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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 290 forum posts England
21 Apr 2013 - 6:03 PM

Great SmileSmile

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Coast
Coast Critique Team 71595 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 Plus Member 11496 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 Plus Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
21 Apr 2013 - 6:21 PM

Well captured.

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Nigeve1 Plus Member 21080 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom101 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2013 - 6:29 PM

Very nice capture, great detail.

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DerekL
DerekL Plus Member 10141 forum postsDerekL vcard England24 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 Plus Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2013 - 7:07 PM

A splendid capture
Ju

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ali63 Plus Member 3660 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2013 - 7:46 PM

Excellent shot,

Ali

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

A lovely image Geoffrey
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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 Plus Member 7225 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2013 - 8:49 PM

Cracking shot

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rontear Plus Member 12rontear vcard England7 Constructive Critique Points
21 Apr 2013 - 8:58 PM

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

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geoffrey baker
geoffrey baker Plus Member 11496 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 Plus Member 11496 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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