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Visited RHS Hyde Hall early last week for some Snowdrop and Crocus photography - everything was set up on the tripod with remote in hand shooting this crocus bud and... well, wildlife photography's so very extraordinary at times Smile

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1
Lens:LUMIX G VARIO 100-300/F4.0-5.6
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:23 Jan 2012 - 1:38 PM
Focal Length:264mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.4
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/40sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Crocus...
Username:Greyheron Greyheron
Uploaded:3 Feb 2012 - 8:06 PM
Tags:Close-up / macro, Crocus, Flowers & plants, Hall, Hyde, Mouse, Rhs, Seeing, Wildlife / nature
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MossyOak
MossyOak  2 England15 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2012 - 8:17 PM

If I was you Mike i'd go and buy a lottery ticket.
This is a gem
Perfect
Richard

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84270 forum postsKarenFB vcard England162 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2012 - 8:21 PM

Wow - Right place, right time! What a capture!

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Rock
Rock e2 Member 12Rock vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2012 - 8:53 PM

A click in time.

Rock

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Oliverpants
Oliverpants e2 Member 5Oliverpants vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2012 - 8:55 PM

If you wait a whole lifetime, it wouldn't happen again, but wow you captured it perfectly. Ann

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mickyr
mickyr  5
3 Feb 2012 - 8:59 PM

Wonderful photo, beautifully taken

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2012 - 9:04 PM

what a cutie... a lovely shot

Linda

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john_starkey
3 Feb 2012 - 9:05 PM

What a wonderful moment,SUPERB,

John.

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skewey
skewey  831 forum posts England
3 Feb 2012 - 9:08 PM

Excellent detail and capture.

Paul

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91899 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2012 - 9:10 PM

Brilliant Mike.Smile

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6606 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2012 - 9:13 PM

It's not just strange sometimes, but also entirely cute.

Anne

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85908 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2012 - 9:14 PM

As good an opportune image, that I have seen in agesWink

Well done Mike


Adrian

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10822 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2821 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2012 - 10:32 PM

Right place, right time, excellent.


Willie

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theemmanewman
3 Feb 2012 - 10:34 PM

Love it.

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chase
chase Critique Team 91118 forum postschase vcard England239 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2012 - 10:37 PM

Perfect timimg Mike,very well captured.

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Mari
Mari  101825 forum posts Wales
3 Feb 2012 - 11:10 PM

a unique moment, beautifully captured Mike Smile

Mari

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jonirock
jonirock  7
4 Feb 2012 - 12:23 AM

Nice image.
jr.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2012 - 12:27 AM

Astonishing--- a perfect "accident" event Love it!

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6228 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2012 - 12:38 AM

Some people can put their hand down the drain and come up with a bunch of roses GrinGrinGrin Exquisite and delightful capture, Mike - what a golden moment for you and for us to be able to enjoy it SmileSmile
Sylvia

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2012 - 7:06 AM

Simply enchanting, magical, a wonderful image, and well deserving of the awards, Mike. Carol

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Norfolkboy
Norfolkboy e2 Member 8Norfolkboy vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2012 - 7:40 AM

Absolutely superb, and i agree with Richard (mossyoak) by a ticket!!!
Colin

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2012 - 8:55 AM

Superb Mike. Dont bother with the lottery ticket-- all the money in the world would not buy timing like thisGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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Goodley
Goodley  4 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2012 - 9:16 AM

Excellent,
kev.

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
4 Feb 2012 - 9:16 AM

Outstanding capture.

Len

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2012 - 10:05 AM

Many thanks for all your support and wonderful comments Grin

I think I'll leave drains and lottery tickets out of the equation...Wink

The UA's from Karen and Sylvia are very much appreciated, thank you girls Grin

Enjoy your weekend,
Mike

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Gray_ina
Gray_ina  6
4 Feb 2012 - 12:26 PM

Hi Mike , its a stunning capture regards gray.

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91899 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2012 - 3:30 PM

Just had to come back Mike - hope this gets more Awards.
Brian.

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2012 - 3:47 PM

Amazing image - Carole

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4551 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2012 - 4:41 PM

Wonderful shot !!!....love it !!!

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HeathMcDonald

Cracking shot, couldn't have worked out any better. Smile

Heath

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114493 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2012 - 6:57 PM

Nice one Mike, we were out with the grand-daughter today and she had a similar experience with a creature of exactly the same species....

Ade

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2012 - 6:07 PM

Appreciate all your comments Grin

Thanks for the UA Brian, much appreciated Grin

Mike

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maggie9
maggie9  545 forum posts Scotland2 Constructive Critique Points
5 Feb 2012 - 6:32 PM

aww... what a fantastic shot!
very endearing Smile

maggie

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2012 - 2:25 PM

Many thanks for dropping by to look, vote and comment Smile

Mike

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Ruthannette
Ruthannette e2 Member 7Ruthannette vcard England
6 Feb 2012 - 6:55 PM

How wonderful.

Ruth

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
6 Feb 2012 - 7:28 PM

Thank you Ruth Smile

Mike

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clive burrow
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11 Feb 2012 - 4:36 PM

delightful image Mike.

Clive

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2012 - 11:41 AM

Thank you Clive Grin

Mike

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jennialexander
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17 Feb 2012 - 4:24 PM

Extraordinary indeed Mike. A superb wildlife moment.
jenni

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
17 Feb 2012 - 5:57 PM

Thank you Jenni - good to meet you today Smile

Mike

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AnnChown
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9 Mar 2012 - 8:03 AM

A real moment in time!
Ann

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Greyheron
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9 Mar 2012 - 10:42 AM

Thank you Ann, appreciate your support Grin

Mike

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