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Apologies for not always commenting on your uploads for the next few weeks. Will still be looking !
Allotment season has taken off ... and weather permitting I shant be at home much.

Brand:Nikon CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D80 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 D
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Focal Length:135mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.9
Aperture:f/6.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Not another BBC*
Username:barbarahirst barbarahirst
Uploaded:11 Apr 2011 - 7:37 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, General, Wildlife / nature
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Ray42
Ray42 e2 Member 6Ray42 vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2011 - 7:44 AM

An excellent shot Barbara - very good detail, bf and compWink

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saeidNL
saeidNL e2 Member 5saeidNL vcard Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2011 - 7:48 AM

This is a beautiful image captured so well and presented ,This is my favorite bird,GOGOGO,Grin
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mrswoolybill
mrswoolybill Critique Team 8530 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1094 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2011 - 8:11 AM

Very beautifully done, everything leading to eye and beak.
Enjoy your allotment, we have steel cap boots and our hard hats should have turned up by now down at the demolition site, we're off outdoors too!
Moira

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Alvar
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11 Apr 2011 - 8:12 AM

Lovely image and detail...good allotmenting Smile
Alvar

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morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 8morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2011 - 8:12 AM

Cracking shot Barbara, superb detail and tones very well captured indeed.

Hugh

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alfie99
alfie99 e2 Member 6alfie99 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2011 - 8:20 AM

lovely image......aled

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2011 - 8:25 AM

A superb image, Barbs, perfect detail, see you've joined the bird set now Wink Carol

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7338 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2011 - 8:28 AM

Lovely capture Barbara - make the most of the good weather out there - I'm hoping to get lots done in the garden this holiday too
Helen

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sherring
sherring  746 forum posts United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2011 - 8:32 AM

I like it.

Steve.

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pdcche
pdcche e2 Member 4pdcche vcard United Kingdom
11 Apr 2011 - 8:39 AM

Beautiful capture Barbara, nice detail.. Peter

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Briwooly
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11 Apr 2011 - 8:47 AM

Great pose,detail & colours all together a great image

Brian.....................................................

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EAS
EAS e2 Member 5EAS vcard Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2011 - 8:48 AM

A stunner! Congrats on that award. Finding it hard to find time for epz myself as our very large garden is very demanding! Happy digging!!

Ann

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goso
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11 Apr 2011 - 8:50 AM

Lovely feather detail Barb ...Bill

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maggieh
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11 Apr 2011 - 8:57 AM

Full of detail and the colouring of the plumage is so well caught.
maggie

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Trev_B
Trev_B e2 Member 7129 forum postsTrev_B vcard England66 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2011 - 9:54 AM

A beautiful image Barbs .... very well done.

Trev

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gingerdelight
gingerdelight e2 Member 8298 forum postsgingerdelight vcard United Kingdom11 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2011 - 9:59 AM

Amazing detail here Barb, well captured!
Enjoy your allotment - hope for lots of pics of your produce!
Carol

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Badgerfred
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11 Apr 2011 - 10:11 AM

Excellent close up, great detail,
Fred.

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England211 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2011 - 10:14 AM

Excellent capture Barbara, like the details and colours in the feathers, congrats on the GEA.
Regards Richard

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TrevBatWCC
TrevBatWCC e2 Member 6TrevBatWCC vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2011 - 10:54 AM

A superb close-up, Barbs, stunning detail Smile Enjoy your allotment! Wink
Trev Smile

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digital_boi
11 Apr 2011 - 11:03 AM

Appologies not accepted!!!!! hehehTongueTongueTongue A wee cracker this one Barbara a lovely capture on the diagonal happy new week

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hary60
hary60 e2 Member 6hary60 vcard United Kingdom
11 Apr 2011 - 11:04 AM

Excellent detailed shot
Harry

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Suehh
Suehh e2 Member 739 forum postsSuehh vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2011 - 11:39 AM

Super! Wonderful shot Barbara and so deserving of the GEA - congrats! Enjoy the allotment, garden, etc - I am doing the same - trying to be out far more than in! Sue

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2011 - 11:47 AM

Wonderful feather details and patterns.
Hope your allotment does well this year.

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NobbytheNobster
11 Apr 2011 - 11:51 AM

Brilliant shot Barbs, pin sharp focus, good dof and and nice bg colour Smile
Ricky

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Imagephotographics
Imagephotographics e2 Member 5Imagephotographics vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2011 - 12:03 PM

Excellent shot Barbara, wonderful detail captured - don't work too hard !

Chris

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fraser
fraser e2 Member 10631 forum postsfraser vcard Scotland14 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2011 - 12:45 PM

Great shot Barbara - you must be pleased with this one.

Fraser

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achieverswales
achieverswales e2 Member 4achieverswales vcard Wales101 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2011 - 12:47 PM

Hi Barbara
Beautiful clarity and composition. Allotments are hard work I sweat looking at the people.

Regards

Trev.

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AshTree
AshTree e2 Member 51702 forum postsAshTree vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2011 - 1:30 PM

Gorgeous, Barbara, and I love your title Grin. You're forgiven ( in advance), but I'm expecting to see some top class images of marrows, runner beans, onions ..... or even something a bit more exotic? Wink.

Theresa

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xwang
xwang e2 Member 531 forum postsxwang vcard 7 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2011 - 1:38 PM

Superb colour and detail. You always amaze me. My ducks are going back to the rocks now, after seeing this beauty..Grin

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LexEquine
LexEquine e2 Member 8LexEquine vcard United States19 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2011 - 1:59 PM

'Excellent, lovely pose, & artistic image rendition'>...LEx Wink

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Norfolkboy
Norfolkboy e2 Member 8Norfolkboy vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2011 - 2:06 PM

Super image Barbara.
Colin

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2011 - 2:07 PM

Excellent image Barbara with superb plumage detail and a great pose captured.
Joan.

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64840 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2011 - 2:12 PM

Beautifully sharp and fab pose. Love the presentation too. Excellent. Good luck with the veggies, and the slugs and snails. Smile
Chris

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graham59
graham59 e2 Member 4graham59 vcard United Kingdom
11 Apr 2011 - 2:18 PM

lovely picture,great colours and detail

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Jekaro
Jekaro e2 Member 5Jekaro vcard United Kingdom
11 Apr 2011 - 2:30 PM

Just a superb capture, Barbara, wonderful details.
Roy

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sweetpea62
sweetpea62 e2 Member 4sweetpea62 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2011 - 2:30 PM

Beautiful details Barbara.Excellent work..Lin

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Daisymaye
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11 Apr 2011 - 3:29 PM

Fabulous detail in this Barbara. A beautiful image.........Sandy

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 8Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2011 - 3:34 PM

Superbly focussed and exposed Barbara. Congrats on well deserved award.
Ron

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imagio
imagio e2 Member 8imagio vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2011 - 3:48 PM

Superb capture Brabar, congrats on the AWARD

bERNIE

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PaulLiley
PaulLiley e2 Member 5PaulLiley vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2011 - 4:13 PM

Enjoy your allotment. Great def. in this one. paul

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pluckyfilly
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11 Apr 2011 - 5:08 PM

great feather detail

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BreadandShutter

LOVE IT !!!

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jonwebber
jonwebber e2 Member 6jonwebber vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2011 - 5:28 PM

Nicely taken, and the vignette works well.
jon

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11 Apr 2011 - 5:33 PM

Very nice indeed Barbara, one of your best IMHO, congrats on the well deserved award,
Geoff.

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jaktis
jaktis e2 Member 1082 forum postsjaktis vcard Sweden
11 Apr 2011 - 6:19 PM

I guess that this picture has some extra meaning, a great capture in any way

Peter

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Louise_Morris
Louise_Morris e2 Member 42413 forum postsLouise_Morris vcard England
11 Apr 2011 - 7:40 PM

This is a real beauty Barbara - an absolute stunner. Excellent detail, Louise

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moiral
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11 Apr 2011 - 7:57 PM

Beautiful sharp shot Barbara. Like the pose. Moira

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HobbitDave
HobbitDave e2 Member 6HobbitDave vcard 1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2011 - 8:33 PM

Super sharp image, Barbara, love the caption too......really true. Great image.
Dave. Good luck with the allotment, they're wonderful, aren't they.

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Anjantoo
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12 Apr 2011 - 12:05 AM

What a beautiful capture, just perfect.
Jann
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photophantom
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12 Apr 2011 - 7:06 AM

Superb Barbs, congrats!
Dennis

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maggie9
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12 Apr 2011 - 8:23 AM

sorry i missed this!
wonderful shot Smile

maggie

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Lillian
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12 Apr 2011 - 11:56 AM

So very beautifully captured Barbara, and well deserving the GEA congrats
Lillian

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sedonamoonshine
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12 Apr 2011 - 3:47 PM

beautiful capture stunning...........Grin

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12 Apr 2011 - 8:17 PM

Superb shot.....Derek

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Glostopcat
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25 Apr 2011 - 12:10 AM

A brilliant portrait of this greylag goose, the detail and clarity in the plumage is sublime

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andmolliethedog

Very classy work young lady!Smile

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ANNIEKERR
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11 May 2011 - 10:06 AM

What an absolutely beautiful shot!! Smile

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Jat_Riski
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17 May 2011 - 7:05 PM

Master-class shot Barbara.

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PhillipMinnis
26 May 2011 - 5:37 AM

A very good bird image, Barbara! Wonderful details, tones, composition and presentation!

Congratulations on your GEA! Well-deserved!


Cheers

Phil

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