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A jackdaw on the lookout for left over food in the picnic area at the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust at Slimbridge in Gloucestershire, taken back in May.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:70.0 - 300.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 109.4 - 468.7 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:10 May 2011 - 12:58 PM
Focal Length:214mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Landscape
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Slimbridge Jackdaw
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:5 Nov 2011 - 12:17 PM
Tags:Glos, Jackdaw, Slimbridge, Wildfowl & wetlands trust, Wildlife / nature
Votes:44
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2011 - 12:22 PM

A cracking capture, Ed, hope you obliged with a titbit in return for him posing for you Smile Carol

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Mike_Young
5 Nov 2011 - 12:32 PM

Nice one Ed, perfectly captured

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2011 - 12:37 PM

Don't see as many as we used to around these parts Ed', but did see one or two this Summer.
Smashing shot of one.

John Smile

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2011 - 12:40 PM

I love jackdaws - we have a roost nearby. This is a super capture Ed!
Ann

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  571 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2011 - 12:48 PM

Good exposure for the dark colours & eye detail, Ed.
Terry

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10777 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2782 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2011 - 1:05 PM

What fantastic eye detail, - very good shot. Does benefit being slightly brighter, and a little sharper as in the mod, - which is also cropped.



regards


Willie

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User_Removed
5 Nov 2011 - 1:19 PM

Great shot, they are a beautiful bird with their black cap, we have many every day in our garden by the bird feeding tray, they come down with the rooks.

Lucien.

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Glyn1
Glyn1  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2011 - 2:18 PM

He's a cracker Ed, excellent detail, A very uner-rated bird.

Glyn

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achieverswales

Hi Ed
Could be a veteran who has lost his leg in battle, good capture with exposure right for the eye.

Regards

Trev.

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2011 - 3:12 PM

I like these birds Ed. Such lively and energetic creatures. Caught so terrific plumage detail.
Ron

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2011 - 3:19 PM

I assume it has part of its undercarriage up Ed with the one leg here !!
Good shot.
Mick.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2011 - 4:04 PM

Yes it has, if you look closely you can see one raised claw

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4493 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2011 - 4:17 PM

Lovely shot of this beautiful bird !!!!!......he'd make a wonderful 'mate' sitting on the shoulder of a one-legged 'pirate !!!!!!!.Grin

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2011 - 4:51 PM

Looked carefully and spotted his claw and admird his easy pose although I think he is very alert to what is going on around him!
Joan.

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zanzibarwinds
5 Nov 2011 - 6:12 PM

Nice one, bringing out detail on a black subject isnt easy and you've done it

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acbeat
acbeat  9 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2011 - 6:20 PM

My left foot!!! great capture

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Gezina
Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2011 - 6:25 PM

Why can't I see the mod as well? Good shot with fine feather detail - Ina

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Samuel_Aron
Samuel_Aron Junior Member 4 England2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2011 - 6:50 PM

Brilliant shot!
Sam.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
5 Nov 2011 - 8:35 PM

good one Ed

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gingerdelight

A great capture Ed!
Carol

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JustDucky
JustDucky  3 Canada
5 Nov 2011 - 10:36 PM

he's a mean looking bird, great shot Ed
Tammy

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 429 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2011 - 9:30 AM

A really fine Jackdaw shot Ed. Carole

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4137 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2011 - 9:54 AM

A difficult subject to expose for but you have managed very well, Ed.
Ronnie.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8231 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2011 - 11:44 AM

Many thanks for all your comments and clicks, they are much appreciated, Ed

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
6 Nov 2011 - 2:50 PM

a great bird shot, what a lovely pose

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bricurtis
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6 Nov 2011 - 8:16 PM

Good plumage detail and a sharp eye Ed.
Brian.

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FeatherFriend
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7 Nov 2011 - 5:24 PM

Fine detail and focus on the eye just as it should be Ed,
Geoff.

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Shellio
Shellio  3 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Nov 2011 - 4:18 PM

An excellent image, one where the main subject stands out extremely well and is very nicely composed too.
Shell

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