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Taken on day2, where I was no longer a novice ; )
One observation I made whilst doing this type of shoot, was that some birds reacted differently to others with regad to the flash lighting. Suffice to say, when the more nervous birds re-directed from the feeder due to the flash, I then gave them the opportunity to feed without the flash being fired.
I also had other food sources close by for those that were able to notice it.
Enjoy the weekend, and thanks for taking the time to look - large or small - no pressure ; )

Camera:Canon 1dmk2n w/580EXII flash on 2m cord
Lens:400mm F5.6L
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Spread-bluetit
Username:arhb arhb
Uploaded:16 Jan 2010 - 10:31 AM
Tags:Flash / lighting, General, Wildlife / nature
Votes:75

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forestfotos
16 Jan 2010 - 10:34 AM

Another cracking shot. Very very good.

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2010 - 10:35 AM

Beautiful image and so nicely presented.thanks for sharing.
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sherring
sherring  646 forum posts United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2010 - 10:36 AM

Well Captured Image.

Steve.

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Imagephotographics

What a fantastic capture - well done !

Chris

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hary60
hary60  5 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2010 - 10:41 AM

WOW what a amazing capture very well done
Harry

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DRicherby
DRicherby  5269 forum posts United Kingdom725 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2010 - 10:44 AM

Fantastic shot! One suggestion: I'd be tempted to use the levels tool to whiten the feathers on his head — they look rather grey, here.

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metro074
metro074 e2 Member 4metro074 vcard Australia8 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2010 - 10:45 AM

Awesome. Well done
Carol

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ImageProducer
16 Jan 2010 - 10:52 AM

great shot,timing spot on.well done.

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK  571 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2010 - 10:57 AM

Superbly captured & very nicely detailed, Andrew. You're quite an expert already!
Terry

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STEVELIN
STEVELIN  6155 forum posts Ireland3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2010 - 10:57 AM

another fantastic shot andy.
steve

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Sweep
Sweep  843 forum posts England
16 Jan 2010 - 11:00 AM

A fantastic shot.
Barry.

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Hergestridge
16 Jan 2010 - 11:25 AM

Excellent shot well captured
Kev

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Vince_S
Vince_S  4 England
16 Jan 2010 - 11:45 AM

I've enjoyed following your journey from novice to expert! Cracking shots.
Vince

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
16 Jan 2010 - 11:45 AM

Great flight shot, well caught.
Tony

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Wallybazoom
16 Jan 2010 - 11:52 AM

I just uploaded my photo of a blue tit - not sure i should have bothered after seeing yours!! what a great photo. I think what makes it so good is the fact that its a view you do not normally see, or if you do it is only for a split second. Well done, great work

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2010 - 11:57 AM

Marvellously captured image, Andrew - they don't come much better than this. Excellent work.
Ronnie.

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Dotrob
Dotrob  8 Wales
16 Jan 2010 - 1:06 PM

Super capture, well timed.
Dot

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Eviscera
Eviscera  81097 forum posts United Kingdom149 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2010 - 1:10 PM

Cant believe Im clicking on another bird shot , but is is rather good !

Off for a lie down lol.

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16 Jan 2010 - 1:24 PM

Very well captured

Stace

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davey_griffo
16 Jan 2010 - 1:32 PM

Unbelievable timing.

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 4WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2010 - 1:45 PM

Just superb inflight/action capture.....Great photography

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brianhaslam
16 Jan 2010 - 2:41 PM

Nice feathers.

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Cor
Cor  5 Belgium
16 Jan 2010 - 3:03 PM

Strong image * bravo.
cor

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2010 - 3:09 PM

Perfection.
Joan.

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arhb
arhb e2 Member 72144 forum postsarhb vcard United Kingdom67 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2010 - 3:11 PM

Thanks for such a great response - much appreciated.
I've been in the garden setting up some equiptment to do some jumping squirrel shots, using flash, but the squirrels seem to busy chasing each other aroound the garden to be bothered about peanuts. Hopefully, they'll cotton on by tomorrow morning, and I'll get some shots.

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motorsportpictures

Stunning shot, very well caught indeed.

Scott

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chalkhillblue
chalkhillblue e2 Member 5143 forum postschalkhillblue vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2010 - 4:53 PM

Superb photography, stunning capture.
David

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6212 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2010 - 6:08 PM

FANTASTIC Andrew - remarkable capture, just when one thought they couldn't get any better. I just love the way this shows up the construction and minute detail of the wings in flight - pure magic!!
Sylvia

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Geofferz
Geofferz e2 Member 5Geofferz vcard United Kingdom
16 Jan 2010 - 7:56 PM

Superb shot.
Geoff

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paulrosser
17 Jan 2010 - 9:30 AM

You're best yet Andrew!
Paul.

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arhb
arhb e2 Member 72144 forum postsarhb vcard United Kingdom67 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2010 - 10:18 AM

Thanks very much to Mara and Sylvia for their user awards.
The squirrels are at phase 2 - they've worked out where the peanuts are, and in a squabble, knocked away the wooden baton leading to them. That said, they've eaten enough to be getting on with for an hour or so, so I'm hoping they will be getting hungry sometime soon.

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NeilS e2 Member 7828 forum postsNeilS vcard United Kingdom
17 Jan 2010 - 11:59 AM

Great shot, but it can be done without flash

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arhb
arhb e2 Member 72144 forum postsarhb vcard United Kingdom67 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2010 - 1:35 PM

Thanks Neil, I don't think anyone is or has implied that it can't be done without flash.

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17 Jan 2010 - 5:32 PM

Excellent capture Andrew
Steve

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Ray42
Ray42  6 England3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2010 - 11:59 AM

A top quality shot - the two users who have given their awards for this shot are very much respected - well done and well deserved awards

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VICTORHABBICK
18 Jan 2010 - 12:23 PM

Spot onSmile

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Pegon
Pegon  978 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2010 - 4:42 PM

Another superb capture. Good luck with the squirrel shots.
Pete.

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jim5955
jim5955  5 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2010 - 9:30 AM

Great action shot

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