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Many thanks for the kind comments and clicks on the red-legged partridge and to cats_123 for the modification suggestion - Plenty going on at the moment - we have had a water leak and plenty of people coming and looking but no movement with respect to doing the work - so I shall be a little busy and wont be around for a while.
Modifications and constructive critique welcome as always

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:50-500mm
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Focal Length:500mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.2
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Long-tailed Tit (Aegithalos caudatus)
Username:Ray42 Ray42
Uploaded:29 Mar 2011 - 8:33 AM
Tags:Aegithalos caudatus, Bird, Long-tailed tit, Paridae, Tits, Wild life, Wildlife / nature
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Votes:76
Voters:acousticmist · barbarahirst · James_C · imagio · CarolG · franken · Imagephotographics · saeidNL · aftertherain · Len1950 · RonnieAG · EAS · firzhugh · Alan_Baseley · andylea · VidB · Glyn1 · rogerfry · Stace · SandraKay · raygregson · Growmore · bagman · dven · moiral · Louise_Morris · Maiwand · POD · Dave_Holdham · cassiecat · pamelajean · pluckyfilly · goso · diamondgeaser · xwang · terry_cavner · Adderwatcher · Jekaro · Silverzone · TonyWatson · Lillian · DanielD · Trev_B · Gray_ina · Big_Beavis · DitoInacio · georg · FeatherFriend · NeilWigan · t_downes · Mike_Smith · MickyMc · Rock · PeterLaw · LexEquine · Brian65 · charly16 · accipiter · vickyf · PaulLiley · teocali · unicorn17 · lesliea · Alan_Coles · KevinWalsham · rpba18205 · Ridgeway · brownsilent · sparrowhawk · nickyv32 · hyd · paulb20 · helenlinda · Glostopcat · piccy · KevSB ·
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acousticmist
29 Mar 2011 - 8:48 AM

Two excellent shots Ray, and beautifully presented as usual...............Martin

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barbarahirst
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29 Mar 2011 - 8:50 AM

What a delightful looking bird
2 great detailed captures

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imagio
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29 Mar 2011 - 9:03 AM

2 crackers Ray

Bernie

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8153 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
29 Mar 2011 - 9:03 AM

Two beauties, Ray, the perfect pose in V.1.
Hope you get your water problems sorted ASAP. Carol

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franken
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29 Mar 2011 - 9:07 AM

Both are excellent.

Ken

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Imagephotographics
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29 Mar 2011 - 9:10 AM

Two wonderful captures Ray !

Chris

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saeidNL
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29 Mar 2011 - 9:10 AM

Two lovely and beautiful capture,very well done,
saeid

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Len1950
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29 Mar 2011 - 9:27 AM

They are a beautiful bird and you've captured it well Ray, two crackers.

Len

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RonnieAG
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29 Mar 2011 - 9:41 AM

Two excellent shots, Ray, V 2 being my favorite: hope you get the water problem sorted soon.
Ronnie.

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EAS
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29 Mar 2011 - 10:19 AM

These really are so lovely! I think it may well be V2 by the slightest margin as I like V1 very much too. Hope you get all the problems sorted very soon re the house.

Ann

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firzhugh
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29 Mar 2011 - 11:12 AM

gorgeous capture

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VidB
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29 Mar 2011 - 12:12 PM

Good pose and background but the bird is a tad soft in both images, have a try in Photoshop and sharpen a little but don't go over the top as too much will have the adverse affect.
Dave

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rogerfry
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29 Mar 2011 - 1:07 PM

Two lovely images Ray.......a real fluffy bundle of fun!

Roger

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raygregson
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29 Mar 2011 - 3:06 PM

two great images ray,love v2.ray

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Growmore
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29 Mar 2011 - 3:19 PM

Outstanding captures Ray great detail and a good pose in both shots. Gary

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moiral
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29 Mar 2011 - 4:57 PM

Such cute cuddly looking little birds. Both lovely shots, but V2 my favourite today. Moira

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Louise_Morris
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29 Mar 2011 - 5:48 PM

Both are very good shots Ray but I think V2 gets my vote today. You have presented them both excellently. Louise

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Maiwand
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29 Mar 2011 - 7:05 PM

Beautiful bird Ray. I love these little fellas.
Ron

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cassiecat
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29 Mar 2011 - 8:10 PM

for me v2 has better clarity and sharpness.lesley

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pamelajean
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29 Mar 2011 - 8:13 PM

I like them both, each so different and with its own merits.

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pluckyfilly
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29 Mar 2011 - 10:11 PM

great shot Ray

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29 Mar 2011 - 10:56 PM

Two beauts Ray - you've caught this little charmer well ...Bill

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29 Mar 2011 - 11:27 PM

Two lovely shots here and 100% for presentation, well done.....JIM.

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xwang
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29 Mar 2011 - 11:46 PM

Beautifully captured images,Ray.I always love them to visit me, but they don't come often..

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Adderwatcher
30 Mar 2011 - 7:27 AM

Lovely pait of captures Ray, excellent detail in these shots!
Scott

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30 Mar 2011 - 7:57 AM

Two fantastic shots, Ray, wonderful details in both, superbly captured and presented.
Roy

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30 Mar 2011 - 9:37 AM

Nice work Ray
Doc

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Lillian
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30 Mar 2011 - 9:40 AM

Morning Ray, A mod done for you but cannot see as it has done too much from on my screen when I did it??Sad What I did do was used curves to add a slight colour to top and bottom, again a light sharpen and also noise reduction..finally 7% saturation to bring out the pale pinks..
Do hope you like it , but you have two great images here,
Lillian

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30 Mar 2011 - 10:34 AM

Two superb images, Ray - very beautiful

Daniel

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Trev_B
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30 Mar 2011 - 10:40 AM

V2 for me Ray as it has the clarity however I prefer he pose in V1.

Trev

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30 Mar 2011 - 12:26 PM

Hi ray these are great captures well done gray.

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30 Mar 2011 - 2:50 PM

Love both! So nice shots, lovely details and colors.

regards

Dito

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30 Mar 2011 - 4:55 PM

Both well captured but I think the second version is the better of the two Ray,
Geoff.

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NeilWigan
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30 Mar 2011 - 8:30 PM

good pair V2 for the full on shot.

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30 Mar 2011 - 9:13 PM

Cracking shots Ray

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MickyMc
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31 Mar 2011 - 1:37 PM

Hey Clever you. I have never managed a bird picture like this
Mavis

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LexEquine
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31 Mar 2011 - 10:52 PM

Two superb & lovely photographs of this handsome Long-tailed Tit, Ray. Wonderful presentations, here, indeed.
Peter Wink

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1 Apr 2011 - 12:00 PM

2 Well detailed shots Ray, love V2.
Brian

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charly16
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1 Apr 2011 - 4:27 PM

Two lovely shots Smile

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2 Apr 2011 - 6:49 AM

Two superb images. A

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2 Apr 2011 - 9:00 AM

Charming images, beautifully presented.

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PaulLiley
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2 Apr 2011 - 12:47 PM

Two great shots. Like V2 the best. Paul

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unicorn17
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2 Apr 2011 - 7:26 PM

Both lovely images and so interesting to see. I love the colouring of this little bird. Gill

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2 Apr 2011 - 11:19 PM

Wow Beautiful Ray pin sharp image, well taken.
Allen, Smile

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4 Apr 2011 - 6:56 AM

Couple of my fave tits....V2 is my fave.... I like the natural setting.

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KevinWalsham
4 Apr 2011 - 7:29 AM

stunning capture well presented and framed.

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Ridgeway
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4 Apr 2011 - 3:04 PM

No,2 for me I can see so much more of the lovely detail you have captured.

Aidan,,

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4 Apr 2011 - 6:51 PM

Great images

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brownsilent
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5 Apr 2011 - 7:23 AM

What a fluffy little beauty! Excellent bird image,
Johanna

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nickyv32
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5 Apr 2011 - 9:46 AM

What a little cutie Ray, super shot, looks like we may have a race on our hands when we meet up with the Woolybills....
Nic xx

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14 Apr 2011 - 11:01 PM

Two first class images of this delightful little bird, I love them both

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