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The Spotted Flycatcher pair (Muscicapa striata) nesting in our garden is now stepping up the feeding process and it is fascinating watching them hunting for insects, often only a couple of feet from the ground, then perching before collecting more prey and finally diving into the nest to feed the young.This one has caught a nice fat juicy hornet!

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

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Focal Length:700mm 9.3m from subject tripod
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:500
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Spotted Flycatcher with Hornet
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:20 Jun 2011 - 9:05 PM
Tags:Feeding, Flycatcher, Garden, Hornet, Muscicapa-striata, Nesting, Perching, Spotted, Wildbird, Wildlife / nature
Votes:48

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skewey
skewey  831 forum posts England
20 Jun 2011 - 9:14 PM

Brilliant capture with excellent detail.


Paul

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2011 - 9:16 PM

great comp sylvia brilliant colours and tones fantastic detail a stunner nice one Wink
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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
20 Jun 2011 - 9:18 PM

Great shot, Sylvia.
Tony

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2011 - 9:19 PM

Wife's been chasing this species all day trying to get a reasonable shot, she ain't happy with you after seeing this from the other side of the room......Spitting feathers springs to mind.....LOL

Guess that makes it a good un', well done.....

Ade

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beckybookins
20 Jun 2011 - 9:22 PM

Lovely image

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Snapitt
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20 Jun 2011 - 9:23 PM

Lovely image Sylvia. Great perch and background. Well captured!

Jane

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2011 - 9:28 PM

A top shot Sylvia, you certainly get plenty of interesting visitors to your garden

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vandalp
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20 Jun 2011 - 9:33 PM

Brilliant capture Sylvia, lets hope you manage to get some shots of the young later.
Vanda

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2011 - 9:48 PM

Excellent shoy, Sylvia: must be fascinating watching them hunting to fed the young.
Ronnie.

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franfoto
franfoto  6 England32 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2011 - 10:01 PM

Super shot, especially with the hornet in it's beak,
another cracker for your PF Sylvia.

Fran

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DannoM
DannoM  658 forum posts England
20 Jun 2011 - 10:08 PM

superb shot
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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2011 - 10:16 PM

Great detail, and I'm sure he/she looks mighty pleased with the catch. You can be mighty pleased too.
Joan.

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Alan_Coles
20 Jun 2011 - 10:17 PM

Not that is some shot....cracking shot !!

Flycatcher in your garden...the things dreams are made of! SL

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Gezina
Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2011 - 10:36 PM

Beautifully captured the detail is amazing and the food a huge bonus - lovely shot - Ina

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2011 - 11:22 PM

Stunning shot Sylvia. What a beautiful bird this is. I am sure you will have great pleasure ( and some great shots ) in watching these over the next few weeks.
Ron

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jun 2011 - 11:50 PM

Excellent capture Sylvia
Helen

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2011 - 1:15 AM

An excellent image Sylvia. .......Sandy

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2011 - 5:58 AM

Superbly captured, Sylvia, both by yourself and by the flycatcherSmile. Carol

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2011 - 8:11 AM

great shot Sylvia, how lucky to have these close at hand and in your garden

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2011 - 8:15 AM

A stunning shot Sylvia - and complete with dinner!!!

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2011 - 10:44 AM

Superb capture Sylvia and a great bg showing fine detail off. Always the bonus with the food and these never fail at this time of year.
Not a hornet though it is a form of true fly Wink
Richard

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Karen_Summers
Karen_Summers e2 Member 5Karen_Summers vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jun 2011 - 11:40 AM

beautiful shot lovely detail

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