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Many thanks indeed for all your very kind comments on my upload of a couple of Oystercatchers preparing to fight. Especially so to Brian65 for his very much appreciated user award.

Today a pic of a black tailed godwit. It's got a bit of a dirty bill from poking around in the mud. A lot of wading birds suffer from the same problem, to the extent that I was considering doing a series of photos entitled Dirty Birds, but then I thought that due to the title it might be tagged up as adult content and I wouldn't be able to see it!! So I've scrapped that idea for the time being!

Brand:Nikon CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D7100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:500.0 mm f/4.5
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:12 Jan 2014 - 12:01 PM
Focal Length:700mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.3
Aperture:f/8.0
Shutter Speed:1/1000sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:320
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Black Tailed Godwit
Username:AlexAppleby AlexAppleby
Uploaded:18 Jan 2014 - 8:35 PM
Tags:Bar tailed godwit, Wildlife / nature
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Mike_Young
18 Jan 2014 - 8:41 PM

Lovely shot, great reflection

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Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1806 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom89 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2014 - 8:48 PM

Cracking image of one of my favourite wading birds.
Nigel

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williamsloan
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18 Jan 2014 - 8:48 PM

a real nice one well taken.


billy

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hollypolly123
18 Jan 2014 - 8:55 PM

Brilliant timing. Great photo

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Mollycat
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18 Jan 2014 - 8:56 PM

Immaculate timimg Alex. Super shot. GrinGrin Peter.

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tomcat
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18 Jan 2014 - 9:02 PM


Quote: entitled Dirty Birds

We will have some of that AlexWink

My life has been very unshelteredSmile

Seriously, another fine wader to add to your PFGrin

Adrian

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JuBarney
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18 Jan 2014 - 9:04 PM

A splendid shot
Ju

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Glashutte
Glashutte  8 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2014 - 9:11 PM

Excellent.

Really atmospheric, it's like fine art print, don't really know what that is, but it looks like it.

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2201 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2014 - 9:13 PM

Love the reflections Alex, catching that water drop is superb timing ....a Devine capture

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2481 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2014 - 9:16 PM

Outstanding image in every way AlexGrinGrin, I love the water droplet,

Ali

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Trev_B
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18 Jan 2014 - 9:16 PM

Lovely light and a delightful reflection Alex.

Trev

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TonyDy
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18 Jan 2014 - 9:28 PM

Great shot, Alex - love the mud droplet!.
Tony

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rayme330
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18 Jan 2014 - 9:30 PM

Everything about this wonderful image looks just right, Alex.

Ray

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Holmewood
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18 Jan 2014 - 9:31 PM

Lovely shot Alex. Cathy

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 234 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2014 - 9:31 PM

Lots of water birds from you, Alex.
Different - another fine study.

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EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2014 - 9:34 PM

Lovely image, great reflectionsSmile

Eileen

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2014 - 9:44 PM

A fine shot of this elegant wader Alex, I like that rippled reflection. Perfect timing to catch the mud dropping from its beak, at first glance I thought it had dropped a malteser!Wink

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whatriveristhis
whatriveristhis e2 Member 167 forum postswhatriveristhis vcard England75 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2014 - 10:10 PM

Excellent. The Curlew shot was framed slightly better, I thought, but still I find this the more attractive image. The way you've managed to catch that droplet in mid-drop is sheer perfection.


Alan

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DicksPics
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18 Jan 2014 - 10:28 PM

Superb timing, clarity and detail, Alex.

Richard

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M_squared
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18 Jan 2014 - 11:16 PM

Well captured. Lovely light.

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Dowie
Dowie  1 United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
18 Jan 2014 - 11:27 PM

Alex, they've said it all but stunning wraps it up for me

Di

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19 Jan 2014 - 1:02 AM

Lovely with nice reflection.

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Lynniesefforts
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19 Jan 2014 - 4:21 AM

Another stunner Alex, i am enjoying your water birds immensely Grin

Lynette Grin

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19 Jan 2014 - 4:45 AM

Cannot think of anything else to say but brilliant

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CarolG
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19 Jan 2014 - 6:23 AM

A superb capture, Alex, the timing with that droplet of water is amazing. Carol

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ChiliMan
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19 Jan 2014 - 6:41 AM

WOW...now that's timing with the mud droplet!!!

That aside, GORGEOUS exposure, detail and light in this, Alex. Love the abstracted reflection too.

BRAVO.

Andrew

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19 Jan 2014 - 8:06 AM

Outstanding image, Alex.
Fred

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19 Jan 2014 - 10:43 AM

Well, you captured a splendid image of this Black-tailed Godwit here, Alex.
Does a dirty bill qualify it for gardening duties, do you think? Wink
The drop of mud was very well captured indeed & had me confused, until I read your narrative...
"Dirty Birds" sounds wonderful. Especially if there's plenty of mud around Blush

Simon

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19 Jan 2014 - 2:20 PM

Beautiful!
Diane

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19 Jan 2014 - 2:58 PM

I wonder if the beak is longer than the legs!
In any case, this picture I like reflections in the water!
Silviu

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19 Jan 2014 - 3:26 PM

Top class image Alex.
Nice light giving lovely colour tones and detail in the plumage.
Love the droplet - well timed.

Derek

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viscostatic
22 Jan 2014 - 8:14 AM

A great image of this beautiful bird searching for food Alex.

Phil.

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