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The Stonechat (saxicola torquata)
A shot from a couple of months back when these little beauties were busily employed get enough calories as quick as possible in order the keep the nest site quiet. Definately a full time job !! Its great too to have the help from the glorious golden gorse. Makes a super perch.
Hope it appeals to you.
Most grateful and appreciative thanks for all c/c's given to the Cherry Picker.

Ron

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D200 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:500.0 mm f/4.0 +1.4 TC
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:16 May 2012 - 8:17 AM
Focal Length:700mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
Title:Grub Up !
Username:Maiwand Maiwand
Uploaded:12 Aug 2012 - 3:01 PM
Tags:Birds, Nature reserve, Stonechat, Wildlife / nature, Wildlife.
Votes:78
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Views:239
Unique Views:105

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UrbaneMagick
UrbaneMagick Plus Member 3153 forum postsUrbaneMagick vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2012 - 3:20 PM

a cracker... a little bit more than just another bird photo... very, very strong work..well done.

GarethSmile

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peekay2001
12 Aug 2012 - 3:20 PM

top class and very naturally presented..

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CaroleS
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12 Aug 2012 - 3:27 PM

It is different, beautifully captured, superb light and detail!
Carole

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helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 7342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2012 - 3:29 PM

Beautiful capture of the bird, the grub and that gorgeous gorse bush SmileSmile
Helen

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PattiW
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12 Aug 2012 - 3:29 PM

Now this definately one to be envied! Superbly captured, perfect on all levels and complete with a worm!!!!Patti SmileSmileSmile

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Badgerfred
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12 Aug 2012 - 3:36 PM

Superb Ron, great detail,
Fred.

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
12 Aug 2012 - 3:40 PM

A very nice shot like it regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Maiwand
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12 Aug 2012 - 3:47 PM

Thanks all.
Ron

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martin174
martin174 Plus Member 927 forum postsmartin174 vcard United Kingdom
12 Aug 2012 - 3:49 PM

A fabulous shot. I can only dream of taking shots of this such high quality.
Martin

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Glostopcat
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12 Aug 2012 - 3:55 PM

A cracking shot of this beautiful little bird captured in such lovely natural surroundings

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TonyDy
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12 Aug 2012 - 4:10 PM

Lovely shot, Ron.
Tony

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Steinmachine
12 Aug 2012 - 4:39 PM

Stunning

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Norfolkboy
12 Aug 2012 - 4:44 PM

An outstanding image, Ron.
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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8339 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2012 - 4:47 PM

another beauty Ron

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MossyOak
MossyOak  3 England15 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2012 - 4:48 PM

Definately one of your best Ron. The light is first class and a great eye. What a bonus with the food. As we know not an easy one to get close to.
Richard

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12 Aug 2012 - 5:10 PM

A very fine piece of bird photography.

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jaktis
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12 Aug 2012 - 5:18 PM

Superb details

Peter

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franken
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12 Aug 2012 - 5:21 PM

Excellent image Ron.

Ken

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12 Aug 2012 - 5:24 PM

superb

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EASTFIELD
EASTFIELD  3 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2012 - 6:13 PM

A real cracker, super pose & great light.very well done

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12 Aug 2012 - 6:17 PM

1st Class image of this female!!

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Maiwand
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12 Aug 2012 - 6:27 PM

Thanks once again everyone and thanks to Richard (Mossy) for the UA.
I an obliged to you all.
Ron

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WhiteRose1
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12 Aug 2012 - 6:53 PM

A bit late, but expertly done, Ron.

Dave

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RonnieAG
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12 Aug 2012 - 6:57 PM

Nice title for this excellent shot, the back to side lighting picking out the dorsal and side plumage so well.
Nice catch of light in the eye too.
Very fine shot in every way, Ron.
Ronnie.

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AnnJ  3 Scotland
12 Aug 2012 - 7:01 PM

Excellent shot, wonderful lighting and great detail. Ann

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12 Aug 2012 - 7:15 PM

Good to see you posting Ron and a belter too

A worthy winner IMHO


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Lillian
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12 Aug 2012 - 7:15 PM

Great capture here with the food in his mouth
lovely detailed shot Ron
well done
Lillian

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12 Aug 2012 - 8:04 PM

He is doing his share-- wonderful image!

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12 Aug 2012 - 8:49 PM

Superb image Ron, top notch.
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12 Aug 2012 - 9:30 PM

Cracking image

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skewey
skewey  831 forum posts England
12 Aug 2012 - 10:19 PM

Excellent detail in good light Ron.

Paul

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2012 - 10:55 PM

"Lovely & Superlative {5 STARs *****} Gem!!" ~ Peter Smile

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12 Aug 2012 - 11:47 PM

beautiful detail and a truly superb perch for the busy lil' fellow!

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13 Aug 2012 - 12:07 AM

A bloody beauty Ron ...Bill

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teocali
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13 Aug 2012 - 12:18 AM

A little beauty, Ron. Superb plumage detail, textures and tones and fine eye. Looking so good on that gorse perch. That tasty morsel completes the picture - together with a great title.
Sylvia

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Ray42
Ray42  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2012 - 9:03 AM

What a cracker Ron - might be down temporarily but certainly not out with this beauty - congratulations on the three very well deserved UA's

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Joline
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13 Aug 2012 - 11:57 AM

A fine lunch for sure. I like her choice of resting spots....that gorse is beautiful.

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13 Aug 2012 - 12:04 PM

A beautiful image & lovely detail...
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13 Aug 2012 - 3:36 PM

well titled - beautiful colours detail and composition.

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13 Aug 2012 - 4:13 PM

Lovely Ron, he certainly looks well fed too,
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maggie9
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13 Aug 2012 - 8:48 PM

superb shot Smile


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NeilWigan
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17 Aug 2012 - 5:42 PM

lovely little bird i have never seen in the wild,great shot, and thanks for reminding me ,i am off for my tea.Smile

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