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The first Long-tailed tit Aegithalos caudatus of the current season from The Coppice

I was up there and raring to go by 9.00am, but by 11.00am, I was ready to throw the towel inSad
The local forecast of sunny periods/white cloud, materialised into clear blue skies and very harsh sunlight.
Shadows and bright bits bouncing about all over the place.

Anyway, with a few minor adjustments, which put the background into shade. I decided to stick it out.
Good job I did, or I would have missed this beautyWink
Only just managed to fit him/her in the frame - Top RHC focal point

In fact, owt decent came between 11.15'ish & 2.30pm, when the sun was slowly drifting around to a South-westerly position


Adrian

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark III
Lens:EF400mm f/5.6L USM + 12mm extension tube
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:8 Dec 2012 - 11:25 AM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:-2/3
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Manual
Title:Coppice CCCLXX
Username:tomcat tomcat
Uploaded:8 Dec 2012 - 7:06 PM
Tags:Birds, Long-tailed tit, Northants, The coppice, Tits, Wildlife, Wildlife / nature
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lawbert
lawbert  81807 forum posts England15 Constructive Critique Points
8 Dec 2012 - 7:10 PM

This is a damned superb Long Tailed Tit image AdrianWink

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BIGRY1
BIGRY1 Plus Member 3BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Dec 2012 - 7:11 PM

The light and detail are perfect. Great shot!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ryan

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annettep38
annettep38 Plus Member 3191 forum postsannettep38 vcard France33 Constructive Critique Points
8 Dec 2012 - 7:27 PM

an excellent shot. Good light and detail well worth waiting in freezing wind .. what a beauty
no light here at all Sad and nothing but blue tits and great tits at the feeder. Invested a fortune in niger seeds import from Britain and the locals couldn't care less!

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Andrea16
Andrea16  2 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2012 - 7:40 PM

Well im glad you did stick at it, what a cracking shot, and i love these little birds.SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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fentiger Plus Member 13915 forum postsfentiger vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
8 Dec 2012 - 7:44 PM

A delightful little bird expertly photographed.

Albert

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven Plus Member 3276 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Dec 2012 - 8:02 PM

Beautiful LTT.......lovely light.......GrinGrinGrin

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Badgerfred Plus Member 8Badgerfred vcard Wales
8 Dec 2012 - 8:04 PM

Superb Adrian,
Fred.

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philmclean
8 Dec 2012 - 8:27 PM

Little beauty.

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly Plus Member 8342 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
8 Dec 2012 - 8:46 PM

Beautiful top drawer stuff Adrianj

Last Modified By pluckyfilly at 8 Dec 2012 - 8:47 PM

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taggart Plus Member 1046 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
8 Dec 2012 - 9:12 PM

he is my favorite british bird-- Lovely work!

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Maiwand Plus Member 8Maiwand vcard England70 Constructive Critique Points
8 Dec 2012 - 9:25 PM

Outstanding capture Adrian.A beautiful bird.
Ron

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hasslebladuk Plus Member 5hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Dec 2012 - 11:32 PM

Fab shot of a fab bird
mike

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Glostopcat Plus Member 9250 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Dec 2012 - 11:35 PM

A cracking shot of this delightful little bird, you've really excelled yourself tonight Adie

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achieverswales
9 Dec 2012 - 12:12 AM

Well worth sticking it out, stunning photography Adrian.

Regards

Trev.

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CarolG
CarolG Plus Member 8185 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2012 - 6:19 AM

Moaning about the sunlight now, Adrian, shame on you Sad. One of my favourite British birds, a cracking capture. Carol

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FeatherFriend Plus Member 738 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2012 - 11:22 AM

A little beauty Adrian,
Geoff.

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EAS
EAS  6 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2012 - 12:42 PM

Sorry, seem to have missed this yesterday and so glad I looked back today. Wonderfully detailed image of this little charmer. We've been delighted to have quite a number attended the feeding stations in the garden over the past week when the weather was dire.

Ann

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nicedayout
9 Dec 2012 - 3:47 PM

Fantastic work Adrian.

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2012 - 6:00 PM

Aww, little poppet.
Super quality capture.

B.

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TerryMcK  671 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Dec 2012 - 6:38 PM

First class, Adrian.
Terry

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Chinga Plus Member 4Chinga vcard United Kingdom
10 Dec 2012 - 12:34 PM

Bewitching image! Grin
He's beautiful... IB

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10 Dec 2012 - 11:45 PM

An amazing capture!!!!!!!!!!!!!.......GrinGrinGrin

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