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A Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) just about to take off from it's New Zealand Flax(Phormium tenax) seedpod perch. Taken in the garden last Sunday against the red foliage of an acer shrub.

Thank you all so much for your C&Cs on yesterday's upload, with a special thank you to Gary (gary_d), Ed(Glostopcat) and Terry(TerryL) for their User Awards . All very much appreciated and valued Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS II USM +1.4x III
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:10 Nov 2013 - 1:34 PM
Focal Length:700mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/5000sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Chocks Away!
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:14 Nov 2013 - 3:28 PM
Tags:Action, Bird, Blue tit, Chocks away, Cyanistes caeruleus, Foliage, Garden, New zealand flax, Phormium tenax, Red acer, Wild, Wildlife / nature
Votes:74

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 - 3:30 PM

Stunning image. Well exposed.

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2168 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2013 - 3:33 PM

A well timed capture...beautiful bg colour

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ChristineD
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14 Nov 2013 - 3:38 PM

Stunning image

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christinecilia
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14 Nov 2013 - 3:43 PM

stunning shot well done. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin

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GeorgePlatis
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14 Nov 2013 - 4:19 PM

Beautiful image in all aspects!
George

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2013 - 4:21 PM

excellent timing, gorgeous bokeh.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2013 - 5:07 PM

Timed to perfection, Sylvia: what a superb capture.
R.

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RysiekJan
RysiekJan e2 Member 8149 forum postsRysiekJan vcard United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 - 5:09 PM

Not often I comment on bird images, but this is something special. Excellent piece of work.

Richard

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6527 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2013 - 5:11 PM

I could easily make this three in a row Sylvia but I had better share them out a bit. - gary

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Gerryrys
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14 Nov 2013 - 5:12 PM

Great timing and superb background.

Gerry

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Jenny-D
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14 Nov 2013 - 5:49 PM

Stunning image!

Jenny Smile

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tomcat
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14 Nov 2013 - 6:13 PM

Good to see the Acer producing the goodsWink

Adrian

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Nov 2013 - 6:20 PM

Brilliant timing to catch this bluetit about to take off, you've really surpassed yourself here

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SlowSong
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14 Nov 2013 - 6:20 PM

Exceptionally beautiful.

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Myathebirdwatcher999
Myathebirdwatcher999 Junior Member 1 United Kingdom
14 Nov 2013 - 7:11 PM

Great sharp shot and brilliant timing

MyaGrinGrin

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jancan
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14 Nov 2013 - 10:02 PM

Beautiful Smile

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2013 - 12:21 AM

No wonder Dave's given you a GEA - glorious image.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2013 - 8:34 AM

What a capture - shows just how delicate those wings are as you can see a wing through the feathers of the other. A super shot!

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PhilSingleton
PhilSingleton e2 Member 2PhilSingleton vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2013 - 4:28 PM

Great image Sylvia. With the "fire like" Acer in the background and the "charred" flax perch, it looks at though he's fleeing from a fire !! WinkGrinGrin:

Phil.

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tonyng
tonyng e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Nov 2013 - 5:26 PM

Stunning work, yet again Sylvia.

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DonMc
DonMc e2 Member 6DonMc vcard United Kingdom
15 Nov 2013 - 9:37 PM

Hi Sylvia, I can only agree with all these wonderful comments you have received!
Don

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jimpy1
jimpy1 e2 Member 5jimpy1 vcard England
16 Nov 2013 - 9:34 PM

Fabulous shot

Jim

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