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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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UrbaneMagick
UrbaneMagick e2 Member 2144 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
CaroleS e2 Member 439 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2012 - 3:27 PM

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

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 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
PattiW e2 Member 9PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
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
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
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
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2012 - 3:47 PM

Thanks all.
Ron

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martin174
martin174 e2 Member 926 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
Glostopcat e2 Member 8247 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
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
TonyDy e2 Member 6TonyDy vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
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
Norfolkboy e2 Member 8Norfolkboy vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2012 - 4:44 PM

An outstanding image, Ron.
Colin

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8319 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2012 - 4:47 PM

another beauty Ron

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MossyOak
MossyOak  2 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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fentiger
fentiger  13915 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2012 - 5:10 PM

A very fine piece of bird photography.

Albert

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
12 Aug 2012 - 5:18 PM

Superb details

Peter

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franken
franken e2 Member 123270 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2012 - 5:21 PM

Excellent image Ron.

Ken

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sparrowhawk
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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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richmowil
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12 Aug 2012 - 6:17 PM

1st Class image of this female!!

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
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
RonnieAG e2 Member 5143 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
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
AnnJ  3 Scotland
12 Aug 2012 - 7:01 PM

Excellent shot, wonderful lighting and great detail. Ann

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tomcat
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12 Aug 2012 - 7:15 PM

Good to see you posting Ron and a belter too

A worthy winner IMHO


Adrian

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
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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taggart
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12 Aug 2012 - 8:04 PM

He is doing his share-- wonderful image!

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Brian65
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12 Aug 2012 - 8:49 PM

Superb image Ron, top notch.
Brian

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Mike_Smith
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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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annettep38
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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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goso
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13 Aug 2012 - 12:07 AM

A bloody beauty Ron ...Bill

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6261 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
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  6 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...
Pauline.

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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,
Geoff.

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maggie9
maggie9  645 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2012 - 8:48 PM

superb shot Smile


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NeilWigan
NeilWigan  4 England15 Constructive Critique Points
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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