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Look what turned up at my feeding station this week, well 2 males appeared actually.
I've lived here for almost 18 years and this is the first time I've seen these in this area.

I had to quickly set up my camera and shoot this through the double glazing which due to all that bitterly cold weather we've had recently wasn't as clean as it usually is, but at least I got the shot.

I put the 1.7x converter on and stood well back from the window so I wouldn't spook him.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D3 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:200.0-400.0 mm f/4.0 + 1.7x
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:15 Apr 2013 - 11:57 AM
Focal Length:650mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/6.7
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Manual
Title:Male Blackcap
Username:geoffrey baker geoffrey baker
Uploaded:21 Apr 2013 - 5:58 PM
Tags:Avian, Bird, Blackcap, Wales, Wildlife / nature
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max_e
max_e Junior Member 155 forum posts United Kingdom
21 Apr 2013 - 6:03 PM

Great SmileSmile

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Coast
Coast Critique Team 61339 forum postsCoast vcard United Kingdom292 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2013 - 6:04 PM

Sometimes, just getting the shot is worthwhile, even at the expense of technical excellence. However, you have managed to capture a first class image of this beautiful little chap. Did you manage to keep calm or was the blood pumping with the excitement of seeing the blackcap and the anxiety of wondering if he would stay put long enough for you to capture his image?

Lovely shot and a pleasure to see.

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2013 - 6:15 PM

Thanks both,

I must admit I was very anxious until I got at least one shot on my card, this was the very last one I took, it showed up for a few seconds the following morning (Tuesday) but I haven't seen it since.

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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
21 Apr 2013 - 6:21 PM

Well captured.

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Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1806 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom89 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2013 - 6:29 PM

Very nice capture, great detail.

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DerekL
DerekL e2 Member 9108 forum postsDerekL vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2013 - 6:58 PM

Great clean, sharp image, especially as it was taken through glass.
I saw one yesterday but couldn't get a shot through the branches.

Derek

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2013 - 7:07 PM

A splendid capture
Ju

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2481 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2013 - 7:46 PM

Excellent shot,

Ali

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johnjo58
johnjo58 e2 Member 4johnjo58 vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2013 - 7:56 PM

A lovely image Geoffrey
David

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achieverswales
21 Apr 2013 - 8:41 PM

A shot to be proud of Geoff, have to be very honest and say if you had not told us this was taken through glass I would not have known, the detail on the feathers is excellent the eye is sharp and the background perfect.

Regards

Trev.

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Mike_Smith
21 Apr 2013 - 8:49 PM

Cracking shot

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2013 - 8:58 PM

Clarity, even through double glazing!!! Geoff.
Ron.

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2013 - 9:09 PM

Thanks everyone, especially Trev for his user Award Smile

Geoff.

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker e2 Member 10496 forum postsgeoffrey baker vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2013 - 11:19 PM

Thanks Phillip for your Guest Editor's Award Smile

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