 forum posts United Kingdom27 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2013 - 10:29 AM

Absolutely excellent! I want to vote twice GrinGrin

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brian17302
brian17302 Plus Member 3brian17302 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2013 - 10:41 AM

Great images of such a photogenic little bird. Sharp & well detailed. Great work
Regards Brian

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2 Mar 2013 - 10:46 AM

A superb set of images, well done.
Alf.

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queengu21
queengu21  5 Israel
2 Mar 2013 - 11:02 AM

Quite a beautiful catch of this tiny lovely bird.

Regards Ely

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TonyDy
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2 Mar 2013 - 11:43 AM

Superb set of this lovely bird, John.
Tony

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leontari
leontari Plus Member 2leontari vcard Greece
2 Mar 2013 - 12:02 PM

Great set of captures. I am slightly inclined for V7Smile
Effrossini

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chrissie3
chrissie3  7 England
2 Mar 2013 - 12:40 PM

Wonderful set of images - especially when one realises how small it is. I like v5 with the other little one peeking out!

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Joline
Joline Plus Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2013 - 12:43 PM

Such an exciting capture of this tiny beauty!

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accipiter
accipiter Plus Member 5accipiter vcard England58 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2013 - 1:32 PM

First class set. A

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BIGRY1
BIGRY1 Plus Member 3BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2013 - 2:07 PM

A stunning set of a beautiful looking bird. Excellent work!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan

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2 Mar 2013 - 2:16 PM

Beautiful set----MilkyWink

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JuBarney
JuBarney Plus Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2013 - 2:20 PM

A super set of this beautiful little colourful bird
Ju

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HELANA
HELANA  5 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2013 - 4:17 PM

Gorgeous litle bird John, beautiful set of images. Very well capture.
ElenaSmile

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xwang
xwang  631 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2013 - 5:45 PM

Wow.. that's a superb set, John. A great pleasure to view.. thank you very much for sharing. I have never seem them before, very beautiful indeed.
What? They come to your garden.. ah.. lucky you!Grin

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Meheecho
Meheecho  2275 forum posts United Kingdom
2 Mar 2013 - 6:44 PM

What a wonderful set -- you are so lucky to have these beauties in your garden -- great capture
Steve

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ali63
ali63 Plus Member 3660 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Mar 2013 - 7:37 PM

Excellent shots of this stunning little bird, GrinGrin

Ali

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morpheus1955
2 Mar 2013 - 8:17 PM

Superb set of images, fabulous colours and excellent detail

Hugh

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janlea
janlea Plus Member 3janlea vcard United Kingdom
2 Mar 2013 - 8:32 PM

A stunning set of images John, beautiful colours Smile
Jan

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ChristineD
2 Mar 2013 - 10:21 PM

a stunning little bird

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Holmewood
Holmewood Plus Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
2 Mar 2013 - 10:26 PM

Fantastic

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Ayoob
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4 Mar 2013 - 10:42 AM

Adorable images ,John.........like them all ,very well done..........GrinWink

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Glostopcat
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31 Mar 2013 - 9:31 PM

What a super set, you've really spoiled us with this splendid selection of shots

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