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Thank you for your comments on the water rail and to Lillian for her award it is much appreciated

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:70.0-200.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:1 Jan 2013 - 10:28 AM
Focal Length:200mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Hard to swallow
Username:hasslebladuk hasslebladuk
Uploaded:24 Jan 2013 - 3:03 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
24 Jan 2013 - 3:39 AM

What a great capture you have here Mike !! Great pose he strikes for you !! Excellent Smile

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madshutter
24 Jan 2013 - 3:46 AM

lovely detail and color

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 4:01 AM

Looks like how I feel when I try to swallow those great big salmon oil pills. But a truly lovely shot Mike........Sandy

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 4:44 AM

Excellent shot with such immaculate detail and colours in the plumage, Mike.
Ronnie.

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 5:37 AM

A fine capture, Mike, it's a wonder they don't block their airways trying to swallow such large nuts Smile Carol

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 7:17 AM

brilliant timing mike wonderful detail and pose a belter nice one Wink
andy

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cats_123
cats_123 e2 Member 103999 forum postscats_123 vcard Northern Ireland24 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 7:36 AM

Timing is everything Grin

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 2246 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 8:28 AM

Down the hatch............well seen and captured.................GrinGrinGrinGrin

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41028 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 8:34 AM

Superb pose, Mike, and the diagonal composition is excellent.

Dave

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colin beeley
colin beeley e2 Member 111070 forum postscolin beeley vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 8:51 AM

great shot Wink

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 9:07 AM

Well timing Mike and like the details and comp too
Regards Richard

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
24 Jan 2013 - 9:14 AM

A beautiful capture.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 10:51 AM

A beautiful capture of the Jay Mike. Great presentation.
Ron

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 11:00 AM

Superb bird study with excellent pose, detail and DOF

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Glyn1
Glyn1  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 12:23 PM

Superb Mike, an absolute stunner of this very shy bird.

Glyn

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 12:37 PM

whoah!!!!!!
I have tried to take images of my birds out the back
I know how difficult it is to capture them so well
I cant thats for sure
keep them coming ..........

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kazza12
kazza12  1 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2013 - 1:55 PM

a brilliant well timed capture SmileSmile karen

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Baden
Baden  2156 forum posts United Kingdom
24 Jan 2013 - 3:31 PM

Excellent work, congratulations on your GEA Smile

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 3:39 PM

Your images of the wild birds never disappoint and this is another top shot!

Ann

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 3:48 PM

Excellent and wonderful capture,very well done,
saeid

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justin c
justin c  104512 forum posts England36 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 4:14 PM

You've caught the moment perfectly. An excellent shot to have in your collection.

Justin

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Dinky65
Dinky65  1 United States
24 Jan 2013 - 4:36 PM

Perfect!Smile

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Gerryrys
Gerryrys  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 4:51 PM

The juggler! Nice. Smile

Gerry

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4516 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 5:13 PM

Gorgeous shot !!!....wonderful quality !!!!!

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moiral
moiral e2 Member 4moiral vcard Scotland
24 Jan 2013 - 5:15 PM

This must be the best shot of a Jay that I have seen Mike. Stunning. Moira

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AnnJ
AnnJ e2 Member 2AnnJ vcard Scotland
24 Jan 2013 - 5:17 PM

What a superb and stunning image. Ann.

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Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7101 forum postsTrev_B vcard England63 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 5:32 PM

Must be nuts... lovely detail Mike.

Trev

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85867 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 6:23 PM

I wondered how you would follow up the Water rail

I know now, MikeTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongueTongue

Adrian

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Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7116 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 8:30 PM

Wow this is stunning

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Jefflor
Jefflor  1 United Kingdom
24 Jan 2013 - 8:39 PM

A beauty.

Jeff

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Snapitt
Snapitt e2 Member 5Snapitt vcard
24 Jan 2013 - 9:03 PM

Excellent shot Mike. A beautiful capture.

Jane

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Imagecrafter
24 Jan 2013 - 9:46 PM

Lovely composition and full of interest. Fantastic!

Lesley

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Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 9:50 PM

Very deserving Awards here Mike
an exceptional shot
Lillian

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tonyng
tonyng e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jan 2013 - 10:42 PM

A cracker.

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
25 Jan 2013 - 9:51 AM

A perfect shot Mike, top class indeed.
Brian

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hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 4hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 1:55 PM

Thank you for your kind comments and to kbans glyns1s barbarahirsts Tomcat Eas"s for their UA/Awards and to Lonely-orys for G/A Award
mike

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jaymark1
jaymark1  6 United Kingdom
25 Jan 2013 - 3:46 PM

This is top work, well done.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jan 2013 - 10:59 PM

That peanut may be but all those awards shouldn't be!Wink Well done fella this is top quality wildlife photography

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raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
26 Jan 2013 - 11:56 AM

superb capture mike,tack sharp,well done.ray

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brian17302
brian17302 e2 Member 2brian17302 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2013 - 1:27 PM

Stunning photo,the pose, clarity & lighting just superb

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Tom-Melton
26 Jan 2013 - 6:08 PM

stunning capture

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BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jan 2013 - 10:10 PM

Oh yes! They don't come much better than this!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan

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JohnoP
JohnoP e2 Member 9JohnoP vcard
27 Jan 2013 - 6:00 PM

Second to none - amazing! John

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Jan 2013 - 11:19 AM

Top class , well done.
Ali

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JulieAsh
JulieAsh  1 Scotland
2 Feb 2013 - 6:38 PM

Wow - Beautiful shot, perfectly timed. Love the set up you have, given me a few ideas Smile

Julie

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