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Juvenile Cuckoo - Blashford Lakes

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I never expected it to get this close. It was feeding on Cinnabar moth catapillars, which are poisonous. I'm sure that Cuckoo's are adapted. In rapid decline in the UK.

Brand:Nikon CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300S Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:70.0-200.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:10 Jul 2011 - 3:29 PM
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1000
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
Title:Juvenile Cuckoo - Blashford Lakes
Username:clearinnervision clearinnervision
Uploaded:10 Jul 2011 - 11:45 PM
Tags:Cuckoo, Juvenile, Wildlife / nature
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Bravdo
Bravdo  6 United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2011 - 12:14 AM

Lovely capture and excellent detail.Good eye contact to.

Barry

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Ayoob
Ayoob e2 Member 3Ayoob vcard Australia
11 Jul 2011 - 12:54 AM

Great capture and lovely bird , excellent detail.

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114484 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2011 - 1:37 AM

Fabulous capture!...We've been trying to pin down a specimen on the Somerset Levels for a while now and have been unable to get anywhere near it......So top marks from us...

Ade

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KarenFB
KarenFB Junior Gallery Team 84255 forum postsKarenFB vcard England162 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2011 - 7:35 AM

A brilliant capture.

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Devon_Wild
11 Jul 2011 - 8:13 AM

Great capture, have not heard a cuckoo for years , let alone see one . well done.................................Rob

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
11 Jul 2011 - 11:19 AM

Great shot, Noel - I've never even seen one!
Tony

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janty66
janty66  7 England
11 Jul 2011 - 1:42 PM

Well captured...

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Samuel_Aron
11 Jul 2011 - 7:41 PM

Stunning capture! I've never seen a Cuckoo for myself unfortunately.
Sam.

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clearinnervision

Thank you all, it is a first for me also, right outside a hide

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