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At last! - This Long-tailed tit Aegithalos caudatus, is the first image of the New Year, from The Coppice
It has been over a month, since I was last up there, with the cameraSad

Today would have been one of those, far and few days, when there was nothing happening on site.
Be buggered if I was going to open up, just to do an hours paperwork, so I took the decision yesterday afternoon, to close for the dayWink

The weather wasn't great and the fog came down after I had arrived at the woods, but it sort of kept coming and going. Nothing was going to deter me, from a few hours up there with the cameraGrin

Many thanks to Valery (ValeryAst) & Ron (Maiwand). for their generous awards, given to yesterday's GoldfinchTongue
Thanks guys - means a lotSmile


Adrian

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Lens:EF400mm f/5.6L USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:11 Jan 2013 - 11:47 AM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:500
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Manual
Title:Coppice CCCLXXXIV
Username:tomcat tomcat
Uploaded:11 Jan 2013 - 3:44 PM
Tags:Birds, Cold weather, Long-tailed tit, Northants, The coppice, Tits, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:74

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 3:49 PM

He is my favorite British bird Adrian-- Love this composition!

Last Modified By taggart at 11 Jan 2013 - 3:50 PM

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 4:06 PM

A divine image, Adrian, and glad to hear that you have at last made it back to the Coppice Smile. Non-stop rain here all day Sad Carol

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Craggwildlife
Craggwildlife e2 Member 572 forum postsCraggwildlife vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 4:17 PM

very quick birds to capture i find

this ones a lovely detailed capture on a nice perch

david

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TonyDy
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11 Jan 2013 - 4:24 PM

Lovely shot, Adrian.
Tony

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
11 Jan 2013 - 4:28 PM

Beautiful image Adrian, great detail,
Fred.

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footloose
footloose  3 England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 4:30 PM

Excellent bird image.
Dennis

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 4:38 PM

what a cute little fellow! excellent texture!

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tonyng
tonyng e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 4:51 PM

Fantastic plummage you have captured Adrian.

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Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7110 forum postsTrev_B vcard England64 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 4:51 PM

Well worth closing for the day Adrian this is gorgeous... well done.

Trev

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Rich1970
Rich1970  1 United Kingdom
11 Jan 2013 - 4:54 PM

As ever stunning a image , well done

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achieverswales
11 Jan 2013 - 5:09 PM

Well worth going Adrian, a cracker.

Regards

Trev.

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NigelKiteley
NigelKiteley e2 Member 5NigelKiteley vcard 1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 5:24 PM

Glad you managed some time at the coppice mate, as always a quality image captured. Love the perch!

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Fefe
Fefe e2 Member 2Fefe vcard United Kingdom28 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 5:33 PM

Cracking image!
Diane

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Norfolkboy
Norfolkboy e2 Member 8Norfolkboy vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 5:40 PM

Great shot, Adrian.
Got out myself today and got LTT's too.Wink
Colin

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Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 5:56 PM

A fine shot of this delightful little bird Adie, it looks like a morning well spent over at the Coppice. We've had glorious wall to wall sunshine in Gloucestershire today for the first time since New Years Day.

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dave1967
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11 Jan 2013 - 6:16 PM

Very nice detail and a nice perch
Dave

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 6:16 PM

Excellent shot,
Ali

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WindowonWildlife
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11 Jan 2013 - 6:39 PM

A Beauty Adrian Smile

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 6:43 PM

You made the best use of your visit Adrian. This is a really superb capture.
Ron

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 7:27 PM

A wonderful image of one of my top favourite little visitors. Everything about this is excellent.

Ann

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 7:42 PM

The Am. Tree Sparrows prefer to nest in Northern Canada--- We usually see only a few this far south----(Pennsylvania--southern border) Thanks for looking in!

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11 Jan 2013 - 8:46 PM

Superb Adrian - surprised there is no GEA on this. TongueTongue
Brian.

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11 Jan 2013 - 9:35 PM

This is top draw excellent detail
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nikshot
nikshot  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 10:06 PM

Class as usual, beautiful work.

Nick

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6235 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jan 2013 - 10:52 PM

A little cracker, Adrian, detailed to perfection. I managed to get my first shots of 2013 today too but they don't look overly exciting Sad
Sylvia

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Alan_Coles
12 Jan 2013 - 7:04 AM

Super shot Adrian.....great detail, colour perfection Smile

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12 Jan 2013 - 2:01 PM


Quote: Superb Adrian - surprised there is no GEA on this. TongueTongue
Brian.

My thoughts too Adrian, superb shot,
Geoff.

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Tibetan  2 England
12 Jan 2013 - 3:10 PM

A great shot Adrian, nicely balanced, good detail, excellent light, well done regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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