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Another from my trip to Suffolk on Saturday, The lovely and Rare Dartford Warbler, this one is a male and they were showing well on the day and getting rather close, this shot was taken around 6 metres away from me on the foot path.
When I was there I was speaking to the warden, the warden had to speak to around 20 photographers that day to ask them to keep off the heath and stick to the path, he explained that these Birds were a category 1 species and protected by law and at the moment they were establishing there territory hence why they got so close to the footpath, no reason then to be going into there Territory where possible nests are.
The poor warden actually looked rather fed up with asking people bless him.
With patience and understanding of the bird you are photographing, plus the right tools, it is possible to get nice close up shots like this one with out disturbing them or worse there nests.

I had the 1.4 converter on for this shot and managed f9 for good dof and clarity, the morning was well defused but with great light, just perfect for me and my set up Smile.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 1D X
Lens:EF600mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:8 Mar 2014 - 12:06 PM
Focal Length:840mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Posing for the Camera
Username:ianrobinson ianrobinson
Uploaded:11 Mar 2014 - 8:30 AM
Tags:Dartford warbler, Rare species, Wildlife / nature
Votes:39
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JohnoP
JohnoP e2 Member 9JohnoP vcard
11 Mar 2014 - 8:34 AM

Outstanding piece of work. Grin John

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2014 - 8:41 AM

Two excellent captures here Ian, like the good eye and feather details
Regards Richard

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2527 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2014 - 8:44 AM

Superb image, I was there last year & the number of people that were allowing their dogs to run through the Heather's was unbelievable, the rules just don't seem to apply to some people, as you said with patience you can get close to these lovely birds.

Ali Grin

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Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7126 forum postsTrev_B vcard England66 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2014 - 9:16 AM

A stunning Dartford shot Ianů. still waiting to snap one.

Trev

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trevrob
trevrob e2 Member 1trevrob vcard United Kingdom
11 Mar 2014 - 10:11 AM

stunning images and great clarity Ian, F9 Smile nice to have these big lenses and converter on these little birds Ian and only 6 meters well done, you must have bumped into some people you know there on Saturday seems like the place was invaded.

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
11 Mar 2014 - 10:22 AM

First class. Well captured.

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AlexAppleby
AlexAppleby e2 Member 1AlexAppleby vcard United Kingdom
11 Mar 2014 - 10:42 AM

Stunning shots.

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nglen
nglen e2 Member 741 forum postsnglen vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2014 - 11:26 AM

A text book picture, taken with fine feather detail an natural looking colours. Very well taken.

Nick.

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TonyDy
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11 Mar 2014 - 11:50 AM

Excellent shots, Ian.
Tony

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Daisymaye
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11 Mar 2014 - 12:05 PM

I love these little birds and you've captured him beautifully. Amazing detail.

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ABPhotosUK
ABPhotosUK e2 Member 1ABPhotosUK vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2014 - 6:04 PM

Fabulous bird and captured beautifully Ian, would love to know where you saw this, probably close enough to me to get out to see it!!?

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ade123
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11 Mar 2014 - 6:25 PM

A superb image

Ade

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NaturesHaven
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11 Mar 2014 - 7:08 PM

Let us hope their nests are not disturbed just for "that great shot".................GrinGrinGrin

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ianrobinson
ianrobinson e2 Member 51181 forum postsianrobinson vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
11 Mar 2014 - 7:42 PM

wow, thank you all for your comments and votes and thank you Jono, trevrob, and Alex for your UA's a wonderful surprise thank you SmileSmileSmile.

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JuBarney
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12 Mar 2014 - 5:17 PM

Splendid shots; V2 for me.
Ju

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ianrobinson
ianrobinson e2 Member 51181 forum postsianrobinson vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
12 Mar 2014 - 8:02 PM

Thank you for your UA's M-squared and cragg very much appreciated and a wonderful surprise SmileSmileSmile.

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12 Mar 2014 - 8:03 PM

Thank you Ju.

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dathersmith
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16 Mar 2014 - 4:56 PM

WOW, superb!

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