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A Great tit Parus major, taken last Sunday at The Coppice

It has been quite an interesting seven days or so at the woods.
When I went to top up the feeders, a week as yesterday, a Badger came ambling out of the hide.

When I was in the hide on Sunday afternoon, a Billy Muntjac trotted by within fifteen feet or so and didn't even realise I was there.

To top it all, when I went up yesterday evening, a Barn owl was hunting in the field oppositeWink, though a fair distance away.

Many thanks to Neil (cantona43), for his generous award, given to yesterday's L-ttTongue


Adrian

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Lens:EF300mm f/2.8L IS USM +1.4x
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:17 Mar 2013 - 2:52 PM
Focal Length:420mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/5.0
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Manual
Title:Coppice CDXXXII
Username:tomcat tomcat
Uploaded:21 Mar 2013 - 5:17 PM
Tags:Birds, Great tit, Northants, The coppice, Tits, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:83

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NigelKiteley
NigelKiteley e2 Member 5NigelKiteley vcard 1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2013 - 5:31 PM

Spot on Adrian!

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ColleenA
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21 Mar 2013 - 5:32 PM

Great imageGrin

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
21 Mar 2013 - 5:33 PM

Excellent pose and detail captured Adrian,
Fred.

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johnjo58
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21 Mar 2013 - 5:42 PM

Beautiful Adrian, lovely imagery
David

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EAS
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21 Mar 2013 - 5:47 PM

Lovely!

Ann

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Jenny-D
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21 Mar 2013 - 5:48 PM

As impressive as ever Adrian, a really lovely capture.
Jenny Smile

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2013 - 5:49 PM

Sounds like you've had a great week, Adrian, despite the weather Wink. Still gale force 8 winds here, but temperature reached a high of 25C at mid-day, and I enjoyed sitting in the sun in a sheltered spot on the balcony Smile. Carol

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ali63
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21 Mar 2013 - 5:58 PM

A beauty,

Ali

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senn
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21 Mar 2013 - 6:05 PM

spot on limpidity here, Adrian

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tedtoop
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21 Mar 2013 - 6:07 PM

Just brilliant.

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pollisher
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21 Mar 2013 - 6:09 PM

A GREAT imageSmile

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dave1967
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21 Mar 2013 - 6:17 PM

Superb detail
Dave

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carper123
carper123 e2 Member 279 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
21 Mar 2013 - 6:18 PM

Not alot to say, Adrian, just faultless, as are all your images, amazing standard and quality.
Well done.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile

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Glostopcat
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21 Mar 2013 - 6:23 PM

A fine shot of this handsome little bird Adie, you'd have to be a great tit not to give this one your voteWink

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Norfolkboy
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21 Mar 2013 - 6:25 PM

Superb capture, Adrian.
Colin

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Lillian
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21 Mar 2013 - 6:26 PM

No wonder Ron mixed your name with mine
..same bird...similar perchWink but you have the
far superior image, as alwaysWink
but I do keep on trying to get there
brilliant shot Adrian
Lillian

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johnke
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21 Mar 2013 - 6:29 PM

Super Image Adrian well composed and presented...John

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Mrsbass
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21 Mar 2013 - 6:40 PM

Superb image Adrian - it looks as though he is preparing to take off as soon as you have got his photograph!

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Mike_Smith
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21 Mar 2013 - 6:45 PM

Quality shot Adrian

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mauriceegan
21 Mar 2013 - 7:03 PM

Beautiful image Adrian
Maurice

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21 Mar 2013 - 7:20 PM

Perfecto............... lovely capture Adrian

David

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richmowil
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21 Mar 2013 - 7:20 PM

First class detail in this fine image! I like it a lot!

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M_squared
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21 Mar 2013 - 8:00 PM

Top notch. Great capture.

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chalkhillblue
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21 Mar 2013 - 8:24 PM

A very fine image of this beauty, 1st class Adrian.
David

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RonnieAG
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21 Mar 2013 - 8:30 PM

Must be wonderful to sit in the hide and witness all that wildlife, Ade, but it has not distracted you from capturing yet another fine bird shot.
Ronnie,

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annettep38
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21 Mar 2013 - 9:30 PM

Great detail and light... I enjoyed your write-up as much . Did you get pictures of the badger?

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21 Mar 2013 - 9:37 PM


Quote: Did you get pictures of the badger?

I didn't Annette - the camera was at homeSad

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teocali
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21 Mar 2013 - 10:10 PM

Cracking Great Tit capture, Adrian - lovely clarity and detail, as always.
Sylvia

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21 Mar 2013 - 10:41 PM

Super birdie portrait.

Albert

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Daisymaye
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22 Mar 2013 - 1:32 AM

A very beautiful capture.......Sandy

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PhilSingleton
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22 Mar 2013 - 10:43 AM

Lovely shot Adrian.

Phil.

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chase
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22 Mar 2013 - 12:15 PM

A good pose,nice detail & colour Adrian.
I just find the white on the cheek very slightly blown tbh,not by much.
Lovely dof & complimentary bg colour.

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Maiwand
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22 Mar 2013 - 4:11 PM

Top quality capture Adrian. A cracking shot.GrinGrinGrin
Ron

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Chinga
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22 Mar 2013 - 11:24 PM

First class shot! Simply beautiful... IB

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BarbaraR
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23 Mar 2013 - 6:24 PM

Another top quality shot.

B.

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