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Reed Bunting.

Taken at Greylake, Somerset.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Lens:Canon EF 300mm f2.8 L IS USM + 2x mkIII
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:9 Jan 2013 - 3:26 PM
Focal Length:600mm
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:200
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Watch the birdie
Username:M_squared M_squared
Uploaded:14 Jan 2013 - 8:11 AM
Tags:Emberiza schoenichus, Greylake, Reed bunting, Somerset, Wildlife / nature
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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
14 Jan 2013 - 9:14 AM

This is an excellent capture Mal - and I love the background colours too SmileGrin

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alistairfarrugia
alistairfarrugia Critique Team 2164 forum posts Malta88 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 11:08 AM

I like the eye-contact and the composition. The only thing that is a bit of a question mark for me is the background. I think creamier bokeh would befit the image more, whilst at the same time the jagged lines that appear add a certain "style" that differentiates this from typical BOAS pictures with super-smooth backgrounds.

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Norfolkboy
Norfolkboy e2 Member 8Norfolkboy vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 1:04 PM

Super capture, Malcolm.
Colin

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43443 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 1:38 PM

A superb full frontal pose Mal. Superb detail where it matters.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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bobhowell
bobhowell e2 Member 2bobhowell vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 4:27 PM

A lovely pose, and great backdrop. Smile Bob

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PhilSingleton
PhilSingleton e2 Member 2PhilSingleton vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 4:33 PM

Lovely image.
Phil.

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Mike_Smith
14 Jan 2013 - 6:34 PM

Cracking image

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abeeror2
abeeror2 e2 Member 2abeeror2 vcard Australia
14 Jan 2013 - 6:57 PM

Not camera shy SmileLovely capture!

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jaymark1
jaymark1  6 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 - 7:59 PM

Cracking image Malcolm.

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95936 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jan 2013 - 8:12 PM

Head-on is probably the only way to get any decent catch-light in the eye
Buntings eyes aren't particulary relective, are they?

Adrian

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 - 8:21 PM

Another cracker Malcolm.
Brian

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