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We live at the end of a Cul de Sac which is closed off by a rough mixed hedge. This time of year it is alive with many different small birds and yesterday I discovered that the Willow Warblers and Chiffchaffs are back.

I spent about 15 minutes watching this little one popping in and out of the hedge and got a range of nice shots. I thought this one showed the bird off well but may put up another as a variant, showing a more "environmental" shot for comparison

I love this time of year

Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:Canon 400 f5.6 L
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Willow Warbler
Username:brian1208 brian1208
Uploaded:8 Apr 2008 - 9:48 AM
Tags:Spring, Wildlife / nature, Willow warbler
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robbiebox
robbiebox  7 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2008 - 9:52 AM

What a cracking photo, beautifully shot and composed.

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AlanBW
AlanBW  8 England
8 Apr 2008 - 9:57 AM

That's a beauty, love the pose and the fine detail

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piccy
piccy  8 Wales
8 Apr 2008 - 10:19 AM

Beautifully caught.
Freda

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2008 - 10:40 AM

Gorgeous. Love the budding branch as well as the super bird detail.

B.

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willgriffiths
willgriffiths e2 Member 6willgriffiths vcard Wales
8 Apr 2008 - 10:54 AM

Wonderful capture great shot.
Will

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GalleryGirl
8 Apr 2008 - 11:10 AM

Two super shots. Second to none.
Marilyn x

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pip01
pip01  6
8 Apr 2008 - 11:32 AM

both great captures. but i seem to be drawn to the second one
Laura

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Cabit
Cabit  7104 forum posts England
8 Apr 2008 - 11:50 AM

Stunning detail, great work.
Dave

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joze
joze  7 Slovenia
8 Apr 2008 - 12:05 PM

great shot.
Rgds.Joze

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lammie
lammie  9
8 Apr 2008 - 12:14 PM

Well captured, lovely shot.
Don.

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8759 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1591 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2008 - 12:22 PM

V1 is definitely the one for me, beautifully composed, lovely detail, nice clean background.

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User_Removed Junior Member 8 England16 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2008 - 12:27 PM

Both lovely captures. Nice work!
Andrew

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Gazzten
Gazzten  8 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2008 - 12:37 PM

Lovely clean image.
Garry

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brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110239 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2008 - 1:48 PM

thanks for all your positive comments.

Its funny Laura, I guessed that the more traditional "Bird on a Stick" image may get the most reaction and yet I'm with you, the more I look at the "Hedgerow" vesion the more I see in that.

I guess it may be because its how I think of these little birds behaving naturally?

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StevenPrice
8 Apr 2008 - 2:44 PM

a really beautiful image, superb detail & colour Brian

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GlynnisFrith
GlynnisFrith e2 Member 7GlynnisFrith vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2008 - 3:43 PM

WOW what 2 cracking shot you have captured such detail
Glynnis

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2008 - 6:24 PM

Superb capture
Richard

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OAKEY
OAKEY  6 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2008 - 7:50 PM

Super shot just loveit.very well done

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brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110239 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2008 - 7:54 PM

Thanks for the RC, its been a long time since I've seen one of those! Smile

Your added comments are much appreciated

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ZInaNMooner
8 Apr 2008 - 10:15 PM

Great shot in did.

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Jaff
Jaff  61 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2008 - 10:31 PM

Both great images but No.2 for me. There's more of a setting to the photo and I like the pose of the bird.
Adam

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2008 - 11:24 PM

Two cracking shots of this lovely bird, both superbly detailed and clear

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daffydill56
9 Apr 2008 - 7:58 AM

A cracking set of images Brian! Fabulous detail, and what a treat to see them close up.Nice work.

Fran

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brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110239 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2008 - 8:53 AM

Thanks again forthe new comments. Strange isn't it, we travel large distances to get our images and yet these were obtained about 100 yards from my house!

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Patricia Fenn
9 Apr 2008 - 10:17 AM

Another lovely capture Brian.
I agree, this time of year is wonderful for birdwatching, and listening. All that courting and nest building.

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91899 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2008 - 11:03 AM

V1 is a cracking image of this delightful bird.Love their song.
Brian.

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brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110239 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2008 - 12:19 PM

thanks Pat and Brian

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