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A set of images of small birds taken at Slimbridge this spring:

V1 - Goldfinch
V2- Male Reed Bunting
V3 - Goldfinch
V4 - Goldfinch
V5 - Long Tailed Tit
V6 - Hen Chaffinch
V7 - Robin
V8 - Song Thrush
V9- **** Chaffinch
V10 - Goldfinch
V11 - Great Tit
V12 -Kingfisher
V13 - Mating Kingfishers
V14 - A shady character for Shadow Saturday, a Wild Bore captured last summer in the Forest of Dean!Wink Britain's largest and most dangerous land mammal!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:150.0 - 500.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 242.8 - 809.2 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:28 Mar 2013 - 1:53 PM
Focal Length:500mm
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:250
Exposure Mode:Landscape
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Slimbridge Small Birds
Username:Glostopcat Glostopcat
Uploaded:11 May 2013 - 12:23 AM
Tags:Birds, Glos, Slimbridge, Wildfowl & wetlands trust, Wildlife / nature
Votes:54
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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 2186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2013 - 12:31 AM

Most impressed with no 13... Most puzzled by 14.... Whozit???
Excellent series!

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8226 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2013 - 12:38 AM

V13 was taken from the Kingfisher hide at Slimbridge with the Sigma 150-500mm taken from the extent of its range and heavily cropped. An 800mm lens would have been the order of the day as I was hopelessly out of range. As for V14 that is our most dangerous wild beast that should not be approached under any circumstances and is native to the West Country. I spotted this formidable specimen in its natural habitat and risked life and limb to get this once in a lifetime shot!Grin

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debu
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11 May 2013 - 12:39 AM

Lovely set of images,V13 for me.
debu

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achieverswales
11 May 2013 - 12:46 AM

V13 is exceptional Ed, but what a wide variety of birds, excellent captures.


Regards

Trev.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8226 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2013 - 12:49 AM

You are too kind Trev, it is not in the league of Alan Willis's kingfisher shots I'm afraid, I was miles away from the subject when I took this shot

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2013 - 1:49 AM

An excellent set of bird images Ed. A good one of the photographer too. All lovely.......Sandy

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PattiW
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11 May 2013 - 2:28 AM

An awesome set of images! Lucky you! PattiSmileSmileSmile

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2013 - 3:57 AM

What a wonderful and interesting set! Love seeing all those little birds with V12 & 13 being outstanding.

Ann

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4133 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2013 - 6:00 AM

What a wonderful selection of subjects, Ed, and the robin shot is my favourite, although the mating kingfishers must be a first on site here.
Very well done indeed.
As for that dangerous character in V 14, I think I know well enough who it is from the previous banter between you, but I shall not spoil it for others.
Ronnie.

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 5LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom96 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2013 - 7:27 AM

Superb selection of wildlife photos, worth a UA for V13 alone (brief comments only due to the cost of using MIFI whilst in Spain).

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 2M_squared vcard United Kingdom
11 May 2013 - 7:28 AM

Wow! What a collection.Grin

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 4WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2013 - 7:53 AM

Wonderful set of our avian visitors Ed & that Wild Boar looks most menacing TongueWink

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 4966 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2013 - 8:08 AM

A fine selection, Ed, but don't you need a special licence to go stalking v14?Tongue

Dave

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Badgerfred
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11 May 2013 - 8:21 AM

Super set Ed,
Fred.

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mauriceegan
11 May 2013 - 9:11 AM

Fantastic set of images Ed
Maurice

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom71 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2013 - 11:27 AM

What a wonderful selection of birds and other wildlife creatures!
What a capture in V13 - I'd love to capture a kingfisher let along
an action image like this!
I do love you robin in V7 and the chaffinch in V9 and of course the goldfinch in V1.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Maiwand
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11 May 2013 - 11:59 AM

Powerful set of images Ed, all first rate.
Ron

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Briwooly
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11 May 2013 - 12:51 PM

What a great collection Ed

Brian......................

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Glostopcat
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11 May 2013 - 2:01 PM

Many thanks for the user award Lynne, it is greatly appreciated, Ed

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ChiliMan
ChiliMan e2 Member 7135 forum postsChiliMan vcard Singapore16 Constructive Critique Points
11 May 2013 - 2:56 PM

What a set! The first image which really wowed me was the sharp clean shot of the robin in V7. And then V13 arrived...and...well...let's just say Lynne and I are on the same page there Smile

Andrew

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Glostopcat
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11 May 2013 - 3:03 PM

Many thanks for the user award Andrew, it is greatly appreciated my friend. The robin was taken with the Canon Ixus 107 a couple of years ago, I've uploaded several similar versions in the past, Ed

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rayme330
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11 May 2013 - 4:52 PM

A wonderful series of avian images, Ed.

Ray

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kathrynlouise
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11 May 2013 - 5:15 PM

Afternoon Ed. A fabulous set of images but definately V13 for me. They are beautiful birds GrinGrinGrin

Kathryn

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ChristineD
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11 May 2013 - 8:16 PM

An excellent set of bird images

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Glostopcat
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11 May 2013 - 10:05 PM

Many thanks to Fred "BadgerFred" for the user award on the male reed bunting, it is greatly appreciated, Ed

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Glostopcat
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12 May 2013 - 12:39 AM

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

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Brian65
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12 May 2013 - 8:30 PM

Fantastic set ED, love V13.
Brian

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pamelajean
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13 May 2013 - 8:21 PM

Crikey, we get our money's worth here, Ed, and I have to agree with several others, V13 is very special.

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bricurtis
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13 May 2013 - 8:23 PM

I don't like the look of that 'Wild Bore' Grin
Brian.

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8226 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2013 - 8:37 PM

I don't blame you Brian, it is a very unpredictable beast that is known to go on the attack when it spots a photographer!Wink

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GillyB
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14 May 2013 - 12:23 AM

Fabulous work Ed, very educational! Wink

gill

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