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At lee valley they were ringing there birds got a couple of close ups
Had to delete earlier as wasnt happy with them
sorry for all that voted

Camera:Olympus E-510
Lens:35macro
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Up close
Username:whiteswan01 whiteswan01
Uploaded:4 Feb 2009 - 1:53 PM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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Barbaraj
Barbaraj  7450 forum posts England
4 Feb 2009 - 1:53 PM

Like the close up detail.

GT_Steel
GT_Steel  9 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2009 - 1:54 PM

Great shot amazing you could get that close to take it.

Gavin

motorsportpictures

What an amazing close-up, the detail and colours are spot on!!.
Scott

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 1:56 PM

Well these shots are better
But I did like the earlier
V1 head is amazing!!!

PattiW
PattiW e2 Member 9PattiW vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 1:57 PM

Awesome detail and color!

Wilmot
Wilmot  6338 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 1:58 PM

Wonderful close up shot
Steve

photophantom
4 Feb 2009 - 2:08 PM

v2 is superb Dawn

norton
norton  11 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 2:10 PM

Two excellent close up shots the detail and clarity are superb,V1 for me,well captured..............

Tony.

kishanm14
kishanm14  6 India
4 Feb 2009 - 2:26 PM

Both are excellent portrait.

DorianGray
4 Feb 2009 - 2:27 PM

So wonderfully close! The feather detail is amazing.

Pegon
Pegon  978 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 2:32 PM

Two cracking close-ups.
Pete.

peugeot406
4 Feb 2009 - 2:36 PM

Fantastic images
Brian

jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
4 Feb 2009 - 2:40 PM

V2 has really crisp details

Peter

BERTRAM
BERTRAM  6 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2009 - 2:47 PM

2 Fantastic shots.
Dave

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 2:49 PM

Two good close-ups, Dawn, V.2 is exceptional. Carol

Natzdad
Natzdad  629 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 2:55 PM

bountiful colours and detail,weren't you lucky to get so close to these lovely birds and look and capture them in detail....Mick

Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 9176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 3:01 PM

2 great close ups
Steve

gwood
gwood  6 England
4 Feb 2009 - 3:43 PM

Excellent close-up captures..
Geoff

casson
casson  8 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2009 - 3:49 PM

Both excellent captures
john

lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 3:59 PM

Amazing detail

cassiecat
cassiecat  639 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 4:12 PM

good close up detail.lesley

mark1309
mark1309  7 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2009 - 4:19 PM

WOW, both are excellent, but v1 is amazing, what detail, well captured,
Mark.

Scaramanga
Scaramanga e2 Member 737 forum postsScaramanga vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 4:33 PM

That is close the feather details are fabulous.

andy210966
4 Feb 2009 - 4:46 PM

Fantastic!!

Andy

Bob_V
Bob_V  7 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 4:56 PM

Two stunning close-ups, such fantastic work.
Bob

mrsvee
mrsvee  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 4:58 PM

Two beautiful images.
Lovely colour & detail.
Vee.

jove
jove  6 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2009 - 5:02 PM

Great images.
Well done.
Joe.

Ayelet_A
Ayelet_A  6 Israel3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 5:50 PM

Cracking shot!

maratsuikka
4 Feb 2009 - 6:10 PM

FANTASTIC images,D

Paree
Paree e2 Member 9603 forum postsParee vcard 3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 6:18 PM

this is just so amazing,
never seen anything like it
paree Smile

harrattp
harrattp  7 England4 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 6:21 PM

Blimey 2 ultra close-ups Dawn.

Paul

Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 6:49 PM

Always a great opportunity for close ups Dawn, V2 is superb for detail, shame they weren't ringing the Bittern
Richard

sillygirl
sillygirl  6 Sweden
4 Feb 2009 - 7:01 PM

WOW and WOW again, just love V1, have no words for it thou.....
Marie

teocali
teocali e2 Member 6261 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 7:01 PM

Two great close-ups Dawn - great detail in both but V2 has my vote - terrific eye detail.
Sylvia

iancam
iancam  6 England
4 Feb 2009 - 7:06 PM

Superb close-ups
Ian

Christopher_Malpas

2 super shots

goso
goso e2 Member 8goso vcard Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 7:39 PM

Two well detailed shots Dawn - vers.2 if I had to choose.....Bill

Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 7:46 PM

2 great close ups Dawn - v2 if I had to pick one

chensuriashi
chensuriashi e2 Member 8159 forum postschensuriashi vcard England17 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 8:02 PM

Great hard to get shooting, no bluring shame that the beak is out of focus in v1, but you corrected that with v2, like them both, just being fussy, great shots, congrats!! Chen.

Roly
Roly  7 Wales
4 Feb 2009 - 9:03 PM

Two good ones Dawn.Can't choose between them.

Roly.

gerrymac
gerrymac  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 9:14 PM

How'd you get so close Dawn.?....both excellent...
Gerry

AliMurray
AliMurray e2 Member 7AliMurray vcard Scotland
4 Feb 2009 - 9:49 PM

2 excellent close ups. Well done. Especially love V1.

Ali Smile

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2009 - 10:14 PM

Two excellent captures Dawn, just a touch of a loss of detail in the beak of version 1. Does not detract from a fine shot.
Ron

leginR
leginR  6 England
4 Feb 2009 - 10:26 PM

2 excellent shots Dawn.
regards Nigel

bunbeam
bunbeam  9 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2009 - 10:29 PM

amazing close ups
bunSmile

Frase
Frase e2 Member 6Frase vcard Scotland
4 Feb 2009 - 10:34 PM

Two wonderful shots , especially V1 ,superb detail.
Don

mike sharples
4 Feb 2009 - 10:46 PM

hi Very nice portraite
Mike

dexthersj41
5 Feb 2009 - 7:37 AM

Wow stunning shot! well cought!
Adrian.

Grifoto
Grifoto  6 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2009 - 8:00 AM

Fantastic close ups, great stuff Dawn, love V1

HoPeY

sanjan
sanjan  6 Scotland
5 Feb 2009 - 8:07 AM

Great pic , he's a little beauty. Janine

pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8317 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2009 - 8:31 AM

think I will go with V2 but 1 is well detailed as well just a bit heavily cropped for my taste - well done on both

ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2009 - 8:55 AM

V2 is the better shot..
Love the blue background...
Very well taken...

Dave

fishing
fishing  6
5 Feb 2009 - 9:00 AM


Quote: Two beautiful images.
Lovely colour & detail.
Vee.

Yes

Regards

sue

Rende
Rende e2 Member 737 forum postsRende vcard Netherlands4 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2009 - 9:43 AM

Beautiful close ups; V2 is my favourite.
Rende

TerryMcK
TerryMcK  671 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2009 - 12:31 PM

Superbly detailed close-ups. Well taken.
Terry

MandsH
MandsH  7 England
5 Feb 2009 - 1:25 PM

Wow - this is amazing
Mandy

SoulOfNature
5 Feb 2009 - 1:40 PM

Absolutely brilliant close ups.

Jean x

helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2009 - 2:48 PM

Superb close ups. Great opportunity to get in really close.
Helen

BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2009 - 3:20 PM

Great shots Dawn, such wonderful close detail.
Well done.
They'd have been glad to get away again no doubt !

B.

FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 732 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2009 - 3:50 PM

With a 30mm macro lens........either you were very close or the focus was so perfect you could crop down to one pixel LOL Wink
An excellent close up Dawn.
Geoff.

m3lem
m3lem  8 England
5 Feb 2009 - 4:31 PM

Dawn absolutly wonderful, both images are excellent!! Lovely detail in both images, also love the eye contact too
Andrea

photogirl01
5 Feb 2009 - 7:53 PM

this is beautiful well done you
Penny

STEVELIN
STEVELIN  6160 forum posts Ireland3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2009 - 7:54 PM

great shots dawn v2 for me its that little bit sharper.
steve

Gezina
Gezina  8 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2009 - 8:11 PM

Brilliant detail in both Ina

JohnH37
JohnH37  8 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2009 - 8:17 PM

Excellent close up.Fantastic detail in V1.Two great captures.
-John

Hebe
Hebe  7 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2009 - 9:10 PM

These are two truly supurb shots.

BerryGood
BerryGood  8 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2009 - 11:59 PM

Nice close ups.
How did you get so close. You must a great deal of patience.
Great work, Excellant shots.
Chris

cantona43
cantona43 e2 Member 9915 forum postscantona43 vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2009 - 11:14 AM

these two shots are magazine material Dawn, so wonderfully captured with outstanding colour and detail
Neil

gary_d
gary_d  7575 forum posts Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2009 - 5:14 PM

So close and such wonderful images. - gary

markthecat
6 Feb 2009 - 7:19 PM

Wow super shots Dawn

Mark

dorset_mum
6 Feb 2009 - 9:16 PM

Two lovely images.
Jan

kinfatric
kinfatric  10550 forum posts Scotland9 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2009 - 10:40 PM

fine close-ups

Traceyflowerpots

I love blue tits, they are such a beautiful bird, I would love to get this close to one, you are making me jealous you know, haha.

A lovely detailed close up, I like it alot.

fatherpie
fatherpie  6 England12 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2009 - 8:08 AM

v1 has the "Aaahhh" factor but v2 is a stunner
Dave

franfoto
franfoto  7 England32 Constructive Critique Points
7 Feb 2009 - 9:03 PM

Both of these birds have awesome detail in the feathers and the blue tit close up is stunning.
Fran

gillykins
gillykins  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2009 - 8:01 AM

Two absolutely cracking close ups Dawn.
V1 is my favourite!
Gill

ketch
ketch e2 Member 7770 forum postsketch vcard Turks and Caicos Islands50 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2009 - 10:50 AM

Yes V1 is a lovely shot - not as technicaly perfect as V2 but has more charm I think. You could of course have upoaded seperately and got 240 votes!! Truly impressive work

Robert

HenB
HenB e2 Member 6HenB vcard
9 Feb 2009 - 7:22 PM

Great shot Dawn. How did you get so close?

ZInaNMooner
9 Feb 2009 - 9:48 PM

Beautiful shot in did.

bumbleb3
bumbleb3  8356 forum posts United Kingdom
12 Feb 2009 - 10:19 AM

exceptional image
you have a marvellous portfolio
sandy

fwatts
fwatts  7
12 Feb 2009 - 10:37 PM

hello dawn cracking photos great detail xxx frank

raygregson
raygregson e2 Member 6raygregson vcard United Kingdom
14 Feb 2009 - 2:45 PM

superb image dawn,well taken.ray

angelite
angelite  5 United Kingdom
15 Feb 2009 - 7:57 PM

love V1 brilliant close up

ray_paul
ray_paul  6 England
23 Feb 2009 - 10:10 PM

beautiful-ray

SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2009 - 12:22 AM

Absolutely stunning close-up.
Steve.

scoff
scoff  7 Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2009 - 6:55 PM

V2 is a brilliant close up with such clarity.
Cheers.....Paul

Last Modified By scoff at 24 Feb 2009 - 6:56 PM
TimothyDMorton
27 Feb 2009 - 7:03 AM

Great shot, and how close is close.

Riyaz
Riyaz  6 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2009 - 10:22 PM

Amazing shot! great work!

gharps123
gharps123  6 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2009 - 8:59 PM

Lovely image, nicely done.

gharps123

Myles2008
Myles2008  5 Wales
29 Mar 2009 - 8:10 PM

Cracking image Well done Dawn

Regards Gerry

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