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Spent the last two mornings in the great company of Adrian (tomcat) at his local reserve Twywell Hills and Dales. The aim was to find and photograph Green Hairstreaks and Grizzled Skippers, but we couldn't find any. Luckily we took our telephoto lenses and managed to photograph some of the birds instead.

This shot was taken around lunchtime today under pretty harsh lighting, so i'm pretty pleased with how it turned out.

Thanks for looking.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:Sigma 500mm f4.5
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:6 May 2013 - 11:59 AM
Focal Length:500mm
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Manual
Title:Willow Warbler
Username:NigelKiteley NigelKiteley
Uploaded:6 May 2013 - 4:12 PM
Tags:Birds, Wildlife / nature, Willow warbler
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senn
senn e2 Member 3senn vcard Belgium1 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2013 - 4:14 PM

immaculate as usual Nigel

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2013 - 4:15 PM

Excellent capture,
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mossy
mossy  146 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2013 - 4:26 PM

Nice capture Nigel, good composition, detail, and sharpness against an uncluttered background.

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
6 May 2013 - 4:37 PM

Great result. Well captured.

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Rev2
Rev2  4218 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2013 - 5:11 PM

The best photo I've ever seen of this species!

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boov
boov  1 United Kingdom
6 May 2013 - 5:19 PM

Brilliant....

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Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7110 forum postsTrev_B vcard England64 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2013 - 5:26 PM

Spot on Nigel.

Trev

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2191 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2013 - 6:08 PM

A great captureGrinGrin

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martfaulkner
6 May 2013 - 6:13 PM

Well done, nice shot. I'm the unlucky beggar that spoke to you today with the broken 500mm sigma lense LOL.

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NDODS e2 Member 43233 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2013 - 7:18 PM

An image of the highest quality, pin sharp and perfectly posed. The uncluttered backdrop allowing one to fully admire this beautify bird at his very best Nigel

Nathan

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GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2013 - 7:27 PM

Excellent !
George

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Craggwildlife
Craggwildlife e2 Member 572 forum postsCraggwildlife vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2013 - 7:43 PM

First class

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jimpy1
jimpy1 e2 Member 5jimpy1 vcard England
6 May 2013 - 7:51 PM

Stunning Nigel.

Jim

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andymark
andymark  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2013 - 8:59 PM

Love it

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2013 - 9:39 PM

A cracking shot of this beautiful little bird Nigel, the detail and colours in the plumage have been perfectly recorded and I like the thorny perch. I'm glad you managed to survive the Tomcat experience, I had to put up with him last weekend!Wink The green hairstreaks are on the wing at Prestbury Hill and Rodborough Common now. I photographed some late this afternoon at PH with gary_d, there were also a number of orangetips and brimstones around but no skippers or duke of burgundys yet.

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
6 May 2013 - 10:48 PM

We are so fortunate to have such a lovely image to view.
Joan.

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Irishkate
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6 May 2013 - 10:58 PM

Beautifully captured with perfect b/g.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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murray30
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12 May 2013 - 1:14 PM

An Excellent image,Superb detail and pose,Love that catch light in the eye too.

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