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Personally, this Long-tailed tit Aegithalos caudatus image, is one of my favourites from The CoppiceTongue

To me, it shows that no matter what Mother Nature throws at her children, they have the resolution and ability to withstand itSmile
This fragile bird, perched on a cold, wet stone, still retains the look of hope in his/her eyeGrin

Happy Easter everyoneWink


Adrian

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Lens:EF300mm f/2.8L IS USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:23 Mar 2013 - 12:40 PM
Focal Length:300mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:+1/3
ISO:250
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Manual
Title:Coppice CDXXXIX
Username:tomcat tomcat
Uploaded:29 Mar 2013 - 8:21 AM
Tags:Birds, Cold, Hope, Long-tailed tit, Northants, Snow, The coppice, Tits, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
Votes:67
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KingBee
KingBee Plus Member 8403 forum postsKingBee vcard Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2013 - 8:23 AM

Get a few of them in the garden from time to time. Nice image.

Regards.

Bob

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ianrobinson
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29 Mar 2013 - 8:25 AM

Stuning shot as always adrian .

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PhilSingleton
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29 Mar 2013 - 8:30 AM

Great shot Adrian - you're absolutely right, its amazing that such tiny birds can withstand all the cold and hardship that winter throws their way ! Enjoy your Easter.

Phil.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2013 - 8:37 AM

Must have been not so easy to expose this one, but that you have managed well with good detail in the plumage: did you spot meter?
Wishing you and your's a peaceful Easter weekend.
Ronnie.

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ColleenA
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29 Mar 2013 - 8:39 AM

A great image and yes your words are so true... excellent capture

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Jenny-D
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29 Mar 2013 - 8:49 AM

Simply stunning Adrian and yeah isn't nature just amazing.... !

Happy Easter to you. Smile

Jenny Smile

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8323 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2013 - 8:53 AM

Dear little chap and he/she has turned out well against the snow

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CarolG Plus Member 8153 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2013 - 9:06 AM

A delightful image, Adrian, of this oh so cute little fluff-ball. Bright, sunny and warm (24C), but the bl**dy wind is back Sad Carol

Last Modified By CarolG at 29 Mar 2013 - 9:07 AM

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richmowil
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29 Mar 2013 - 9:14 AM

Good detail in this fine image!!!

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johnke
johnke Plus Member 2107 forum postsjohnke vcard South Africa11 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2013 - 9:23 AM

Well said and described here here. Still looks cold though but you captured this little bird so well...John

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CaroleS
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29 Mar 2013 - 9:38 AM

I always think these little birds have an endearing wide eyed look. Beautifully captured against the snow.
Carole

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Paintman
Paintman Plus Member 8924 forum postsPaintman vcard United Kingdom174 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2013 - 9:40 AM

Excellent focus and detail. I don't know how these little things survive in long spells of freezing cold weather.

Alan.

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2013 - 10:08 AM

A delight! Read yesterday there are serious worries re LTTs and Wrens with this dreadful weather. It would be a tragedy if they were lost.

Ann

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29 Mar 2013 - 10:37 AM

Wonderful image Adrian, and your comments are so true
Maurice

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29 Mar 2013 - 10:39 AM

This is a male Adrian, you can tell the beak is closed! OK ladies let me have it. Stunning detail and pose with loads of room to move into.

Have a great Easter.

Regards

Trev.

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M_squared
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29 Mar 2013 - 11:43 AM

Beautiful.

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Maiwand
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29 Mar 2013 - 12:51 PM

Love your notes Adrian. Could not have put it better myself.
Cracking good capture Matey
Ron

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Daisymaye
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29 Mar 2013 - 1:04 PM

Aww....what a sweet tiny little thing. Like a little baby out in the cold. Superbly captured Adrian......Sandy

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OAKEY
OAKEY  6 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2013 - 2:50 PM

I must agree, i often wonder how these small birds survive, they amaze me for sure.
Fab detail again mate, he's a beauty.
Regards Shaun

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29 Mar 2013 - 4:38 PM

Superb detailed image, Happy Easter,

AliSmile

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Mike_Smith
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29 Mar 2013 - 4:49 PM

Wonderful shot

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Mrsbass
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29 Mar 2013 - 5:39 PM

Beautiful as always Adrian.

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29 Mar 2013 - 7:33 PM

Another great shot Ade, with that new toy, im not green i always look like itTongueTongueSmile Happy EasterSmileSmileSmile
Brian

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29 Mar 2013 - 7:39 PM

A delightful image of this cute little chap, this series taken in the snow has been most enjoyable to view

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29 Mar 2013 - 7:48 PM

first class capture Adrian ,
Re your info unfortunately found one yesterday just about living , unfortunately even after a lot of TLC it passed away, personally i think it died of the cold weather we have been having here..SadSadSadSadSad

Have a good weekend

David

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29 Mar 2013 - 7:52 PM

Awww.... your write up.... Made me AwwwwSmile
Diane

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29 Mar 2013 - 8:09 PM

Cracking image, great detail.

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29 Mar 2013 - 8:14 PM

Lovely shot

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Mike_S
Mike_S Plus Member 3Mike_S vcard United Kingdom
29 Mar 2013 - 8:49 PM

Delightful shot as always. To me also my favourite garden visitor. We
are fortunate to have several come in every day - yesterday one was sat
3ft away from me waiting for me to finish putting fat cake out.
Have a good easter.Wink

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MalcolmM
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29 Mar 2013 - 8:57 PM

Beautiful wee bird - we rarely see them here I'm afraid

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29 Mar 2013 - 11:46 PM

methinks it is the Japanese version of a LTT, looks as if he had been drawn in pen and ink Smile Love it.

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30 Mar 2013 - 8:26 PM

I can tell how much you "feel" for these little birds. Windswept and all fluffed up, it's looking like a baby, so cute.

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