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A Jackdaw carefully preening a Hind and looking for ticks with a lone fly hovering by.
Taken at Bushy Park and one of my favourite Red Deer shots.
Many thanks for the comments on yesterdays upload of the Four Spotted Chaser stack.
lovely shot Richard hope you are on the mend my friend
I'm blown away by is one, such fabulous timing, and wonderful detail on the Jackdaw and the Hind.
What an absolutely brilliant capture. The hind is probably glad to get rid of the ticks to tolerate this at her eye. Hope that fly didn't land on her too . Moira
Superb shot and what timing to get the hind with its eye closed, not to mention that fly zooming in - such wonderful detail. - Carole
As a rule I switch off ephotozine anytime there are three or more bird or 'flowers in my garden' shots but this stands out because something is actually happening for a change, the subjects have character and they have been captured beautifully. I would have cloned out the fly and cropped it into a portrait, but each to their own.
Top image this one,well caught.
Quote: As a rule I switch off ephotozine anytime there are three or more bird or 'flowers in my garden' shots but this stands out because something is actually happening for a change, the subjects have character and they have been captured beautifully. I would have cloned out the fly and cropped it into a portrait, but each to their own.
Thats a very interesting comment and I have some like that but as the fly can be seen as a fly I left it in as it shows interest into the blank bg. Also as it is a wildlife/nature image the space to the right in this format works to give room for the hind and image to 'look into'. If it had been a portrait space is not needed and thus by closing in the whole image to portrait just doesn't work in nature.
Good ideas thoughbut you have to remember it was the author sees at the time and selects to capture the whole moment as witnessed. It shows what is going on with the open space.
A superb capture. Eye contact throughout and very sharp. I personally think the fly is a great addition to a fine composition. A
Oh how Fantastic............... Very well done
Glad you kept the fly, Richard, it all adds to the image as a whole, which is ace, by the way Just out of interest, were you aware the fly was there when you too the shot? Carol
Quote: Glad you kept the fly, Richard, it all adds to the image as a whole, which is ace, by the way Just out of interest, were you aware the fly was there when you too the shot? Carol
No way did I know the fly was there iterally frozen in time. I was concentrating on the Hind and her expressions, although the flies are always about, the old rule take enough photo's and eventually one will be in the shot.
Also you have to have a little bit of luck in wildlife and this time it was there.
A classic, Richard - so much interest and expression in just one simple frame. Detailed and composed to perfection.
Its all in the timing with this Richard and this is just spot on. Excellent capture.
A wonderful sim biotic relationship caught in time, superb, one of your best
Many thanks everyone and to Sylvia (Teocali) for the User Award
I have to hand it to you Richard, you do take some fabulous pics this being one of those such pics
Fantastic image Richard, yes one to be proud of.
Happy to be 30th on this mate, not so happy about it being better than my Jackdaw image Well done mucker this really is a truly stunning image, just wish it was mine again!!!
Superb shot !!!....wonderful bit of co-operative behaviour.....& exquisite quality !!!!!
Excellent timing,the Fly makes this one for me Richard.
So made me smile too.
Like the tight crop here Richard.
One for that little drawer Richard
The one just above the top drawer
Just oozes "natural world"
Can't really add more than has already been said, simply stunning!
A true winner in my eyes ..
Simply an outstanding wildlife image, love it
I would be content with just the fly.....
One last GEA from me - I lost track of this one when I gave my own UA, forgetting how that would empty my shortlist. Brilliant observation, an image that says something about two different creatures. Plus the fly as a bonus, it completes the line of eye-beak-wink-eye perfectly. Serendipity, the gift for making unexpected happy discoveries - it also involves the gift for recognising their worth and not cloning them out..
Oh and a good crop.
My apologies to Jonathan for disturbing the flow of 'his' GEA Gallery.
Superb image, worthy of awards.
Amazing, A capture we dream about getting. ............Sandy
Really excellent image. How long did it take you to get this, and was it behaviour that you had previously seen?
Thanks Steve. I witness this all the time and saw Jackdaws about and just waited for the right moment.
Fabulous image Richard - well deserving of all the Awards.
Magazine quality throughout - outstanding photography, Richard.
An oustanding image Richard, this one fully deserves all the accolades it has received
What a smashing photograph Richard.
Awesome Richard. It's just perfect.. Glad you've kept the fly!
Absolutely brilliant. Top drawer.
This is outstanding! Just love it. The interaction is wonderful and the sharpness and detail superb. Amazing!
Timing is everything! Superb! John
Quote: I would have cloned out the fly and cropped it into a portrait
Sometimes it's knowing what to leave in that makes all the difference! This is a truly spectacular shot and I wish I was as skilled and patient to achieve such a fantastic image. Just to have them looking in the right direction is an achievement in itself!
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