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A Great Tit (Parus major) perching on the seed pod of a New Zealand Flax plant (Phormium tenax) and taken yesterday against the background of the Japanese Acer shrub in our garden, whose leaves have just turned to red/orange, with a deeper red to follow, if they don't get prematurely blown off!

Many thanks for your support of my last upload - always much appreciated Smile

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 7D
Lens:EF500mm f/4L IS USM +1.4x
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:20 Oct 2012 - 3:27 PM
Focal Length:700mm 8.1m from subject tripod
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:500
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Red October
Username:teocali teocali
Uploaded:21 Oct 2012 - 8:30 AM
Tags:Bird, Garden, Great tit, October, Parus major, Perching, Phormium tenax, Red, Wild, Wildlife / nature
Votes:51

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CHRISB911
CHRISB911  854 forum posts1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2012 - 8:45 AM

pure genius, excellent bokeh
chris

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2012 - 9:04 AM

He looks good against the background acer colour
So "The Hunt for Red October" goes on WinkWink
Helen

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2012 - 9:32 AM

A superb capture, Sylvia, and your acer provides such a stunning background. Carol

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franken
franken e2 Member 113106 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2012 - 10:13 AM

Stunning wildlife image.

Ken

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2012 - 10:38 AM

Your Acers are coming into their own again as rich backdrops, Sylvia, providing such a rich colour behind the subject.
Ronnie.

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tezquirk
tezquirk  227 forum posts United Kingdom
21 Oct 2012 - 10:43 AM

Very Nice , Lovely colours .. Smile

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colin beeley
colin beeley e2 Member 111070 forum postscolin beeley vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2012 - 10:50 AM

great Wink

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2012 - 10:52 AM

Excellent shot Sylvia. Congrats on a well deserved HC.
Ron

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91899 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2012 - 11:05 AM

Superb image Sylvia - well detailed tit - great perch and bg.
Congrats on your HC.
Brian.

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MandyG
MandyG  2 England
21 Oct 2012 - 11:29 AM

Beautiful and unique, given the background. V special.
Mandy

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LeeFisher
LeeFisher e2 Member 559 forum postsLeeFisher vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2012 - 12:54 PM

very nice Smile

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
21 Oct 2012 - 1:09 PM

Terrific image.
(It has a 'crazy' eye GrinGrin)

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MossyOak
MossyOak  2 England15 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2012 - 2:49 PM

Excellent in all repects from detail and eye to that superb well thought out background and setup Sylvia. It shows what planning has gone into this shot and the patience of waiting for it to happen
Excellent capture and worthy of the awards
Richard

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justin c
justin c  104519 forum posts England36 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2012 - 4:04 PM

A most attractive and eye-catching background.

Justin.

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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6235 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2012 - 4:13 PM

Thank you all so much for your C&Cs and a special thank you to Pete for the HC and marktc for the GEA - all very much valued and appreciated. Definitely a red letter day for me today Smile
Sylvia

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Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114508 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2012 - 5:27 PM

Lovely light really makes this image stand out from the crowd good stuff Sylvia....

Ade

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2012 - 7:48 PM

Fine shot Sylvia

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8232 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Oct 2012 - 8:23 PM

A fantastic image of this handsome little bird Sylvia, he/she is posing beautifully for you and the background is perfect. This one fully deserves all the accolades it has received

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Bonico
Bonico  4 Romania
21 Oct 2012 - 9:32 PM

Like it. Congrats!
Bogdan

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