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Another from the archives.....long ago! So lucky to get one out of the reeds. The BG is quite natural. All critique welcome.
Many thanks for the C&Cs on the coal tit.

Camera:Canon EOS 50D
Lens:Canon 500mm f4 L is +1.4TC
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Bearded tit
Username:Steve_S Steve_S
Uploaded:16 Jan 2011 - 7:34 PM
Tags:Bearded tit, Norfolk, Wild birds, Wildlife / nature
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KBan
KBan  9456 forum posts England4 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2011 - 7:37 PM

yet to see one Steve, never mind get a shot of this quality

Keith

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ChrisWallace
16 Jan 2011 - 7:38 PM

Top quality Steve, nice work
Chris

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2011 - 7:40 PM

One word for this-- brilliant !!
Ron

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mikesmith
mikesmith e2 Member 945 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2011 - 7:40 PM

Again...pure quality. Love the graduated backdrop too
Mike

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 426 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales32 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2011 - 7:44 PM

This is a wonderful shot. Couldn't ask for a more uncluttered image allowing us to concentrate on the subject. Crystal clarity and great impact.
Alun

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 4WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2011 - 7:46 PM

WOW !! What an absolute Stunner Steve.....Shortlisted mate,if I had the UA now,it would be gone Smile

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Brian_Scott
Brian_Scott e2 Member 442 forum postsBrian_Scott vcard United Kingdom27 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2011 - 7:46 PM

Show Off !! Wink

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Emmog
Emmog  538 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2011 - 7:48 PM

Lovely background and detail. Nice catch light too.
Matt

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maryg
maryg e2 Member 566 forum postsmaryg vcard Scotland18 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2011 - 7:48 PM

Top drawer and so happy to give my UA to a shot of this quality!
Just as Istart to feel pleased with a bird shot I see something like this and I know I sill have a lot to learn.
Regards Mary

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 81872 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2011 - 7:49 PM

A real stunner Steve - your archives must be a blxxxdy treasure trove.
Love this.
Brian.

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6191 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2011 - 7:53 PM

Recognised this as yours from the gallery thumbnail Steve - absolutely stunning - I'm madly envious Wink Perfect pose, perfect light, perfect plumage detail and colours, fab eye and perfect bg tones - summed up as SUPERLATIVE!
Sylvia

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NigelKiteley
NigelKiteley e2 Member 4NigelKiteley vcard 1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2011 - 7:56 PM

Steve this is absolutely Top Class all the way mate! Every element is portrayed so perfectly, the detail, colours, and BG all come together to make a truly remarkable image.

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2011 - 7:58 PM

Thanks everyone and especially to Nick for the GEA and Brisco and maryg for your User Awards. Very much appreciated.

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Glyn1
Glyn1  4 England1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2011 - 8:00 PM

Awesome, a magnificent image.

Glyn

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LeeFisher
LeeFisher e2 Member 459 forum postsLeeFisher vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2011 - 8:02 PM

This is a bit good mate Smile
The background is a cracker too
Lee

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alfie99
alfie99  6 Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2011 - 8:03 PM

well its all been said..a real stunner...aled

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Scooby10
Scooby10  4 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2011 - 8:10 PM

Fantastic. I agree with everything thats already been said.
Peter

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LukeParkinson
16 Jan 2011 - 8:11 PM

Stunning!

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bluetitblue
bluetitblue e2 Member 5bluetitblue vcard United Kingdom
16 Jan 2011 - 8:13 PM

Excellent capture great detail well done.

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runco36
runco36  3 England
16 Jan 2011 - 9:10 PM

Superb capture.

Ron

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OAKEY
OAKEY  6 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2011 - 9:12 PM

Stunning capture, fad detail and gorgeous colours Steve.
Shaun

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cassiecat
cassiecat  539 forum posts England46 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2011 - 9:25 PM

impressive, congrats on the awards.lesley

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 4EMJAYCEE vcard England9 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2011 - 9:38 PM

Such detail is amazing.
Joan.

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DerekL
DerekL e2 Member 989 forum postsDerekL vcard England22 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2011 - 9:49 PM

Looks like you have got a winner her Steve and deservedly so.
Great image.

Derek

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2011 - 10:12 PM

Thanks everyone Smile
Steve

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HUMIE
HUMIE  7 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2011 - 10:48 PM

Superb capture Steve !

*Mike*

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Carrie_1
Carrie_1  4 Wales6 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2011 - 11:54 PM

Super shot.
Caroline

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wolfy
wolfy  1036 forum posts United Kingdom
17 Jan 2011 - 12:03 AM

Stunning shot, love the background too Steve

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4132 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2011 - 2:47 AM

Just superb.....mant congrats. on all the awards.....so well deserved.
Ronnie.

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Simply " Superb" Steve !

Chris

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7124 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2011 - 5:43 AM

A belter, Steve, simply stunning, and well worthy of the awards. Carol

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DaveBartlett
17 Jan 2011 - 8:22 AM

Great details and wonderful light in the eye - superb.

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  5
17 Jan 2011 - 9:48 AM

Hi Steve Totallly stunning, gray.

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
17 Jan 2011 - 11:06 AM

Brilliant shot, Steve.
Tony

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2011 - 12:55 PM

This is so special Steve, to get this Reedling out in the open and square on absolute magic and love the tones in the bg
Top Shelf all the way
Richard

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arhb
arhb e2 Member 62052 forum postsarhb vcard United Kingdom67 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2011 - 5:17 PM

Excellent image Steve, well captured.

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JohnoP
JohnoP e2 Member 8JohnoP vcard
17 Jan 2011 - 6:30 PM

Wonderful shot, great detail. Superb - and best viewed large! John

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
17 Jan 2011 - 6:57 PM

Thanks everyone and thank you JohnoP for your User Award, very much appreciated
Steve

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TerryMcK
TerryMcK e2 Member 571 forum postsTerryMcK vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2011 - 10:27 PM

Stunning, Steve! Perfection in a photograph.
Terry

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dormay
dormay  3
19 Jan 2011 - 9:38 PM

This is special. Barbara

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 6FeatherFriend vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2011 - 11:19 AM

Hi Steve, just brilliant mate, have another award,
Geoff.

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Steve_S
Steve_S e2 Member 8176 forum postsSteve_S vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jan 2011 - 7:55 PM

Cheers Geoff Wink

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Gezina
Gezina  7 United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jan 2011 - 11:41 AM

Just spotted this one Steve and what an impressive shot - if my U/A was available you would have had it - truly superb and to get one in the open is just the icing on the cake - wonderful capture - Ina

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Alan_Coles
10 Feb 2011 - 8:23 AM

Stunning....not quite sure how this didn't get an award from Pete to be honest - the quality is superb and ticks all the boxes...but hey what do I know. Sad

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