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A Long-tailed tit (Aegithalos caudatus), taken in January perching on a New Zealand Flax Plant seed pod (Phormium tenax).

Many thanks for your C&Cs on my last upload - really appreciated as always Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS II USM +1.4x III
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:16 Jan 2013 - 5:05 PM
Focal Length:700mm 5.5m from subject, tripod
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:1250
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:January Long-tailed Tit
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:14 Feb 2013 - 10:01 AM
Tags:Aegithalos caudatus, Bird, Garden, January, Long-tailed tit, New zealand flax, Perching, Phormium tenax, Seed pod, Wild, Wildlife / nature
Votes:70
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Unique Views:89

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ringyneck
ringyneck  8309 forum posts United Kingdom18 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 10:08 AM

fantastic all round image...love the bird and the presentation.
Keith

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Trev_B
Trev_B Plus Member 8142 forum postsTrev_B vcard England68 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 10:12 AM

Snap Sylvia, a lovely crisp little Fella.

Trev

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Graham_P
Graham_P  8 United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 10:12 AM

Always a pleasure to see these little birds.
Nice graduated b/g and the New Zealand Flax makes an unusual perch Sylvia.

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG Plus Member 5152 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland116 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 10:27 AM

I like the hoop perch this wee bird has chosen with it's colour coordinating so well, Sylvia: and the graduated green b/g shows off the subject beautifully.
Ronnie.

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TonyDy
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14 Feb 2013 - 10:58 AM

Great shot, Sylvia.
Tony

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helenlinda
helenlinda Plus Member 8342 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 11:28 AM

I love that curved perch. Fantastic capture Sylvia SmileSmile
Helen

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johnjo58
johnjo58  4 United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 12:17 PM

This composition is wonderful Sylvia. The curve of the perch and lovely LTT work very well

David

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craggwildlifephotography Plus Member 698 forum postscraggwildlifephotography vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 12:26 PM

excellent capture and great perch...

David

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M_squared
M_squared Plus Member 4M_squared vcard United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 - 12:43 PM

Beautifully composed. Lovely image.

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14 Feb 2013 - 1:14 PM

Pleased to make this super image 30,
Fred.

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KNS
KNS  5106 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 1:40 PM

Very cute - nice use of the vegetation

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Meheecho
Meheecho  2275 forum posts United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 - 1:43 PM

A well composed shot
Steve

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Maiwand
Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England71 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 2:16 PM

Stunning capture of this delicate and delightful bird Sylvia. Cracking good perch to boot !!GrinGrin
Ron

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8342 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 4:49 PM

Beautiful, love it and the perch

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Glostopcat
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14 Feb 2013 - 6:22 PM

A delightful image of this cute little character, as always a real pleasure to view

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tomcat
tomcat Plus Member 96360 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 6:54 PM

Captured to perfection, SylviaSmile

Bird, perch and background, all spot onGrin

Adrian

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Norfolkboy
14 Feb 2013 - 7:21 PM

A little beauty, Sylvia.
Colin

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OAKEY
OAKEY  7 United Kingdom
14 Feb 2013 - 8:07 PM

Great capture Sylvia, lovely detail, good eye contact .
Shaun

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bricurtis
bricurtis Plus Member 101977 forum postsbricurtis vcard England49 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2013 - 9:30 PM

Lovely detailed LTT Sylvia - the perch creates great shape within the frame too.
Brian.

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Mike_Smith
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14 Feb 2013 - 9:32 PM

What a cracking LTT shot, as above great perch

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chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue Plus Member 6146 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2013 - 6:30 PM

Excellent composition and capture Sylvia.
David

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