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Finally on the roof and out into the big wide world and going it alone (well, not quite as parents are still being very supportive Smile ) All four fledglings are now squeaking away for food up in the willow tree in our garden and being well supported by their parents. Am hoping they might come down to within reasonable range to display their hunting skills before setting off for the great migration*. This image was taken from 45.7m away using the 500m + 1.4x TC + 25mm ext tube.

*The Spotted Flycatcher is a long-distance migrant with birds travelling to sub-Saharan Africa, south of the equator during October-November. Most of this migration takes place during the night.

Many thanks for your continued support of this mini series - really appreciated as always.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:28 Jun 2011 - 12:13 PM
Focal Length:700mm45.7m from subject tripod 1.4x TC + 25mm ext tube used.
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:500
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Going it alone ....
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:29 Jun 2011 - 9:38 AM
Tags:Fledgling, Garden, Migratory, Muscicapa-striata, Roof, Spotted flycatcher, Wildbird, Wildlife / nature, Willow, World
Votes:42

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2011 - 9:43 AM

Wont be long now before lift-off

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2011 - 9:45 AM

Very nicely captured shot, Sylvia, it's current perch being rather different to what one tends to see in the main.
Ronnie.

Last Modified By RonnieAG at 29 Jun 2011 - 9:46 AM

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2011 - 9:57 AM

your a grandma now Sylvia - lovely shot

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2011 - 10:08 AM

oh that is so dear ....

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2011 - 10:09 AM

Good luck to the four babies, hope they make it. Very well captured, Sylvia, you'll be sorry when they have gone Sad. Carol

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
29 Jun 2011 - 11:00 AM

Very good capture and well described! Thank you for sharing. IB

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2011 - 11:18 AM

Brilliant Sylvia. Its lovely to see these little creatures taking another major step towards adulthood. Hope they stay around for you for a little while longer.
Ron

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2011 - 12:14 PM

Great news Sylvia - and a wonderful image of the youngster Smile

Mike

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2011 - 1:57 PM

A great capture of the little fella. How interesting about them, travelling so far..............Sandy

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JustDucky
JustDucky  3 Canada
29 Jun 2011 - 3:09 PM

wonderful detail, great capture
Tammy

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2011 - 4:05 PM

Always great to capture first steps into the world. A beautiful shot.
Steve.

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114484 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2011 - 4:54 PM

Another stunning image Sylvia, glad to hear they're doing well....

Ade

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2011 - 5:30 PM

Its been a really pleasing time Sylvia and so glad all 4 fledged ok. Well documented and good to see you tried the tube on the 500mm
Richard

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
29 Jun 2011 - 7:37 PM

Hi Sylvia , it is all looking good for the chicks, and they will be in fine fettle for the journey, they have provided a load of entertainment and shots thanks regards gray.

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2011 - 7:44 PM

aw what a lovely little capture

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MikeGreaves
29 Jun 2011 - 8:10 PM

Superb capture Smile
Mike

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AshTree
AshTree  41702 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
29 Jun 2011 - 9:47 PM

How lovely! Super detail - not just in the little fellah, but in your roof tiles Wink. The world must seem a pretty daunting place to him and you seem to have captured that feeling in this shot.
Theresa

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Jul 2011 - 8:05 PM

A delightful image Sylvia, it looks like this fledgling is enjoying a night on the tiles!Wink

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