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A female blackbird taking berries off a rowan tree in our garden this autumn.

Camera:Fujifilm FinePix S2 Pro
Lens:Nikkor 80-400vr Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:Microdrive
Title:Blackbird and Berries
Username:gibbsy gibbsy
Uploaded:6 Jan 2004 - 10:59 PM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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ericfaragh
ericfaragh  10121 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2004 - 11:05 PM

Excellent timing. Great shot.

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goslough
goslough  10
6 Jan 2004 - 11:07 PM

Brilliant photo,well captured,great timing

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belerophon
belerophon  12156 forum posts
6 Jan 2004 - 11:24 PM

well seen and captured

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noseprints
noseprints  10576 forum posts
7 Jan 2004 - 1:47 AM

hm, lovely colours and glow.

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naturenut
naturenut  111801 forum posts England
7 Jan 2004 - 10:27 AM

Brilliant photo, I've been trying to get one like this for a long time, haven't quite achieved it yet, so I am very jealous ;o)

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Gary_Williams
7 Jan 2004 - 10:30 AM

Good shot, well done on the award.

I'm in two minds if cloning out the branch in the top right might would improve the picture.

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2004 - 11:08 AM

Beautifully sharp image with lots of interest! Well captured.

Mike

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fletchphoto
7 Jan 2004 - 4:56 PM

Fantastic!I think its allways best to capture animals doing something rarther than just sitting there.A great portrait of a Black Birds life.
Well done
Dave

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Franticsmurf
7 Jan 2004 - 7:25 PM

Great shot, Gerwyn. Caught just at the right instant. Everything's sharp and the colours are spot on.
Dave

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vfr400
vfr400  12886 forum posts
7 Jan 2004 - 7:39 PM

I agree wuth fletchphoto nice to see all the whole picture.

chris

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Terry L
Terry L e2 Member 10573 forum postsTerry L vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jan 2004 - 7:40 PM

Nice shot with good detail and colour, although I find the light patch to the left of the bird very distracting.

Regards
Terry.

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jage
jage  11 Wales
7 Jan 2004 - 8:42 PM

Fantastic

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graham359
graham359  10
9 Jan 2004 - 7:45 PM

Just the right moment great shot

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andytvcams
andytvcams  1110396 forum posts United Kingdom
9 Jan 2004 - 8:14 PM

Very well seen and captured,excellent detail and natural colours,congratulations on the award.

regards,Andy..

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bon
bon  11
10 Jan 2004 - 2:14 PM

wonderful capture you must be very proud of it!

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highlander
highlander  1032 forum posts Scotland
15 Jan 2004 - 8:25 PM

Stunning catch...great colours...sharp as a pin. Great photography, congrats.
Doug.

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Mavis
Mavis e2 Member 12143 forum postsMavis vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jan 2004 - 1:41 PM

I'm growing a Rowan in my garden but I have only had one bunch of berries and they disappeared at the speed f light .Congratulations on the award . Well deserved .
A picture with a story . Bright eyed Blackbird enjoying the Rowan Berries .Lovely Autumn colours A large photo would make a beautiful picture to hang. Very special .

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alfpics
alfpics  12356 forum posts England
19 Jan 2004 - 9:21 AM

Superb piccy, Gerwyn - and well deserving of EC award. The lighting is brilliant, and the other leaves frame it nicely
Andy

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Paddy
Paddy  11254 forum posts England8 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2004 - 6:46 PM

beautiful & more .. love this so much .. SmileP

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brian13
brian13  10218 forum posts
23 Jan 2004 - 12:36 PM

Where are my comments going?
Very well done and congrats.
Brian.

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mattw
mattw  105189 forum posts United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2004 - 6:10 PM

Great Timing!!!You really caught the moment.

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tartanlady
tartanlady  1058 forum posts Scotland
28 Jan 2004 - 1:08 PM

This shot is so well timed, did you have to wait ages for the right moment? Everything about this shot is superb, the light, the composition, clarity and colour and most of all the berry in his beak.
Louise

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ronnietodd
ronnietodd  10
6 Feb 2004 - 7:24 PM

Well seen,great shot..

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davidbailie
davidbailie e2 Member 10442 forum postsdavidbailie vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2004 - 6:51 PM

Excellent - scattering of red - always works

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ruzzi
ruzzi  10
21 Feb 2004 - 7:40 PM

I thought I already clicked on this..Great shot,beautiful composition & colours.Well done & congratulations.

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magda_indigo
23 Feb 2004 - 1:13 AM

your love of nature comes through in your shot, Fantastic (*:*)

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davidc
davidc  10313 forum posts England
24 Feb 2004 - 6:09 PM

Well deserved EC. Tell me - do you find all these birds in your garden or do you hunt them down in the park/countryside. Can't seem to get anything with feathers in my garden, even with a bird feeder.

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gibbsy
gibbsy  10403 forum posts Wales
24 Feb 2004 - 7:46 PM

David

Thanks for the comment. When we moved into our house fourteen years ago we planted a Hawthorn hedge and two Mountain Ash trees. We are also lucky enough to live on the edge of a forest and at the foot of a mountain. There is also a 50 foot Ash tree in my garden and next door has an even bigger Oak. I suppose we are very lucky.

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focused-photography

Nice on.....absolutely brilliant...and welcome in the award club.

Smile)

Carsten

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gooses
gooses  1045 forum posts United Kingdom
6 Apr 2004 - 7:01 AM

great pic - i do like the colours and sharpness..

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geo
geo  1046 forum posts France
7 Apr 2004 - 5:26 PM

Wow, what a capture!
Really nice photo and great colors.
George

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BrianM
BrianM  11 United Kingdom
21 Apr 2004 - 5:27 PM

I think the word for this is S-U-P-E-R-B.
A great capture and a magnificent image. Congratulations on the EC, well deserved.

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seven21
seven21  10196 forum posts
26 Apr 2004 - 5:57 PM

Brilliant capture Gerwyn - fully deserving recognition - steve

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dotpix  10 Pakistan
30 Apr 2004 - 9:34 PM

deserved to win.. and its really superb and Xclent shot... Ladybird finally a

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david deveson
9 Jul 2004 - 9:48 AM

Just found this wonderful shot... wanted to thank you for giving the name of the breed, (German short haired pointer), Bracco tedesco in Italian. Mine was wonderful. Found him lost and bedraggled during the hunting season when many dogs go missing in northern Italy... they keep them locked up in cages all year and then complain when the dog makes off for the horizon in autumn...I always knew dogs were intelligent. His back legs were broken, I suspect he was hit by a car, but after steel pins were inserted he sired many a dog in our local village. His genes still walk this earth. Have just been adopted by a mutt, half Spinone and labrador if I'm not mistaken.
Once again, thanks for the memories,
David

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debbiehardy
10 Jul 2004 - 5:04 PM

just fantastic.

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rogues
rogues  10 India
9 Sep 2004 - 5:49 AM

well deserved EC !!! wonder how i missed this earlier..
beautful shot..well-captured too.
Double click***

Look forwrd to more snaps from u.
Cheers !

Raghav

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tully
tully  943 forum posts United Kingdom
1 Nov 2004 - 8:07 PM

Immaculate shot
Nigel

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JouŠo
JouŠo  1056 forum posts Finland
24 Nov 2004 - 11:49 AM

WONDERFUL IMAGE!
Click!

Jouko

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photopharm
1 Jan 2005 - 12:48 AM

Great shot. I had exactly the same photo in front of me but by the time I got the camera the bird had gone. I never saw it again, and the tree was gradually stripped bare. Well done for getting this, and so well.
Pauline

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billma
billma  10119 forum posts United States
7 Mar 2005 - 8:33 PM

Not sure where I was when this came around. Such a wonderful capture. A bird photographer's dream shot.

bill

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lisaroberts
7 Jun 2005 - 4:42 AM

Beautiful shot - well done
Lisa

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Twiff
Twiff  8 United Kingdom
8 Oct 2006 - 8:16 AM

A wonderful image and capture. Your timing is immaculate. You live in such a wonderful place Gerwyn, inspires us all to visit.

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