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The Spotted Flycatcher ( musicapa striata )
Another shot from a most rewarding day spent in Sussex in the garden of Sylvia ( Teocali ) This bird was being a perfect parent and collecting food for a nearby nest of juveniles. Hope you like it.
My very very grateful thanks for all c/c 's on my last posting - Talk Talk. A most flattering response.
My particular thanks are due to Stuart ( JackAllTog ) for the GEA, and Richard ( Mossy Oak ), Mike ( HasselbladUK ), Illi ( Illiboy ), Neil ( Neil Wigan ) for their UA's.
Like most folks I am still having trouble finding time enough to comment on shots so please forgive mores votes than comments. One day my world will move a little more slowly!!GrinGrinSmile

Ron

Brand:NIKON
Camera:Nikon D700 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikon 500mm f4 VR + 1.7 TC
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Spotted Flycatcher
Username:Maiwand Maiwand
Uploaded:31 Oct 2011 - 3:23 PM
Tags:/ Specialist / abstract/, General, Wildlife / nature
Votes:86
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Samuel_Aron
31 Oct 2011 - 3:30 PM

Fantastic capture!
Sam.

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snapbandit  102209 forum posts Northern Ireland3 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2011 - 3:36 PM

great image (personally I feel spoilt, as a pure photograph, by the text which would be more in place in a wildlife/bird book), just my opinion, but a super shot.

Many thanks for sharing,

Joe B

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sarniebill
31 Oct 2011 - 3:36 PM

Stunning

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HectorRivera
31 Oct 2011 - 3:37 PM

Great shot

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TonyDy
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31 Oct 2011 - 3:38 PM

Great shot, Ron.
Tony

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annettep38
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31 Oct 2011 - 3:51 PM

well spotted and even better as he got his dinner ready!

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RonnieAG
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31 Oct 2011 - 4:09 PM

Top flight shot, Ron, if you know what I mean.
Ronnie.

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31 Oct 2011 - 4:11 PM

superb

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franken
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31 Oct 2011 - 4:13 PM

A truly superb capture Ron!

Ken

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Andyshort
Andyshort  3 Wales
31 Oct 2011 - 4:14 PM

Very Beautiful photo congratulations.

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EMJAYCEE
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31 Oct 2011 - 4:19 PM

Wonderful image and super preentation.
Joan.

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Daisymaye
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31 Oct 2011 - 4:21 PM

Fabulous image, superb detail.........Sandy

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31 Oct 2011 - 4:23 PM

Well ron this is stunning love everything about it
mike

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Mike_Young
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31 Oct 2011 - 4:51 PM

Beautiful capture

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zanzibarwinds
31 Oct 2011 - 4:54 PM

Outstanding

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31 Oct 2011 - 5:18 PM

Glad to be 30 for this fantastic image Ron.
Brian

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john_starkey
31 Oct 2011 - 5:29 PM

Lovely shot,

John.

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Steve_S
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31 Oct 2011 - 5:41 PM

Great capture Ron
Steve

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pluckyfilly
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31 Oct 2011 - 5:48 PM

not long since you posted and I am still bottom of the commentsSad great shot Ron

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Glyn1
Glyn1  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2011 - 6:14 PM

Beautifully detailed shot Ron, great pose, perch & bg.

Glyn

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
31 Oct 2011 - 6:52 PM

Hi Ron superb, make sure it only slows down , lol regards gray.

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User_Removed
31 Oct 2011 - 7:15 PM

Outstanding capture, really wonderful detail.

Lucien.

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JuBarney
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31 Oct 2011 - 7:18 PM

Lovely shot

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31 Oct 2011 - 7:36 PM

These images have been a pleasure to view Ron. Whether from you, Richard or your terrific host
Keep 'em comingWink

Adrian

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Maiwand
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31 Oct 2011 - 8:30 PM

Thanks very much everyone.
Ron

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Wonderful capture Ron

Chris

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Gezina
Gezina  8 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2011 - 11:20 AM

Ahh good memories of a wonderful opportunity and a fine shot Ron - Ina

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Joline
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1 Nov 2011 - 11:41 AM

I don't know how they can stand to swallow those crawly things, but to each his ownSmile
Fine capture on both your parts.

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1 Nov 2011 - 3:37 PM

A stunner Ron ...Bill

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2011 - 5:59 PM

'Super {Top Draw} & Lovely Spotted Flycatcher Shot,' Ron.

'Enjoy the invigorating Autumnal weather~' Smile

Ciao~ Peter

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morpheus1955
1 Nov 2011 - 6:34 PM

Superb shot, fantastic detail abd colour.

Hugh

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Ray42  7 England3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2011 - 7:53 PM

A super shot Ron

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bricurtis
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1 Nov 2011 - 8:03 PM

Looks good against the green bg Ron.
Brian.

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1 Nov 2011 - 8:22 PM

A brilliant capture Ron, just what we've come to expect from a man of your calibre. The detail and clarity in the plumage are sublime and the green makes the perfect backdrop

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Maiwand
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1 Nov 2011 - 8:36 PM

Thank you so very much.
Ron

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illiboy  6
1 Nov 2011 - 8:51 PM

GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinfine shot Ron Maiwand

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Lillian
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1 Nov 2011 - 8:56 PM

Fantstic shot Ron, perfect timing to catch the meal there and so well detailed
Brilliant
Lillian

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norton  11 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2011 - 9:01 PM

Excellent shot Ron, superb capture..................

Tony.

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1 Nov 2011 - 9:26 PM

Beautifully detailed shot Ron. Beautifully captured. Moira

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2 Nov 2011 - 8:44 PM

Beautiful detailed shot Ron.
Vanda

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2 Nov 2011 - 9:26 PM

Smashing shot they are lovely little birds

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Alan_Coles
3 Nov 2011 - 11:45 AM

Stunning image Ron, here have my user award!!

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Maiwand
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3 Nov 2011 - 1:23 PM

Thanks everyone and my particular thanks to Alan ( Alan_Coles ) for the very generous user award.
Ron

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teocali
teocali Plus Member 7345 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
3 Nov 2011 - 4:59 PM

Superb capture, Ron - I do so hope the little birds return to nest in the same place next year - fingers crossed.
Sylvia

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4 Nov 2011 - 1:43 AM

Super image - wonderful detail Ron - such a pretty little bird. Sues

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4 Nov 2011 - 8:28 PM

Beautifully captured throughout, Ron.
Terry

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5 Nov 2011 - 7:54 AM

Great capture Ron. A

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