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A Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus) landing rather shakily on a piece of coir hop string. Taken in the garden yesterday.

My thanks to everybody for their comments on yesterdays Remembrance Sunday tribute with a special thank you to Pam (mashwood10) for her User Award - all very much appreciated and valued, as always Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS II USM
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:11 Nov 2012 - 3:32 PM
Focal Length:500mm 4.7m from subject, tripod
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/2000sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Tricky Touchdown
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:12 Nov 2012 - 4:18 PM
Tags:Action, Bird, Blue tit, Coir, Cyanistes caeruleus, Garden, Hop, String, Touchdown, Tricky, Wild, Wildlife / nature
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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4132 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2012 - 4:22 PM

Excellent action shot with focus and detail spot on, Sylvia: very well captured.
Ronnie.

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 2186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France30 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2012 - 4:31 PM

perfect timing for this beauty Smile

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nealie
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12 Nov 2012 - 4:39 PM

Another stunner Sylvia, great take.

John

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8226 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2012 - 4:46 PM

A terrific landing shot which you've timed to perfection, this little fella looks highly strung! lol

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johnjones
johnjones  4 England
12 Nov 2012 - 5:33 PM

A excellent shot .
jj

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2012 - 5:55 PM

Superb capture Sylvia. A lovely shot.
Ron

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 4Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
12 Nov 2012 - 6:00 PM

Perfect timed shot, love it.
Brian

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Norfolkboy
Norfolkboy e2 Member 8Norfolkboy vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2012 - 6:07 PM

A cracking capture, Sylvia.
Colin

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 3johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2012 - 6:21 PM

Wonderful unusual photo Sylvia, Love it
David

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 7282 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
12 Nov 2012 - 10:22 PM

well timed shot and the rope adds a little extra colour to this already adorable bluey

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 2M_squared vcard United Kingdom
13 Nov 2012 - 8:54 AM

Lovely capture. Beautiful image.

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canonfan
canonfan e2 Member 3canonfan vcard United Kingdom
13 Nov 2012 - 9:33 AM

Beautiful timing and well captured
Jim

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 81872 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
13 Nov 2012 - 9:00 PM

A very timely capture Sylvia - great wing span.
Brian.

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