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A Coal Tit (Periparus ater) perching on the rusty handle of an old garden roller. Taken in the garden this afternoon against a background of evergreen foliage and hornbeam hedge.

Many thanks for your C&Cs on my last upload with a special THANK YOU to John (johnbushell) for his User Award. Very much appreciated and valued Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM +1.4x III
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:8 Feb 2013 - 4:23 PM
Focal Length:420mm taken 4.2m from subject, tripod
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:500
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:February Coal Tit
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:8 Feb 2013 - 7:55 PM
Tags:Bird, Coal tit, Garden, Handle, Perching, Periparus ater, Roller, Rusty, Sunlight, Wild, Wildlife / nature
Votes:50

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richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5240 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 8:02 PM

Really Nice Quality Image! I like it a lot!

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tilneyg44
tilneyg44 Junior Member 6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 8:02 PM

Wow, Superb Detail Smile

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Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7102 forum postsTrev_B vcard England63 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 8:14 PM

A lovely rusty old perch for this detailed Coal Tit Sylvia.

Trev

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philmclean
8 Feb 2013 - 8:37 PM

Lovely textures.

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85874 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 8:48 PM

Always a pleasure to view SylviaSmile

Proof that large isn't always bestWink

Adrian

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 8:58 PM

The best I have seen in a while Sylvia

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Jodyw17
Jodyw17 e2 Member 4Jodyw17 vcard United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 - 9:43 PM

Lovely shot

Jody

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2013 - 11:09 PM

Superb Coal Tit Sylvia and I do love the vintage and weatherd perch.
Ron

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
8 Feb 2013 - 11:17 PM

Gorgeous. Well captured.

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colin beeley
colin beeley e2 Member 111070 forum postscolin beeley vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2013 - 8:12 AM

another nice shot with that new lens. but how do you get so close to the birds ?

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6212 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2013 - 8:54 AM


Quote: Another nice shot with that new lens. but how do you get so close to the birds ?

A Stealth Gear chair hide, Colin Wink

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2013 - 10:37 AM

The background colours set him off well and I love the rusty perch SmileSmile
Helen

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chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue e2 Member 5143 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2013 - 12:12 PM

An excellent, very compoed capture of this delightful, shy little bird.
David

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2013 - 8:20 PM

What a delightful image of this lovely little coaltit and another wonderful natural background. I bet Mikbee would love that perch if he were here tonight

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PhilSingleton
PhilSingleton e2 Member 2PhilSingleton vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Feb 2013 - 8:36 AM

Carefully does it !! - Looks as though he's walking the plank and a little unsure about what happens at the end !Wink Lovely detailed image Sylvia.
Phil.

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