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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 e2 Member 11121 forum postsericfaragh vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jan 2004 - 11:05 PM

Excellent timing. Great shot.

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goslough
goslough e2 Member 11goslough vcard
6 Jan 2004 - 11:07 PM

Brilliant photo,well captured,great timing

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belerophon
belerophon e2 Member 12156 forum postsbelerophon vcard
6 Jan 2004 - 11:24 PM

well seen and captured

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noseprints
noseprints e2 Member 11576 forum postsnoseprints vcard
7 Jan 2004 - 1:47 AM

hm, lovely colours and glow.

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naturenut
naturenut e2 Member 121801 forum postsnaturenut vcard 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
Gary_Williams e2 Member 1138 forum postsGary_Williams vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
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
fletchphoto e2 Member 1397 forum postsfletchphoto vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
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
Franticsmurf e2 Member 12829 forum postsFranticsmurf vcard Wales
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 e2 Member 13886 forum postsvfr400 vcard
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 11580 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 e2 Member 11jage vcard Wales
7 Jan 2004 - 8:42 PM

Fantastic

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graham359
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9 Jan 2004 - 7:45 PM

Just the right moment great shot

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andytvcams
andytvcams e2 Member 1210396 forum postsandytvcams vcard 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 e2 Member 11bon vcard
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 e2 Member 12357 forum postsalfpics vcard 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 e2 Member 12254 forum postsPaddy vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jan 2004 - 6:46 PM

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

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brian13
brian13 e2 Member 11218 forum postsbrian13 vcard
23 Jan 2004 - 12:36 PM

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

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mattw
mattw e2 Member 115189 forum postsmattw vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jan 2004 - 6:10 PM

Great Timing!!!You really caught the moment.

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tartanlady
tartanlady e2 Member 1058 forum poststartanlady vcard 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
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6 Feb 2004 - 7:24 PM

Well seen,great shot..

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davidbailie
davidbailie e2 Member 11451 forum postsdavidbailie vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
19 Feb 2004 - 6:51 PM

Excellent - scattering of red - always works

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ruzzi
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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
magda_indigo e2 Member 11418 forum postsmagda_indigo vcard England
23 Feb 2004 - 1:13 AM

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

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davidc
davidc e2 Member 11313 forum postsdavidc vcard 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 e2 Member 11403 forum postsgibbsy vcard 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
focused-photography e2 Member 10259 forum postsfocused-photography vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2004 - 8:31 PM

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

Smile)

Carsten

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gooses
gooses e2 Member 1045 forum postsgooses vcard United Kingdom
6 Apr 2004 - 7:01 AM

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

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geo
geo e2 Member 1146 forum postsgeo vcard France
7 Apr 2004 - 5:26 PM

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

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BrianM
BrianM e2 Member 11BrianM vcard 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 e2 Member 11196 forum postsseven21 vcard
26 Apr 2004 - 5:57 PM

Brilliant capture Gerwyn - fully deserving recognition - steve

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dotpix
dotpix e2 Member 10dotpix vcard 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
david deveson e2 Member 1058 forum postsdavid deveson vcard Italy2 Constructive Critique Points
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
debbiehardy e2 Member 10363 forum postsdebbiehardy vcard United Kingdom
10 Jul 2004 - 5:04 PM

just fantastic.

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rogues
rogues e2 Member 10rogues vcard 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 e2 Member 1043 forum poststully vcard United Kingdom
1 Nov 2004 - 8:07 PM

Immaculate shot
Nigel

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Jouİo
Jouİo e2 Member 1056 forum postsJouİo vcard Finland
24 Nov 2004 - 11:49 AM

WONDERFUL IMAGE!
Click!

Jouko

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photopharm
photopharm e2 Member 10154 forum postsphotopharm vcard England
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 e2 Member 11119 forum postsbillma vcard 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
lisaroberts e2 Member 9lisaroberts vcard England
7 Jun 2005 - 4:42 AM

Beautiful shot - well done
Lisa

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Twiff
Twiff e2 Member 9Twiff vcard 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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