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I've put this up as this is an example of the bird shot as it goes about feeding on ants in the lawn, i.e. no bird tables, no feeders, etc. Interesting to hear thoughts on which works best, the (more natural?) shot as we have here, or one which is more 'posed' shall we say, purched on the birdbath?

One thing does stike me however, is how this shot may have looked taken from closer to the ground?

Thanks for your feedback,
Andrew

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D7000 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:400.0 mm f/2.8 with 1.4 teleconverter
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:12 Jun 2012 - 12:12 PM
Focal Length:550mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/6.7
Shutter Speed:1/180sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:Ants for Breakfast
Username:AndrewCee AndrewCee
Uploaded:14 Jan 2013 - 6:16 AM
Tags:Birds, Garden, Green woodpecker, Wildlife / nature
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abeeror2
abeeror2 e2 Member 2abeeror2 vcard Australia
14 Jan 2013 - 6:25 AM

That stare and mud on it's beck makes this a great capture, wonderful!

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hunter031072
hunter031072 e2 Member 2hunter031072 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 6:27 AM

excellent image, i would say the more natural look goes better, stunning image well done.Grin

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
14 Jan 2013 - 6:40 AM

What a superb photo of this lovely bird in full pursuit of a meal !!Grin

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Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 699 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 6:48 AM

They are both brilliant shots but for me this one is the winner.

Andy

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Canonshots
14 Jan 2013 - 7:32 AM

No doubt about it - this is the better approach.

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Norfolkboy
Norfolkboy e2 Member 8Norfolkboy vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 7:54 AM

A very good capture, Andrew.
Colin

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 - 9:09 AM

Excellent, natural image. Great PoV.

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AndrewCee
AndrewCee e2 Member 1AndrewCee vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 12:31 PM

Thanks all for your comments, reassuring, kind of what I thought too.

Andrew

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BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Jan 2013 - 8:56 PM

Excellent capture. If you can capture a bird away from feeders, baths etc it is so much better!Grin
Ryan

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85907 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2013 - 9:43 PM

A fine natural shot Andrew

Should have received more attention

Adrian

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2013 - 1:24 AM

Top notch shot, Andrew: excellent detail.
Ronnie.

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