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Dunnock(Prunella modularis)

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A Dunnock (Prunella modularis) taken in the garden at the beginning of November. This shy little bird preferred to perch in the red acer shrub rather than venture far enough forward to enable me to capture a smooth red background!

Thank you for your C&Cs on yesterday's Sparrow upload - very much appreciated Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:31 Oct 2011 - 2:18 PM
Focal Length:700mm 12.1m from subject, tripod
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:1250
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Dunnock(Prunella modularis)
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:3 Dec 2011 - 9:11 AM
Tags:Acer, Bird, Close-u, Dunnock, Garden, Gardenbird, Prunella modularis, Red, Shrub, Wildbird, Wildlife / nature
Votes:36
Voters:KBan · heron · mjparmy · CarolG · RonnieAG · martinjp · johnjo58 · Pricegrah · andylea · M_squared · CaroleS · nikshot · Mike_Young · Greyheron · clive burrow · WhiteRose1 · matmonty · Gray_ina · Silverzone · mex · Daisymaye · peterthowe · bagman · Niknut · Maiwand · Gezina · tomcat · Shroomer · Alan_Baseley · tezquirk · HuntedDragon · Imagephotographics · Glostopcat · TerryMcK · justin c · TWD ·
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Unique Views:48

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2011 - 9:39 AM

Good for the dunnock, Sylvia, nice to see some of the leaves before they disappeared Wink. Very well captured and presented. Carol

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5148 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland114 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2011 - 9:52 AM

It is good to see the bird in natural setting like this too, Sylvia.
A fine shot.
Ronnie.

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johnjo58
johnjo58 Plus Member 4johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2011 - 10:04 AM

Lovely photograph Sylvia, the acer looks great. I think you have done well to get him on a perch, whenever I seem them they are on the ground
David

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M_squared
M_squared Plus Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
3 Dec 2011 - 10:23 AM

A great image. Beautiful detail.

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CaroleS
CaroleS Plus Member 468 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2011 - 10:45 AM

Very well captured. Carole

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Mike_Young
Mike_Young Plus Member 8Mike_Young vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2011 - 11:02 AM

Awkward little devil, you made the best of this one though, lovely image

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Gray_ina
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3 Dec 2011 - 1:05 PM

Hi Sylvia I think this loooks superb, gray.

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye Plus Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2011 - 2:15 PM

An excellent detailed capture..........Sandy

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Niknut
Niknut Plus Member 5937 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2011 - 4:38 PM

Beautiful shot !!!....love it !

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England70 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2011 - 4:52 PM

Great capture of a superb little bird Sylvia.
Ron

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Gezina
Gezina  8 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2011 - 4:59 PM

Lovely plumage detail and a cracking eye - Ina

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tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96322 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2011 - 6:23 PM

Sharp as a tack SylviaSmile

I have them scuttling all around me at the woods, but very rarely venture onto the perches.
In fact, the last decent one I nailed, was at the Donna Nook car park, where they do come up for a while
See you Friday eveningTongue

Adrian

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Shroomer
Shroomer  8 England167 Constructive Critique Points
3 Dec 2011 - 7:42 PM

Very nicely captured Sylvia. Love the natural environment and always a bonus to get them off the ground. My favourite songster
Richard

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Glostopcat Plus Member 9250 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Dec 2011 - 6:07 PM

A top shot Sylvia, the busy background works well for me

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