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Everyone seems to be talking about birds on sticks in the Forum, so I thought I'd head off into the Forest to try my luck and see how difficult it really is.

I didn't use a hide, but used my years of field craft, knowledge of the subject and stealth to capture these very jittery little things. I used a fast shutter speed to stop their movements from appearing as blurs on the photo. I think this was 1/4000th of a second @ f8.

To attract them I set up a feeding station and put out their favorite food, hundreds and thousands, then waited. It wasn't long before the first youngster became interested. I think it's a rare form of Goldcrest, but I'll bow to other's greater knowledge if they can identify it.

Thanks for all the comments and votes on my previous up-loads, much appreciated.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:Canon 100mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:BOAS
Username:Paintman Paintman
Uploaded:26 Mar 2011 - 5:39 PM
Tags:Bird, Humour, Stick, Wildlife / nature
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Glashutte
Glashutte  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2011 - 5:41 PM

funny!

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MelanieB
MelanieB  4
26 Mar 2011 - 5:55 PM

lol...thank you...so funny!! (btw no. 3 is the funniest!! Wink )

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 42289 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
26 Mar 2011 - 6:00 PM

Wonderful humour!!!GrinGrin Looks like its a mating ritual on V3 so we can maybe look forward to the patter of extremely tiny feet eh? You get a vote for the fun side and glad at last someone can be lighthearted about it all - I've read it too!! Louise

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Brian_Scott
Brian_Scott e2 Member 442 forum postsBrian_Scott vcard United Kingdom27 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2011 - 6:08 PM

LOL

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 5267 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2011 - 6:14 PM

great work made me laugh also thank you for the mod on my photo

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
26 Mar 2011 - 6:20 PM

GrinGrinGrinGrin So funny.

Len

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KathyW
KathyW  101793 forum posts Norfolk Island12 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2011 - 6:30 PM

GrinGrinGrin

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pudd64
pudd64  4 United Kingdom
26 Mar 2011 - 6:34 PM

GrinGrinGrin Still laughing
regards martin

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VidB
VidB  5 United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2011 - 6:37 PM

Red crested ballet bird very rare in this country very well spotted and captured, cracking humour LOL
Dave

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85867 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2011 - 6:38 PM

Certainly raised a chuckle Alan.
A tad of humour on what was/still is (I haven't checked yet) a touchy subject

Adrian

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JohnoP
JohnoP e2 Member 9JohnoP vcard
26 Mar 2011 - 6:42 PM

Taking a leaf out of your book now Alan and off to make myself a feeding station somewhere in Dorset, as can't believe how successful your trip was! Made me laugh! Brilliant! John

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cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2011 - 6:46 PM

made me chuckle. lesley

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2011 - 6:48 PM

Cute!
JEnnnn

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JN_CHATELAIN_PHOTOGRAPHY
26 Mar 2011 - 7:01 PM

Bravo!!!!!!!!!!!! Great fun.
Now you've got to do the stuffed squirrel in the snow for good measure! :; Smile Smile Smile

JNC

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2011 - 7:30 PM

That's the masterclass for Cheryl then....Tongue LOL
Tidy birds they are too....Smile

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pmorgan
pmorgan  7217 forum posts England13 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2011 - 7:41 PM

Nice one Alan - made me proper chuckle!!!Smile

Rgds
Paul

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maroondah
maroondah  11239 forum posts Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2011 - 8:03 PM

Brought a smile to my face. Well thought out and photographed.
Gerry

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Mar 2011 - 8:35 PM

Love it! Thanks for making me laugh!GrinGrinGrin
Ann

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GlenD
GlenD  7 United States
27 Mar 2011 - 8:42 AM

I first looked at V3 and thought OMG a guy at a strip club that shouldn't be put on here!! then I see the skirts phew!
good fun..love em
Glen

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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2011 - 8:57 AM

V1 for sure, I think the backlighting won in V4 Tongue

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sherring
sherring  646 forum posts United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2011 - 9:33 AM

Great series. Very funny.

Steve.

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2011 - 9:52 AM

An excellent set - particularly like tht tu-tu's in v3 SmileSmileWinkWink

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Stubill
Stubill  6107 forum posts England
27 Mar 2011 - 11:11 AM

LOL. Class mate Grin

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mex
mex e2 Member 6mex vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2011 - 2:50 PM

LMAO nice 1. philWink

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Karrol
Karrol  529 forum posts England
27 Mar 2011 - 3:37 PM

LOL!

Can I visit your feedstation? You certainly know how to get them to
pose for you. V3 and 4 for me. Smile

Voting for the humour!

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Paintman
Paintman e2 Member 7832 forum postsPaintman vcard United Kingdom172 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2011 - 5:48 PM

Glad to see people see the fun side of thisSmile

Thank you for your comments.

In the near future I'm attempting to spot a red squirrel in the New Forest. I've heard there's one about. I'll post the photos if I have any luck spotting itSmile

Alan.

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martinl
martinl e2 Member 10248 forum postsmartinl vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Mar 2011 - 10:41 PM

PMSL.
Smile

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2011 - 1:58 PM

Fantastic work,love it,
saeid

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 942 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2011 - 7:44 PM

featured for a 2nd time as featured epz image of the moment!

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maggie9
maggie9  545 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2011 - 8:10 PM

just magic Grin
..........[off to see if there is a coastal species]


maggie

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zapar40
zapar40  466 forum posts Wales5 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2011 - 7:12 AM

tears rolling down in laughter, very well taken images. Grin
ant.

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
30 Mar 2011 - 4:13 PM

GrinGrinGrinGrin

You really must really watch the burn out in V4 Tongue Smile LOL
Geoff.

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Goggz
Goggz e2 Member 72301 forum postsGoggz vcard Wales72 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jul 2011 - 8:59 PM

V4 for me! It looks really narked!! Grin

Lovely images of our feathered friends too.
Cheers, Goggz

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